This is my first adventure with OpenWRT and this is my first problem I am facing.
I have an Access Point TP-Link RE200 v2 and I would like to know if I can configure it to work as a router.
I would connect the internet to the LAN port from the ISP (it would be the WAN port).
The internet would be available only on WiFi 2.4 and 5 GHz.
Can it be done?
put the port in the wan zone.
But once you do, you won't be able to communicate with the device using wire, only via wifi.
Be aware the LAN port is only 10/100, if your internet is faster than this you would be better off with a different device.
for accessing device if wifi fails...
keep config backed up and you can just reset router (hold reset for 10s) then reconfigure.
Or, allow ssh to wan eth0 port. Not great since it exposes ssh service to wan. Also if using dhcp would need to provide dhcp server on something like laptop to connect.
# this worked for me on re220 w/ 22.03.0-rc4 #Configure wireless AP and connect to it. Something like. uci set wireless.radio0.disabled='0' uci set wireless.default_radio0.ssid="pick-ssid" uci set wireless.default_radio0.key="pick-key" uci set wireless.default_radio0.disabled='0' uci set wireless.default_radio0.encryption="psk2" uci commit wireless wifi down wifi up #after connecting to wifi, edit the br-lan device remove eth0, then add to wan uci del network.@device.ports uci add network device uci set network.@device[-1].name='eth0' uci set network.wan=interface uci set network.wan.proto='dhcp' uci set network.wan.device='eth0' uci commit network /etc/init.d/network restart