My bet is that you are working far too hard on this. That is, you need to use A ROUTER AS A WAP. (google that!)
I am trying to set up a network in my girlfriend's house. Right now, she has a DSL Speedstream 5360 modem connected to a Dynex router and then to a desktop connection via ethernet. The connection works and she is able to access the internet. She just bought a lap top and would like to set up a wirless network in addition to the wired connection she has running to the desktop computer. I bought a Trendnet TEW-639GR router.
I thought the connection would be very simple, like plug and play simple, but I'm having trouble setting it up. The old connection was PPPoE. One the router config page, I can set the connection type and put in her username and password yet I still cannot access the internet.
Her operating system on the desktop is Vista and her OS on the laptop is 7.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am not sure PPPoE is as simple. Here..take a look, maybe this is how it should be done (but I must admit I know nothing of PPPoE). I think you got to go through this with each computer that needs to be recognize by the network (ISP/server). Hope this works. Good luck.
PPPOE is the WAN connection type for older DSL providers, many have moved to DHCP or Dynamic now but some still use PPPOE. It is the providers choice not yours, so if PPPOE is what they use then you need to set up your router with PPPOE on the WAN config and then copy the account name and password to the new router [the one you put in the old router]. If you cannot remember what they are, call the ISP for help.
After that configure the LAN setup however you want DHCP being the easiest route there.