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jd_hupp
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-27-2007

Guest access breaks if E1200 set up as bridged wireless access point?

I want to set up an E1200 as a wireless access point for guests, and ordinarily I'd be happy to connect it LAN-to-WAN and have it create its own subnet, but I need to connect one office PC to it also because connecting the E1200 to the main gateway displaces that office PC from the last Ethernet port on the main router.

 

So I disabled DHCP on the E1200 and connected it LAN-to-LAN.  The modem is at a fixed, non-configurable address of 192.168.0.1/255.255.0.0 and the main router is at 10.0.0.1/255.255.255.0.   I set the E1200 to a static IP of 10.0.0.12/255.255.255.0.

 

The E1200's primary wireless connection works fine.  The guest access connects, but it does not prompt for a password and web pages generate a "failed to load" sort of message.

 

I temporarily connected the E1200 as the main router and re-enabled DHCP, though I kept the static IP of 10.0.0.12/255.255.255.0, and in this configuration the guest access worked.  I observed that it connected via 192.168.33.1/guestaccess.cgi (or something very similar to that).

 

Anyone know what's going on and if I can get what I want from this?

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sabretooth
Posts: 5,334
Registered: ‎11-11-2008

Re: Guest access breaks if E1200 set up as bridged wireless access point?

If I remember right, you must have DHCP enabled for the Guest Network to operate.

jaymay
Posts: 1,830
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

Re: Guest access breaks if E1200 set up as bridged wireless access point?

Guest network should still work even if the router is set on bridged mode. There were already a couple of users who tried a setup like that. You may check this link: http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/Guest-access-never-displays-password-prompt-on-EA.... The main user found a way to get the Guest network working with the router set to bridged mode. It might work for you.