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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 100745 18-Apr-2012 06:45
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I need help with Antamedia Hotspot Lite 2.9, I managed to set it up with the help of their tech support, they're fast enough to respond and were helpful. It was working fine with laptops but the problem was it was not working with some Ipads, Iphones, and some tablets. Couldn't figure it out the tech support of Antamedia tried but to no avail as well.

My system is just a regular PC Dual Core 3GHz with 2GB RAM running Windows 7 Pro, with 2 Gigabit LAN, a D-Link 1360 Access Point. There nothing else installed other than Avira Antivirius & Acrobat reader. It seems the devices were not acquiring IP Address with or without the Hotspot software installed. Does anyone having the same problem.

Also this is the post of Raytaylor on another thread that was closed.
6- If you have a wireless access point, connect it to the gateway pc via a network switching hub. You can plug other computers in at the same time and test they can get online. Check that the wireless is working also.

I was wondering why the AP has to be connected via switch and not directly to the HotSpot PC's NIC (LAN).

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 612572 20-Apr-2012 19:44
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Problem solved. Isolated the problem there is nothing wrong with the Antamedia Hotspot software it was the fault of the crappy D-link DAP-1360 Access Point (AP). It was not giving IP Address only a loop of "Obtaining IP Address" to some Ipad's, Iphones, & tablets. I asked someone in our place who is also using Hotspot which AP he was using, he told me he is using an older D-link DWL-2100AP. I tried to search for the specific model and after asking a dozen of computer stores luckily found 1. Almost most of the shops in the city don't carry this model anymore they said it was discontinued already, anyhow the server is working fine now with all the different devices including mobiles. Strange though the older model was more stable and compatible than the newer model.

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  Reply # 612588 20-Apr-2012 20:28
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After skim reading, I just checked and the D-Link 1360 Access Point looks like it has a router mode.
If you had left it in router mode, but turned off DHCP in the dlink, then it would not allow the DHCP to pass through. It would need to be configured as an AP only and with the LAN port bridged to the WLAN - as typical in AP only mode.

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