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Admin Access WGR614v10 After Converting to Network Access Point

johkar
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Admin Access WGR614v10 After Converting to Network Access Point

I converted my old WGR614v10 to a network access point/switch to have some additional ports downstairs.  It works fine but now I can't access the router's Admin interface anymore.

 

The only thing I did was change the IP address to a subnet of my main router, turned off DHCP and turned off the wifi button.  I used to access it by http://routerlogin.net. I've tried several things but can't get to the login screen.

 

Help, I know enough to be dangerous.

Model: WGR614v10|54Mbps 802.11g Wireless Router
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antinode
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Re: Admin Access WGR614v10 After Converting to Network Access Point

> I converted my old WGR614v10 to a network access point/switch to have
> some additional ports downstairs. [...]

 

   Yeah?  _How_, exactly?  Configuration settings?  Connections?

 

> [...] The only thing I did was change the IP address to a subnet of my
> main router, turned off DHCP and turned off the wifi button. [...]

 

   _Which_ "the IP address"?  A router like that normally has two.  To
what, exactly, did you change it?  What is your (unspecified) "my main
router", and what is its "subnet"?

 

> [...] I used to access it by http://routerlogin.net. [...]

 

   That might work, if your client device is connected to the
WGR614v10-as-WAP, but on a gizmo that old, I wouldn't bet on it.

 

> [...] I've tried several things [...]

 

   Swell.  Did you expect the non-psychics in your audience to guess
what those "several things" might have been?

 

   Or, exactly which form of "can't" might have been involved?

 

   "can't" is not a useful problem description.  It does not say what
you did.  It does not say what happened when you did it.  As usual,
showing actual actions (commands) with their actual results (error
messages, LED indicators, ...) can be more helpful than vague
descriptions or interpretations.

 

   You should be able to talk to the thing at its LAN IP address, which
you should have specified explicitly.  I'd guess that there's also a
chance that your (unspecified) "my main router" might include it in some
kind of "Attached Devices" report, but, because it's not using DHCP, I
wouldn't bet on that, either.

 

   For some details of interest in a case like this, see, for example:

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1463500


That's written for a Netgear C6300-as-WAP, but the steps are about the
same for any other router (any make/model) which lacks a one-step WAP
option.  Such as your antique.

 

   Note that that scheme leaves the WAN/Internet port on the
router-as-WAP unconnected.  (A WAP is all-LAN.  A model with the
one-step WAP option effectively reconfigures its WAN/Internet port as
another LAN port.  Without the one-step WAP option, you need to use only
the LAN ports.)

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johkar
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Re: Admin Access WGR614v10 After Converting to Network Access Point

@antinode thanks for the snarky reply. You really showed me.

 

 

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antinode
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Re: Admin Access WGR614v10 After Converting to Network Access Point

> [...] thanks [...]

 

   You're welcome.

 

> [...] You really showed me.

 

   Glad to hear it, although your description of the outcome was about
as informative as your description of the original problem.

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