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Adding a wireless access point can be a little frustrating if you're behind a router and the access point is also trying to be a router.

How do I get my wireless access point to work with my existing router?

This is the scenario: you have an existing cable, satellite, or DSL connection to the internet that is connected to a broadband router or PC providing Internet Connection Sharing that in turn connects to your ethernet local area network. You want to add a wireless access point. Sounds easy, and it is. However there is a gotcha, and the name of the gotcha is NAT - Network Address Translation.

The short answer is to make sure the wireless access point is not also attempting to provide NAT. How you do that will vary based on the access point, so check your documentation for NAT or for providing DHCP services to wireless clients and turn that off.

NAT is a technique that lets multiple machines on one side of your router share a single internet connection, and most importantly a single internet IP address as well. The router does this by handing out local IP addresses to each machine on your local network and translating between those addresses and the "real" internet IP address when the local computers access the internet.

Many wireless access points can be also configured to act very much like a broadband router. In fact there are several combo devices that are both a broadband router and wireless access point in one package. In either case, they may also be able to provide NAT functionality between the wireless and wired networks.

If NAT is turned on at both the broadband router and the wireless access point, all wireless devices are going through two levels of NAT to access the internet. Not only is that adding unnecessary overhead, but it also introduces some real problems. NAT "protects" the "local" devices from the remote devices ... in this case, the wireless access point will "protect" the wireless machines from the rest of your local network. In effect, it'll make them inaccessible.

So as I said earlier, the solution is fairly simple. You only need one level of NAT between the internet and the rest of your LAN. Anything on your local network is safe and does not need additional NAT. Make sure that NAT or DHCP is turned OFF on the wireless access point. (To be clear, the wireless access point may still use DHCP to get an address for itself, but it should not provide DHCP functionality to wireless devices.)

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68 Comments
Doug Franklin
October 15, 2003 2:43 PM

In order to turn off NAT, your wireless router's documentation may refer to this as "Bridging Mode".

Douper
October 26, 2004 7:30 AM

i want to about wireless networking,special router,access point,wireless card and configuration

slash
October 26, 2004 7:56 AM

wireless

Linda
July 18, 2005 11:56 AM

Ok...I think I understand what you are saying, but how to do it step by step is another. I have a router connected to the internet with 3 wired connections..all the computers have Windows XP either home or Professional. I have two wireless laptops-- (win xp prof) and one with Win98SE--they both work fine on the internet. However I can't get them to print to a shared printer on one of the computers attached to the router, and I can't network either of them with my wired computers. I have searched for an answer, and you are the only one who has given me a clue to the problem. Now can you help me one step further, by explaining or pointing me to a site that can take me step by step through the process. I have a Linksys router and a Dell True Mobile 1150 series wireless.

Linda
July 18, 2005 12:00 PM

Ok...I think I understand what you are saying, but how to do it step by step is another. I have a router connected to the internet with 3 wired connections..all the computers have Windows XP either home or Professional. I have a wireless laptop (win xp prof) and one with Win98SE--they both work fine on the internet. However I can't get them to print to a shared printer on one of the computers attached to the router, and I can't network either of them with my wired computers. I have searched for an answer, and you are the only one who has given me a clue to the problem. Now can you help me one step further, by explaining or pointing me to a site that can take me step by step through the process. I have a Linksys router and a Dell True Mobile 1150 series wireless.

Linda
July 18, 2005 12:01 PM

Ok...I think I understand what you are saying, but how to do it step by step is another. I have a router connected to the internet with 3 wired connections..all the computers have Windows XP either home or Professional. I have a wireless laptop (win xp prof) and one with Win98SE--they both work fine on the internet. However I can't get them to print to a shared printer on one of the computers attached to the router, and I can't network either of them with my wired computers. I have searched for an answer, and you are the only one who has given me a clue to the problem. Now can you help me one step further, by explaining or pointing me to a site that can take me step by step through the process. I have a Linksys router and a Dell True Mobile 1150 series wireless.

