I'm trying to set up a Linksys WRT160N wireless router as an access point in order to extend the effective range of a working Belkin wireless router that has internet access.
I don't know the model of the Belkin router, but is what the router access screen looks like @ 192.168.2.1:
The wifi is unsecured and is giving out IP addresses. The DHCP range is 192.168.2.2 through 192.168.2.100. There is no time limit on the lease either.
I've tried a couple of setups on the WRT160N but could'n get any configurations to make the Linksys behanve as a wireless access point.
The most reasonable configuration, in my opinion, was to give the WRT160 a fixed IP of 192.168.2.99, turn the DHCP of the wireless access point off, and use 192.168.2.1 (Belkin WiFi) as the gateway & dns servers.
I have a similar set up in my house where I set up a wireless router with static IP and DHCP disabled to act as an access point. It obtained the "internet" through one of the 4 wired ethernet jacks on both routers and not via WiFi. That's the only difference, I suppose. I need the internet "feed" to be obtained wirelessly rather than through a wired connection.
What am I missing?
I have been reading manuals and Q&A sites about the issue but could not find the right help.
I don't have access to any piece of hardware except for the Linksys WRT160N. The other pieces I am trying to connect to/bridge with are in an inaccessible area. I cant run wires to or from them, I can only connect to the router via a browser wirelessly.