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Set Up and Connect the Access Point to Your Router or
DHCP Server
The access point functions as a WiFi access point and LAN switch for Internet access but does not provide
routing services such as NAT and does not include a DHCP server. Basically, the access point functions
as a bridge between your existing router and the access point’s LAN and WiFi clients, which receive an IP
address from or through the router.
The easiest way to set up and start using the access point is to connect it to your router. If your network
includes an independent DHCP server, connect the access point to a switch or hub that is connected to the
DHCP server.
Do not directly connect the access point to your DSL or cable modem.Note
By default, the DHCP client of the access point is enabled, so the access point receives an IP address from
your router (almost any router functions as a DHCP server) or from a DHCP server in your network.
Figure 5. Connect the access point to a router
To connect the access point to a router (or switch or hub that is connected to a DHCP
server):
1. Connect the Ethernet cable that came in the package to one of the access point’s Ethernet ports.
You can use any of the four LAN ports on the access point.
2. Connect the other end of the cable to a LAN port on your router (or switch or hub that is connected to
a DHCP server).
3. Power on the access point.
The Power LED lights solid green. If the Power LED does not light, press the Power On/Off button.
Wait for the WiFi LED to light solid green. If the WiFi LED does not light, press the WiFi On/Off
button.
4. Log in to the access point by using one of the methods that are described in Connect and Log In to the
Access Point for Initial Configuration on page 12.
Install and Access the Access Point in Your Network
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802.11ac Wireless Access Point Model WAC104
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