Linda A.
August 18, 2005 10:24 PM

I too have the problem of not getting my wireless laptop to print. I have a Dell pc w/98se and xp student and teacher edition on the Toshiba 350M laptop. Where do I find the site to turn off the NAT access point, and do I need to do it on both computers? I liked your article but why make people write to you to find this out, when you could have put it in the article. I have a SBC router and SBC DSL.
Thank you any help you can give me.I've been trying for months on how to get this to work.
Linda A.
p.s. and what or where is "Bridging Mode"?

Leo
August 18, 2005 10:29 PM

I don't put it in because it's different for every brand of router - so you'll have to check with the documentation that came with the the router or access point. And it's something you do to the access point, so you only to it once.

Bridging mode is a technique that allows you to be connected to two networks at the same time, and act as a "bridge" between them. Most users do not need it.

BrianM
November 22, 2005 9:12 PM

I have purchased a Hub and a wireless access point on friends advice but find I can't network my second desktop computer or Laptop. Have I got to purchase a Router ?

Joe
December 19, 2005 4:23 PM

Use the Wizards. They help.

123
January 11, 2006 7:04 PM

i have a new wireless card in my computer and a wireless router, i know that it is well in range and compatable with my card, i have other comps that detects it. my computer finds others networks but still wont find mine and i have no idea how i would try to find it

Aditya
January 27, 2006 9:16 AM

Hi can someone please help me with my problem.

I have a wireless router (Netgear) at one corner of my house. Each host on my private network talks to the router directly and can connect to the Internet independently. I want to expand its signal coverage by adding a wirless access point (A D-Link wireless router). The thing is I want the access point and the wirless router to communicate wirelessly. The D-Link and Netgear are somewhat within line-of-sight. Is this possible? I have done everyting else correctly. I am familiar with NAT and have configured the D-Link in the following way

1. Disabled DHCP
2. Left the WAN fields blank
3. Entered values in the LAN fields to match my existing private network
4. Entered the SSID the same as that entered for the Netgear.

I tried doing all this and somehow things got messed up. Laptops on the existing network (with Netgear) could not connect to the Internet etc

Richard
February 16, 2006 4:39 AM

Forgive my ignoranc, but is a wireless access point the same thing as a wireless router? (or vice versa)

Leo
February 18, 2006 7:59 PM

Not. A wireless access point is really just a network connection, nothing more. A wireless router is a router that also happens to have an access point build in.

marwan
February 19, 2006 1:04 AM

hey friends ..
can u plz help me with this ..
i want to cover an area wirelessly and join it to an existing domain .. can u help me plz ..
websites.. ? thnx alot

Vedat
February 20, 2006 5:34 PM

Hi,

I have a BT Voyager Wireless Router & I want to extend the wireless area. I heard Wireless Access Point would help. My questions:

1. Is there any compatibility issue so I have to buy any particular access point or any access point would do the job?

2. What am I supposed to configure at the access point?

3. Will I connect it to any of the 4 ports of the wireless router?

Quick answer would help me a lot.

Thanks,
Vedat

Etienne
February 27, 2006 9:59 AM

Hi I have a problem. I have a wifi router that also has ethernet ports. I connected my pc with the router through the ethernet. I connected my laptop to the router through wifi. Can I create a network between these 2? Is it possible?

Leo
February 27, 2006 10:14 AM

Sounds to me like you already have :-). Not sure what you're asking.

taCANomaly
February 27, 2006 1:36 PM

I bought a Netgear wireless router and connected two computers to it through the cable ports (wired connections) and two more computers are wireless.

The two computers with cables are on the network and can share the printer, but the two wireless computers can't connect to or "see" the network. I ran the wizard and whet through all the troubleshooting steps, but the Local Area Connection is still disabled.

