OK, I had GOOD LUCK and then BAD LUCK.
I did finally get the DAP-1360 to connect and display the setup screens, but I am not yet able to get it to function as a repeater.
...here is what I did to make the DAP-1360 visible on my network connection (XP sp3):
Network and Internet Connections
That will display all of the internet connections available.
I then right-clicked on LOCAL AREA CONNECTION (or whatever the wired connection is called)
and clicked on PROPERTIES
Then click on INTERNET PROTOCOL (TCP/IP)
and then click on PROPERTIES for that
WRITE DOWN and REMEMBER WHAT IS IN THIS SCREEN NOW
BECAUSE YOU WILL WANT TO PUT IT BACK AFTER DAP-1360 SETUP
click the button USE THE FOLLOWING IP ADDRESS
Type in these fields:
IP address = 192 168 0 49
Subnet mask = 255 255 255 0
Default gateway = 192 168 0 1
Use the following DNS server address = 192 168 0 1
(leave alternate blank)
Those settings worked for me. I hope they will for others, too.
NOW REBOOT the PC
to make all of that take effect.
I was then able to plug the network cable from the DAP-1360 to the LAN port
of the PC and get a valid CONNECTED indication on the INTERNET CONNECTIONS screen mentioned above.
Then I opened a browser (IE8) and entered address http://192.168.0.50
and after a long delay the DAP-1360 responded by displaying the admin entry screen.
That was the GOOD news!
The bad news is that I was never able to get the DAP-1360 set up as REPEATER mode,
even though the wizard completed successfully.
I tried to assign an SSID for the DAP-1360 to be different from the primary wireless router
but local PCs were never able to find the DAP-1360 no matter what I did.
I spent several hours trying different wizard and manual setups (exactly as the CD manual
says I should ..or not). ...including frequent startover RESETs of the DAP-1360.
The DAP-1360 can find and display and select my wireless routers (I tried more than one at more than one location, one a Buffalo and the other a D-LINK) but after wizard completion, or manual save,
the PCs cannot see the SSID of the DAP-1360 extender (I named it dlinkextender). ...they can only see the base router SSID. (I was careful to NOT select hidden SSID.) I did use the REBOOT button on the DAP-1360 after some setup attempts but that did not help.
By the way, as mentioned above in this thread, I am using
WinXPsp3 and IE8. HW=A1 and FW=1.02 according to the label on DAP-1360. ...working in US.
SO at this point I am considering that the DAP-1360 may be defective? ...I bought it used.
Maybe I should post that last problem on another thread?
I'll search elsewhere tomorrow after I rest awhile.