WiFi Router as Client - What Am I Doing Wrong?


OK, I'm using a Zyxel P-330W router essentially as a wireless
card for my computers to conect to the remote wireless access
point. I understand that this is possible with this router in
client mode.
OK, I can get the remote AP (weakly) with a PCI card in the main
computer and get Internet (flakily). I've pulled that card.
With the router, I can get a much better wireless connect to the
remote AP, but I cannot get the computer, which is connected to
the router by an Ethernet cable, to access the Internet via the
router to the remote AP.
Intuitively, I suspect that there's something amiss with the IP
assignments.
Here are the readouts from my router's diagnostic screens while
connected to the remote AP.
Can you tell what I'm doing wrong here?
Thanks for any help!
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System
Uptime: 0day:0h:26m:49s
Firmware Version: P-330W_V1.5

Wireless
Mode: Infrastructure Client < Should that be "Ad Hoc"?
Band: 2.4 GHz (B+G)
SSID: linksys < that's the remote AP
Channel Number: 6
Encryption: Disabled
BSSID: 00:16:b6:d7:8f:ab
State: Connected

LAN
Connection Method: Fixed IP
Physical Address: 00:13:49:2a:65:3d
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server: ON
DHCP Start IP Address: 192.168.1.33
DHCP Finish IP Address: 192.168.1.65

Internet
Connection Method: DHCP
Physical Address: 00:13:49:2a:65:3f
IP Address: 192.168.1.70
Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254
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Wireless ISP Operation Mode
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Status
Internet
Connection Method: DHCP
Internet IP Address: 192.168.1.70

LAN IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server: ON

System Firmware Version: P-330W_V1.5
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Connection Details
Internet
Connection Method: DHCP
Physical Address: 00:13:49:2a:65:3f
IP Address: 192.168.1.70
Network Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254
Uptime: 0day:0h:32m:38s
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Perplexed
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On 22 Jun 2006 09:12:28 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@See.Comment.Header (Perplexed) wrote in :
No -- Infrastructure Client is what you want.
You probably want DHCP turned OFF, with the router working just as a bridge, not as a router.
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John Navas
That's what I suspected. Will do.
So, "Wireless ISP Operation Mode" isn't right?
I don't think "Bridge Mode" worked, but I'll try again and see how it goes later tonight. There are "Gateway," "Bridge" and "Wireless ISP" modes available.
Thanks for your help.
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On 22 Jun 2006 21:44:13 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@See.Comment.Header (Perplexed) wrote in :
I don't know what invented marketing phrase really means.
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John Navas

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