I've acquired mAP lite with specific purpose in mind, and made some progress, but also experienced some issues. Would like to ask for some help with these issues.
What I have:
- Wireless local network
- Printer with LAN support
- mAP lite
What I originally wanted:
- To connect the printer to wireless network through mAP lite.
(I'm testing it with a laptop instead of a printer during the process)
What I've tried and done so far:
First, I've followed an advice to just use Quick Set - change to CPE mode, choose WLAN to connect to, switch to get IP from WLAN, and enable "Bridge all LAN ports". This led me to issue: the device I connect to LAN port of mAP lite didn't get IP address from my WLAN, but it got it from mAP lite (192.168.88.x), which I don't need. After looking for solutions, I've made the following changes:
* On bridge, I've changed protocol mode to none, from RSTP.
* On DHCP servers, I've removed the default DHCP server (192.168.88.x).
That seemed to work.
But I've noticed 2 issues:
- On my main WLAN router, I could see that both laptop (connected to LAN on mAP lite) and mAP lite had the same MAC address - the one owned by mAP lite. I need them to be at least different, if not fully proper.
- Speedtest showed horrible speed performance: ~1 Mbps. If I connect laptop to my main WLAN instead, I'd get no less than 20 Mbps.
I'd like to solve these issues. And get a better recommendation on how to setup a device for my needs, faster and properly. I'd need to connect about 10 printers the same way.
What I'd like to achieve now with a single mAP lite, ideally:
1. Force the sole device connected to the sole LAN port to connect to WLAN.
2. Make sure the mentioned issues are not happening.
3. I'd like mAP lite to not use any IP address from WLAN address pool. At the moment, I'm not sure how this can be achieved, if possible at all. Maybe it can just not request a separate IP address for itself, or maybe it can fully mask itself and act in place of the connected LAN device.