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.
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.
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