I am trying to set up my Linksys E1200 as a wireless/wired access point on my home network. My main modem/router is SMC Networks SMC8014WN and my main PC is connected to it by cable and everything works fine.
Main router Settings:
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
To set up the E1200 as an access point I changed its IP to 192.168.0.254 which is outside the DHCP range of the 'home' router. I disabled dhcp on the E1200 and set the SSID to the same as home router, with same password, and set to channel 11. I connected an ethernet cable from port 2 of the main router to port 4 of the E1200. That was based off everything I could find online and it seemed to work for everyone else but it didn't work for me. When I connect with a cable to the E1200 I can access its settings just fine but I can't connect to the internet. I get a DNS Lookup Failed error when trying to go to a website. If I try to do a tracert from my PC connected to the home router to 192.168.0.254 i get destination host unreachable.
I'm now at the limits of my networking knowledge, so any help would be appreciated!