Using a LONGSHINE LCS-WA5-45 as a WiFi-Client

TL;DR: note to self - how to use a cheap access point to connect very old hardware to the LAN.

In order to add my trusty old Lexmark E312e to the network, I am using an used AXIS 5600+. As I do not want to lay network cabeling across the flat, I am also pressing an old Longshine LCS-WA5-45 into service to act as a WiFi client, connecting the Axis box to the Wifi.

Setting up the WA5-45 is quite simple:
  1. Set the switch on the back of the LCS-WA5-45 (AP) to „client” and press the „reset” button for aprox. 10 seconds to reset the AP to factory settings
  2. Set your computer to a static IP-address of, for example,, connect it to the AP and open in the browser, login with „admin/admin”
  3. Switch to „System Managment / LAN-Interfaces-Setup” and enter a free IP of your main LAN (e.g. Keep DHCP on disabled. Apply changes.
  4. As the AP now listens on the new IP, we have to switch our computer to the new IP-Range (e.g. and open the administrative interface of the AP at the new address in the browser (
  5. Navigate to „Security” inthe AP browser interface, set the security parameters (hopefully WPA2 with AES?) and enter your WiFi password. Apply and wait until the AP rebooted
  6. Now navigate to „Basic-Settings” and press the „Show Site-Survey” button. Refresh until your WiFi SSID is displayed. Select it and press „Connect” (I had to do this several times). Your SSID should now show up in the „Basic-Settingss. Apply, reboot and connect the AP to the Axis box.
  7. All done. :)

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