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Old 20-12-2017, 08:33 AM   #16
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U can try download fing on ur phone. Connect ur phone via wifi. U can see the ip of every device connected.

I suggest u to have a look see wad device is connected, go to router 1, LAN(normally there) and setup static IP for ur router 2. So that u wont constantly need to scan to search for your router 2
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Old 20-12-2017, 01:22 PM   #17
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If you can access the internet then the 868 router IP is 192.168.0.103

As you had read that link, 868 assigned IP is auto after connecting to the main router.

The other method to know this 868 IP is using phone Home WiFi Alert App.
Turn on the Location setting and do a scan near the router.
It will show the Router IP, and any other devices IP nearby.

Should have inform you to use this method to get the 868 Router IP, as much accurate.



Regarding the your previous post on the setting.



As comparing to mine 868 setting, 2 of the settings you disable are incorrect.

Enable DHCP Server = leave it as checked
Enable UPnP IGD = leave it as checked

Router IP Address = 192.168.100.1
Somehow this is mine 868 Router IP.

But the main router setting status show a different IP for 868 ...
As this is new and odd to me as not in this way before i reset the router recently...
Yes had same settings as you mentioned.

I think I can only give up and revert back to old arrangement (swap back the routers). I wanted to test if the newer router (868L) would produce better performance (I believed up to 450Mbps on 2.4GHz band compared to 300 on the 850L). Since 1Gbps internet connection limited to 80Mbps WiFi is quite sad.

But the fact that two different manuals (as well as your help) to set up the 868 as an access point all failed after two days of trying. I guess my only options are:

-give up, revert back to old slower arrangement
-get some expert to physically come to my home to diagnose
-replace both routers with a much better high end model

Thanks for your help, but I think Iíll use option 1 for now, unless I can get my landlord to consider option 3 or something haha. Maybe Iíll try again in the future if I see another thread with a person with similar problem
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Old 20-12-2017, 03:27 PM   #18
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Yes had same settings as you mentioned.

I think I can only give up and revert back to old arrangement (swap back the routers). I wanted to test if the newer router (868L) would produce better performance (I believed up to 450Mbps on 2.4GHz band compared to 300 on the 850L). Since 1Gbps internet connection limited to 80Mbps WiFi is quite sad.

But the fact that two different manuals (as well as your help) to set up the 868 as an access point all failed after two days of trying. I guess my only options are:

-give up, revert back to old slower arrangement
-get some expert to physically come to my home to diagnose
-replace both routers with a much better high end model

Thanks for your help, but I think I’ll use option 1 for now, unless I can get my landlord to consider option 3 or something haha. Maybe I’ll try again in the future if I see another thread with a person with similar problem
I see.
A tenant with not much support from landlord.
And to use a better router in your room.

850 is not a good router.

You may consider a resale routers widely on sale.
Most sellers sell spare routers due to recontract offer free.
Some are below $100
And even 868 can cost much cheaper.
Mine 2 868L routers are 2+ yrs and still good as on 24/7.

Checkout at this main forum:
Marketplace
Where many selling routers..
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Old 21-12-2017, 11:13 PM   #19
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Some where from this thread advising thread starter to connect 2nd router's WAN port to the main Router LAN port. This setup will make devices on second router can't see the main Router devices.

Connection
ONT ->LAN to main router WAN port ->main router LAN port -> LAN port to 2nd router.


A good practice

Main Router, settings
1. DHCP server,
2. assign a range of IP address for DHCP allocation,try reserving a small range of addresses from Static IP usage.
Example DHCP start 192.168.1.100 to 254 , this will reserve address below 100 for static IP use.
Subnet mask:255.255.255.0
Ip address :192.168.1.1( this serves as gateway )

Second router setup,
1. Turn off DHCP server,
2 . Set this Router to use static IP from LAN setup
Example:
ip address:192.168.1.10 (make sure main Router DHCP exclude allocation of this IP address)
Gateway:192.168.1.1
Same subnet mask as main router.

3. Disable all security since the main Router already doing this job, double security is redundant and slowing things down.

Note: you need to think of a way to configure the 2nd Router with above settings . The best is reset router to default, isolate the Router from internet, just connect a notebook over through LAN to this Router, from notebook, click on LAN properties to find the router ip address (user manual usually will tell you what is the default ip). Open your browser and type the router ip address in, from the WEB GUI , configure the 2nd Router and save the settings.



After setup complete, one can go back to the 2nd router to customize the wifi settings properly.

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Old 23-12-2017, 02:28 AM   #20
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Some where from this thread advising thread starter to connect 2nd router's WAN port to the main Router LAN port. This setup will make devices on second router can't see the main Router devices.

Connection
ONT ->LAN to main router WAN port ->main router LAN port -> LAN port to 2nd router.


