Good afternoon everyone,
I've been reading through this group trying to find the answer to my problem, but to no avail.
I'm trying to extend the range of the 802.11g here in my office, and after some research, decided to pick up a DWL-7200AP to run as a repeater.
The source AP is a DWL-700AP, connected to the local lan. DHCP is disabled on the unit, as there is a DHCP server on the lan asigning IP's to clients.
Internet - LAN --- DWL-700AP --- DWL-7200AP -- wireless clients | wireless clients
I hope that "diagram" makes sense.. clients who connect wirelessly to the 700ap have no problems reaching either the internet or the lan. Clients who connect to the 7200ap are unable to reach either the internet OR the lan, and are unable to obtain an IP via DHCP. A hardcoded IP will work on the 700ap connected clients, but not on the7200ap connected clients..
The 7200ap was tested as an "ap client" (connecting wirelessly to the700ap), with a laptop connected via ethernet to the lan port on the 7200ap, and all was well.. DHCP worked, hardcoded ips worked as well.
I've also tried turning down the speed of both AP's to 11mb, to no avail.
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding this whole process, but I thought that using the 7200ap in "repeater mode" would do just that, "repeat" the signal to increase the range.
I have the most recent firmware on both the 700ap and the 7200ap, and dlink support has been of little help. ("Well, it SHOULD work..." isnt an answer. )
Can anyone suggest anything else here?
Thanks in advance,