on 04-02-2012 14:49
I have the VM Superhub downstairs and want to have a wired connection to my 2nd TiVO box upstairs (plus ideally to extend the wireless range)
I did a quick search and thought a wireless access point would do what I wanted (I bought the TP-Link TL-WA701ND) but cant for the life of me get it to work,
I would ideally have it set up (if possible) to be a repeater of the super hub for wireless upstairs and connect Via Ethernet to TiVO all on the same network (so both TiVos could see each other etc)
If not just as a ethernet to Tivo and the AP wireless to superhub,
Can someone plese give me some ideas on how to set this up! I hae managed to put it into "client" and "repeater" mode, and the superhub tells me it is connected but when I connect my laptop via ethernet I cant get to anything on the network, its as if its connected but the suerhub is blocking it for some reason,
on 04-02-2012 18:32
just to add...
The acess point is connecting to the superhub, when only the superhub wireless you I can get into the acess point GUI by going to 192.168.0.254, the router is on 192.168.0.1 both can ping to and from each other so is 100% connected ok but as soon as you try to access anything else than the superhub when connect via ethernet to the access point it just times out.
Also the acess point cannot ping or connect to anything else on the network than the superhub so it must be blocking it for some reason?
on 04-02-2012 18:34
sorry i lied the AP can ping anything on the network and get a response but cannot connect the the internet?
Am i missing something really easy!
04-02-2012 19:40 - edited 04-02-2012 19:42
dont know that AP - but have just done one for my daughter - it worked first time - what i did was
super hub set up as standard - couple of wired connections and wireless working - AP upstairs on wired connection - obviously - no order to connections into superhub - just as cables came to hand - i did not try anything clever or special - super hub has its own ssid and password - i changed them from standard - AP has its own ssid and password - so effectivly i have 2 wireless networks - just choose the strongest signal wherever they are in the house
simple and it works - AP was from a previous setup - i did not even power it down - just took out the old modem and router - connected the super hub - had it activated and pluggeg in AP - if you have tried that then dont know - but i think the answer is keep it simple
i assume you have tried a wired connection direct to the super hub - just to check there is in fact a connection to the internet
on 04-02-2012 20:04
on 04-02-2012 20:35
i'm confused - you hava an AP upstairs - thats all it is an AP you cannot wire into it from another computer - its just a wireless point - if you want to extend the network upstairs buy a 4 point switch to connect into the cable that is going to the AP then connect the AP to the switch and any other computers to the spare ports on the switch
thats if i have understood you