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Topic # 7372 10-Apr-2006 06:41
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I have a wireless router and two wireless access points. Does the AP "HAVE" to be hardwired to the wireless router????

It is the only time it works when I hardwire it.  I have not been able to access the network wirelessly.

Any suggestions?

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  Reply # 32671 10-Apr-2006 07:59
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They should support a bridging mode to make this happen i think. It can be problematic with low cost hardware especially if its different brands.

What make/model is each device?









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  Reply # 32675 10-Apr-2006 08:12
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The wireless router is a linksys 802.11b. The Access Point is also Linksys 802.11b/g in mixed mode.
If I am setting the AP is bridging mode, I then would have to have it hardwired to the other side ie the laptop?

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Reply # 32676 10-Apr-2006 08:27
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If the router is in bridge mode you'll need another device to use as an access-point, and yes, you will probably need to wire the bridge and the AP. (but any 20cm CAT cable should do). Unless there's a bridge/router Wi-Fi - but those are probably more expensive.









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  Reply # 32677 10-Apr-2006 08:55
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So, all AP's have to be harwired to the network if I want access to the LAN?

The wireless router acts like an access point and passes the connection through the router side of the network to gain access,
which is just like the AP hardwired to the router.

So why can the AP not access the wireless router if the AP is not hardwired to it? I would have thought that was what a rogue AP
is?





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