Westell 2100 modem Gigafast EZ500-S 5 Port Switch (Auto detects uplink on each port) BenQ AWL500 Wireless AP Benq AWL300 Wireless LAN USB Adapter
Plan is to Hook the modem, one PC, and the AP to the switch via CAT5. The other PC will connect to the AP via the USB adapter.
In the manual for the AP it says I can set it to fixed IP and assign an IP address or set it to DCHP so it will get one automatically from the DHCP server. Which should I use and if fixed IP what would be a good address and subnet to use??
just configure it to use DHCP. you will have to do an ip passthru on the westell in order for it to work effectively. after doing the passthru and setting the AP to DHCP then everything should work with no problems. i would also set the modem to an "always on" connection type. try that and let us know something. -- through question is the only way to preserve the fact that you want to learn more.
It sounds like your Wireless AP is actually a wireless router since it is doing DHCP. I would completely disable the DHCP function in the AWL500 and use it only as a wireless bridge and let the Westell do all the DHCP functions. You can then other set up the wireless NICs to "obtain IP address automatically" (which is what I would recommend) or you can hard set them anywhere in the 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.253 IP range. You would have less hassles and worries if you just left all PCs set to obtain automatically. »AT&T Southeast Forum FAQ »How do I setup a Westell with a Wireless Access Point?
Said by all_indica: "just configure it to use DHCP. you will have to do an ip passthru on the westell in order for it to work effectively. after doing the passthru and setting the AP to DHCP then everything should work with no problems."
Let the westell 2100 do your DHCP and PPPoE functions. Make sure you Wireless Ap is set in access point mode. Plug your modem into one of the lan ports not the Wan port. You will have access to the modem and all of its function like this. -- SMOKE HIS ASS MR. PRESIDENT Those who are afraid to do too much...ALWAYS do too little