di-614+ and dwl-800ap+ give out different IPs?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Magnus, May 25, 2004.

  1. Magnus

    Magnus Guest

    I just discovered it and it doesn't make sense to me.

    I can connect to the 614+ router and the dhcp gives my laptop an IP of
    something like 192.168.1.XXX and subnet 255.255.255.0 which is fine, and
    I can connect to the router's setup software.

    Now, if I plug in the 800+ extender in repeater mode and connect, I get
    the same network to chose from so that's working, but when I check my
    network settings it's handed me something like 169.254.4.xxx with a
    subnet of 255.255.0.0 and I can't connect to the router's setup using a
    browser.

    I don't understand what determines the IPs I can get if I connect
    through the range extender and not directly to the router itself.

    How should this thing be configured?
     
    Magnus, May 25, 2004
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    Ron Bandes Guest

    The 169.254.0.0 network is used by Microsoft operating systems and assigned
    to hosts that fail to obtain an IP address via DHCP. So this is an
    indication that your laptop can't reach the DHCP server. Since the DHCP
    server is in the router, it means the laptop can't reach the router.

    Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.
     
    Ron Bandes, May 25, 2004
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  3. Magnus

    Magnus Guest

    Ok, hm... The thing is, if the range extender can't contact the router
    then I shouldn't be able to connect to the network at all. It seems
    pretty fool-proof to setup the 800ap+, all I did was enter the ethernet
    mac-address of the router. It's hard to tell if it's actually extending
    the signal from the router or not though.

    I'm connecting using a macos 10.3.3 if that makes a difference.
     
    Magnus, May 25, 2004
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    Mike Greene Guest

    It is important to NOT use Windows to configure your wireless network, but
    to use the DLink Utility. When you setup the Repeater make sure that you
    get the LAN MAC Address from the Status tab of the router's web
    configuration utility and enter it in the Remote AP Mac Address field in the
    Repeater's web configuration utility.

    It may be necessary to set a static ip address on your wireless client.
    However, you stated that the ip address you received when connecting to your
    router is 192.168.1.xxx. The default ip address scheme of a DLink router is
    192.168.0.1 and the default address of the Repeater is 192.168.0.50.

    Mike
     
    Mike Greene, May 25, 2004
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    Paul James Guest

    What brand of wireless card are you connecting with? The Dlink 800 is
    very particular about the hardware it will work with, especially in
    repeat mode. Check the dlink website and make sure your card is
    compatable, if it isn't you can play with all day and still not get it
    working. As you can connect to the router which is not near as picky
    as the AP, I suspect this may be your trouble.
     
    Paul James, May 26, 2004
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