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DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:53:16 AM »

Instead of boxing up the 5500 and letting it collect dust in a closet, or using it as a paper weight, maybe it will serve better as an AP.  It's worth a shot.  For anyone wanting to use the 5500 as an AP, here are step by step directions  for you to follow.

Connect to an Existing Router

Note: It is strongly recommended to replace your existing router with the DGL-5500 instead of using both. If your modem is a combo router, you may want to contact your ISP or refer to the manufacturer’s user guide to put the router into Bridge mode, which will ‘turn off’ the router (NAT) functions.

If you are connecting the DGL-5500 router to an existing router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch, you will have to do the following to the DGL-5500 before connecting it to your network:

• Disable UPnPTM
• Disable DHCP
• Change the LAN IP address to an available address on your network. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept
a DHCP address from your other router.

To connect to another router, please follow the steps below:

1. Plug the power into the router. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192.168.0.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. If you need to change the settings, write down your existing settings before making any changes. In most cases, your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.

2. Open a web browser, enter http://192.168.0.1 (or http://dlinkrouter.local./) and press Enter. When the login window appears, set the user name to Admin and leave the password box empty. Click Log In to continue.

3. Click on Advanced and then click Firewall Settings. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue and then click Restart Later.

4. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.

5. Under Router Settings, enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Click Save Settings to save your settings and then click Restart Now. You will need to use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.

6. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network.

7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. Do not plug anything into the Internet (WAN) port of the D-Link router.

8. You may now use the other three LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. To configure your wireless network, open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Refer to the Configuration section for more information on setting up your wireless network.
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 07:40:57 AM »

You can find this here:
Turning a router into an AP.
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 09:58:03 AM »

Instead of boxing up the 5500 and letting it collect dust in a closet, or using it as a paper weight, maybe it will serve better as an AP.  It's worth a shot.  For anyone wanting to use the 5500 as an AP, here are step by step directions  for you to follow.

Connect to an Existing Router

Note: It is strongly recommended to replace your existing router with the DGL-5500 instead of using both. If your modem is a combo router, you may want to contact your ISP or refer to the manufacturer’s user guide to put the router into Bridge mode, which will ‘turn off’ the router (NAT) functions.

If you are connecting the DGL-5500 router to an existing router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch, you will have to do the following to the DGL-5500 before connecting it to your network:

• Disable UPnPTM
• Disable DHCP
• Change the LAN IP address to an available address on your network. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept
a DHCP address from your other router.

To connect to another router, please follow the steps below:

1. Plug the power into the router. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192.168.0.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. If you need to change the settings, write down your existing settings before making any changes. In most cases, your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.

2. Open a web browser, enter http://192.168.0.1 (or http://dlinkrouter.local./) and press Enter. When the login window appears, set the user name to Admin and leave the password box empty. Click Log In to continue.

3. Click on Advanced and then click Firewall Settings. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue and then click Restart Later.

4. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.

5. Under Router Settings, enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Click Save Settings to save your settings and then click Restart Now. You will need to use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.

6. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network.

7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. Do not plug anything into the Internet (WAN) port of the D-Link router.

8. You may now use the other three LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. To configure your wireless network, open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Refer to the Configuration section for more information on setting up your wireless network.

Weird - I don't even remember posting this  ???, but I may keep the DGL-5500 in play and use it as an AP, replacing the 868L.  I've always wanted to use the 868L in bridge mode, and this is the perfect opportunity to do that (and extend coverage to an area that doesn't get the best WiFi reception - daughters bedroom).
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 05:28:01 PM »

Instead of boxing up the 5500 and letting it collect dust in a closet, or using it as a paper weight, maybe it will serve better as an AP.  It's worth a shot.  For anyone wanting to use the 5500 as an AP, here are step by step directions  for you to follow.

Connect to an Existing Router

Note: It is strongly recommended to replace your existing router with the DGL-5500 instead of using both. If your modem is a combo router, you may want to contact your ISP or refer to the manufacturer’s user guide to put the router into Bridge mode, which will ‘turn off’ the router (NAT) functions.