Suggestions?

dinesh
March 13, 2006 11:10 PM

I have DSL interenet router.and one access point. I have get connectivity properly in on this bedroom. but another upstaire bedroom i can't. so i want to connect another wireless access point. can i able to connect this access point and how i can configure it?

Kumar
April 4, 2006 9:49 PM

New to this site but can help people who want to print through their wireless laptop.

1. get the IP address of the system to which the Printer is connected if it is shared through a system connected to Router (Dont forget to share the printer)

2. In the wireless laptop please use the search option and search for "computers on the network" (Option in Windows XP). Enter the IP address of the system which is connected to the router and printer both. You will find the system you are looking for. double click the system appeared in the search box. You will find the shared printer. Install the drivers and you are all set to print wireless.

Jeff Leach
April 15, 2006 11:28 AM

I have a linux router/firewall that I built myself that is connected to a cable modem. Off of the linux firewall I have it it connected to a simple 10baseT hub. Rather than go through all the trouble of finding a wireless card and the drivers for the linux machine I would like to buy a simple access point that I can connect the 10baseT hub.

What is a good cheap access point that I could use in this configuration that anyone would recommend?

Thanks

albertbill
June 5, 2006 1:04 PM

i use wireless router and use two laptops which both work one laptop is far from wireless router and signal level is very low and i have bought 2 d-link acces point to extend range can some one help how i can connect them up

MEPHZ 01
July 12, 2006 3:39 PM

Hey Guys i need your help is there any way you can use a wireless router to gain access to an existing network outside of your home and if there is email me how can i grab the signal from the air with my router?

Juan Sanchez
August 7, 2006 9:07 PM

I have kind of the same question. How do I get my wireless access points (linksys 4 port routers)to work with my existing router (2wire router configured within an internal network -- block of addresses 192.168.x.1 -- 192.168.x.255 that are routed to a static ip)? Note: I want the wireless router to be able provide internet services but not internal network services (the wireless would be for visitors). Please help!!

Jeremy
August 23, 2006 3:18 AM

I have a 3com Home Network Ethernet Hub 10mbps with connections to 1 x xp and 2 x 98se systems, one of which controls internet access through a broadband modem. I have a laptop with xp that I have been wiring into the hub and it works fine. However, it came with a 11g usb adapter and I would like to use that sometimes.

The Linksys Wireless-G Access Point is pretty cheap at 30 and the specs seem fine:
* IEEE Draft 802.11g Supports Data Rates up to 54Mbps
* Backwards Compatible with Existing IEEE 802.11b Devices
* Setup Wizard for Easy Installation
* Supports 64/128-bit WEP Encryption
* Built-in Web-based Utility for Easy Configuration from any Web Browser
* Firmware Upgradeable through Web Browser
* Supports Wireless Bridging, MAC Address Filtering, and Event Logging
* Set up a high-speed Wireless-G (draft 802.11g) network in your home or office
* Data rates up to 54Mbps -- 5 times faster than Wireless-B (802.11b)
* Also interoperates with Wireless-B networks (at 11Mbps)
* Advanced wireless security with 128-bit

Can you comment on this combination?

Will I have any problem switching back and forth between wired and wireless?

jonathan
August 31, 2006 1:17 PM

hi leo

i have a cable isp into a linksys wireless router and my desktop pc connected to port 1 of 4 on that router internet access is fine. my laptop works wirelessly into this router no problem. question?
how do i add/allow a access point (wireless router 2) to see my linksys router and therefore stream of the desktop pc

mike
September 1, 2006 7:28 AM

how can i get the password for a Wireless LAN Access Point Web-Based Utility ? In other way how can i hack it...

bj
September 7, 2006 7:55 AM

have a linksys wireless/wired router....can connect to internet wireless through it to access internet, but cannot access shared files or printers using it...checked ip address, gateway address, workgroup name, all correct, stoped the firewall on all cpus involved with connect to printer, no go...something about permissions...have all xp machines except 1 win 98...bothe computer involved with sharing are xp machines...but no luck...what next?

