I have a Dlink 624 wireless router that I used where I used to live. Where I moved there was a wired ethernet system, with ethernet to my part of the house, but I wanted wireless without having to change out the wired router, add extenders etc. Seemed to me that a wireless router should be able to act as a simple access point, but for the life of me I couldn't configure out
how to make it work. I also didn't want to buy a dedicated access point which for supply and demand reasons are more expensive than routers in general, and certainly more expensive than using the router I already own that was going unused. The site linked below explained it both intelligibly and accurately. It's working beautifully now. Changed two settings on the router (disable DHCP, change the router name to be on the wired router's system), and, this little magic trick: connect the ethernet to one of the OUTPUT LAN ports of the wireless router, rather than the WAN port normally used for ethernet connection input.
Now I can sleep again as I can stop puzzling and tinkering over this, can stop alternating between "borrowing" wireless access from neighbors and stringing a 25 foot ethernet cable around my quarters, can return the 80 dollar wireless access point to Best Buy. I love returning things to Best Buy because I don't need them rather than because I can't get them to work.
Here's the link: Turn wireless router into wireless access point
P.S. THis is my first post, so Hi everbody.