Everything connected to WRT54GL wired network is accessing the net correctly. I have disabled the wireless on this router since it's in a deep corner of the house. I placed a centrally located WRT54GS router to act as a wireless access point, but it will not connect to the net (or give an IP address for that matter). The two routers are connected by their respective ethernet ports (not WAN/"Internet") with a powerline ethernet adapter.
On the access point (WRT54GS), I have tried several things, and combinations of them all: - Changing the IP address to not be identical as the router - Disabling DHCP - Enabling DHCP with a range outside that of the router
I'm sorry if this had been answered previously, but I did search exhaustively for most of the day. Your help is greatly appreciated.
UPDATE: DD-WRT has been installed (which I don't mind, I've always wanted to try it). But, after Journeyman Geek's suggestion, it appears it is in fact the powerline adapter. The WAP works as expected when plugged directly into the router, but does not when through the powerline (Netgear XAV101v2). Any ideas?
ADDENDUM: For anyone with this problem in the future, I downloaded a configuration utility from Netgear's support page. I used it to factory reset the PLA, and upgrade the firmware. The WAP is now working great, through the PLA in it's new location. I now have wifi in every corner of the house. Thanks again everyone for your help.