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Standard User stevenfrenchy
(regular) Sat 02-Mar-13 12:18:02
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use livebox as accespoint ?


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hi there

i would like to set an access point for my friend

he lives in a large house with studio attached to it , he gets no wireless signal in it but he managed to pass an ethernet cable through the wall but now he would like to have wireless in the studio, he is with orange ( livebox)
i realised i had an old livebox that orange sent me a longtime ago which i dont use ,so can i use it as an access point ? just plug it through that ethernet cable and good to go? any configuration needed?

thanks for your help

regards
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 02-Mar-13 12:25:11
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Re: use livebox as accespoint ?


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Yes turn off the DHCP in the livebox

The rough steps for a different router (but principles apply) is at http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/wap/configuring-wap.html

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User stevenfrenchy
(regular) Sat 02-Mar-13 13:02:38
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Re: use livebox as accespoint ?


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Thanks for the quick reply

Turn off dhcp in his live box? Or the access wireless one ?
What about the password eat username in my live box? Will it affect the connection ? Shall I just ignore that ?
Will the wireless connection show with new wireless name ? No conflicts with old one ?
I am going to visit him for a few days and I just want to make it works properly with live box
Otherwise ill buy a proper wireless access router

Thanks


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 02-Mar-13 16:02:26
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Re: use livebox as accespoint ?


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Turn off DHCP in the one you want to use as the wireless access point.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User stevenfrenchy
(regular) Sun 03-Mar-13 13:31:24
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Re: use livebox as accespoint ?


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thanks for the answer but it's not working ,
i tried it at mine as i am with orange already ( brightbox though ) ,i connected them through ethernet cable i turned off the DHCP in livebox but it's not working,am i missing something ?

any suggestions?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 03-Mar-13 13:41:08
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Re: use livebox as accespoint ?


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Did you check for any ip address clash as suggested in the guide

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User stevenfrenchy
(regular) Sun 03-Mar-13 14:43:45
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Re: use livebox as accespoint ?


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Yes I have followed the tutorial
Do I need to put my orange password in the acces point ( livebox)
Standard User stevenfrenchy
(regular) Sun 03-Mar-13 15:32:10
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seems to work now

thank you
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