- Have Router1 working with OpenWRT.
- Now installed OpenWRT on EAP225 WAP.
- Can ssh to EAP225 if I connect directly with Ethernet.
- But then there is no internet available because only 1x port.
- How do I
sshto EAP225 through the router?
- How do I get the internet to EAP225 so as to be able to download packages and such?
- Then, how to set them up in relation to each other?
PS I am not very sophisticated so please feel free to include basic stuff.
(FYI I had a few other links to specific pages and such but this forum limits new users to 8 links per post so had to remove some, but I left the [enclosing square brackets] so you will see.)
I am installing over factory firmware on [TP-Link EAP 225v3] wireless access point [(openwrt-ath79-generic-tplink_eap225-v3-squashfs-factory.bin)]. The install instruction on the [git commit] is:
- ssh into target device and run
- Upgrade with factory image via web interface
I couldn't figure that one out until via scattershot websearch found docs for TP-Link EAP235-Wall v1 (related but not identical device) which includes slightly more explicit instructions:
Enable SSH in the web interface, and SSH into the target device.
Run cliclientd stopcs, this should return “success”.
Upload the factory image via the web interface.
Once the firmware update is done, the device will reboot and OpenWrt will listen on 192.168.1.1.
I have the EAP225 connected to LAN port of existing router (also OpenWRT) which has assigned it 172.20.20.123 as per its configuration. I wasn't able to find a web interface for that, or ssh to it.
When I connected my computer directly to the Ethernet port on the EAP225, I was able to
ssh to 192.168.1.1. Couldn't find a way to bring up web interface. (Maybe this is expected as mentioned in [Log into your router running OpenWrt] .) Also I notice that
/www is empty. So, obvious questions:
- Is a web interface available here and if so how to access?
- If no web interface, is it possible?
- If not possible, where can be found info about set up of router via cli?
Found instructions about how to install LuCI, but of course without internet access it's not possible to obtain the packages. (As this device has only 1x Ethernet port.)
I am new to all this stuff so I am also not sure if there is a way to go computer --> router1 --> EAP225 via
ssh (and also to get the web interface if and when it is available)? There must be. I tried
sshing to router1 and from there
sshing to 172.20.20.123 which I thought was probably going to work, but
ssh: Connection to email@example.com:22 exited: Connect failed: Host is unreachable
I have heard of port forwarding and thought maybe that would be the solution but I am confused by the available documentation.
I have been roaming around the documentation and found some potential paths forward, below. But before any of this I need to be able to get to the EAP and the internet at the same time.
Wireless Access Point / Dumb Access Point / Dumb AP - looks viable
Wi-Fi extender / repeater / bridge configuration - I don't understand the premise of this so unsure if it applies to my use case. Suggests at the top that a mesh set up is preferable. Links to 2 pages re mesh:
802.11s based wireless mesh network - has instructions about how to tell if device is capable of this that are not clear to me. Also says the below, and I don't know what a Mesh Portal is (and it is not mentioned in the subsequent tutorial)
There appears to be an ARP relay bug (confirmed in v19.07.4) that means meshing only works reliably from the Mesh-Points that are in wireless range of the Mesh Portal (MPP). See: BUG Report: 802.11s Mesh (V19.07.4) - #4 by rob.clark56
- Atheros and MAC80211 WDS to implement a wireless network bridge (wireless repeater) which says if you don't follow the instructions perfectly you could ruin both routers. But it looks fairly straight forward.
- 802.11s based wireless mesh network - has instructions about how to tell if device is capable of this that are not clear to me. Also says the below, and I don't know what a Mesh Portal is (and it is not mentioned in the subsequent tutorial)
I'm usually good to just try things til a working solution is found. But in this case, I don't want to screw anything up too badly because apparently if you brick the device the only way to recover is by soldering. And I don't know if this is the best way to learn to solder.
Any assistance appreciated.