Hi BP1, I agree it would not be suitable to use the BT Home Hub2 USB port IP Address for the access point, tell you the truth, I didn’t know the Home Hub2 had a USB port. The OP could use 192.168.1.251 for the access point.Hi Ian, using the BT homeHub 2 as your main router and the netgear N150 router as the access point configure…In reply to a post by Anonymous:Can anyone help.
I'm currently using a BT homehub 2 and my ethernet cable is connected via a netgear fast ethernet switch and then Cat 5 cabled 40 metres away from hub into another building. Can I use a netgear N150 wireless Adsl 2+ modem router at the other end to provide a wireless signal. Can I just plug it in or do I need to disconnect the modem facility? If so how do you do it?
Thanks in advance
BT HomeHub 2 (default) IP Address 192.168.1.254
First DHCP Address: 192.168.1.21
Last DHCP Address: 192.168.1.250
Connect the two routers Lan to Lan with Cat5 Ethernet cable.
Disable DHCP in Netgear N150 Router
Netgear N150 wireless Router make IP Address 192.168.1.253
Configure wireless for both routers with same channel: 9
Configure wireless security for each router with same WPA-PSK password.
Main router SSID: Mickey Mouse
Wireless access point: SSID: Minnie Mouse
E7er advise should work. I however would choose a different ip address for the Netgear N150. The ip address 192.168.1.253 is normally already taken in the BT homehub for the usb port. You may get problems if you choose this address for the netgear.
I would not use the router Default IP Address I consider it a security risk, change the third octet to 15 this would have to be done with all the other IP Addresses. 192.168.15.251