Windows 10: Networking Issues Buffalo AP Client Mode


  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       09 Nov 2017 #1

    Networking Issues Buffalo AP Client Mode


    I have an older desktop PC that did not ship with a wireless ethernet adapter. As a work-around, I installed a Buffalo Airstation AP (mod WZR-450HP2D) as a wireless adapter via it's Client mode.

    The Airstation is operating and able to give the old PC an internet connection, but it is not shown or visible on my network.

    It's network is labeled Network 2

    What should I do? If the info I've provided is insufficient, please let me know and I will try to elaborate.

    PC 1 --> cable modem/ gateway
    Cable modem/ gateway <-- Buffalo airstation <-- PC 2

    How do I get both PC's on the same network?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1,923
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.192 (Branch: RS3 Release)
       09 Nov 2017 #2

    Try configuring the Airstation in Client-Bridge mode instead of Client only mode.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       09 Nov 2017 #3

    slicendice said: View Post
    Try configuring the Airstation in Client-Bridge mode instead of Client only mode.
    That alone didn't do the trick. Is there another step?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       09 Nov 2017 #4

    how to configure buffalo router as repeater (client bridge) - YouTube

    This video shows how to setup the Buffalo as a Client (Bridge) and I can get it to work. I have access to the other PC's on the network. Now, though, I don't have internet access.

    Is it possible to have both?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 1,923
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.192 (Branch: RS3 Release)
       10 Nov 2017 #5

    loaba said: View Post
    how to configure buffalo router as repeater (client bridge) - YouTube

    This video shows how to setup the Buffalo as a Client (Bridge) and I can get it to work. I have access to the other PC's on the network. Now, though, I don't have internet access.

    Is it possible to have both?
    Yes it is our intent to have both local connection and internet connection. The issue now is that your computer connected to the router does not get correct gateway and DNS address.

    Can you configure on the Router so that it works in routing mode? It is not the same thing as Client Bridged (leave that intact).
    We might also have to configure the firewall on your router (maybe). We should not have to touch the CableModem at all.

    Our intent is to get the Modem and the Router to be configured as a bridge and all devices connected to the Router should get it's IP and other settings from the Modem.

    Also the Router should have a static IP address different from the Modem and use the Modem as it's default gateway.


    All this can be tricky business, so we need to be patient.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       10 Nov 2017 #6

    Yes, I can select router mode. After that is where it gets more difficult.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 1,923
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.192 (Branch: RS3 Release)
       10 Nov 2017 #7

    It is a bit tricky for me to explain where to go and configure things when I don't have similar device to work with.

    Let's start with making a network map.

    I need The IP and subnet of your Modem and IP, subnet, gateway, DNS of your Router and both computers.

    All local adresses...I do not need your public IP so don't post it here.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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