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Topic # 228627 15-Jan-2018 09:49
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I am trying to set up an Edimax AC 1200 WiFi Access Point to my existing D-Link DSL-2885A router. I have connected the WAN from the router to one of the ethernet ports on the AP and I can now connect to the WiFi using the default password and have internet access.

 

Now I need to enter the setup to change the default WiFi SSID and password and this is where it all goes downhill.

 

The instructions are as follows.

 

1.Make sure your EW-7478APC is connected to your router.
2. Connect your network device to the EW-7478APC Wi-Fi directly.
3. You can login to http://edimax.setup and configure or change operation
mode and settings. Enter http://edimax.setup into the URL bar of a web
browser on a network device which is connected to the EW-7478APC.

 

When I enter in the URL I get "This site cant be reached. Edimax setup IP address cant be found."

 

The instructions also say the setup page can be reached at http://192.168.2.1 but this takes me to the web page for my router although I normally access that from 192.168.1.1

 

I am now totally flummoxed, any assistance gratefully appreciated.


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  Reply # 1938941 15-Jan-2018 10:35
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Why are you using your WAN port?




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  Reply # 1938942 15-Jan-2018 10:36
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Sorry, typo error and I have just found the problem, all sorted thanks.


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  Reply # 1938947 15-Jan-2018 10:47
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Why use the Edimax unit when the built-in WIFI on your router has the same capabilities?  Just curious.


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  Reply # 1941429 17-Jan-2018 11:44
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OldGeek:

 

Why use the Edimax unit when the built-in WIFI on your router has the same capabilities?  Just curious.

 

 

Because the wifi doesn't have good coverage in one area so need ethernet in that area for an AP to extend wifi coverage. Far better solution than a non-cabled wifi extender. Its all on the LAN so presumably had used the wrong port.





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  Reply # 1941448 17-Jan-2018 12:11
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webwat:

 

OldGeek:

 

Why use the Edimax unit when the built-in WIFI on your router has the same capabilities?  Just curious.

 

 

Because the wifi doesn't have good coverage in one area so need ethernet in that area for an AP to extend wifi coverage. Far better solution than a non-cabled wifi extender. Its all on the LAN so presumably had used the wrong port.

 

 

 

 

Sorry, I thought I had replied to that. Yes, to extend WiFi coverage to a far part of the house and yes, lan to lan got it working.


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