How to Use a WRT320N as an Access Point

by Jedadiah Casey

The Linksys WRT320N is a midrange router produced by Cisco. The WRT320N is designed for homes and small business that wish to share an Internet connection, such as cable or DSL, among multiple computers within the premises. The WRT320N supports wireless networking using the 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n standards. The 802.11n support includes both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, though not simultaneously. You can use the WRT320N as an access point instead of a router by disabling its internal DHCP server through the Web-based configuration interface.

Open a Web browser, and type "192.168.1.1" without quotes into the address bar. Press "Enter."

Leave the username field blank, and type "admin" without quotes for the password. Press "Enter."

Click "Disabled" under "DHCP Server."

Press "Save Settings" to apply the changes.

About the Author

Jedadiah Casey started writing professionally in 2007, with articles published in "The Flagler Times" newspaper. He has more than 20 years of experience with computers and networking. Casey holds a Bachelor of Science in information systems from the University of Central Florida, as well as professional industry certifications.