Windows 10: turned second router into AP and now its gone.

  1.    02 Jun 2018 #1

    turned second router into AP and now its gone.


    So I thought I turn my second router (r8000) into a access point (its plugged into a main modem/router) once i go into its onboard os to make it a AP it vanishes from my pc .i cant even access the interface any more. any idea whats going on? i have to hard reset my router to get it back up. I have no access to the main router stubborn roommate. Do i really have to make my second router a AP? mine is working just fine wireless and wired. main is working wireless only i think cant plug into it to test no laptop
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  2.    02 Jun 2018 #2

    It probably has it's default IP address set to the same as the main router - 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 are common. When in router mode, your second router isolates the first router from you network, so the default IP address of 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 stops at your second router. When in access point mode, the second router passes that default IP address on to the first router, and that's why the second router disappears.

    Change the default IP address of the second router to 192.168.0 2 or 192.168.1.2 - an IP address different than the first router, but on the same subnet (the 192.168.0 or 192.168.1 part). Then when in access point mode, you should be able to see the second router in addition to the first router because they will have different IP addresses.
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  3.    02 Jun 2018 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    It probably has it's default IP address set to the same as the main router - 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 are common. When in router mode, your second router isolates the first router from you network, so the default IP address of 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 stops at your second router. When in access point mode, the second router passes that default IP address on to the first router, and that's why the second router disappears.

    Change the default IP address of the second router to 192.168.0 2 or 192.168.1.2 - an IP address different than the first router, but on the same subnet (the 192.168.0 or 192.168.1 part). Then when in access point mode, you should be able to see the second router in addition to the first router because they will have different IP addresses.
    this is all i can find on my second router... can i do that from here?

    Account Name (If Required)
    Domain Name (If Required)
    Internet IP Address
    Get Dynamically from ISP
    Use Static IP Address
    IP Address ...
    IP Subnet Mask ...
    Gateway IP Address ...
    Domain Name Server (DNS) Address
    Get Automatically from ISP
    Use These DNS Servers
    Primary DNS . . .
    Secondary DNS . . .
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  4.    03 Jun 2018 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    It probably has it's default IP address set to the same as the main router - 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 are common. When in router mode, your second router isolates the first router from you network, so the default IP address of 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 stops at your second router. When in access point mode, the second router passes that default IP address on to the first router, and that's why the second router disappears.

    Change the default IP address of the second router to 192.168.0 2 or 192.168.1.2 - an IP address different than the first router, but on the same subnet (the 192.168.0 or 192.168.1 part). Then when in access point mode, you should be able to see the second router in addition to the first router because they will have different IP addresses.
    You also have to disable dhcp on second router.

    Both routers need to be on same subnet with static ip addresses as you say outside dynamic ip range for each router.

    You can use same wifi channel ssid and password on both routers but if you do that, they should be on a set wifi channel (not auto) BUT both different. The wifi channel should be 1,6 or 11 e.g. router 1 is 6, and router 2 is 11 but both cannot be 6 at same time.
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