I thought I had done my homework but am hitting brickwall after brickwall trying to get things configured and I'm now wondering if I missed some massively obvious thing that the rest of everyone knows already.
How do I know if my hardware is compatible with DSA the way OpenWRT 21 presents it? (I am following numerous tutorials and also reading the OpenWRT pages on DSA, but hours are going by and my configurations and testing isn't taking).
If it's not compatible, how do I determine my options so I can design something that will work? Seems everything is DSA focused so I am unclear what to search on for non-DSA guidance or if I even should.
I feel silly at this point because I have tried a lot of variations and its all not working (summary below):
HARDWARE/FIRMWARE I'm running (TOH links included):
Linksys EA4500 (Viper)(acting as main router)
Marvell 88E617x (Gigabit, VLAN)
OpenWrt 21.02.0 r16279-5cc0535800 / LuCI openwrt-21.02 branch git-21.231.26241-422c175
Luma Home WRTQ-329ACN(target:
Qualcomm Atheros QCA8075 (VLAN: yes)
OpenWrt 21.02.3 r16554-1d4dea6d4f / LuCI openwrt-21.02 branch git-22.083.69138-0a0ce2a
Several Zyxel GS1200 managed switches, although this isn't really part of the problem.
To use the Lumas as hardwired APs (not meshed, only
802.11r Fast Transition) for 3 separate vLANs. If that went well, I'd break out into additional vLANs as needed.
WHAT I TRIED
My test of this was to directly wire a Luma with the EA4500 with 3 vLANs and cooresponding SSIDs. If I kept all ports Untagged, I'd maintain connection to the Luma. As soon as I tried trunking the EA4500<->Luma by tagging all 3 vLANs, I'd lose connection to it (I'd maintain connection to the EA4500 as I was wired directly to it). Tried many variations of this. Ultimately leading me to think the Luma can't handle vLANs implemented this way but not knowing how to confirm that.
What am I missing?
The amount of reading I have been doing is making my head spin and I have to be missing something obvious....Hundreds of questions but I figured this was the best place to start when my reading was rabbit-holing me.
Thanks any pointing in the right direction anyone can provide. I'll probably have more questions tho