We have a Netgear WGT624 set up as an access point to provide wireless access on our wired network. The wired network has one PC acting as a DHCP server and internet gateway - the WGT624 is set up with a fixed IP and DHCP turned off, and is connected to one port of the wired network's switch. It all works OK except that it won't hand out more than 1 IP address to wireless devices. If a second one comes along is just sits there trying to get an IP address. If we turn off the connected device, the other one connects straight away.
My settings are (only stuff different to factory reset settings listed):
changed SSID region Australia channel 3 mode to b only (thought this might the problem) security WPA-PSK, set passphrase fixed IP address 192.168.0.254 (gateway is 192.168.0.1) DHCP off
Hardware is NetGear WGT624 V2 Firmware V4.2.11_1.0.1
If I do an IP scan on the network the addresses taken are (192.168.0...) :
1(gateway, wired, fixed IP)
176(PC, wired, DHCP)
185(PC, wired, DHCP)
187(PC, wired, DHCP)
209(Android S4 phone, wireless, DHCP)
254(WGT624, wired, fixed IP)
The S4 works fine. If I try to connect from any other wireless device I can't. The gateway is using the Win XP internet connection sharing.
If I turn off wifi on the phone and then turn it on again, it always gets address 209.
If I turn off wifi on the phone and then turn on wifi on an android tablet, it gets allocated address 77.
If I turn off wifi on the tablet and then turn it on again, it always gets address 77, and the S4 phone won't connect.
What I tried next was setting the wireless devices to all get static IP addresses 100, 101 and 102. All 3 devices (2x S4, one Sony tablet S) connect OK and seem to work.
So it appears as if this might be a workaround, but I would rather DHCP was working than having to set up anybody who visits with a static IP address.
Any thought on this appreciated.