Configuring a Cisco 881W with DHCP
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I just wrote up a long page about how I configured a Cisco 881W router to fetch an external DHCP address from my Internet provider, serve internal DHCP to my clients, and set up a wireless network with WPA encryption.

I have seen nothing else like this guide on the Internet, probably because Cisco consultants jealously guard their secrets to justify their extremely high hourly rates. Time for a change…


5 Responses to “Configuring a Cisco 881W with DHCP”

  1. Brian says:

    I have purchased a Cisco 881w and have spend 3 days trying to get the darn thing to see the internet. I have searched the internet and Cisco for answers on setup and wireless and can not seem to find solid answers or the correct documentation to point me in the correct direction for a resolution. Could you please assist??


  2. Scurvy Jake says:

    I'm no Cisco-pro, but you should be able to follow the page I wrote up on getting the 881w up and running. Good luck searching Cisco's site, to me it's epically unusable.

  3. Charles says:

    I used this guide and had my 881W wireless up and running within a few hours. I'm still trying to figure out why my LAN is not allowing me to access the Internet. I can see and access the WiFi but am only getting 54Mbps while I'm getting 130Mbps with my D-Link. What do I need to do to get Wireless N data rate?



  4. Robert says:

    This is my go to doc.
    It hits all the sticky points I've run into in setting one of these up.

  5. Scurvy Jake says:

    Thanks Robert! I'm glad it has helped!

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