Requesting help with new wireless config.....(attempt 2)

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by headcase, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. headcase

    headcase Network Guru Member

    Apparently when the site was down for maintence some posts disappeared, including mine.. So I want to thank anyone who replied to my original post, even though I never saw the response.

    I'm going to repost my set up, and I'll add the actual configuration when I get home from work tonight.

    I am setting up a small 802.11g network at home. Primarily it will be used to remove a CAT5 I have strung across the living room, but it will also be used occasionally for a wireless laptop, so it is not a dedicated bridge.

    The first, and maybe only problem, is that the link light on the WAP54G is orange, everything I've read says it should be green, but I can't find anything that tells me what the orange light means, or how to correct it.


    I have my cable modem connected to the "internet" port in my WTR54G. I have one CAT5 running to my PS2, and also one temporarily running to my XP machine so I have internet access while trying to sort out the wireless issues.

    On the other side of the room I have the WAP54G connected to a Network Everywhere NR041 router. This is just being used as a switch, with CAT5s connected to ports 1-4 with port 1 being set in the "normal" position, as uposed to "uplink"

    DHCP enabled Starting IP
    Wireless Network mode: G-Only
    SSID: Kemp1
    Wireless Channel: 9
    SSID Broadcast: disabled
    WEP key 3

    Gateway (this is the address of the NR041)
    Wireless Mode: G-only
    SSID: Kemp1
    Wireless Chaneel: 9
    SSID Broadcast: disabled
    WEP key 3 (the keys match, typed by hand

    DHCP disabled
    I beleve I have it set up correctly to act as only a switch.

    Like I said before when I get home I'll add the rest of the configuration information for the devices. Specifily what do you guys want to see? Thanks in advance for the help.


    edit: added more config info.
  2. headcase

    headcase Network Guru Member

    Configuration info added.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

  4. headcase

    headcase Network Guru Member

    Thanks for taking the time to look at the post. I'll give it a shot tonight, but do I really want to set the AP up as a repeater?
  5. headcase

    headcase Network Guru Member


    Thanks, everything is up and working now. Setting it up as described in the link above did the trick.

    For what it is worth I spoke with Linksys tech support. They said that the orange light means that the AP is not connected with the device on the other end of the CAT5. Well my light is still orange and everything is working fine. Maybe they changed the hardware and not the instructions? (I have a version 2 WAP45G)

    Thanks again.
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