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I have a Wireless Access Point device (http://www.szedup.com/show.aspx?id=1706), which I am planning to put into BeagleBoard-xM, in order to achieve wireless communication (LAN). However, I can't find it's IP address. I mean, I have to know it's IP address in order to connect with BeagleBoard-xM via a terminal emulator.

For the moment, I have this device connected via Ethernet on my router. My router's setting page shows I have this device connected, but no further information. Is there any way to find the IP address of the Wireless Access Point?

I hope of being understood. Any help would be really appreciated.

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If its connected and assigned an IP by the router, it should show the IP in the DHCP table of the router. –  AthomSfere Oct 25 '13 at 15:27
    
My mistake. Router's setting page shows no device connected, but status of the Ethernet port is up. DHCP server is enabled. What do I miss? –  dempap Oct 25 '13 at 15:45
    
The status of the port being up just means that there is a link. Not that there is any data being exchanged or any IP has been assigned or even requested. So the device might not even have an IP yet. –  Hennes Oct 25 '13 at 16:08

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An access point will probably use one of the following IPs, though it doesn't have to:

192.168.0.1
192.168.1.1
192.168.1.254

From Linux, you should be able to do:

sudo ifconfig eth0 up 192.168.0.23
sudo ping 192.168.0.1

replace the 192.168.0 in the ifconfig line with the first three digits of the other IPs, and if you get a response, that's your number. The 23 is just a random number between 2 and 240; avoid numbers used on other computers!

As a last resort, use nmap to do a host scan:

sudo nmap 192.168.0.*
sudo nmap 192.168.1.*

Once identified, the following:

sudo route add default gw 192.168.0.1

will enable access to the world through the gateway, should you want. Finally, to get a nameserver (so you can ping "google.com", say) find out the address of your ISP's nameserver and do:

sudo echo "nameserver $ISP_DNS" >/etc/resolv.conf

The above should be replicable with DHCP but only if the DHCP server on the access pont is running and configured properly!

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