Can I use D-Link DWL-2000AP as a wireless bridge with my DL-624 Wireless Router?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Ken, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Ken

    Ken Guest

    Hi all. There appears to be an answer to this in another newsgroup but
    it's not in English so it won't do me much good. :)

    I just purchased a D-Link DL-624 wireless router and a D-Link
    DWL-2000AP access point that I planned in running in bridge mode in
    order to connect the Xbox down the hall and save my wife from tripping
    over ethernet cable again. It wasn't until I read through the access
    point's manual that I noticed D-Link claims that under bridge mode the
    DWL-2000AP can only connect with other DWL-2000AP. It seems a little
    bizarre to me that two D-Link 802.11g products can't properly
    communicate with each other when one is set to bridge mode. Seems more
    to me like a sleazy way to cause consumers to buy more hardware (and
    take up another precious outlet in those surge suppressors). Second, I
    don't really trust the manual, as the first thing the quick start
    guide tells you is that your PC needs to have a static IP address in
    order to connect to the access point to configure it (clearly the
    author of the quick start guide had been drinking that day). I've
    fiddled around with the settings a bit, making sure the wireless
    router and the bridge have the same settings, yet I really can't get
    anything I attach to the bridge to pull an IP from the router. I tried
    calling D-Link's 24/7 tech support, but apparently they were taking a
    nap or something because nobody answers the phone. If anyone has any
    suggestions on how to make these two talk, please let me know. If not,
    I just return them.
     
    Ken, Jan 17, 2004
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  2. Ken

    BoB De Guest

    The DWL 2000AP is only capable of "seeing" another 2000 ap. It is meant to
    connect two wired networks together wirelessly or as Access point from one
    network to another.

    BoB De
     
    BoB De, Jan 17, 2004
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  3. Ken

    Mike Clay Guest

    you need a dwl 810 i think.

     
    Mike Clay, Jan 21, 2004
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