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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-24-2013

WAP300N - not connecting to router

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My setup:

Cable Modem --- Linksys E4200 Router ---- network devices

 

I want to add an ACCESS POINT to my network (need wireless in area that is serviced by a wired connection back to the router but the wireless signal from the router does not reach).

 

Purchased the WAP300N

 

When I plug the WAP in to a router LAN port (using factory default settings-WAP mode) the ethernet light on the WAP blinks but it does not get an IP address from the router and I cannot connect to the WAP wirelessly.  (Router is operating normally otherwise.)

 

If I unplug the ethernet cable from the WAP and plug it back in, the ethernet light stops blinking but does not come back on and I am able to connect to the WAP wirelessly and access the admin screen using 10.100.1.1.

 

What am I missing in configuration that is making the WAP not connect to the router?

 

I have tried assigning static IP using MAC Addreess at the router and setting up static IP defined on the WAP.  Neither works.

I can plug ethernet cable into computer and the WAP is accessable at 10.100.1.1.

The setup utility cannont find the WAP unless it is plugged directly into the computer.

I have uplodaded the latest firmware to both the router and the WAP.

Posts: 489
Registered: ‎10-26-2013

Re: WAP300N - not connecting to router

 

Hello zx504,

 

That's odd! What  version of the Linksys E4200 do you have? I would suggest you try to use another ethernet cord. You may reset the WAP300N again for 30 secs and check if it will grab the router's IP address. 

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-24-2013

Re: WAP300N - not connecting to router

E4200 v1.  Why?  Is there a known issue with one vs the other?

Have tried different ethernet cable and ports.

I've done factory reset about 15 times.

Posts: 1,306
Registered: ‎10-27-2013

Re: WAP300N - not connecting to router

I don't think there is a difference between the versions. Have you checked if your router's DHCP server is enabled? Maybe the DHCP is disabled and the devices are using static IP addresses.

Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-24-2013

Re: WAP300N - not connecting to router

DHCP is serving up addresses for everything else on the network just fine.
Posts: 1,306
Registered: ‎10-27-2013

Re: WAP300N - not connecting to router

Try and plug the WAP to a different port in the router. Plug it to a known-working port. Maybe the port it is currently on is not working.

Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-24-2013

Re: WAP300N - not connecting to router

Already tried that.
Posts: 1,120
Registered: ‎10-26-2013

Re: WAP300N - not connecting to router

You may try updating the firmware of the WAP300N . That may make it grab an IP address from the router. Please check this link, http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=80abd85eeea1438cac578b3a2d601e8f_KBxxxx_EN_v1.xml&...

Posts: 8
Registered: ‎12-24-2013

Re: WAP300N - not connecting to router

Already tried that (latest firmware) for both the router and the WAP.
Posts: 627
Registered: ‎10-26-2013

Re: WAP300N - not connecting to router

Hi zx504,

 

Reset and reconfigure your WAP300N manually. Make sure that the settings are correct. Check this link for step by step instruction.