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DHCP on DAP 2553
« on: December 23, 2011, 08:26:41 AM »

I have read this post but no replies.   I am trying to do the same thing.  I contacted D-Link support and was told I need to buy another (AP) to achieve this (basically buy another DAP 2553 just for this one to connect to, and let this one just do DHCP???).  This does not seem correct.  This device should be able to do this.  

My wired router is  and the DAP-2553 is , I want my wireless clients to be on a seprate network ie..   this way they will not have access to my wired network just the internet.  As it stands right now, the wireless clients do get 192.168.1.X but they can not get to the internet.
Has anyone been able to do this?

DAP-2553 Setup and Configuration Question

on: June 15, 2011, 05:41:52 AM



I have a question concerning the setup of the DAP-2553. Basically I want to provide an Access Point for Wireless devices. The idea is that the Wireless Devices get their own IP (Provided by the AP DHCP) and they connect to an IP directly inside the network which is a firewall hole that leads outside.

The wireless devices are not supposed to see the company network, but have internet access available. Giving the DAP-2553 an IP (eg. and having my firewall as gateway ( causes my firewall to see the AP. Wireless devices are to be connected through the DHCP starting from

Wireless devices can connect to the AP, but Internet is not available. Setting the Gateway to does not help, nor does setting the gateway to

Does the device support internal routing from its DHCP NET to its own IP? If not what options are there? Is this device suited for what I want? Finding an AP with that said funktion is an absolute nightmare because some pages say it is a router/repeater/ap and others say it is not. Any quick help would be greatly appriciated.

« Last Edit: December 23, 2011, 08:31:06 AM by B4tm4n »


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Re: DHCP on DAP 2553
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 09:36:54 AM »

So, let me understand that you are seeking:

1. Your wired network is on subnet 192.168.0.x (subnet mask class C)

2. You want your wireless clients to be on subnt 192.168.1.x

If that is the case, you need another router to route between the two subnets, or your router in your wired network must be able to support multiple subnets. The DAP-2553 does not provide that capability. It is an Access Point and expects to be on a particular subnet.

The VLAN features in DAP-2553 (if you were thinking about that) is strictly layer 2 support (bridging), but it still expects a VLAN switch or router to have VLAN support to really utilize this feature.

What you can try to do is in your router, define the DMZ (or Extranet) subnet. Ensure your router's route table is updated to support this new subnet. Then setup the DAP-2553 to utilize this subnet. I suggest checking your router's documentation on how to accomplish these tasks.



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Re: DHCP on DAP 2553
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 10:28:04 AM »

You can't set any router or DAP attached to the host router with a different IP address string. They have to be on the same string pool or, duh, the host router and DAP can't communicate. To get the dap and attached clients to be on a different network and still get internet, I believe you can set the SUBNET MASK on the DAP or AP to something different other than Try or 192. Be aware that using 192 only allows for a maximum of 50 clients to be used and get IP addresses. I use this on my host router here since i have less than 50 devices.
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