I have a small CCENT/CCNA lab with a few switches and routers which I would like to connect to my D-link home router so that it can access the outside world. I have an 877W which I believe is supposed to be able to connect to a wifi network as a client.
I have seen reference to configuring a bridge but this is something outside of my current understanding. The idea is to have the 877W with it's wireless interface connected to my wireless network and the Lab connected to the 877's intergrated switch, using the 877 as a basic router connecting the two networks.
I've scoured Google and put together a configuration using what I could find in forum posts and Cisco documentation.
The D-link is set up for auto WPA/WPA2 Personal (TKIP or AES). I'm using an ASCII key with an update interval of 0. I've never had a problem with other devices trying to connecting to it.
At the moment the 877W seems to connect to the D-link but then lose it's association, from what I can see it looks like the 877 is trying to rotate the key? Once this happens my laptop loses it's wireless connection and I need to reboot the D-link to get it back. Interestingly the Windows 7 network icon shows three computers with a link between each as the network icon when this happens. It's as if the 877W acts as a Rogue access point and steals my client's connection. On one attempt the debug output showed the 877 geting an IP address from the D-link's DHCP so it does seem to connect initially.
Config and debug output are below. I hope someone can show me where I've gone wrong as this is becomming very frustrating.