How to setup wireless router with Digitel Internet Connection
Here’s how to setup a wireless router or an access point with your Digitel internet connection. Although i mention Digitel specifically, it doesn’t mean that this guide will only work on Digitel internet connection. This guide will also work on other internet providers as long as the CPE (client premise equipment) they have provided is setup to provide IP address to your local network, in short, it acts as a DHCP server. I used TP-Link TL-WR541G for this guide but other wireless router will work as well.
Note: This guide will not going to cover the wireless security setup.
So here’s what will happen. We are going to cascade only your wireless router, meaning we will only use the LAN ports to connect your ADSL modem router to the wireless router. To achieve this, follow the guide below.
First, let’s configure your TP-Link TL-WR541G wireless router, login to your wireless router’s setup page which is http://192.168.1.1 by default and use admin for both username and password when prompted.
Once logged in, click on DHCP on the left side menu, under the DHCP server, click disable and click Save. The reason why we disabled the wireless router’s DHCP server is that we will be using the ProLink ADSL modem/router’s DHCP server which is active already.
Now, on the left menu, click on Network->LAN and change the IP address from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.2.1 and click Save. This is to avoid an IP address conflict since the Prolink ADSL mode/router used the same ip address as the TL-WR541G (just like the Linksys WRT54GC wireless router).
Turn off/on your TL-WR541G wireless router to have reload it with the changes we made.
Now that the TL-WR541G wireless router is configured, it’s time to connect it to the ProLink 9200AR Modem/Router. Plug the network cable from your ADSL modem/router to the LAN port 1 of your TP-Link TL-WR541G wireless router. Get another cable and plug it to the LAN port 2 of your TP-Link TL-WR541G wireless router to your desktop or laptop’s LAN port.
That’s all about it,you can now connect to your wireless router (setup as AP) to browse the internet.