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# 257223 20-Sep-2019 20:00
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I must be missing something simple. I'm trying to setup an old Huawei wireless router as a 2nd access point by following the instructions from @Jase2985 in this old post here, but I'm having problems.

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=173220#1305877

 

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/networking/convert_wifi_router_to_access_point.htm

 

Basically I'm falling at the first hurdle. Note my current router (an Asus RT-AC58U) has a DHCP IP pool within 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.254. I can login into the admin page for the HG630b, and type an alternate static IP (I've tried 192.168.1.252) but when I hit Submit to commit the settings, the HG630 basically becomes unresponsive and I have to do a factory reset to be able to see the admin page again.

 

Seems like there is some kind of conflict going on - but I'm no expert at these types of issues. Note the IP address of the HG630b is 192.168.1.254.

 

Any ideas most welcome.

 

 


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  # 2321603 20-Sep-2019 21:16
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when you hit submit are you using the new IP address (192.168.1.252) to try and get back into the HG630's admin page?

 

i would also change the DHCP range on the Asus to .2-200 to give you 50 odd static addresses that wont get used by the asus


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  # 2321736 20-Sep-2019 23:06
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Jase2985:

 

when you hit submit are you using the new IP address (192.168.1.252) to try and get back into the HG630's admin page?

 

i would also change the DHCP range on the Asus to .2-200 to give you 50 odd static addresses that wont get used by the asus

 

What @Jase2985 said.... :) 

 

Might pay to disable DHCP on the 630b also?

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2321971 21-Sep-2019 13:31
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Thanks all. I changed the upper limit on the DHCP pool on my main router to 192.168.230, and then I was able to login to the HG630 using the new 192.168.1.252 address. Must have been a conflict with my LAN and the default login ip for the 2nd router.

All good, working now!

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  # 2322108 21-Sep-2019 19:03
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@mattyb were you using the 192.168.1.252 ip address to login previously?




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  # 2322136 21-Sep-2019 20:09
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Yes

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