I need some serious help because this is making me crazy. I have read a hundred different "guides", but to no avail.
My Sky SR101 router is my main router in my house. However, there is a Wifi deadspot in an upstairs room that I need covered. I already have a Cat5 cable going from the SR101 to the upstairs room ready for a wired connection, but I need wireless coverage instead.
What I am attempting to do is place a wireless access point there, using a Tenda W311R+ connected to the SR101 through that Cat5 cable.
LAN IP: 192.168.0.1
DHCP range: 22.214.171.124 - 192.168.0.254
I connected the Tenda W311R+ to a laptop that had no other internet connection, updated the firmware to the latest version, then changed its LAN IP to 192.168.0.2 and disabled the DHCP server, ensuring the security settings are the same and UPnP is disabled. I kept the SSID different so I could know which connection was being made on each device.
After connecting the W311R+ to the SR101 via the Cat5, I power cycled both routers. Devices can see the W311R+ as broadcasting a signal, but they cannot connect to it - it won't even get to the stage of asking for a network key in order to complete the connection.
I connected a laptop with a cable to the Tenda router, logged into the admin to see if the settings were as I had left them (which they were), and tried pinging the Sky router while the Tenda was still connected to the Sky router, but it would not go through.
The LAN ports on the Tenda recognise the connection from the Sky router, as the LED light blinks rapidly. The WAN port on the Tenda is empty.
Why isn't this working? All guides say the same thing.
Please help me.