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Wifi stupid w/ Linksys WAP54G [Nov. 5th, 2005|01:26 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Follow up to Missing AC adapters and no wireless in my house:

-- bought a new Wifi access point (now I have three!)

-- found my old AC adapter for Wifi AP #2. damnit.

So I dropped a new NIC into a computer central in the house, named its interface, setup a NAT/firewall so traffic can go out but not access the internal network (my NFS, etc), setup DHCP/DNS for the AP.

All works, etc.

But how the hell do I rename the AP's ESSID from "linksys"?

I thought I remembered these things having an IP address, webserver, and passwod, not being just a bridge.

This came with no instructions. What's this "One Touch Setup Button"?

[User Picture]From: whitaker
2005-11-05 09:28 pm (UTC)
Usually you just point your browser at it's IP (find it if need be) and login with admin/admin (or is it admin/blank?)

There's a big config menu where you can adjust all the settings.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-11-05 09:29 pm (UTC)
It has no IP address. It has no HTTP server. My DHCP server has one client, my laptop. I ping the broadcast for the subnet I setup, and I see only my gateway machine and my laptop.

It's a bridge.
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[User Picture]From: jeremyleff
2005-11-05 09:47 pm (UTC)
I think it's blank/admin actually...on most LinkSys products.

Some of these units can be configured as a bridge. Try doing a hard reset (usually holding the reset button for 10 seconds) and when it comes back up it should be in router mode with DHCP on, and from there you can access the UI.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-11-05 09:28 pm (UTC)
(13:27:33) sherm: the wap's don't (didn't used to) have a web ui
(13:27:41) sherm: you have to use a shitty windows thing
(13:27:48) sherm: the wrt's have the web thing
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2005-11-05 10:00 pm (UTC)
I seem to recall the WAP11 not having one, but it's possible that a firmware upgrade added one. This was late 2001/early 2002.

But yeah, I have a WAP54G, and it definitely has a web interface.
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[User Picture]From: vanbeast
2005-11-05 10:09 pm (UTC)
Heh, this bit me yesterday. There are two hardware versions of the WAP11, one with and one without.

for what it's worth, the WAP54G we replaced it with had a default IP of Wacky.
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[User Picture]From: idigital
2005-11-05 09:34 pm (UTC)
Linksys seem to prefer to, lately.
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[User Picture]From: jeremyleff
2005-11-05 09:44 pm (UTC)
Is nmap a Unix command?
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[User Picture]From: crschmidt
2005-11-05 10:33 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: bandicoot
2005-11-05 09:33 pm (UTC)
The WRT54G uses for their configuration. Give that a try.
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[User Picture]From: gregw
2005-11-05 09:40 pm (UTC)

Username: [none]
Password: admin

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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2005-11-05 09:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah if it's not when you're connected directly to it (with username left blank and password = admin), then just click this, and then click the pdf manual link ;)
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[User Picture]From: gregw
2005-11-05 09:49 pm (UTC)
If the above doesn't work, press and hold the reset button on the back for a couple of seconds and then that will work.
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From: teemus
2005-11-05 09:57 pm (UTC)
Linksys routers usually have a web interface running at , with the username as 'admin' and no password. On Netgear WRT54G, it's the same IP and username, with the password being 'password'.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2005-11-05 09:58 pm (UTC)
my linksys had a SNMP config util
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