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Author Topic: Need help configuring DGL-4500 as WiFi Access Point  (Read 11747 times)


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Need help configuring DGL-4500 as WiFi Access Point
« on: July 20, 2009, 03:43:53 PM »

Currently have a DGL-4100 as my primary router via DSL modem. There is a switch attached to the 4100 for my office LAN. Want to add a DGL-4500 wireless router (which I presently own) to use as a WiFi A/P. I tried to configure by changing the IP address (of the 4500), adding a reserved IP in the 4100, and turning off the DHCP & UPnP (per the manual) in  the 4500. Had the 4100 & 4500 connected via the LAN ports. Not sure what to do about the internet connection settings of the 4500. Of course it didn't work. I'm not a network guru & this has got me baffled!! Are there any detailed directions I can download? I tried D-Link phone tech, and only wound up hot-swapping a bunch of my patch cables!!
« Last Edit: July 20, 2009, 03:48:32 PM by brauman »


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Re: Need help configuring DGL-4500 as WiFi Access Point
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 03:39:02 PM »

first of all ... why do you wanna use the 4500 as a simple access point?? if you want an access point, get one ... but anyways - configs:

WAN-Side -> 4100 -> LAN-Port -> 4500

4500 wan-ip adress --> dhcp, reserve ip in 4100
4500 lan-ip adress --> different from 4100 (!!)
probably disable dhcp server in 4500

if you really WANT these both routers, i would place the 4500 in front and use the 4100 for more LAN ports ... config is analog

of course you can also just connect 2 lan ports --> waste 1 lan port, but probably less problems for you .... just try things out a bit ;)

Bridge Mode vs Relay vs Acess Point (AP) / Routers vs Dedicated Acess Points (AP)

Turning a router into an AP.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2013, 07:52:51 AM by FurryNutz »


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Re: Need help configuring DGL-4500 as WiFi Access Point
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 03:48:54 PM »

Reserve an IP on the 4100 that you will use for the 4500. Connect an ethernet cable to a LAN port on the 4500, set the routers IP address to the IP address you reserved, turn DHCP off and your good to go.