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Using WAP11 1.1 to improve signal

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by jpc82, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. jpc82

    jpc82 Network Guru Member

    Ok, here is my situation. My Belkin wireless router is located in one side of my house. On the other side I have an office that I would like to get internet but I get really bad signal.

    Now I have a WAP11 v1.1 sitting around doign nothing, and what I wanted to do, but not sure how is have the WAP11 v1.1 connect to the router through wireless and then be able to connect my computer to the network port of the WAP11. So basically to the computer it would look like it is using a normal wired connect. I think this is possible, but I am not sure.

    I have looked into the info for the WAP11 v1.1 and booted up the USB configuration program. I think the option I want is to set is as a wireless client (Is this correct for what I want to do). Also, it wants me to type in a MAC address, would this be the wireless mac address of the router?

    Also, my last question when I connected the WAP11 to my computer neither one showed any connection. When connectiong the two do I need a straight through or crossover?
  2. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    U wd need a crossover to connect the WAP11 to the PC. The PC should have a static IP in the range of the WAP. WAP's default is or 250 depending on the version and the PC should be in 192.168..1.x in that case.

    Unless and until u hv a third party firmware for the WAP11, I dont think the WAP11 works with a wireless router (leave alone Linksys) as an AP client. U can try it out anyway.

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