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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 12-Apr-16 09:28:20
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Recommend a Wireless Access Point


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A few years ago, I installed a new ADSL router for a friend and user their original (possibly D-link) hub as a remote WAP - around 50 metres of cable to reach it! It has been working well for years. They are located in remote Scotland and recently they have upgraded to a full FTTC service. They managed to change the BT business hub to the new one and all works fine at that level.

However, they then tried installing the old hub in place of the D-Link and of course there is no WiFi at the remote location (surprise-surprise). Changing back to the D-link has not restored it either so there is a good chance that addressing might be an issue.

So, I need recommendations for a WAP. It does not need 300Mbps and all the bells and whistles just one that is simple to install, almost a case of plug in set up SSID and password and nothing else.


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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 12-Apr-16 10:20:26
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Re: Recommend a Wireless Access Point


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Can recommend the TP-Link WA901ND

I think though you would have to go into the admin section and disable DHCP.

If they can not do that then Teamviewer is your friend.

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 12-Apr-16 10:31:47
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Re: Recommend a Wireless Access Point


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Why would it have a DHCP server? there is no logical reason!

Interesting to see how that could actually achieve 450Mbps as the Ethernet is on 100Mbps!

And I really do want a plug, play and forget as I don't want to get too involved with this at present.


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Edited by MHC (Tue 12-Apr-16 10:32:35)


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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 12-Apr-16 10:42:57
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Re: Recommend a Wireless Access Point


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In reply to a post by MHC:
Interesting to see how that could actually achieve 450Mbps as the Ethernet is on 100Mbps!


It won't achieve 450Mbps. It should though get between 150-200. Maybe not to other wired devices but between WiFi devices it could.

And there is no reason for it to have DHCP - it isn't a router.

As far as Plug and Play go there is some config I would be doing for any wap - changing the password and checking the security protocols being the main thing (that is probably all that would need to be done to be honest, other than that it should just work).
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 12-Apr-16 12:16:31
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In reply to a post by ian72:
And there is no reason for it to have DHCP - it isn't a router.

As far as Plug and Play go there is some config I would be doing for any wap - changing the password and checking the security protocols being the main thing (that is probably all that would need to be done to be honest, other than that it should just work).


And hence my comment on DHCP ...

SSID and password fine, but that is all!


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 12-Apr-16 13:00:21
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The device has a number of different modes it can operate in. If configured as a WAP the the DHCP server will be turned off. It also has POE which simplifies the wiring. The 450 Mb is just a representation of the wireless speed available.
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Tue 12-Apr-16 16:15:14
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I have one of the earlier, cheaper, versions of this - it was less than £20 I think (but not at Maplin!).

As stated it has loads of modes but if you choose the right one it shouldnt be an issue.

Can you not purchase one, configure it for them and then post it to them?

Could be a lot easier?

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Standard User philippercival
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 12-Apr-16 23:18:06
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No Idea why it has DHCP but it does.

For interest as I could not remember what happened out of the box, I logged in and went through the quick set up routine.

It was very quick and easy.

edit: after a quick Google.

The user manual can be found here and the quick setup is shown on page Number 9 PDF reader shows a different page.

Edited by philippercival (Tue 12-Apr-16 23:29:14)

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