Need help with setting guest wifi with dumb ap

First, these are my reference when I was configuring this

I have main OpenWRT router which is WRT3200ACM and dumb AP which is TP-Link EAP245

I pretty much followed everything that video explains but I only have one problem where I cannot create new bridge interface for GUEST and IOT in dumb AP

When I try to "Add new interface", there is no checkbox for "Bridge interfaces"

One thing I noticed is that EAP245's interface configuration is different than any other OpenWRT devices

I guess its because the device is originally AP from beginning and it has different interface config

This is current interface configuration of EAP245

root@OpenWrt2:~# cat /etc/config/network

config interface 'loopback'
        option proto 'static'
        option ipaddr ''
        option netmask ''
        option device 'lo'

config globals 'globals'
        option ula_prefix 'fd7b:ed88:4750::/48'

config device
        option name 'br-lan'
        option type 'bridge'
        list ports 'eth0.1'

config interface 'lan'
        option proto 'static'
        option netmask ''
        option ip6assign '60'
        option ipaddr ''
        option gateway ''
        option device 'br-lan'

config switch
        option name 'switch0'
        option reset '1'
        option enable_vlan '1'

config switch_vlan
        option device 'switch0'
        option vlan '1'
        option ports '2 5 0t'

So, at this current situation, how can I make GUEST and IOT interface that bridges with LAN?


I have not seen video, dumb AP is just bridge, it is not intended for routing. How is AP connected with main router?

Sorry, I should have summarized the video.

First video is how to setup Router with isolated networks for LAN/IOT/GUEST
Second video is how to connect dumb AP to have same configuration as main router with VLAN

I totally understand the concept of of this but just having problem with making bridged interface on dumb ap

How is AP connected with main router?

/etc/init.d/dnsmasq enable
/etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart
/etc/init.d/firewall enable
/etc/init.d/firewall restart
uci set network.lan.dns=""
uci commit network
/etc/init.d/network restart

Guest Wi-Fi basics + Wireless AP

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WRT3200 (LAN PORT) - Unmanaged Switch - POE Injector(Came with EAP245) - EAP245

What Im trying to do is make dumb AP to have identical setting as main router
But DHCP/Firewall and all other stuff is maintained within main router

I am having issue where I cannot do VLAN tagging since I cannot create bridge interface

This is what I see from video as well as from Main Router

This is what I see from dumb AP which is missing "Bridge interfaces"

I believe this is the problem that I am having as soon as I can make Bridge interfaces, everything should work.

But I just dont know why I do not see this tick box in EAP245 :frowning:

How is traffic separated, by VLAN?

Yes, traffic is separated by VLAN
To do this, I need to create separate interface on dumb ap but thats what blocks me at this moment.

Modify /etc/config/network in text mode.

The problem was that the network had managed switch while I thought it was unmanaged.

Yes you shouldn't send tagged packets into an unmanaged switch. They may or may not make it through. In the case that they do go through, there's no way to prevent them from going to all the ports, which is a security issue.

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