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Topic # 129395 13-Sep-2013 23:20
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I have a spare D-Link DSL-2740 adsl2+ router lying around and thaught I would try and utilise it by setting it up as an access point rather than a router.

There doesn't appear to be a simple ap mode setting in the router's configuration, I have also tried deleting the WAN parameters and any other internet setup information I could find.

The router is set to an unused ip address however when plugged in to the main adsl router no internet or network access is available on my modified router, even though I can connect via the wifi.

Is what I 'm doing even possible with this router or are there some more steps I need to take to make this work?

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  Reply # 895513 14-Sep-2013 07:34
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Have you turned off DHCP?




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  Reply # 895515 14-Sep-2013 07:39
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Yes. This resulted in my phone unable to obtain an ip address.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 895522 14-Sep-2013 08:36
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livefornow851: Yes. This resulted in my phone unable to obtain an ip address.

Turned off on the D-link, not on your primary router?




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  Reply # 895559 14-Sep-2013 11:28
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To use a router as an AP you simply need to disable DHCP, set the LAN IP address to a static IP within your current network range and plug a cable from your primary router into a LAN port.



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  Reply # 895677 14-Sep-2013 20:07
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Thanks, sorted

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