If you are connecting the DGL-5500 router to an existing router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch, you will have to do the following to the DGL-5500 before connecting it to your network:

• Disable UPnPTM
• Disable DHCP
• Change the LAN IP address to an available address on your network. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept
a DHCP address from your other router.

To connect to another router, please follow the steps below:

1. Plug the power into the router. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192.168.0.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. If you need to change the settings, write down your existing settings before making any changes. In most cases, your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.

2. Open a web browser, enter http://192.168.0.1 (or http://dlinkrouter.local./) and press Enter. When the login window appears, set the user name to Admin and leave the password box empty. Click Log In to continue.

3. Click on Advanced and then click Firewall Settings. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue and then click Restart Later.

4. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.

5. Under Router Settings, enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Click Save Settings to save your settings and then click Restart Now. You will need to use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.

6. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network.

7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. Do not plug anything into the Internet (WAN) port of the D-Link router.

8. You may now use the other three LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. To configure your wireless network, open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Refer to the Configuration section for more information on setting up your wireless network.

Weird - I don't even remember posting this  ???, but I may keep the DGL-5500 in play and use it as an AP, replacing the 868L.  I've always wanted to use the 868L in bridge mode, and this is the perfect opportunity to do that (and extend coverage to an area that doesn't get the best WiFi reception - daughters bedroom).

Ha!  I didn't realize the 868L in bridge mode disables WiFi  ::)  It's back to the 868L as my AP.
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2015, 07:15:51 AM »

 ::)

My 868L will be going back online soon. Was gonna this past weekend but I didn't feel good. Got a cold now.  >:(
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2015, 10:13:08 AM »

::)

My 868L will be going back online soon. Was gonna this past weekend but I didn't feel good. Got a cold now.  >:(

Hopefully you don't "spread" that cold around these forums  :D
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 10:23:45 AM »

Caugh Caugh. Sniffle. Sniffle.  :P

Still got to hide your presence?
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 10:37:47 AM »

Caugh Caugh. Sniffle. Sniffle.  :P

Still got to hide your presence?

Am I hidden?  Didn't know I was "hiding"  :o
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2015, 10:42:01 AM »

Caugh Caugh. Sniffle. Sniffle.  :P

Still got to hide your presence?

Am I hidden?  Didn't know I was "hiding"  :o

How about now?   ;D
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2015, 10:51:31 AM »

Feel better? LOL
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2015, 11:32:22 AM »

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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2015, 11:34:19 AM »

 ::)
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2016, 04:33:51 PM »

I realize this is an old topic, but hopefully someone is still noticing updates. I am trying to connect my DGL-5500 to my main router for use as a WiFi add on. I believe this mode would be called an AP. I've followed the instructions in the first post here, but I have a problem setting up the Static IP. I have another router that I've been using as the AP, but it's slow, so I was hoping the DGL-5500 would be much faster. The problem is that, with the identical settings I have on the other AP router, I get an error message that the WAN and LAN cannot have the same subnet mask.. Unfortunately, nothing I change allows this error to go away. Any clues? I would really like to get this set up since I use the WiFi for my phone to chat with my wife and son overseas.  Thanks.
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Re: DGL-5500 As Wireless Access Point / Switch
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2016, 05:18:01 PM »

Follow the information posted here:
Turning a router into an AP.
Be sure to use the LAN port and NOT the WAN port on the 5500...

I realize this is an old topic, but hopefully someone is still noticing updates. I am trying to connect my DGL-5500 to my main router for use as a WiFi add on. I believe this mode would be called an AP. I've followed the instructions in the first post here, but I have a problem setting up the Static IP. I have another router that I've been using as the AP, but it's slow, so I was hoping the DGL-5500 would be much faster. The problem is that, with the identical settings I have on the other AP router, I get an error message that the WAN and LAN cannot have the same subnet mask.. Unfortunately, nothing I change allows this error to go away. Any clues? I would really like to get this set up since I use the WiFi for my phone to chat with my wife and son overseas.  Thanks.
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