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Trying to set up a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND as an access point and

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Trying to set up a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND as an access point and having trouble with the WAN setup.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
Thanks for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X look forward to assisting you.

Can you tell me please what trouble you are having getting the WAN setup to work?

Thank you
Customer: replied 9 months ago.


Hey Richard, I guess my issue is that I'm not sure what address the static ip should be or the subnet etc...

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
ok, what is the TP Link connecting to?

Is it another Router?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.


yes it's connected to a netgear wireless cable modem gateway (192.168.0.1). I'm using the TP to give me wireless at the far end of my house and using the ports for my tv etc.

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
Thanks

This is what you need to do.

First, the DHCP server on the TP Link needs to be Disabled.

Then you assign a static IP to the TP link of

192.168.4.1

And a subnet of

255.255.255.0

Then connect the LAN port to the netgear (not the Internet port)

Once done, you should be working then.

Let me know the results please

Thank you
Customer: replied 9 months ago.


it is also requesting a default gateway (58.160.88.1?) and primary DNS (61.9.133.193?). does this sound right?

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
yes it does.

Connect to the netgear, and click Start, type in CMD and press enter

type in IPconfig

Press enter and tell me the default Gateway please.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

The default gateway is
192.168.0.1

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
ok, then for the TP Link we need to set these values on the LAN IP

IP: 192.168.0.101
subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

DNS: 4.2.2.1

And remember to disable DHCP on the TP Link

Once set, test and Let me know the results please

Thank you
Customer: replied 9 months ago.


I have an error saying the LAN IP and the WAN IP have the same address

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
ok, then we need to set the settings as

IP: 192.168.1.101
subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

DNS: 4.2.2.1

Set it to this please

Customer: replied 9 months ago.


Done. How should I test it?

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
connect to the TPLink and see if you get internet.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

No internet. It hasn't rebooted (and I can't find a reboot tab).

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
It should not need to reboot

How did you connect to it? Via a cable to one of the LAN ports?

And you connected the Netgear also to one of its LAN ports?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

yes to both.

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
ok, then we need to do the following

Set the LAN IP settings to

IP: 192.168.0.101
subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1

DNS: 4.2.2.1

And set a Static WAN IP address to 192.168.5.1

Save this and test

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 9 months ago.


I needed to reboot my modem as although the TP was working anything else connected to the modem wasn't! Sorted now.


Thanks for all you help Richard.


 

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.
Your welcome!

If you have continued problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
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