A good practice

Main Router, settings
1. DHCP server,
2. assign a range of IP address for DHCP allocation,try reserving a small range of addresses from Static IP usage.
Example DHCP start 192.168.1.100 to 254 , this will reserve address below 100 for static IP use.
Subnet mask:255.255.255.0
Ip address :192.168.1.1( this serves as gateway )

Second router setup,
1. Turn off DHCP server,
2 . Set this Router to use static IP from LAN setup
Example:
ip address:192.168.1.10 (make sure main Router DHCP exclude allocation of this IP address)
Gateway:192.168.1.1
Same subnet mask as main router.

3. Disable all security since the main Router already doing this job, double security is redundant and slowing things down.

Note: you need to think of a way to configure the 2nd Router with above settings . The best is reset router to default, isolate the Router from internet, just connect a notebook over through LAN to this Router, from notebook, click on LAN properties to find the router ip address (user manual usually will tell you what is the default ip). Open your browser and type the router ip address in, from the WEB GUI , configure the 2nd Router and save the settings.



After setup complete, one can go back to the 2nd router to customize the wifi settings properly.

Sent from Google PIXEL C using GAGT

I tried some time ago to set the second router up as static, but problem is I also need to specify the Primary DNS. This is mandatory for 868 (but wasn't for the 850 hence why that one was so easy to configure by just doing static IP + disable DHCP). I tried using the same as Default Gateway as the Primary DNS but this didn't work. Also tried other addresses, like opening up the GUI for the 850 and copying the Primary DNS I saw but that didn't work either ( i think it wouldn't recognise it or something)
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Old 27-12-2017, 07:38 AM   #21
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I tried some time ago...
As an update, since I have the access point in my room (regardless of which router I use), and that I donít really move my laptop around, Iíve managed to find a spare old long Ethernet cable and just physically connect everything and hide the remaining wire under my bed. Makes a decent workaround that I forgot to consider

Itís interesting how my laptop seems to only accept half Gbps speed. Might be an issue with the laptop itself rather than that Ethernet cable since I also tried the newer cable from different machine that had the full Gbps connection and still got 50% throttled.

Well anyway 500Mbps is better than 80Mbps haha. Just a small sacrifice to keep it physically connected
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Old 27-12-2017, 05:36 PM   #22
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You need to learn the right concept instead of blindly following procedure to key in information.

Get to know when there will have conflict

-Only 1 Router taking care of Internet gateway
-Only 1 DHCP Server within the subnet
-Secondary router set to Bridge/AP should use static IP address within the same subnet of 1st router.

Understand the fundamental
-what is Router Mode ?
Serve as internet gateway to map Internal IP address to the main router external IP address.

-what is Access Point/Bridge
=>Only doing traffic forwarding job,

Below configuration only works for Internet connection without Vlan Settings.
Router is default with No Vlan profile .

1st Router Configuration
1. Master Reset Router to a known State.
-> Router Mode.
-> Default IP for Dlink router , 192.168.0.1

2.Change DHCP Address allocation .
Change it to start DHCP Allocation from 192.168.0.100 and up
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

DNS: default
Gateway:default

Save the settings .



Conflict on 2nd router.
  • =>Must configure it as Access Point so that it stops to carry out Router duty..doing the IP Address Translation ( NAT)
  • => Must turn off DHCP Server ( Very important ), there should have only ONE DHCP server per subnet . Having 2 will create network conflict

To avoid conflict of settings. Isolate the 1st router from 2nd router during configuration.

2nd router configuration.2nd Router (let's call it Router-B)
1) 2nd Router as Standalone unit ( No connection between Main router to secondary router).
2) Master Reset 2nd Router to a known state.
=>Revert to Router mode.

3) Refer to Router's manual to know the router admin page IP address and default password.
4) Connect a computer to the LAN port of 2nd Router.
-Computer Ethernet adapter to use DHCP Settings ,this is to allow seamless connection between computer and 2nd Router.

5) Access to the 2nd Router
How to find Router's IP Address
-Refer to the router's user manual to know the default IP address/From Router's label usually has this information
Or
From the Notebook..Run "cmd" , then issue "Ipconfig "
This will list the gateway IP Address ,Gateway is your Router IP Address
Or
Click on Property page of Ethernet Adapter to know the Gateway IP Address .

Dlink Router mostly using 192.168.0.1 as default IP Address

6) From Within the 2nd Router Web Server page/Admin page
-From LAN Setup Tab.
- Turn Off DHCP Server from Lan setup page
- Set Router IP address to use Static IP Address.
=> The IP Address must be within the same subnet as 1st Router.
Example
First Router IP Address :192.168.0.1
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

2nd Router Static IP Address Configuration

Static IP Address :192.168.0.50 (make sure main Router DHCP does not use this IP Address.), IP last octet @ .50 is a safe figure unless you
have more than 50 devices.
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: <Main Router 's IP Address> 192.168.0.1 for this case
DNS : <1st Router IP address > or you can use 8.8.8.8 (Google DNS Server)
if you have 2 DNS settings, use 1st Router IP and 8.8.8.8

7.2nd Router Wireless Settings
Change the SSID name to suit your needs.
I would purposely set a unique SSID for 2nd router to differentiate between 1st Router Wireless SSID name for ease of troubleshooting.


