Mode WIFI STA bridge with LAN does not work

Previously I had tried with a MT7612EN & MT7921 card and it did not work ...

With Intel 7260 same in a CyberOam25Wing and it's the same

Wireless is not associated

with wwan port no problems

Does not work in WDS with the WIFI of my Internet Box (LiveBox 6 Orange)
With PandoraBox or Padavan it works with old MT76 routers

Is normal ?

Correct, there's no "WiFi bridge". Some suggest using relayd.

it works in relay mode with relayd / stabridge but in this case it does not pass the Orange TV

With PandoraBox or Padavan no problems

With OpenWrt there is something wrong

What's wrong?

Because there's no WiFi bridge?

OpenWrt != those

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When i put the wifi on the lan it doesn't work anymore

Wireless is not associated

Correct, this is expected behavior. Use WWAN.

I think it's not normal...

It works in bridge lan WDS only with another AP Openwrt WDS

there is a compliance problem with the "OFFICIAL" WIFI of my INTERNET BOX which is used by millions of French users

have Orange but the problem is the same with SFR

with an AsRock G10 and the 'original' firmware i have no problem

As you seem to have deduced yourself, this is an interoperability issue with proprietary firmware. For WDS you need fully mac80211 compliant wireless drivers. Do you think Orange cares about that? I for one am pretty sure they don't.

I'm not sure what you'd like to hear, but OpenWrt cannot solve your issue. Workarounds have been suggested - you should use those.

no nothing wrong.

That would be surprising as Orange surely has more customers than number of OpenWrt users
But also that for example AsRock also many customers provide compatible firmware
it is enough besides to check the WPS compatibility of the material
Seriously believe that Orange as well as all the access providers in France and perhaps the whole world would not care about its millions of customers, that would be amazing

What is the workaround with OpenWrt, it's been several years that nothing has changed ?

As our friend "brico1981" says it works with mediatek/ralink drivers like what happens to build or at home with PandoraBox, Padavan...

Either we definitively throw the MT76 Openwt drivers in the trash , or we make them compatible or we start working with those of Mediatek i do not see any other solution

It would be nice if this is really reported and solved

The open source drivers such as mt76 and ath9k adhere closely to the IEEE specification which means that a STA interface can't be in a bridge, because there is no way to transmit a final destination MAC address back to the AP. The MAC address of the destination needs to be the same as the MAC of the radio because there are only three MACs in the packet (original source, AP radio, and STA radio/destination).

Other drivers may work around this by spoofing ARPs similar to how relayd works (sort of). Fundamentally though the IEEE specification assumes that the device at the STA end of an AP-STA link will be a single endpoint (a laptop or tablet etc)-- not a switch, and there is no good way around that.

This is mostly an issue with IPv4. IPv6 can work to almost full potential with layer 3 links. Looking forward to future developments there is little reason to "fix" this.


The Livebox 6 and SFR Box 8 are bad hardware that does not comply with an IEEE standard ?

Yet they make WIFI 6E

These boxes also do WPS to bridge LAN and WIFI with the ASROCK G10 that i am currently using very good at home with the manufacturer's firmware

Well, sometimes the stock firmware is the better choice than OpenWrt.
And sometimes it's vice versa.
Nobody said that OpenWrt is the ultimate solution for everything.

If it doesn't work for you, you're free to help to enhance it or you can just use what better fits your needs.

openwrt will always win, always. openwrt is just number one because you can do anything. sure you need know how things work.

you cannot say that on openwrt forum, do you get that? use it or find a different solution.
i don't want to start talk about mt76, they are the most advanced wifi 5 and 6 open drivers, they can do unique things.
i think the 70/100 of people cannot really read understand what a wireless driver can do.
so in short, use it or find a solution if you want use OPENWRT

For brico1981

Run fine with MTK driver & NeWifi-D2

TV & WIFI / STA bridge

Per me ho appena scoperto che il driver mt76 non funzionava come dovrebbe ma, cerca nel forum, e troverai qualcuno che ha detto che il driver OpenWrt mt76 era una schifezza

What network is the STA interface connected to?

And WDS doesn't have that limit?

ora stiamo superando ogni limite qui,se gradisci usare openwrt, per piacere non offendere il lavoro delle altre persone.

that's italian please translate.

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1 - My Newifi-D2 is connected in STA to my Orange LiveBox 6 box (WIFI 6E)

2 - OpenWrt WDS does not work with Orange Livebox 6 & SFR BOX 8 used by more than 30 million people here in France

So is STA routed?