I have a GL.iNet GL-AR300M16-Ext Mini and in router mode the IP ranges it assigned default to 192.168.8.1 - xxx, I have a cable connected to the WAN port.
My main Asus wifi router uses the 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.255 range for LAN and wifi devices.
The problem I am having is that the devices connected to the Asus cannot see/talk to the devices connected to the AR300M (i.e. my wired PC) but the other way around seems to work, from the 192.168.8.x devices talking to the 192.168.0.x devices.
One easy way would be to set the AR300M to AP mode (I have two Asus router in AP mode like this) but it still assigns 192.168.8.x IPs and if I try to change that to 192.168.0.1 address it says conflict.
The repeater mode doesn’t work as the signal from the Asus is too weak.
How can I have two Asus wifi routers in AP mode and they work just fine with the 192.168.0.x range but the AR300M does not?
In Router Network Mode, the GL-AR300M16 firewall blocks WAN-to-LAN traffic, but allows LAN-to-WAN traffic.
The GL-AR300M16 should work in Access Point Network Mode for your use case. Is IP address 192.168.0.1 already used by your Asus main router or other existing network device? You can let DHCP assign an unused IP address to the GL-AR300M16.
I do not work for and I am not directly associated with GL.iNet
Yes that is what I have tried, the IP assignment is DHCP and the AR300M picks up the 192.168.0.100 address but any devices connected to the AP still get a 192.168.8.xxx IP and I did assume it would get 192.168.0.xxx