WR841N used to extend LAN network

WR841N used to extend LAN network
WR841N used to extend LAN network
2013-07-16 04:19:10
Region : Switzerland

Model : TL-WR841N

Hardware Version : V7

Firmware Version :

ISP : Swisscom


Hello,

Is it possible to connect the WR841N to the ISP-router to extend this network on the LAN ports ?



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Re:WR841N used to extend LAN network
2013-07-16 11:37:54
Yes, you have to enable WDS bridging on the WR841N but it depends on your FAI router, some of them are not supporting this kind of link...
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Re:WR841N used to extend LAN network
2013-07-16 14:59:00
Okay thank you !

I'll try again... maybe the problem comes from the dhcp...
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Re:WR841N used to extend LAN network
2013-07-16 18:51:29
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Re:WR841N used to extend LAN network
2013-07-17 16:37:37
So I reseted and try to reconfigure it :

First, configure manually the ip address of my adapter to (192.168.0.2/24) :




Then go to the configuration page (192.168.0.1) and login with username admin, password admin too :




Then configure the new router ip address to 192.168.1.100/24 to be in the same subnet as my FAI-router (and reboot, of course):




Change my adapter ip address to match the new subnet (192.168.1.101/24) :




Go to wireless settings and enable WDS bridging, then connect to my FAI-router WLAN :




Got a message about the channel can't be auto, so clic yes to change this setting :




Then wireless security, switched to disabled because I read that it can't be the same security as the FAI-router :




Disable DHCP server (and reboot) :




Firmware/hardware version of my TP-LINK :




Status of the router after the configuration :




Tried to ping the TP-Link (192.168.1.100) from my pc, working
Tried to ping the FAI-router (192.168.1.1) from my pc, NOT-working :




But I can ping the FAI-router from the TP-link diagnostic page :




and in the FAI-router side, it is connected to the TP-Link (second line):




So now you have all the informations, what have I done wrong ?
The two routers are connected but on the TP-link, it seems that the LAN is not "linked" to the WLAN...

Oh and I forgot, the "gear" led on the router is blinking...
File:
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tplink_5_wireless_settings.jpgDownload
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Re:WR841N used to extend LAN network
2013-07-17 19:21:14
I can't see anything on your screen shots because too small.
You have to use the same channel and the same encryption...
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Re:WR841N used to extend LAN network
2013-07-17 22:03:53
The forum lower the resolution...

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Re:WR841N used to extend LAN network
2013-07-17 22:04:53
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Re:WR841N used to extend LAN network
2013-07-18 01:55:33
Don't use Auto for the channel, set it manually to the value of the FAI router...
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