Convert D-Link DWL-2100AP To Router By Enabling DHCP Server

So far I have written many articles about different uses of D-Link DWL-2100AP. When DWL-2100AP becomes a router we must tell the IP range, default gateway address, subnet mask etc. By default  DWL-2100AP acts as a wireless AP and it does not assign IP addresses to computers connected to it by its own DHCP server but when we convert DWL-2100AP into a router, it must provide IP addresses to devices connected to it. This tutorial explains how to convert D-Link DWL-2100AP into a wireless router by activating the DHCP function.

Setup DWL-2100AP As Wireless Router

To enable routing feature in DWL-2100AP, follow the steps below.

  1. Access D-Link DWL-2100AP

    Use to access the DWL-2100AP setup page.

    How to convert Wireless Access Point to Wireless Router

    Enter the user name and password when it prompt.

    Default username: admin
    Default password: leave it blank

  2. Enable Routing in DWL-2100AP

    It is important to enable the DHCP server to convert DWL-2100AP into a wireless router.
    To enable the DHCP server and convert the Access Point to Wireless Router click on Advanced tab.

  3. On the Advanced Page, click on DHCP Server and enable it.
    How to change Wireless Access Pint to Wireless Router

  4. Enter the following details:

    IP Assigned From :

    The Range of Pool (1-255): 50

    SubnetMask :

    Enable DHCP server in a Wireless Access Point

    Click Apply to save settings.

Points to Remember

  • When we set the range of IP pool on DWL-2100AP, it will assign IP addresses to devices starting from to next 50 addresses because the starting IP address is mentioned as

  • Here we have assigned the default gateway address as

  • Here DWL-2100AP provides Class C IP address to devices connected to it because the subnet mask is

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