Post 17 of the forum sticky to be exact.
I own the D-Link DIR-655 wireless router, D-Link DAP-1522 Access Point, and D-Link DGS-2205 switch. My set-up is as follows:
(1) Cable modem hard wired to DIR-655 and DIR-655 hard wired to computer 1;
(2) DIR-655 hard wired to DGS-2205;
(3) DGS-2205 hard wired to DAP-1522 (which is set to Access Point, not auto or bridge);
(4) DAP-1522 hard wired to computer 2;
(5) Wireless laptop.
If I want to use the DAP-1522 Access Point as a switch (i.e., plugging an ethernet cable into it and running the cable to computer 2) and as a way to extend the wireless range of the DIR-655 (through hard wiring via the DGS-2205 switch), do the settings for the DIR-655 router and the DAP-1522 access point have to be identical (e.g., identical channel, etc.)? I know they have to have the same SSID, but what other items need to be identical? Also, with regard to the DAP-1522 Access Point, does it matter which LAN port I use for the incoming signal (from the DIR-655 router) and for the outgoing signal to Computer 2?
Also, will I run into a problem with having the DGS-2205 switch in between the DIR-655 and DAP-1522? The DGS-2205 is also being used to connect to three other hard-wired devices (game stations) so they can access the Internet.
Any help appreciated.