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Wireless access points?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by perseous, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. perseous

    perseous Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. JohnWill

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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.
     
  3. perseous

    perseous Thread Starter

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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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