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DLink Router ------LAN Cable------>Linksys WRT54G (Set as AP).

From a machine connected wirelessly to DLink, I can't access Linksys AP ( From another machine connected wirelessly to Linksys, I can access DLink ( but not Linksys ( Ping shows 100% packet loss.

Why am I not able to connect to the Linksys AP from any machine? (Both machines can access the internet). The machine connected to Linksys shows these entries:

IP Addr:




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Did you connected the DLink router to the WAN/Internet port on the Linksys? (That would be incorrect, since they both are on the same LAN.) – David Schwartz Nov 29 '12 at 20:54
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if you are in AP mode, both your router and your AP need to be in the same subnet (192.168.0.x). since one is on .1.1 and the other on .0.1 your WAP is either in router mode, or is incorrectly configured.

confirm the WAP is in AP/Bridge/Repeater mode, and then assign it the IP, or another unused address in .0.x. that should do you. Also, if your wireless device has a dedicated WAN port, don't use it, but instead connect the cable from your DLink into a LAN port on the WAP. In AP Mode, you don't use the WAN port.

since your WAP is in AP mode, it cannot route between networks, so traffic on the .1.x subnet would not be able to be routed to the .0.x subnet.

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The connection to AP goes to LAN port. I think you're right about the AP not routing .1.x traffic to .0.x . I don't suppose these APs/routers be accessed by their WAN IP's...(which in AP's case is – koogee Nov 29 '12 at 22:11
If I'm understanding correctly, most routers won't let you connect to the management system over the WAN, since that would be a security risk. also when you are in AP mode, the WAN should be disabled. should work fine. are you able to connect to it? does your ping work now? – Frank Thomas Nov 30 '12 at 3:38
I reset the AP and changed its LAN IP to Now its accessible on the network. Thanks. I'm accessing it right now from a machine connected to the dlink router. – koogee Nov 30 '12 at 7:02

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