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Old Access Point

:: hardware, router, access point

By: Maciej Barć

Introduction

On some old routers, namely TP-Link's TL-WR840N version 2, there may not be a option to switch to access point mode. This is what you have to do to access that mode indirectly.

Steps

  • Power off the router
  • Unplug RJ cable from the WAN port
  • Connect the router to a PC (using one of the LAN ports)
  • Power on the router
  • Log it to the web console entering your router's IP, you can find out the IP by executing ip --color a (on a Linux box) if the router's DHCP server is still active
  • In LAN settings give your router a static client IP that fits into a network you want to connect it to; example: 192.168.100.100/24 (make sure no other hosts are associated with that IP in the target network)
  • Restart the router
  • Log in to the web console entering the IP you have set
  • Turn off the DHCP server (DHCP -> DHCP Settings -> DHCP Server: Disable & Save)
  • Power off the router
  • Plug the cable from a network you want the router connected to to one of the LAN ports
  • Power on the router
  • Log in to the web console entering the IP you have set
  • Turn on the wireless network and set it up (SSID, password, etc.)
  • Done! :D

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