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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"?
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[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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