I am about to give up on this but on the chance anyone has a bright idea?
Tp-link td-w9970 modem router. I am trying to turn it into an access point instead.
I have put it in router mode (instead of modem router mode) as directed. Turned off DHCP.
It almost works. But if restarted it stops working. If I move the ethernet cable from its wan network socket to a regular network socket the internet often springs to life. Or vice versa?
Right now its stopped letting me login to the web admin at all. But if I swap the cable back and forth it will let me get internet over the wifi? Without juggling the cable I can connect via wifi but without internet.
A tv box connected by an ethernet cable can always get internet? It via wifi that I have to juggle the cable to wake it up.
I am on the latest firmware. Driving me up the wall.
I may just buy one of these for £15 which actually has an access point mode. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001FWYGJS Just annoying that this says it should work but I can't seem to get it to work. Grrr.