How to upgrade your Wi-Fi Network

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Network schema for an 802.11n wireless network upgrade

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Network schema for an 802.11n wireless network upgrade

If all goes well, the router's IP address remains at its existing address (192.168.1.1 in my set-up). This is your internet gateway, so other devices on your Wi-Fi can still use it to gain internet access. The DAP-1522 802.11n wireless access point is on the same network (192.168.1.2 in my setup). Now your devices should connect automatically via the router to your 802.11n wireless access point.

In theory, the procedure described should work with other 802.11n wireless access points and routers. However, the IP addresses of the management console will be different, as will the subnet used for your Wi-Fi network.

This diagram shows what my finished network looks like.

 

Devices that comply with the 802.11n standard are designed to allow you to access super-fast wireless networking at home or in the office to support video conferencing, Skype, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and access your music, video and pictures from a media server without any loss in quality. Here's how you upgrade an 802.11b and 802.11g network.

Here, Cliff Saran explains how to upgrade to a 802.11n network from his own experience, using a D-link DAP-1522 Xtreme N Duo device.

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