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# 138138 21-Dec-2013 14:43
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I am trying to set up a TP-Link TD-W8960N modem/router as an access point. I understand that I have to set the IP address to the same range as the main router which is 10.1.1.1 and the TP Link is 192.168.1.1 so I am attempting to change that to 10.1.1.114 and to turn off DHCP.
I have the TP-Link connected to the laptop by ethernet at this stage.
When I access the modem at 192.168.1.1 and change the ip address to 10.1.1.114, after clicking on "save" a window pops up saying " Routers new IP address is 10.1.1.114 Please confirm your PC's IP address is right!"
If I now click on OK the browser (Chrome) just circles away not connecting to anything and the modem is not reachable at 10.1.1.114 or 192.168.1.1, the only thing I can do is press the reset switch.
Any suggestions?

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  # 955847 21-Dec-2013 14:49
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Are you using the correct subnet mask?



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  # 955849 21-Dec-2013 14:52
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I haven't changed it from the default 255.255.255.0 and that is the same on the main modem. Am I supposed to change it?

 
 
 
 


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  # 955850 21-Dec-2013 14:53
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If it changes the IP address, and disables DHCP, you will need to manually assign an IP address to your PC in the same subnet as the TP-Link in order to access it.

Try manually assigning an address to the PC of 10.1.1.200 and see if you can access it then.

EDIT: Or change the IP address as you have, then reconnect it to your existing network along with your laptop, and you main router should then give your laptop an address in the correct subnet.



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  # 955853 21-Dec-2013 14:57
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How do I manually sign an IP address to the laptop? Is running Windows 8.1

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  # 955859 21-Dec-2013 15:01
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See the edit above - just reconnect to your network, and your main router will give an address in the correct range.

I suspect that when you connect direct to the TP Link you are getting a 192.168.1.0 address via DHCP from the TP Link. When you change the subnet to 10.1.1.0, your laptop is either retaining an address in 192.168.1.0 or self assigning a 169.0.0.0 address because you disabled DHCP. Either way, they won't talk to each other.



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  # 955860 21-Dec-2013 15:11
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OK, here is what I did...
Turn laptop wifi off to disconnect from main router (10.1.1.1)
Using the browser, connect to 192.168.1.1 the TP-Link and change ip to 10.1.1.114 and DHCP to OFF
Click save and I get the same thing browser goes off to never never
Turn WiFi back on and connect to main modem but back to not being able to connect to the TP-Link as originally described.

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  # 955876 21-Dec-2013 15:20
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What happens if you then unplug the TPlink from your laptop and plug it in to your main router?

 
 
 
 




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  # 955878 21-Dec-2013 15:36
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OK, Will try that.




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  # 955879 21-Dec-2013 15:43
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Great! I can now connect to the internet through the TP-Link wireless. I checked it and it has been set to 10.1.1.114 and DHCP is off!
Thanks heaps for your help.
Are there any other setting I should change? I read somewhere about changing mac addreses etc but that sounds way complicated.


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  # 955882 21-Dec-2013 15:47
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Nope, that should be everything network wise.

I presume you're using both your main router and the TP Link to do WiFi from different ends of the house (or similar)?



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  # 955916 21-Dec-2013 17:20
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Yes thats right. I was using a powerline setup but had sporadic problems with it, found out there were two circuits in the house :-(

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  # 956042 22-Dec-2013 07:36
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If you set up both WiFi networks with the same SSID (name), password and encryption, then clients should be able to roam between the two seamlessly, picking the stronger signal.

Make sure that the WiFi channels are different and non-overlapping.

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