After some time, i brought back to life an old Cisco Linksys E3000 from a bricked state and i want to replace other router with OpenWRT i have (an Huawei EchoLife HG556a) with this one for a simple task of creating a private WiFi connected to other WiFi with internet via a dongle USB connected to the router.
With the router itself i had some issues. First, i know the E3000 with it's chipset (Broadcom BCM4718 [b,g,n] and Broadcom BCM4322 [a,n]) with the default driver b43 i don't have N capability (and also, i can brick again the router if i try to config the BCM4322 which is what happened when i began to test this router) so i tried the propietary broadcom-wl driver but i only have B/G capability in both antennas. Then i tried the brcmsmac driver (what seems reported to work with BCM4178) and the BCM4178 began to show the N capability and left the other one unused because for what i want is fine.
I don't have other issues with the setup itself, with the HG556a works fine, and i tried to replicate the settings with the E3000: the dongle works (using RT2800USB), the interfaces configuration was the same and at first the E3000 worked like the other one without issues, i have the local WiFi connected to internet via the other WiFi wih the dongle USB.
Then i switch off and on the E3000 and something changed. The router now is broadcasting an open WiFi with name BRCM_TEST_SSID which do nothing when i connect to it, and if i look the settings via ethernet, my configured WiFi is there but it doesn't goCisco Linksys E3000 up. If i tried to delete and config again the WiFi i want, doesn't matter, because the it keeps down and the router is always casting the BRCM_TEST_SSID signal.
What can i do?
Some info: The router is a Cisco Linksys E3000 with OpenWrt 19.07.4 r11208-ce6496d796. I installed kmod-brcmsmac for the built-in WiFi (and removed the pre-installed kmod-b43 driver) and the kmod-rt2800usb and kmod-ath9k for use with WiFi USB dongles.
config interface 'loopback' option ifname 'lo' option proto 'static' option ipaddr '127.0.0.1' option netmask '255.0.0.0' config globals 'globals' option ula_prefix 'fd67:443b:0624::/48' config interface 'lan' option type 'bridge' option proto 'static' option netmask '255.255.255.0' option ip6assign '60' option ifname 'eth0.1' option ipaddr '192.168.101.1' list dns '127.0.0.1' list dns '192.168.99.1' list dns '188.8.131.52' list dns '184.108.40.206' config switch option name 'switch0' option reset '1' option enable_vlan '1' config switch_vlanhttps://pastebin.com/PZKkGwgE option device 'switch0' option vlan '1' option ports '0 1 2 3 4 8t' config interface 'wwan' option proto 'dhcp'
/etc/config/wireless (changed WiFi SSID and Passwords for privacy)
config wifi-device 'radio0' option type 'mac80211' option hwmode '11g' option path 'bcma0:1' option htmode 'HT20' option country 'ES' option channel 'auto' config wifi-device 'radio1' option type 'mac80211' option channel '36' option hwmode '11a' option path 'pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/ssb0:0' option disabled '1' config wifi-device 'radio2' option type 'mac80211' option channel '11' option hwmode '11g' option path 'bcma0:4/ehci-platform.0/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0' option htmode 'HT20' config wifi-iface 'wifinet2' option ssid 'OutToInternetWifi' option device 'radio2' option mode 'sta' option network 'wwan' option encryption 'psk2' option key '*****' config wifi-iface 'wifinet1' option encryption 'psk2' option device 'radio0' option mode 'ap' option network 'lan' option key '*****' option ssid 'LinksysLANWifi'
System Log: https://pastebin.com/PZKkGwgE
Kernel Log: https://pastebin.com/LdT4DgUd