I've just setup my WRVS4400N Router which went without a hitch! The WAP4410N Access Point on the other hand is a different matter. I've reached a point where I don't know if I am asking it to do something it is not capable of!
Quite simply, I'm trying to setup the Access Point to extend the wireless network of the WRVS4400N. I do not have the ability to connect it to a switch by ethernet cable, but want it to work like an "Apple Airport Express" whereby it extends the wirless network without the need to be plugged into anything (except power).
Is this possible and if so, what AP settings should I use?! If its not possible, is there another product I can choose to do what I need?!
Sorry and thanks in advance for your input!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Darren for the quick reply. Details as follows:
Was set up as "Wireless WDS Repeater" and used the site survey option to obtain the "mac address" of the router
Using same channel (Channel 1) for both router and access point
Access Point IP 192.168.1.2
Router IP 192.168.1.1
Under Diagnostics, Access Point will not ping the router's IP address i.e. won't even load the screen to say its trying (??)
Router successfully Pings the Access Point
Have setup separate SSID names for Router and Access Point
Wireless client (Macbook Pro) can see and log on to access point SSID and signal strength is great, but I cannot get access to the internet once wirelessly connected to the access point (using Macbook Pro)
Can connect the Macbook Pro wirelessly to the router when within range and internet access is fine
If the setup is OK, then I'm puzzled as to why I can get internet access through the access point operating as a "Wireless WDS Repeater" ??
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