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bedouin

join:2003-04-27
egypt

Can only access admin page wirelessly on TP-LINK TL-WA701ND

I have a TL-WA701ND connected to my network with the address 10.0.0.46. My router is at 10.0.0.1 and three other access points are located at 10.0.0.5, 10.0.0.6, and 10.0.0.16 respectively. All of them are on the 255.255.255.192 subnet and I can access all of them except the TL-WA701ND from any access point or machine on my LAN. To access the TL-WA701ND's page I must first connect to the access point wirelessly, and then it will let me connect at 10.0.0.46. I can ping hosts connected to the TL-WA701ND, but never the TL-WA701ND itself. Any ideas what's going on here? DHCP is disabled on the TL-WA701ND and it has been assigned a static IP. This makes very little sense to me.

aguen
Premium
join:2003-07-16
Grants Pass, OR
kudos:2
What is different about connecting wirelessly to the TL-WA701ND compared to any of the others?

bedouin

join:2003-04-27
egypt
I can connect to the other APs from ANY access point or host on my LAN. To connect to the TL-WA701ND I must connect to it wirelessly though, and cannot access it through my LAN.

aguen
Premium
join:2003-07-16
Grants Pass, OR
kudos:2
reply to bedouin
Sorry, I'm still confused by your description but not to worry.

If you can download this free software »www.softperfect.com/products/networkscanner/ and then run the application (netscan.exe) this will map out by IP address every device on your network, so please make sure all of your network devices are powered on and connected to your LAN. After it has completed scanning if you would save the scan data as an .xml file and upload it to this thread, then I can look at it and maybe clear up my confusion and perhaps sort out the issue as well.


BlueMist

join:2011-01-24
Cookeville, TN
reply to bedouin
Check out the Appendix A in your user manual.

Try connecting a PC directly to the Ethernet of the AP with the PC set for a fixed IP to match what your LAN is configured to use and see if you can gain access to the box.

The manual shows accessing the box using the Ethernet cable directly between a PC and the AP for configuring it provided the PC and AP are set to the same IP/subnet range (and with the PC set for a fixed IP and not DHCP).

If the above does not work you might need to reset the box to factory defaults and configure it again using the factory settings shown in the menu as a starting point.

Possibly a power spike or other problem has partially scrambled the existing settings in the box.

Once you have things working using the LAN values you want to use try plugging both devices back into the LAN and verify you can still access things properly. Then change the PC back to DHCP and verify you can still access the AP.

The above might be a pain but sometimes it takes a step-by-step approach to identify flush out something like this.

jimbopalmer
Tsar of all the Rushers

join:2008-06-02
Greenwood, MS
kudos:3
reply to bedouin
I am skeptical that 255.255.255.192 is serving you well. Why did you choose it?
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I tried to remain child-like, all I achieved was childish.

bedouin

join:2003-04-27
egypt
You guys now have full permission to laugh your behinds off at me.

Here's the deal. The problematic AP is at a neighbor's house, connected to me by CAT5. I was able to ping his machine because his son had disconnected the AP completely and plugged the cable directly into his machine. LOL. I didn't know this until I actually went over last night . . .

The access control settings on my router block all ports except the most necessary to keep people from hogging bandwidth with torrents and other P2P stuff. I accidentally blocked HTTP for 'guest' users though, and his MAC address was included in that list. When he plugged the cable into his laptop he was able to acquire a new MAC address and could then access the Internet, so when I called and asked if my friend could access the Internet, he naturally said yes.

I choose the 255.255.255.192 subnet because I have a number of people using my connection. I want to keep a ceiling on the number of hosts that can possibly be on the network at once. 62 just happens to be the point where, combined with the 40 already reserved hosts, I say 'enough.'


BlueMist

join:2011-01-24
Cookeville, TN
Stuff like that happens. At least you were able to track down the problem and get it working properly again.