[access-uk] Re: networking question

Which one are you going to set up as the wireless bridge ? That is the
important section in the manual.   Also since you know all the
machines and mac addresses you can set them up as Static ip addresses
. Then leave a small pool of dhcp addresses for anyones phones or
addtl friends computers to access.

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 7:50 AM, Keith Barrett
<lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Driving myself mad with this so any suggestions appreciated.
>
> Background is daughter is getting a laptop for chrismas so I need to move
> the wireless router to get coverage all over the house.
>
> Problem is, I have an office/playroom underneath the house so it is not
> easy for me to get network cables down here.
> There are 3 computers in the office running xp and various flavours of
> linux.
>
> The kit is draytek ap-800 for the repeater/access point and I have a couple
> of routers (draytek 2600we and bt business hub 2wire 2700hgv.
>
> I am having problems getting communication between the devices.
>
> What I would like to do is connect the computers in the office to the ap-800
> with network cables (the ap-800 has a built in 4 port switch).  Then get a
> signal wirelessly from the router upstairs to the ap-800.
>
> What I am not sure about is the dhcp i.e. should the computers get an ip
> address from the router, the ap-800 or have fixed ip addresses?
>
> The ap-800 has a dhcp server built in to it which can be enabelled or
> disabelled and same goes for the router.
>
> The ap-800 manual leaves a bit to be desired.
>
> I am sure it is an ip issue as I have turned off all security for my tests.
>
> Ideas?
>
> Thanks
>
> Keith Barrett
>
>
>
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