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Topic # 191751 15-Feb-2016 11:50
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Hi all.

 

 

 

I'm using a TP-Link AC750 Router as a wireless AP.

 

http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C2.html

 

I'm not using the WAN port as I want IP allocation to be done via my ADSL router. (192.168.2.0/24)

 

For this reason I turned off DHCP on the WiFi router and as a result everything is working fine. All attached devices are allocated IP's within the same /24 range.

 

My only issue is the AP is now effectively invisable - as it seems not to be assigned an IP address by my ADSL router.

 

Because of this I can no longer connect to the AP to make any changes (should I need to in the future).

 

Any ideas how I can get the WiFi AP to be assigned an internal IP from my router without utilising the WAN port of the AP? (I dont want a double NAT solution).

 

Thanks for any suggestions you might offer.

 

 

 

Regards

 

 

 

Mark.

 

 


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  Reply # 1492547 15-Feb-2016 12:13
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It can not be a DHCP client apart from on the WAN port, You need to manually set an IP on the same subnet

 

For example, my main router's IP is 192.168.1.1, I set my TP-Link AC750 to 192.168.1.2

 

You can do this under the Network>Lan tab like this.

 

 

 

It's probably still set to it's default IP of 192.168.1.1, which you can't access because you are on a different subnet? Probably easier to just reset and start again

 




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  Reply # 1492572 15-Feb-2016 12:44
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Thanks.

 

 

 

I did try setting the IP to 192.168.2.254 /24 to avoid any conflict with my router assigning to the lower part of the IP pool.

 

It didnt seem to work - I will try it again.

 

I assume that I must also turn off DHCP in the AP to stop the router assigning IP addresses to attached devices?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

Mark.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1492579 15-Feb-2016 12:58
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nzbsgfan:

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

I did try setting the IP to 192.168.2.254 /24 to avoid any conflict with my router assigning to the lower part of the IP pool.

 

It didnt seem to work - I will try it again.

 

I assume that I must also turn off DHCP in the AP to stop the router assigning IP addresses to attached devices?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

Mark.

 

 

Yes, DHCP should be disabled so your main router can handle the DHCP


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