How To Setup TP Link Router As Access Point?

I wish to turn my TP-Link wireless router into an access point but can't figure out how to do it. I have tried several times but without any success. I request you to kindly help me solve this issue.

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Answer Post By : Raa Chellewin Raa Chellewin
3 years ago

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I would disable DHCP on the TP-Link router (assuming you already have your main router dishing out DHCP to network clients). I would then configure the LAN side of the router with an IP address in the same subnet as the existing network. Only you'll want to use an IP that's not within the DHCP scope. Then configure your wireless network (WLAN) and use WPA encryption and a complex password for the SSID. Finally connect a LAN port on the TP-Link to a LAN port on the main router and it should work. Let's say your exising router is setup as follows: LAN IP: 192.168.0.1 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 DHCP Enabled = Yes DHCP Scope = 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.199 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway = 192.168.0.1 DNS 192.168.0.1 On the LAN side of the TP-Link I would assign: IP: 192.168.0.10 SM: 255.255.255.0 DG: 192.168.0.1 DNS: 192.168.0.1 Plug in LAN to LAN from TP-Link to main router and connect a PC to another LAN Port on the TP-Link and test. Does your computer get a proper TCP/IP settings from DHCP? Can it surf the web? If yes to both configure the WLAN. If no you messed something up and you need to reset the TP-Link and go through the setup again. For more info on connecting the second router click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide titled: "Adding a second router to your LAN" You'll want the "LAN to LAN" scenario as I've already said.

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Answer Post By : Prince Faiery Prince Faiery
3 years ago

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The connection of my DSL router to the internet is PPPoe as what the ISP is provided for the internet connection. I just read that in order to connect the AP (access point) you need to set it as DHCP. By the way I bought TP-LINK TL-WR941ND Wireless N Router. You won't touch any of the settings in the router/modem that controls how you connect to your DSL provider. You will only look at the settings that assign IP addresses to your client computers. There should be a range as I posted in my previous reply. The only way to add access points is to have them outside of the DHCP range. The access point will not assign any IP addresses - it will have DHCP turned off. There are many guides on how to use a router as an access point. If you google for "using router as access point" you will find a ton of webpages. Read some of the guides and you should be good to go.

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