wired internet through wireless router

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terran2265

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I have a wireless router/access point (the US Robotics 8054) and I want to use it with an existing wired network. I do not need the wireless router to act as a router right now, the connection to the internet is through the wired network (so I am just plugging a cat5 cable into the router). How do I configure the router to act as an access point?
 

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- Turn off DHCP in the router configuration.
- Set the router's IP address to be in the same subnet, but outside the range of the wired network's DHCP server.
- Connect the wired network connection to one of the LAN ports on the router.
- Do NOT connect anything to the WAN port of the router.
 

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Originally posted by terran2265:
What if I don't know the range of the wired network DHCP server?
Well, I suggest you find out. :rolleyes: You don't want to put the router into the range of IP addresses in the DHCP pool, because that will screw things up when that IP address is assigned by the DHCP server.

If you don't have access that that information, I suspect that you shouldn't be connecting a wireless router to that network anyway...
 
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