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Can't find the IP address of my wireless access point - Help

by RVHAT / January 23, 2013 6:55 AM PST

Okay, this is weird. I have a wireless access point. It works fine, broadcasts the SSID etc. Problem is I can't determine the IP address. I go into my router (the WAP has a wired connection to it) and look at all the devices connected to it and the WAP doesn't show.

I've methodically typed the IP address of every ethernet connected device and I can't get to the configuration screen.

This is so simple yet it's driving me crazy. Can anyone help?

TIA

Bob

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Clarification Request
Make, model?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2013 6:57 AM PST

Sorry but a WAP does not need an IP. Many do but it could be at a non LAN address and you bet I put WAPs at non-LAN addresses to get the rifraff out.
Bob

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Belkin F5D6130 v2
by RVHAT / January 23, 2013 10:16 PM PST
In reply to: Make, model?

It's an old one. I am pretty sure it does take an IP address because that's how you get on to run the admin stuff like SSID name and WEP/WAP etc. The manual is HERE

Well, I fixed it. I did a factory reset while the ethernet cable was disconnected and then plugged it in and then I could see it at 192.168.1.6 and was able to go to that address and run the admin program,

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Fixed it
by RVHAT / January 23, 2013 10:18 PM PST
In reply to: Make, model?

I did a factory reset and then plugged the ethernet cable back in and my router identified it at 192.168.1.6. You do need the IP address to be able to run the Admin program to set SSID and security passwords.

Thanks

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Yes. You're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 12:19 AM PST
In reply to: Fixed it

But you can set it to a non-LAN address and your everyday IT staff can't find it. It's not very advanced skills to access a 10.1.1.2 address on a 10.0.0.x netmask 255.255.255.0 LAN but I find that most IT staffers say it can't be done.

This way you don't directly expose this to the LAN and whoever is on the LAN.
Bob

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I encounter the problem same as Bob
by Patricksyyu / June 30, 2013 12:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes. You're right.

I'm using Belkin F9K1103 v1 (01C) as main router and have a wireless access point(Asus Rt-N12C1). It works fine, broadcasts the SSID etc. Problem is I can't determine the IP address. I go into my router (the WAP has a wired connection to it) and look at all the devices connected to it and the WAP doesn't show. I'm not able to run the admin program. Please help.

Please explain what is non-LAN addresses.

Thanks

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It's pretty simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 30, 2013 12:57 AM PDT

Let's say NETMASK is 255.255.255.0 and our LAN is 192.168.1.x so the range for x is 0 to 255 (I won't reveal which of those is the broadcast address.)

So if I put a machine on this LAN at 10.0.0.1 then it's electrically on the LAN but is not in range according to NETMASK.
Bob

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To make it more simple
by Patricksyyu / July 3, 2013 12:34 AM PDT
In reply to: It's pretty simple.

I'm a beginner of networking, and not understanding what you explained.

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Give it time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2013 4:34 PM PDT
In reply to: To make it more simple

A course on networking doesn't fit in this small space so keep reading and asking questions.
Bob

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