Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?

Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?

Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
2022-10-26 10:43:18 - last edited 2022-12-02 09:33:03
Model: Archer C9  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version:

I decommissioned my C9 router recently when I went full-fibre and my ISP installed its own hub. All well and good but I do miss the "Local Storage Sharing" capability of the C9 via its USB 2.0 port. Could I use the C9 as an Access Point and still use this feature? I wouldn't be using the C9 for internet access, wired or wireless.

 

If this is possible is there a guide on how to do this and if so can someone provide me with a link please?  Sorry, but I'm a bit of a numpty when it comes to networking!

 

Thanks.

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Re:Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
2022-10-26 10:45:42

  @Creedence Sorry, I forgot to modify the title before posting. For "SSL" read "Local Storage Sharing".

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Re:Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
2022-10-26 12:29:04 - last edited 2022-10-26 14:15:46

  @Creedence 

 

USB Sharing should be available in AP mode too - check this FAQ.

Here's a guide on USB Sharing configuration.

Depending on your HW version, Archer C9 may or may not have an Access Point mode - here's the guide on how to configure in both cases.

 

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Re:Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
2022-10-26 20:45:11

@terziyski    Thank you, I will now read and try to understand the document you referred me to. When I read the user manual I could find no reference to "access point" - it's all looking rather murky...

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Re:Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
2022-10-26 21:42:02 - last edited 2022-10-26 22:38:16

  @Creedence 

 

That's because only Archer C9 v5 has an operation mode menu with an Access Point option.

If you really have Archer C9 v1 then you should use Case 2 from the guide I posted in my first post.

The HW information is printed on the bottom sticker of the device - here's how to determine which is it.

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Re:Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
2022-10-27 09:52:30

  @terziyski 

 

Case 2 requires making changes to the ISP's router settings but I want to avoid that. What I could do, I think, is reinstall the C9, reset its network key to that of the ISP's router, and give it a try - or does that just sound too simplistic? Are there likely to be changes needed to the C9's settings?  I'd hope not because it was working fine previously on a "hybrid fibre" connection. 

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Re:Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
2022-10-27 10:07:45 - last edited 2022-10-31 19:12:50

  @Creedence 

 

In both cases 1 & 2 changes should be made only on C9 - not on the ISP router.

You could probably use C9 as it is (without reconfiguring), but you'll introduce a double NAT in your network.

If you're not a tech-savvy, just ask a firend to give you a hand with configuring Archer C9 in AP mode - it's not as difficult as it looks.

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Re:Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
2022-10-28 09:04:33

  @terziyski 

 

Thanks very much for your reply - you've been very helpful. I'll give this a try over the weekend.

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Re:Can I use my C9 as an access point and still use its SSL capability?
2022-10-31 14:43:50

  @terziyski 

 

I give up - i couldn't access the Archer C9 v1 on my fibre network. Not sure why but it did complain at one point of not finding my previous non-fibre networks's SSID!

 

Thanks for your help.

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