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Connecting an Access Point with a Non-Linksys Wireless Router

NOTE:  The Linksys access point may not communicate wirelessly with a non-Linksys wireless router.

An access point can be connected to a Non-Linksys wireless router and configured as an access point.  To connect an access point with a non-Linksys router, you need to perform four steps:

  1. Configuring the Access Point as an Access Point
  2. Changing the Access Point’s SSID
  3. Changing the Access Point’s Channel
  4. Changing the LAN IP Address of the Access Point

Configuring the Access Point as an Access Point

The Access Point mode allows you to extend the range of your wireless signal by hardwiring the access point to a wireless router.  For instructions, click here.

NOTE:  After configuring the access point to Access Point mode, change its SSID and channel by following the instructions below.

Changing the Access Point’s SSID

Change the SSID of the access point to match that of the wireless router.  For instructions, click here.

Changing the Access Point’s Channel

Select a different channel on the access point so it will not interfere with the wireless router.  For instructions, click here.

NOTE:  After changing the SSID and channel of the access point, change its IP address so it will be on the same LAN IP segment as the wireless router.  To change the access point’s IP address, refer to the instructions below.

Changing the LAN IP Address of the Access Point

After configuring the access point in access point mode, change its LAN IP address to avoid IP address conflict.  For instructions, click here.

 

 

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