HELP Connecting WRK54G as an access point w/ Wired BEFSR41

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by 5ivestar, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. 5ivestar

    5ivestar Guest

    I currently have a Linksys BEFSR41 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch that acts as my gateway. I have recently purchased the Linksys WKPC54G Wireless-G Network Kit for Notebooks that includes a WRK54G Wireless G router and WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter.

    I would like to use the WKPC54G Wireless router as an access point only. My question is how would I go about this. I do not want to remove my BEFSR41 router as my primary gateway.

    I have seen a post on another site that indicate that I would need to change the IP address of the Wireless router to, turn off DHCP, and then connect a cable between the Wireless router and the Wired router. However the post I saw was referring to connecting 2 Wireless routers and although the concept is similar I am looking for some guidance.

    If the above is correct, how would I set the second router to given that the Wired router is already using which is the default for the Wireless as well? Also what port on the Wireless router should I use to connect to what switch port on the Wired router?

    I would appreciate any assistance and please feel free to be as detailed as possible when responding.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    your pretty much bang on.
    Make sure the wireless router has a different IP than the internet router. turn off DHCP on it and plug the LAN port on the wireless device into a lan port on your wired router and thats it...
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