jase
October 1, 2006 12:05 PM

Hi
I've got a cable modem cannecting by wire to a DLink DI604 router. This in turn is connected to my PC by wire. All working fine & get the net. I also have a WAG302 access point connected to the wired router.
The router is doing just fine assigning IP addresses to the PC & the AP. I also have an xbox360 with which I want to communicate wirelessly via the AP. So here's the problem..
The xbox can see the AP & it can see it. in the log on the AP I can see that it's authenticated the device.
In turn, the router sees that there is a new device and lists the mac address of the xbox, but in the log on the router the DHCP server has not leased an IP to it.
I'm guessing that the AP is not passing the xbox through to the router, or if it is, the router isn't seeing that it needs to assign it an IP. I've tried fixing static IP's and everything & I just can't get the xbox to connect to the pc :(
Any ideas?
Thanks!

Lowell Williams
October 5, 2006 6:32 PM

I am trying to connect a printer directly to a wireless router for print sharing capability. I use a laptop that is wirelessly connected to a Linksys WRTP54G Router, I also have a Brother mfc-420cn printer that can connect with both USB-Cables and CAT-5 cables. I would like to be able to print from my laptop anywhere in my house without buying any new equipment. If this is posible please let me know.

Thank You,
Lowell Williams

mla
October 18, 2006 7:11 AM

Leo - my problem is: currently HAVE wireless connection [e.g., icon shows "excellent" signal strength, status "connected," etc.], BUT cannot access the internet from laptop. using: verizon dsl and broadband modem with a belkin 4-port router attached to a dell winxp desktop. the laptop is a winxp compaq presario with internal/built-in wireless connectivity [broadcom 802.11b/g wlan]. sadly, when clicking IE on the laptop, it just says CANNOT CONNECT BLAH BLAH. the long way around this is to physically attach the laptop to the desktop's router/modem and that works, but clearly defeats the purpose of sharing the internet dsl access and having home networking--ridiculous. P L E A S E H E L P. thx- mla

dave
December 1, 2006 1:51 PM

I have a home pc connected to the internet thru my wireless broadband router that I use for my laptop. How do I print wirelessly from my laptop thru my PC to the printer? Also how do I put my two computers on a shareable network?

kim page
December 11, 2006 1:52 PM

Hi leo
i have a belkin 54gb router which is setup and running the internet to my laptop wirelessly. i also have a d-link dwl-g700ap wireless access ppint that i whish to configue too connect to my router so that i can connect it too my xbox so that i may connect too xbox live. but i can't connect to the online setup wizard as my internet browser say that the connection too 192.168.0.50
timed out or could not be connected. how can i set it up i've tried connecting it too my laptop and my router what should i do now?

Tony
December 15, 2006 12:10 PM

I have kind of the same question. How do I get my wireless access points (linksys WRT54g)to work with my existing router (2wire gateway 1701 configured within an internal network -- block of addresses 192.168.x.1 -- 192.168.x.255 that are routed to a static ip)? Note: I want the wireless router to be able provide internet services but not internal network services (the wireless would be for visitors, i.e. cafe hotspot). Thank you.

Lawrence
December 24, 2006 3:24 AM

I have a related problem I am trying to add an Netgear access point that has a default IP address of 192.168.0.231 But my router is Actiontec and the DHCP range from the router is 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.254. How can I install the Netgear AP by using an IP that is in my router's range.

Leo Notenboom
December 24, 2006 9:03 AM

You should be able to access the router at that IP, and then reconfigure the IP it uses.

danny
December 29, 2006 4:47 PM

i have bought anew netgear adsl wirless router. Do i have to change some settings to in it to make my printer work wirless i think i have changed all the corect settings in the pcs but it wont print it keeps saying printer is nt ready help thanks danny

Fernando
January 3, 2007 10:05 PM

I have a Belkin N1 wireless router, that I belive, I can use it as an acces point also.
Is it posible to connect my belkin as an acces point to a hot spot.
y have a library one block away from my belkin.
How do I do that?
Do I need a big antenna or some kind of buster?
thank you.

