Access Point issues netgear WG302 Access point

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I have a netgear WG302 Access point that is giving me a headache. I can configue it and it will work fine, until my isp changes the ip address. Then I have to reconfigue it again. I have tried static routing options through the router hoping this would fix the problem. no luck. (It may have been that the access point was connected to the switch instead of the router like it is now - I have not had the time to troubleshoot this yet) I also have the option of selecting DHCP in the access point setup, but dont know how to configure it properly and it locks up ( i think because I am trying to use similar ip/subnet info as my router.) I think I'm close to fixing this problem, just hoping someone can clarify for me. I do not have a static ip address from the isp. Thanks for the help!

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Be sure the LAN link on the router is set with a static IP address (e.g. 192.168.1.254/24). The WAN side address is managed by your ISP. When you have that static LAN IP address, setup the access point to use this IP address as its default gateway on the wired side. Setup the wired interface with an IP address like 192.168.1.253/24. You can hand out DHCP addresses to your clients if you wish from this access point and they will receive the information they need to connect to the network (given that their security credentials are valid).

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  • MK10000
    "Be sure the LAN link on the router is set with a static IP address (e.g. 192.168.1.254/24). The WAN side address is managed by your ISP. When you have that static LAN IP address, setup the access point to use this IP address as its default gateway on the wired side. Setup the wired interface with an IP address like 192.168.1.253/24. You can hand out DHCP addresses to your clients if you wish from this access point and they will receive the information they need to connect to the network (given that their security credentials are valid). " I think this is where my IT ignorance is coming into play. My cable modem is DHCP, right? If I'm in my router config screen and I try to specify addresses, will that not cause an issue since my isp is not giving me a static ip address? Or does it matter?
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  • Spadasoe
    when you configure your router to act as a dhcp server, it will send that info out the LAN side (inside interfaces). If your access point can also act as DHCP server, either disable it and use the router or change the scope (range of address) so that it does not conflict with the address pool from the router.
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  • Flame
    A problem I had once that you should watch out for. Make sure that the address used to configure your WAP is OUTSIDE the DHCP range supplied by your router. Also, I have found it to be a better practice to allow the router only to act as a DHCP server, disabling DHCP on your WAP might help avoid future problems. Good Luck! -Flame
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  • Labnuke99
    The comments above should help you get on the right track. You can have DHCP on the LAN side and it is separate from the ISP's connection.
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