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Configuring Repeater with Wireless Client Association

In this mode, the WG602v4 will operate as a Repeater only, and send all traffic to the remote wireless access point. You must enter the MAC address (physical address) of the remote wireless access point.

To configure the WG602v4 in wireless repeater mode:

  1. Open a web browser and log into the WG602v4 using the addressing scheme you have set up.

    Figure 4-5

  2. Under Advanced on the main menu, click Wireless Bridging. The Wireless Bridging screen will display showing the default settings for the wireless access point.
  3. Select the Repeater with Wireless Client Association radio button to enable Repeater Mode.
  4. Enter the MAC address of the remote wireless access point and click Add. The AP's MAC address and connection information will appear in the Wireless Remote Access Point List.
  5. Click Apply to save your changes.

The following drawing illustrates two wireless access points daisy-chained together in wireless repeater mode

Figure 4-6

To configure a LAN segment utilizing the WG602v4 in Repeater Mode:

  1. Configure the Operating Mode of the Wireless APs.
    • Configure AP1 on LAN Segment 1 in Repeater mode with the Remote MAC Address of the "downstream" remote AP (AP2).
    • Configure AP2 in Repeater mode with the MAC address of the "upstream" AP (AP1).
  2. Verify the following parameters for all access points:
    • That the Wireless APs are configured to operate in the same LAN network address range as the LAN devices.
    • That all APs are on the same LAN. That is, all AP LAN IP addresses must be in the same network.
    • If using DHCP, that all Wireless APs should be set to "Obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP Client)" in the IP Address section of the IP Settings screen.
    • That all Wireless APs use the same SSID, Channel, authentication mode, if any, and encryption in use.
  3. Verify connectivity across the LANs.
  4. A computer on any LAN segment should be able to connect to the Internet or share files and printers with any other PCs or servers connected to any of the three WLAN segments.


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