I've got a wired router with 2 computers connected.
Now I need to give the internet access to my phone too, and it needs a wireless connection.
So, I want to buy a wireless router (with access point included) to do it.
If the wired router has DHCP and the modem for the internet connection, when I connect the wireless router to the wired router, what kind of configuration I have to do for connect my phone to internet?
Do I have to set as gateway in the wireless router the wired router's ip, right? What else?
Here is a quick run down to turn the Wireless Router to an access point:
1. On the Wired Router - configure a static IP of 192.168.160.1 with a DHCP range of 192.168.160.100-192.168.160.200
*Note about IP address changes: You can use what ever IP addresses you want. I just chose a range that wasn't one of the default settings. If you have any machines with static IPs on the network you will have to update their information to match the new IP addresses.
2. On the Wireless Router - configure a static IP that is of the same subnet as the wired router, but not an IP that is in the DHCP range.(Ex. 192.168.160.250) DISABLE DHCP ON THIS ROUTER
3. Connect the Wireless Router to the Wired Router from LAN port to LAN port (DO NOT USE THE WAN PORTS TO CONNECT THE ROUTERS) Verify that the lights for the connected ports light up on both routers.
4. Restart any devices connected to the LAN
5. Test connectivity from both routers
With this config any devices that connect to the Wireless should automatically get their DHCP settings from the wired router.
As a side note: You may want to update the firmware on the wireless router if you have any connection problems from your phone. I've encountered quite a few issues with dated firmware and phones where it will endlessly loop while connecting to the router or the router would constantly remove the phone from the network.