I get very bad wireless signal in most of my house, so to help, I have got a TP-Link wireless access point (TL-WA701ND).
I have read the installation guide, but it doesn't help me at all, and I'm getting stuck at every single point.
So far: I have assigned my laptop a static IP, connected the access point up etc.
Next, I need to login to the access point via a web login, by entering the device IP address. (I did this successfully last time I tried to sort this out, but then got stuck on something else, and so left it, but now am trying to sort it out again)
When I enter the address given in the booklet, instead of taking me to the dialog box for login to the access point, it goes to my Bt Home Hub log in page instead.
How do I resolve this? I have not recently changed any details to do with the BT Home Hub, so I'm not sure why instead of going to the access point log in like it did before, suddenly its going to home hub instead?
Can anyone help? And please treat me like an idiot, with sceen shots and baby steps. I'm pretty much a technophobe.
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- Thread Starter
- 19-12-2010 15:36
- 19-12-2010 15:48
Sounds like the Home Hub and AP have the same default IP address. Turn off your Home Hub when setting up the AP. You'll also probably want to change the IP of the Access Point as well, even if it's not in the instructions.
With the Home Hub turned off, you should get into your AP's home page. Are you connecting your laptop to the AP by wire? Or is the AP plugged into the Home Hub? You might want to wire the AP to your laptop whilst setting up, then plug it into your Home Hub when you've configured it.