Save the settings of 2nd Router.

Complete hardware connections.
1. 1st router WAN port connect to ONT
1. Connect 2nd Router LAN port to 1st router LAN port with Ethernet cable.

-Make Sure not to use IPTV dedicated LAN Port of 1st Router
2. Connect notebook over to 2nd Router LAN Port. YOu should have internet connection.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:26 PM   #23
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You need to learn the right concept instead of blindly following procedure to key in information.

Get to know when there will have conflict

-Only 1 Router taking care of Internet gateway
-Only 1 DHCP Server within the subnet
-Secondary router set to Bridge/AP should use static IP address within the same subnet of 1st router.

Understand the fundamental
-what is Router Mode ?
Serve as internet gateway to map Internal IP address to the main router external IP address.

-what is Access Point/Bridge
=>Only doing traffic forwarding job,

Below configuration only works for Internet connection without Vlan Settings.
Router is default with No Vlan profile .

1st Router Configuration
1. Master Reset Router to a known State.
-> Router Mode.
-> Default IP for Dlink router , 192.168.0.1

2.Change DHCP Address allocation .
Change it to start DHCP Allocation from 192.168.0.100 and up
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

DNS: default
Gateway:default

Save the settings .



Conflict on 2nd router.
  • =>Must configure it as Access Point so that it stops to carry out Router duty..doing the IP Address Translation ( NAT)
  • => Must turn off DHCP Server ( Very important ), there should have only ONE DHCP server per subnet . Having 2 will create network conflict

To avoid conflict of settings. Isolate the 1st router from 2nd router during configuration.

2nd router configuration.2nd Router (let's call it Router-B)
1) 2nd Router as Standalone unit ( No connection between Main router to secondary router).
2) Master Reset 2nd Router to a known state.
=>Revert to Router mode.

3) Refer to Router's manual to know the router admin page IP address and default password.
4) Connect a computer to the LAN port of 2nd Router.
-Computer Ethernet adapter to use DHCP Settings ,this is to allow seamless connection between computer and 2nd Router.

5) Access to the 2nd Router
How to find Router's IP Address
-Refer to the router's user manual to know the default IP address/From Router's label usually has this information
Or
From the Notebook..Run "cmd" , then issue "Ipconfig "
This will list the gateway IP Address ,Gateway is your Router IP Address
Or
Click on Property page of Ethernet Adapter to know the Gateway IP Address .

Dlink Router mostly using 192.168.0.1 as default IP Address

6) From Within the 2nd Router Web Server page/Admin page
-From LAN Setup Tab.
- Turn Off DHCP Server from Lan setup page
- Set Router IP address to use Static IP Address.
=> The IP Address must be within the same subnet as 1st Router.
Example
First Router IP Address :192.168.0.1
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

2nd Router Static IP Address Configuration

Static IP Address :192.168.0.50 (make sure main Router DHCP does not use this IP Address.), IP last octet @ .50 is a safe figure unless you
have more than 50 devices.
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: <Main Router 's IP Address> 192.168.0.1 for this case
DNS : <1st Router IP address > or you can use 8.8.8.8 (Google DNS Server)
if you have 2 DNS settings, use 1st Router IP and 8.8.8.8

7.2nd Router Wireless Settings
Change the SSID name to suit your needs.
I would purposely set a unique SSID for 2nd router to differentiate between 1st Router Wireless SSID name for ease of troubleshooting.


Save the settings of 2nd Router.

Complete hardware connections.
1. 1st router WAN port connect to ONT
1. Connect 2nd Router LAN port to 1st router LAN port with Ethernet cable.

-Make Sure not to use IPTV dedicated LAN Port of 1st Router
2. Connect notebook over to 2nd Router LAN Port. YOu should have internet connection.
Having the same issue.. tried above steps but no luck. Seems the router doesn't give an IP after changing to wirelesa AP. I can't even log in into the router using the default ip 192.168.0.50. Router is updated to the latest firmware.
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Old 15-02-2019, 08:58 AM   #24
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what is the IP of main router?
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Old 15-02-2019, 09:12 PM   #25
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Having the same issue.. tried above steps but no luck. Seems the router doesn't give an IP after changing to wirelesa AP. I can't even log in into the router using the default ip 192.168.0.50. Router is updated to the latest firmware.
-when you first configure the 868l as AP, it will have an ip address of 192.168.0.50

-upon connection to the main router, unless you reserve an IP address of your AP in the main router, it will get random ip address from the DHCP pool.

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