There's no specific reason why we suggest our customers to use the .254, but since the range of it is from 1 - 255, we suggest to use the .254 to be the IP address of an access point.
Based on the screenshot of the DHCP server, its status is still Enabled. This needs to be disabled.
Are you trying to connect the TP-Link to your Netgear directly? Or are you using a switch in between them?
As I understand when you switch of DHCP Server off you are forced to use DHCP Relay which leaves DHCP enabled.
I will try again when I get home, but can you tel me am i suppose to take 1 output from a switch port of the D7000 and connect to the Vr1600 WAN or LAN port???
Reset back to factory default, switched off NAT, changed to 192.168.0.254, chaged to dynamic IP, switched off VLan, changed Wireless SSID on 5G, changed the 5G channel and password and finaly disabled DHCP.
And still doesnt work.
If I connect my lap top to one of the other ports on the VR1600 I can ping 192.168.0.1 and I can browse the web.
BUT when I connect to the 5G of the VR1600 I CANT access internet or PING 192.168.0.1.
So currently, the internet only works via LAN connection and not via Wireless, is that right?
Could you check if what IP address you're getting while connected via WiFi? Run IPconfig on your Laptop to get this.
I can only get internet via Lan connection not via Wireless Connection.
The IP address i'm getting si there on the screen grab at the bottom: 192.168.0.57.
(Have a look at the previous attachement)