WiFi Router as Client - What Am I Doing Wrong?

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Perplexed, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Perplexed

    Perplexed Guest

    OK, I'm using a Zyxel P-330W router essentially as a wireless
    card for my computers to conect to the remote wireless access
    point. I understand that this is possible with this router in
    client mode.

    OK, I can get the remote AP (weakly) with a PCI card in the main
    computer and get Internet (flakily). I've pulled that card.

    With the router, I can get a much better wireless connect to the
    remote AP, but I cannot get the computer, which is connected to
    the router by an Ethernet cable, to access the Internet via the
    router to the remote AP.

    Intuitively, I suspect that there's something amiss with the IP
    assignments.

    Here are the readouts from my router's diagnostic screens while
    connected to the remote AP.

    Can you tell what I'm doing wrong here?

    Thanks for any help!

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    System

    Uptime: 0day:0h:26m:49s
    Firmware Version: P-330W_V1.5

    Wireless
    Mode: Infrastructure Client < Should that be "Ad Hoc"?
    Band: 2.4 GHz (B+G)
    SSID: linksys < that's the remote AP
    Channel Number: 6
    Encryption: Disabled
    BSSID: 00:16:b6:d7:8f:ab
    State: Connected

    LAN
    Connection Method: Fixed IP
    Physical Address: 00:13:49:2a:65:3d
    IP Address: 192.168.1.1
    Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server: ON
    DHCP Start IP Address: 192.168.1.33
    DHCP Finish IP Address: 192.168.1.65

    Internet
    Connection Method: DHCP
    Physical Address: 00:13:49:2a:65:3f
    IP Address: 192.168.1.70
    Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254

    ========================================

    Wireless ISP Operation Mode

    ========================================
    Status

    Internet
    Connection Method: DHCP

    Internet IP Address: 192.168.1.70

    LAN IP Address: 192.168.1.1

    Network Mask: 255.255.255.0

    DHCP Server: ON

    System Firmware Version: P-330W_V1.5

    ========================================

    Connection Details

    Internet
    Connection Method: DHCP

    Physical Address: 00:13:49:2a:65:3f

    IP Address: 192.168.1.70

    Network Mask: 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254

    Uptime: 0day:0h:32m:38s


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    Perplexed, Jun 22, 2006
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  2. Perplexed

    John Navas Guest

    No -- Infrastructure Client is what you want.
    You probably want DHCP turned OFF, with the router working just as a
    bridge, not as a router.
     
    John Navas, Jun 22, 2006
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  3. Perplexed

    Perplexed Guest

    That's what I suspected. Will do.
    So, "Wireless ISP Operation Mode" isn't right?

    I don't think "Bridge Mode" worked, but I'll try again and
    see how it goes later tonight. There are "Gateway," "Bridge"
    and "Wireless ISP" modes available.

    Thanks for your help.


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    Perplexed, Jun 22, 2006
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    John Navas Guest

    I don't know what invented marketing phrase really means.
     
    John Navas, Jun 23, 2006
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