Can't access WAP54G control panel, tried everything

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by plexon, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. plexon

    plexon LI Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I've tried everything for accessing my WAP54G v3.1 but had no sucess so far. Maybe my system is preventing it ...

    The WAP is directly hooked-up to my computer through a dedicated network card.
    The IP address is set to (I read this on ipconfig /all). I have tried the original IP numbers, and lot's of others but can't connect to teh cp.

    The system runs WinXP SP2.

    I can't access the WAP's control panel from any computer in the network, although the network itself works fine ...

    I always read that people hook their WAP to a hub/switch, would that be my problem ?

    Any help is very appreciated !


  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Want are you trying to do? Are you trying to use the WAP54G as a client or to use it in bridge mode?
  3. plexon

    plexon LI Guru Member

    I'm not very familiar with the terms, but let me try to explain you what i do:

    I have a satellite connection where the modem needs some software on a computer to run properly. So the Internet is only accesible after this computer which I call server. This server then shares it's connection (ICS on WinXP) through another NIC and the WAP54G. This server and WAP are always on.
    In our household we have 3 notebooks that then use the WAP54G signal to connect to the internet, the WAP's IP number is

    So this looks like a bridge point to multi point ...

    I tried to connect to the WAP from any of the notebooks and the server and I can't.

    Does this help you any further ?


  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You are using the WAP54G as an Access Point, you should not have any static IP Addresses assigned including the WAP54G. On each client make certain that the IP Setting, DNS, WINS are all blank and the TCP/IP setting are set to let Windows obtain the IP address automatically, since your ICS gateway will provide all of these. Is the Client for Microsoft Networks installed? There cannot be a another DHCP server on the network
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