Wireless access points?

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perseous

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Exactly how do you set up and use wireless access points. I have 2 of them and neither one works the way I anticipated. I thought they were just like switches only wireless. Is there range limited if so what is it? I am trying to keep everything as wireless as possible. Please help. Thank you very much.
 

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You have to put them in adhoc mode if you want to use them like walkie-talkies. :) infrastructure mode, normally the default, is for connecting with a router.
 

perseous

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So if I do not want to run any rj45 wires switch it to "adhoc mode?" Is there a specific way to do this like a switch or what. And thank you for everything.
 

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If you want to use two WAP units to provide a simple wire replacement, adhoc mode is the correct way. How you get them configured is normally specific to the WAP you have, but they generally have a way to reset them to factory defaults, then connect to them with a web browser. You'll usually have to do a little TCP/IP tinkering on the machine to connect, you need a fixed IP address as a rule.

With the WAPs I've used, the instructions were pretty clear how to get into configuration mode.
 
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