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# 40950 7-Sep-2009 10:58
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I got a Wireless Router from DSE yesterday, I changed some settings to try and make it work as an extra wireless point on our network.  This has now resulted in me not being able to reach the router.

I'll probably take it back after work, but just in case I can fix it, I'd like to try. 

Normally what I would have done at that point is done a factory reset and started from scratch again.  However according to the book of words, I can't do a factory reset without getting into the web UI!!!  A bit odd when that's why i'm doing it.

And the other question is does anyone know if I can actually use it as a 'wireless extender'.  What i mean by this is that my DSL router will do all the DHCP stuff, all this does is extend the wireless coverage at the other end of the house.  I have a Belkin router at the other end of the house that works fine.  Can this act as a wireless AP as well as a router?

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  # 253715 7-Sep-2009 11:51
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The Manual http://www.dse.co.nz/isroot/dse/support/XH9948_Manual.PDFsays it has a pinhole reset button on the back panel

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  # 253733 7-Sep-2009 13:11
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yes, absolutely, doesn't do a factory reset though. Certainly not to the default settings to access it on 192.168.0.2 as the manual describes. Holding it down for 20 seconds didn't work either.

 
 
 
 


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  # 253745 7-Sep-2009 13:40
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I've had them (other units, not this particular model). reset to IPs other than that mentioned in the manual. If the lights on the front don't do a sequence of flashes when "resetting", then it's not doing it.

It's a re-branded TP-Link unit, they tend to default to 192.168.1.1 - give that a shot.

It should work fine as a remote AP, if you're trying to do wireless bridging, then it won't do it. (most units that do this will have 2 antennas). You may have to set it up as another AP with the same details but on a different channel (at least 3 channels away from the existing one to minimise crosstalk). It's messy, but it works. You'd still need a physical ethernet connection to it though obviously.



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  # 253885 7-Sep-2009 21:56
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thanks. In the end I took it back, I think i'll just get an ADSL wireless router next time i'm a bit more in the money.

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  # 2152491 31-Dec-2018 08:01
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Hi, thanks for unlocking this thread.

Is it possible to disable the wireless function of this router, so it can just be used as a wired network?




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  # 2152493 31-Dec-2018 08:14
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hamisht: Hi, thanks for unlocking this thread.

Is it possible to disable the wireless function of this router, so it can just be used as a wired network?

 

Yes.

 

Not quite sure why you'd bother though, you can buy something far more modern that'll handle way more throughput for $5 on Trademe.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2152494 31-Dec-2018 08:15
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sbiddle:

hamisht: Hi, thanks for unlocking this thread.

Is it possible to disable the wireless function of this router, so it can just be used as a wired network?


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Would you know how? I went through the settings yesterday but I couldn't see an option.




 
 
 
 


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  # 2152495 31-Dec-2018 08:26
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On the wireless page there is an option to enable/disable wireless which is the same as all TP-Link products.

 

The manual is the 2nd link on Google under the Geekzone threads if you Google for the product.

 

 


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  # 2152534 31-Dec-2018 09:21
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hmm wonder if that's the Wireless Radio option. I'll check it out.




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Page 29 of manual under wireless settings is a tick box to enable wireless radio.

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  # 2152563 31-Dec-2018 11:07
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The thing is 10 years old, throw it away, alternatively, You'll be able to turn wifi off via the webUI or just unscrew the antenna which will reduce its range to about 1m.




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I'm only planning on using it to connect my TV, UHD Player and Computer as they are too far away from the wireless signal (and a booster interferes with the current signal and reduces speed).  A 5 port ethernet switch costs $60, so I found this old thing in a drawer which should do the exact same thing.





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  # 2152716 31-Dec-2018 16:47
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Disabling the WiFi is the least of the issue then. If you want to use it as a switch you'll also need to disable DHCP and assign a static local network IP to it if you ever want to get into it again.

 

I'm not sure where you buy switches from for $60 but last time I got a 5 port switch from PB Tech a few weeks ago urgently they were $16

 

 


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  # 2152737 31-Dec-2018 17:30
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No I wont?  I just connect an enternet cable from our ISP provided router (13m cable to sleepout), to the DSE router, then ran cables from the DSE router to my laptop and tv and the internet worked fine, and at the speed it should...  I didn't need to disable anything other than the Wireless Radio option to stop signal interference with the Wifi signal on devices closer to the lounge.





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  # 2152740 31-Dec-2018 17:35
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hamisht:

 

No I wont?  I just connect an enternet cable from our ISP provided router (13m cable to sleepout), to the DSE router, then ran cables from the DSE router to my laptop and tv and the internet worked fine, and at the speed it should...  I didn't need to disable anything other than the Wireless Radio option to stop signal interference with the Wifi signal on devices closer to the lounge.

 

 

If you plugged the uplink into the WAN port you now have double NAT which is less than ideal.

 

If you plugged the uplink into the LAN port and didn't disable DHCP you'll now have two DHCP servers on your network which will cause issues.

 

 


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