Amanda
January 6, 2007 11:34 AM

Leo - my problem is: currently HAVE wireless connection [e.g., icon shows "excellent" signal strength, status "connected," etc.], BUT cannot access the internet from laptop. using: verizon dsl and broadband modem with a belkin 4-port router attached to a dell winxp desktop. the laptop is a winxp compaq presario with internal/built-in wireless connectivity [broadcom 802.11b/g wlan]. sadly, when clicking IE on the laptop, it just says CANNOT CONNECT BLAH BLAH. the long way around this is to physically attach the laptop to the desktop's router/modem and that works, but clearly defeats the purpose of sharing the internet dsl access and having home networking--ridiculous.

Unsane
February 23, 2007 3:02 PM

I'm acctully trying to setup excatly what you said in your artical. I hooked a wireless access point to a router, by a RJ 45 cable now when I turn off the DHCP in the wireless acess point the computers connected to it don't get a IP address. The DHCP of the first router is not getting past the wireless access point. 2 computers are on the wireied router. 1 computer is connected by wire to the wireless access point, and 2 wireless laptops. My wireless access point is a Bufflo router/access point it has a switch to set it up as a access point. Now as router mode the 2 laptops and 1 desktop get a ip address and can connect to the computer. Now I set the buffalo to a wireless access point, none of the computers can get a ip address, so they can't connect to the network at all, not even the internet.
(all 5 computers are up to date with no virses)
I tried to be very clear on this problem, becuse I need to know how to get this fixed, thank you for anyone who reads this.

patrick
February 25, 2007 2:00 PM

my desktop using a belkin f5d7001 is having trouble connecting to my netgear router. it says they are connected but when i try to connect to the internet it stops when it gets to the initialising dsl modem and comes up with unable establish dsl connection. what can i do about this

AHMA
May 14, 2007 11:29 PM

HI, I have a patch conntected to Access Point(192.168.0.50) and the AP is Put as AP Clients then the AP is connected to a SMC router(192.168.2.1) via WAN Port so i can't access to the AP from a PC connected to the router PLZ help me

Andre
June 20, 2007 7:56 PM

i have a dsl connection on for my computer, do i have to purchase a router to use my wireless connection or is my dsl modem all i need?

Leo A. Notenboom
June 21, 2007 8:07 PM

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patrick flanagan
June 23, 2007 11:53 AM

hi wen i connect my pc to my router its says connected but cant get on net so i press repair connection and come up renewing my netwrd address when it dos that i still cant get on net drivin me mad

Real G
September 17, 2007 7:23 PM

how to connect my wireless router to free hotspot?

Anne
January 2, 2008 7:45 PM

I am trying something a little different and YES I have turned OFF NAT and DHCP as you suggested in the article but no help with this problem,
.... curious as to not having a problem when it was turned on..??
I have an Access Point connected as a wireless device about 150 feet from my router in another building.
My computer is connected to the wireless AP and everything works..
But when I add a voip adapter between the wireless AP and the computer, nothing works.
Without the voip device in the line everything works fine. Could you help?
Thanks

vijay
January 18, 2008 5:03 AM

Hi,
Did you check for the Range of IP that is provided for your VOIP BOX ? Does it carry any static IP ??

Tresela
February 1, 2008 10:39 AM

I don't understand this. Lol I'm not too good with this stuff. I have a wired router. I bough a D-link G-122 usb wireless adapter. Trying to figure out how to connect that and make a wireless access point so I can play my psp with online players. I hope this makes sense. If you know anything about this please help me. Thanks so much!

