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I have a old "ADSL 4-port wireless modem router" laying around and I wondering could I convert it into WLAN Access Point. Is is possible for Wireless router unit with built-in modem? so far I not able to find much information on web.

My model is TP-Link TD-W8961ND

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Yes. Simply disable NAT and DHCP service. You want it to be just a bridge, with wireless AP mode on.

Use one of the LAN Ethernet ports to connect it into your home LAN (e.g. into a LAN port of your upstream router).

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work nicely after DHCP service is off on the AP router, NAT on and off so far no noticeable difference – Dennis Sep 16 '13 at 14:42

Yes it is a wireless router with built-in ADSL modem, just like our Wireless ADSL router (, and sure it can work as a AP no problem.

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