router vs non-router AP's (FAQ question from newbie -- using Buffalo WLA-G54)

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Greg Conquest, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. I bought the Buffalo WLA-G54 this past Spring here in Japan. It is a
    non-router version. What am I missing? Does this mean it doesn't have
    its own DHCP server? Missing a switch, so I can't use it as a wired
    switch -- only as a hub?

    Any help is appreciated. By the way, is there an FAQ for this group?

    Thanks,
    Greg Conquest



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    Greg Conquest, Sep 28, 2003
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  2. Greg Conquest

    John Guest

    Most likely it means the AP doesn't have NAT capabilities and therefore
    can't use that AP alone to share an Internet connection (plug it into a
    cable modem and have 3 wireless clients connect to the Internet). DHCP is
    another feature it may or may not have... read the spec sheet.
     
    John, Sep 29, 2003
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  3. Thanks John,
    Not being able to host more than one client was the big drawback I was
    looking for. I got a WBR-G54 to replace the WLA-G54. It has the router
    included, and it's flashable to an English interface as well :)

    Greg

    PS I have a followup question if someone could answer it for me, I'd
    appreciate it. If I have a wireless AP with no router, and I put a
    router upstream from it (cable modem ---- router ---- WiFi AP) Will
    more than one client be able to use the WiFi AP then?

    Thanks again.


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    Greg Conquest, Oct 1, 2003
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