Lawrence
February 21, 2008 12:53 PM

This is an excellent article about DSL. However,
satellite DSL should be considered as an alternative, particulary in rural areas without regular DSL access.
http://www.1-satellite-tv-facts.com/Satellite-DSL.html

hayaty bassal
July 16, 2008 1:58 PM

I have comcast modem-router all in one. is it better to use that or buy a separate router to be able to connect an internet DVR with 4 cameras?
thank you

Steve
December 5, 2008 9:02 PM

I already have a great modem and have just recently bought a wireless capable laptop. Is there something that can be connected to one of the LAN ports on the back of the existing modem that sends out a wireless signal, enabling the laptop to use that internet?

Cristian
April 28, 2009 7:15 PM

Hi Leo! Great article

I actually have a pretty specific question...I use an encore wireless router and I just purchased an Edimax access point, now here's the deal...

I want to use it to "enhance" the wireless signal to make it go to the other side of my house (1 story only), I wanted to use the universal repeater mode so I had to downgrade it...what I've done is basically detect my wi-fi connection and make the edimax enhance it but it seems there is no luck...

When checking on my notebook for the actual connections I am able to see that the MAC address (or SSID I believe) is the same one than the one from my original router, not the Edimax...

Am I mistaken or the MAC address shown should be the one from the Edimax?

------------------------------------

I tried to configure it as an AP+WDS and I get "connected" but I don't have any data transfer (I can't do anything), so...if you have any clue on this it would be awesome and a great help

Thx for your time!

Best regards

Mitch
August 26, 2009 1:20 PM

I am using a linksys/cisco wireless router WRT310N, connected to my DSL modem. Because I have a large home, I connected a linksys/cisco WRT54G2, via a RJ45, to a LAN port on the back of the WRT310N to act as an access point (AP). It all works great except, I can only connect one device at a time to the AP. I set it up with static IP, and turned DHCP off. It works that way, and I can connect one device. How do I configure the AP to connect multiple devices at a time?

Thanks, Mitch

Lisa
March 1, 2010 12:47 AM

Hi Leo

I was hoping to run this by you, because no matter how many people I ask, whether it's manufacturers, or computer shops, etc, I keep getting different opinions.

I currently have a network set up that consits of a Billion VOIP Router that sits in my office, and is lan cabled or wireless. This has a switch box that runs off it. There is a cable that is lanned down to my house underground that is approximately 35 metres away. In the house I have another switch box that connects up to the office so that we can use the internet down here via lan.

What I'm hoping to do is make the house wireless off the existing internet connection which is administered through the Router up in the office, but don't know what to do.

A wireless extender is out of the question as we live on acerage and then 2 storey home, so the range is not suffice, so I was thinking that maybe an Access Point in the house to give me wireless connectivity to my laptops and still lan for the bedroom computers would be fantastic.

I don't know where to plug the Access Point into if I go that way, does it go into the switch box down in the house, or does it get plugged into a lan point?

Your help would be so appreciated.

Thanks
Lisa

Unfortunately "switch box" is an ambiguous term, so I don't really know what you're using. Based on a number of assumptions I'm making, I would plug an access point into the network in your house.
Leo
01-Mar-2010
Larry
March 15, 2010 7:45 AM

Here's what I've got - in a home office, a cable modem and a wireless router. Computer hard-wired into router, printer and laptop, wireless.
Now, I want to add a couple of audio/video devices in the living room -they're made to be hard-wired, they have ethernet connections. I don't want to run cable, can I plug these devices into an access point, and the router will "see" the access point?

No, an access point might be considered the "transmitter" and you're looking for a "reciever" that can plug into an ethernet port or hub. That's called a bridge, and LinkSys has one example.
Leo
17-Mar-2010

sheik
March 27, 2010 8:55 AM

once upon a time one wifi cellphone device add my network.i was removed the device from my network.but i dont know reconnect the removed device to my network.so,please tell how to reconncet the wifi device (cellphone). or how to connect the wireless device to my router

Richard
April 21, 2010 8:29 AM

We have a wireless LAN that works fine and provides internet. I want to add a secondary router as an access point so the LAN printer plugged in to it can be accessed on the network as well. Its a Belkin. I have set it to be as an access point only w IP address 192.168.2.2. It is not visible. Before I had set it to be as an access point only it conflicted with the internet provision, presumably bc both routers we trying to source the internet.

