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agent86
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Registered: ‎02-23-2011
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WAG160N & WRP400 wireless help

Hi,

 

I have a WRP400 connected to the internet, and have a WAG160N that I no longer use and would like to to extend my wireless range.

 

I connected them via an ethernet cable and it seems to work fine without configuring the WAG160N (seemed to just work automatically), but I can't access the WAG160N admin GUI (tried all sorts of IPs in the WRP400 range) to change any settings (frustrating). My guess is that it's probably not the best way to set it up.

 

Reading the posts here I have follow these steps but I have a few questions:

1. Set the IP of the WAG160N (The WRP400 is set to 192.168.15.1, so should I change the WAG160N to 192.168.15.2. Or should I be setting it within the WRP400's DHCP range which starts at 192.168.15.100?)

2. Swtich off the DHCP on the WAG160N. (I think I tried this late last night and it wouldn't assign an IP to my laptop, unless I did somehting wrong)

3. Connect the two using a ethernet cable.

 

After I do this I should still be able to access the WAG160N's admin GUI with the IP assigned in step 1?

 

Thanks very much and I look forward to hearing your expert advice.

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Expert
Posts: 12,649
Registered: ‎07-16-2006

Re: WAG160N & WRP400 wireless help

Re 1. Correct. Set LAN IP address 192.168.15.2, outside the DHCP pool. Remember to leave the internet connection type on Automatic/DHCP.

Re 2. Correct.

Re 3. Correct.

Which port do you connect on the WAG? Port 1 or one of the other. For Port 1 there are additional settings on the Ethernet configuration page. You should set Port 1 as LAN port there.

After these changes you should be able to access the web interface on http://192.168.15.2/ But remember, immediately after you make these changes your computer still uses a 192.168.1.* address, thus you can't access anything until the computer has a 192.168.15.* address.
agent86
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-23-2011

Re: WAG160N & WRP400 wireless help

Ah, that's where I went wrong, setting the IP outside the DHCP pool. Thanks very much. :smileyhappy:
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Posts: 12,649
Registered: ‎07-16-2006

Re: WAG160N & WRP400 wireless help

Possibly it caused a problem. If you assign an IP address inside the DHCP pool then the DHCP server may assign the same IP address to a DHCP device and you have an IP address conflict in your network.