Convert a Router Into an Access PointObjective:
Amped Wireless currently does not make an Access Point for our Premium Series High Powered 600 mW line. Our routers can be configured to work just like a Access Point working with their existing router. The router will then bridge the two networks on to a single IP subnet. The router will act as a relay agent and pass DHCP requests to the existing router.Overview:
- Log into the router's setup page.
- Navigate to the System status in the Management Settings.
- Locate the home (existing) router's IP address and subnet mask.
- Navigate to the LAN Network Settings Page.
- Disable the DHCP and set a static IP.
- Plug the router into the existing router from LAN port to LAN port.
1. Enter the router setup page. Connect either wired or wireless to the router. Open a web browser and enter 192.168.3.1 into the address bar. Enter the default username and password:
- Username: admin
- Password: admin
2. Determine the IP information of the existing router. Make sure the router's modem port is plugged into the existing router. Check the Internet Connection Status section of the System Status Page. More Settings | Management | System Status
. Record the Subnet Mask and Default Gateway.
3. Now you need to disable the DHCP Server on the router and give it a static address on the home router's network. Navigate to the LAN Settings Page. More Settings | Network Settings | Local Network (LAN)
. To disable DHCP, locate the DHCP drop down and change it from Server to Disable. Manually enter the IP information you have already collected. Give the R10k an IP address that will not be assigned by the existing Router, make sure it is outside the DHCP servers scope. Enter the Default Gateway and subnet mask you recorded in the steps above
4. Click Apply , and then select reboot now. While the router is rebooting, unplug the Ethernet cable coming from the router going into the R10k's Modem port and then place it into the LAN port. For the R10k to work like an AP it needs to be plugged in LAN to LAN.