Nazrullah
July 12, 2010 5:39 AM

I have linksys wireless wag120n adsl router its working internet fine and i have one more cisco wap4410n waireless acces point without the wire how can a get the internet in accesspoint please hel me (I have to bridging )?????

lucky
October 5, 2010 9:48 AM

my isp brought a dte to my office and i connected it to my wireless router which is feeding the wired PCs and the laptops. i then extended the network with a cable to another bulding and set up an access point there. and two other repeaters. the problem is that i can recieve the becons from the access point,i can get connected but i can't access the internet from the AP. but i can access the internet from my office wireless router.

Ray
June 26, 2011 9:52 AM

I have a wieless router but parts of my yard are too far away to get a signal. What can I add?

Chariff
August 29, 2011 7:05 AM

I installed an access point to strength the signal from my wireless router/DSL.
the new access point cannot access the internet wirelessly from my wireless router unless I connect it with RJ-45 Ethernet cable?
if I try without cable I can see the address on my internet browser tab flash rapidly without being able to connect wirelessly?

A normal access point provides a place for other computers to connect wirelessly but is itself connected via wire to your router or other Internet source.
Leo
30-Aug-2011

Muhammad Faisal
October 4, 2011 6:13 AM

Thanks for a nice article.

Now I've a question for our scenario. We some people are sharing the single DSL Internet line through switch/router in a building. Now if some one insert at access point in his apartment a wireless device with DHCP enabled, the other users are not able to connect to the Internet. So the questions are,
How to trace who has done this?
How to avoid this problem? To add complexity we don't know the username /password for DSL router where the Internet line is coming, so cannot make any changes there.
Hope I've made my questions clear.

James
December 18, 2011 8:14 AM

I'm trying to see if there is anything to do, regarding my connection. My modem at my house is set at the front of the house where my tv is connected. My office is on the complete other side of the house. I don't want to run cables through the roof or along the floor. I was wondering can i have a wireless access point on my office desk and used it like it was a modem/router and connect a CAT5 cable from the WAP to my internet socket at the back of my PC??
During my off hours i like to play BF3, which requires decent connection. I currently have PCi wireless card on board my motherboard. I am not happy with the lag I get from this card. Hence my question regarding the WAP?

Actually you want the exact opposite of a Wireless Access Point - you want something that acts as a Wireless Adapter that recieves the wireless connection and "converts" it to a wired connection. They exist - Cisco has one they call a wireless bridge - there may be others that are less pricy.
Leo
18-Dec-2011

Simon
March 2, 2012 6:58 AM

That was my issue...i had NAT enabled on one of my 3 access points causing "limited connectivity" i asume on a random daily basis. I have now disabled NAT (as well as DHCP which was already disabled) on all access points just leaving DHCP and NAT enabled on the main router---connecting to the net
Thanks Leo :)

Cheers
Simon

Abhishek Trivedi
May 4, 2012 11:09 PM

Dear Sir,
I have environment of wireless mesh network of and each AP has dual radio,my laptop connected to AP-1 with ip address 192.168.2.1 and it can ping the AP-2 and AP-3 having ip address 10.0.0.2 and 10.0.0.5.Now second radio of my AP-3 connected to internet but laptop connected to AP-1 can not get the internet connection.
Can you suggest me the solution how get internet connection on laptop.

PJG
January 25, 2013 10:36 AM

I have a home pc connected to the internet thru my Verizon MIFI wireless that I use for my laptop. How do I print wirelessly from my laptop thru my PC to the printer?

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