Using a router as access point. It shows full bars on my phone but cannot obtain an IP address.?

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I tried forgetting it and reconnecting with the same result.
My phone connects to the internet fine when I am within range of my main router, but when I go to use when only in range of the access point router it cannot connect.

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Opsie:
How is the Access Point Router connected to the main Router?

To use the second router as an access point, you must do the following:

1) Set the AP on an unused address from the main router's subnet that is outside the main router's DHCP address pool. This will allow you to log on to the AP to change its settings.

2) Turn off the DHCP service in the AP. This is essential. The DHCP service in the main router serves the whole network including devices connected to the AP.

3) Connect the AP to the main router PC/LAN port to PC/LAN port. You might need a cross-over cable but try a normal Ethernet cable first.

It should work in this configuration.

V. Perkins:
Possible 2nd router configuration error…

– How is the 2nd router (R2) connected to the main router (R1)? Are they (hopefully) LAN port-to-LAN port? Or did you use R2's WAN port?

– Did you give R2 a static IP that's in the same network as R1?
– Also, did you turn off R2's DHCP server so that R1 could do all DHCP assignments?

– Tell us R1's IP and subnet mask info:
– Tell us R2's IP and subnet mask info:

Bell:
The problem then is not with the router, but with the ISP. See if any other device can pick up something.
Libraryanna:
The problem then is not with the router, but with the ISP. See if any other device can pick up something.

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