My goal is to extend internet and a home network into an Encore ENHWI-2AN3. Wifi does not reach so it is done over ethernet cable. Just plugging the device in, it will have internet, but doesn't extend the original home network (shared files, etc), it starts a new network.
From what I have gathered then, I want to make it act as an "access point", and to do so the ip address needs to be assigned and DHCP needs to be turned off. However to access the control panel, I would type in 192.168.0.1, and once I give it another ip address I can no longer access the control panel, not at 192.168.0.1 and not at the new ip address 192.168.1.111 (for example), AND it does nothing at that point. No internet, no LAN. It must then be factory reset via the button on the back.
I've tried plugging the source cable (from original network) into the WAN port as well as LAN ports (as another guide suggested). The process seems to be the same for this and other routers (there is an access point guide on the product page above).
What am I missing here? It seems like a pretty simple idea.
Router1 : Network1 > ethernet > Router2 : Network1