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Configuring Wireless Access Point

Discussion in 'Networking' started by fb101, Apr 5, 2015.

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  1. fb101

    fb101 Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2015

    I'm trying to set up a home network, so far I have a wired network where I have a domain controller running with AD, DNS and DCHP. On this machine (physical) I have 2 ethernet cards. I have a wired connection coming from the main IP Router to this machine, then i have a connection from the 2nd ethernet card going to a 8 port switch which i have a wireless AP connected.

    What I am trying to configure is that I can turn the wireless connection off on the main IP router and use the wireless AP as the main wireless connection to the network but i'm not sure on which way round i need to configure the IP's, default gateways, etc...

    The IP Router has an ip range of - and the Default Gateway is

    On the Domain Controller:
    I have Ethernet 1 configured as IP: Default Gateway: (Set to share the internet connection)
    Ethernet 2 IP: Default Gateway: DNS:,

    DHCP is disabled on the main ip router and the DHCP server on the machine is giving out ip address from -

    With this setup I am getting errors that the machine can't connect to the internet and any devices connection to the AP cannot see the Network.

    I am new to the network infrastructure setup and so any advice would be greatfully appreciated.
  2. Golden_


    Mar 31, 2014
    Make sure you set a static IP address for your server since you turned off DHCP for the main router, thus your Windows server will not be served automatically with an IP and DNS information.

    Then afterwards, confirm your machine is able to ping the default gateway (your router) and then once that is established, then you would just connect your LAN together as you normally would.
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