Connecting D-link Wireless AP to Belkin Wireless router

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Help!

I've managed to set up wireless networks before using WLAN cards and
APs made by D-link but I was offered a wireless Belkin router when the
D-link DSL 604 was out of stock at my preferred supplier.

I'm trying to connect a group of PCs wirelessly up to my wireless
Belkin modem/router which is in another room. The group of PCs are all
hard wired to a switch which is then connceted to the D-link DWL
900AP+ access point. The Belkin device is giving me WAN access so I'm
really trying to bridge the two devices wirelessly.

I've tried to set them up logically, having all security switched off
to make sure that they can communicate at the lowest, most basic
level.

I've set them up to use the same channel and the same SSID.
The firewall on the router is switched off and any restrictions on the
Access Point and the router are all disabled.
They are on the same network (192.168.2.0)


The access point has a number of "modes":
..Access Point
..Wireless Client
..Wireless Bridge
..Multipoint Bridge
..Repeater


The default is "access point". There is no method to search for an
available network using this, though.
"Wireless client" allows for a "site survey" which DOES show my SSID
set up on the Belkin wireless modem/router.

The D-link manual does mention that the "wireless client", "wireless
bridge" and "multipoint bridge" modes MUST be communicating with other
D-link 900AP+ devices.

The last statement really means I don't have much choice but for
Access Point.

In "access point" mode, will I be able to have the router and D-link
AP communicate?

Is an access point purely a point for PCs with wireless cards to
communicate to?


No matter what I do, I can't ping my wireless modem/router. The D-link
access point doesn't seem to be connected to it any point.

Unfortunately, the wireless modem/router has no means of connecting or
searching for wireless networks either!

The firmware for both products has been updated (latest firmware
downloaded from each site).


I appreciate any posts in reply to this (no matter how brief).


- thanks!
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    You mention that you have a group of PCs connecting to a Switch which is
    connected to the DWL-900AP+ and are trying to Bridge this over to your
    Belkin router.

    Is the DWL-900AP+ set in Bridge Mode? That's the only way it could possibly
    work. However, Bridging and Repeating are not covered under the Wi-Fi
    standards. Thus, different vendors may implement Bridging or Repeating in
    different ways. So, there is no guarantee that this will work. It will
    work as long as bot the AP (in Bridge Mode) and the Router are manufactured
    by the same company.

    Mike

    "manbo" <symboliser@excite.com> wrote in message
    news:b58bde0e.0405040141.784577ae@posting.google.com...
    > Help!
    >
    > I've managed to set up wireless networks before using WLAN cards and
    > APs made by D-link but I was offered a wireless Belkin router when the
    > D-link DSL 604 was out of stock at my preferred supplier.
    >
    > I'm trying to connect a group of PCs wirelessly up to my wireless
    > Belkin modem/router which is in another room. The group of PCs are all
    > hard wired to a switch which is then connceted to the D-link DWL
    > 900AP+ access point. The Belkin device is giving me WAN access so I'm
    > really trying to bridge the two devices wirelessly.
    >
    > I've tried to set them up logically, having all security switched off
    > to make sure that they can communicate at the lowest, most basic
    > level.
    >
    > I've set them up to use the same channel and the same SSID.
    > The firewall on the router is switched off and any restrictions on the
    > Access Point and the router are all disabled.
    > They are on the same network (192.168.2.0)
    >
    >
    > The access point has a number of "modes":
    > .Access Point
    > .Wireless Client
    > .Wireless Bridge
    > .Multipoint Bridge
    > .Repeater
    >
    >
    > The default is "access point". There is no method to search for an
    > available network using this, though.
    > "Wireless client" allows for a "site survey" which DOES show my SSID
    > set up on the Belkin wireless modem/router.
    >
    > The D-link manual does mention that the "wireless client", "wireless
    > bridge" and "multipoint bridge" modes MUST be communicating with other
    > D-link 900AP+ devices.
    >
    > The last statement really means I don't have much choice but for
    > Access Point.
    >
    > In "access point" mode, will I be able to have the router and D-link
    > AP communicate?
    >
    > Is an access point purely a point for PCs with wireless cards to
    > communicate to?
    >
    >
    > No matter what I do, I can't ping my wireless modem/router. The D-link
    > access point doesn't seem to be connected to it any point.
    >
    > Unfortunately, the wireless modem/router has no means of connecting or
    > searching for wireless networks either!
    >
    > The firmware for both products has been updated (latest firmware
    > downloaded from each site).
    >
    >
    >
    > I appreciate any posts in reply to this (no matter how brief).
    >
    >
    > - thanks!
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