Hi guys! I have recently flashed a TP-Link CPE510 V3 with a snapshot (there is no stable build for this router) with the aim of creating a simple access point. I get the following output from using wifi status:
root@OpenWrt:~# wifi status
However I can't seem to find the wireless network when not connected with ethernet.
I have edited the files
but not sure if any edits are required for
Thanks in advance for any help!
Since it's a 5 GHz radio(*), hwmode should be '11a'. Also it's a good idea to set your country code and select a specific channel instead of auto.
Adding a wifi AP to the existing lan requires only editing /etc/config/wireless. Use
option network there to attach to the lan network. Do not refer to wifi interfaces within /etc/config/network.
iw dev and
logread are useful to see if the AP is really fully configured and up.
- which of course also means the client device needs to be 5 GHz capable.
Thanks for the help,
iw dev shows me 0 packets so likely that the AP is in fact down. Any suggestions on what I need to do?
This says that 802.11g also works on 5GHz as well - or does OpenWRT not work like that?
In OpenWrt, the allowable hwmodes are 11b, 11g, and 11a. The a standard is the same modulation as g but on 5 GHz. Extension to n or ac (if hardware allows) is enabled with the htmode setting.
logread | grep hostapd should show 'wlan0: AP-ENABLED' if startup was successful, and some errors if not.
Thank you so much for the help - managed to get it up and running.