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Using my Technicolor TG582n as an Access Point?

totallytech
Newbie
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Registered: ‎09-07-2013

Using my Technicolor TG582n as an Access Point?

Hey All, I've recently replaced my plusnet TG582n and I'm thinking of replacing a signal booster with this as an access point.
On the TG582n I've set the IP address as 192.168.1.253 and turned off the DHCP.
I've connected it via an ethernet cable from port 1 to port 1.
However I'm unable to turn off the broadband connection section so for some reason my desktop pc cannot access the internet even though it can see my new router (192.168.1.254 - and that shows that the broadband is connected).
My desktop pc has the gateway as 192.168.1.254
Does anyone have any ideas how I can get this to work?
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cedlor
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Registered: ‎02-04-2015

Re: Using my Technicolor TG582n as an Access Point?

I dont know, but if the 582n was your main router was it set to PPPoA  and now it connecting to the Main router by ethernet should it be PPPoE?
penstar
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Registered: ‎18-11-2015

Re: Using my Technicolor TG582n as an Access Point?

Yes, just plug old router that you want as access point into a spare Ethernet port on main router (should not matter which one).
You are correct in turning DHCP off on old router. That is a must.
You do not need to turn off the broadband section as no cables will be connected to this and client PCs will not be attempting to use it to access net (because will be setting gateway on client PCs correctly as described below).
Next thing make sure it has a sensible IP address that does not conflict with anything else on network. Need to give it static IP but will obviously have to be different to main router that does your broadband connection.
e.g. main router could be 192.168.0.1,  access point router could be 192.168.0.2, make sure neither of these within DHCP pool on main router.
If you have any PCs on network with static IP addresses need to set gateway to main router IP address not access point IP address. Set by clicking on adapter settings then TCP/IP properties. Subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0. Any PCs that use dynamic IP addresses should just work as main router would set itself as the gateway when it answers DHCP request when you initially join the network.
pwatson
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Registered: ‎26-11-2012

Re: Using my Technicolor TG582n as an Access Point?

Clarification added
Quote from: penstar
Yes, just plug a lan port on the old router that you want as access point into a spare Ethernet port on main router (should not matter which one).