Hello! I am new user these forums, also new by OpenWRT (basic programming/networking knowledge) and I would like to get some help here - actually 2 questions, would appreciate Your help much:
I have TL-WA850RE, I flashed it with OpenWRT - Luci from this website because I wanted to use my Extender as a repeater for WPA2 Enterprise-based network I have at home and have normally access to. I flashed the WA850RE through wifi (although not recommended), access to Luci is working fine through wifi except more complex commands (then the Extender freezes and needs to be restarted to default settings! That is why I need and want to connect through the LAN cable to the TP-Link Extender, i guess then it will not freeze anymore, am I right? The Browser just does not connect to Luci with wifi turned off, Browser says cannot reach connection - in network settings it says unidentified connection.
On Youtube I found this video with what I exactly needed to repeat the signal to my whole flat, I tried to follow all the steps that are there, almost all of them worked - upload of wpad supplicant by winscp, ssh through putty, but when i try to get back in Luci to set and join the wifi connection to the Network I need in webUI, and click "Save changes & Apply" the device freezes...I think it is a more complex command (13 new changes at once) that is why I think it does not come to operational state anymore and needs to be reset.
Just to add, I have an older Windows Laptop through which I can access the Extender via Luci or other ways only through wifi, i cannot access the Extender via Ethernet cable plugged in to the device; i also tried creating mobile hotspot (mHotspot/Connectify) and share this network - I guess it has an older wifi device - Qualcomm Atheros (i will add exactp type right away) ;
i also have a Macbook Pro, with Bootcamp Windows 10 installed, where I am able to create mobile hotspot from the WPA2 Enterprise network and share it for all my devices in my flat without problems...but my macbook does not have ethernet port
So, just to recap, i have two questions
- how can I connect to my Extender through lan cable?
- will it even stop freezing if I use the connection to Luci through ethernet port so i can set up the repeater?
Thank You very very much for Your help!