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ENH 500 Access Point and Client Bridge

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I had and ENH 500 set up as an access point under the default IP 192.168.1.1, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and the default gate way was 192.168.1.1.  The client bridge in another building with IP cameras connected to it was set up 192.168.0.3 subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and the default gateway was 192.168.0.1 (my router).  Everything worked great until we put internet in the building with the AP and connected it to our router.  Since the internet has been plugged in I cannot get the AP to work.  The internet also has the 192.168.1.1 IP address causing a conflict.  I logged into the AP by changing the settings on my laptop per the instruction manual, but cannot get my router to see the AP with the new information.  I changed the AP's IP address to 192.168.0.33 subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 and the default gateway to 192.168.0.1.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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If your AP and your Gateway have the same IP, it will cause a conflict.  The AP should be a different IP address, i.e. 192.168.1.2 or any other unused address available on the router.  You'll have to change it manually through the ENH500 UI, by connecting it directly to your computer through the POE injector.  You will also have to give your computer a temporary static IP address on the same subnet to allow it and the AP to communicate.  However, it sounds as if you are trying to bridge to separate, discrete networks together.  If all the devices are not on the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.xxx or 192.168.1.xxx, they will not communicate across the bridge. One side will see the network on its side and up to the bridge device on its side, and the other side will see its respective buildings network and up to the bridge on its side.  Think of the bridge as a long distance Ethernet wire.  It doesn't change any properties of your network, it simply sends it out over a wireless signal. 

It also seems as if  you are trying to do two separate things, is your ENH500 an AP or a bridge?  It can handle both sides of the traffic, the mode has to be set correctly. 

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