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Configuring an Access Point in Access Point Client Mode

Linksys Wireless-G Access Points can be configured as an Access Point, Access Point Client, Wireless Repeater and Wireless Bridge. The Access Point Client mode allows the WAP54G to act as a wireless client.  

NOTE: The WAP54G will only communicate with another WAP54G when set to Access Point Client. 

To configure the access point as an access point client, you need to perform three steps:

  1. Checking the Wireless MAC Address of an Access Point
  2. Setting-Up Access Point Client Mode on the WAP54G
  3. Changing the LAN IP Address of the Access Point Client  

Checking the Wireless MAC Address of an Access Point 

NOTE: The following steps will be performed on the main access point using a wired computer. 

Step 1:
Connect a computer to the access point. 

Step 2:
Assign a static IP address on the computer. For instructions, click here

NOTE: To assign a static IP address on a wired Mac, click here.

Step 3:
Open the access point’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here

NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the access point’s web-based setup page, click here.

Step 4:
When the access point’s web-based setup page opens, click Status then click Wireless Network.

 

Step 5:
Take note of the Wireless Network MAC Address

NOTE: The Wireless MAC Address you took note of will be entered on the WAP54G set as access point client.  

Step 6:
After obtaining the wireless MAC address of the access point, configure the other WAP54G in access point client mode. For instructions, follow the steps below. 

Setting-Up Access Point Client Mode on the WAP54G 

Step 1:
Connect a computer to the access point you want to configure as an AP client.  

Step 2:

Assign a static IP address on the computer. For instructions, click here

NOTE: To assign a static IP address on a wired Mac, click here.

Step 3:
Open the access point’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here

NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the access point’s web-based setup page, click here.

Step 4:
When the access point’s web-based setup page opens, click AP Mode

NOTE: The access point’s web-based setup page may differ depending on the access point’s version number. 

Step 5:
Select AP Client and type the remote access point’s MAC address that you took note of earlier. 

NOTE: Remove the colons (:) when typing the MAC address on the Remote Access Point’s LAN MAC Address field. 

NOTE: You may also click Site Survey and select the remote access point you want to connect to. 

Step 6:

Click

Changing the LAN IP Address of the Access Point Client 

After configuring the access point as an AP client, change its LAN IP address to avoid IP address conflict. For instructions, click here.

 

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