Newer member here, learning more before I set up a WAP for a neighbor on his third floor to eliminate connectivity probs. He already is running a LAN: Comcast modem > Linksys router > one WG602 WAP (on 1st floor). As I recall the existing WAP is setup with a static IP and access is limited via MAC ID of household laptops.
I know all this because someone smarter than me set it all up.
Now I need to add an identical WAP on an unused node of the LAN. Worried that I am going to make a simple task into a big problem (a skill of mine)so I want to walk through it in advance.
Questions: How do I determine an appropriate static IP address? I think I can find the ip address of the dhcp server by Command Prompt / RUN / ipconfig... right?
Should I set security settings if access control will limit use to specific MAC id's?
Should all access and security settings be completed before changing IP address etc? Seems like when I did this before I got booted out of the WAP setup menu as soon as I applied the new IP address information.
I would assume that the ip address of the second WAP need to be different from the first.
Other than IP address will I need any other information from the first WAP to set up the second WAP?
Any additional suggestions and "what not to do's" would be appreciated.
Referral to an existing thread welcome!