Hi, I run my Netgear r7800 in place of the ISP router (fiber optic connection).
The WAN VLAN works fine.. all works fine.
However, now I need to make more VLANS for LAN, Guests and IoT.
And at r7800 level seems to be fine.
However, there is a problem or a fact I cant figure out:
The R7800 keeps having the Switch menu on LUCI.
But I also have the new DEVICES tab under INTERFACES. And I can also configure Bridge VLANs Filtering there.
Confusion now comes from: where do I actually have to configure my VLANS? on Switch or on DEVICES tab?
At the moment is done on Switch.
on the Switch menu, I have my 4 LAN ports and WAN port and I can tag and untag and create VLANS
On the Devices tab, I only have ethx configurable. (Under the preconfigured br-lan.
My Goal is to have other dumb APs around the house and they have to be also configured with same VLANs. However, the other OpenWRT routers (as dumb AP) dont have switch menu anymore. (also running V. 21.02.1).
use the 'old guides' but when you need to use the drop down in 'interface'(new L3 adapter for each vlan) for devices... you now may have to hop over first to the 'devices' tab to set up that config-network-device element there...
would you than suggest to not configure my VLANS using the interface, devices tab. and bridge filtering?
Therefore using only the Switch menu?
In other words, shall I manage it as if it was a version 19.x?
ok, sorry, I did not read your text completely. it was small and I assumed was a footprint ... not relevant...
I read it now again.
So, I have to do some sort of mix between switch and devices tab...
Kinda confusing a bit... Will try...
Maybe I am habving a bad day .... but I cant figure that out....
I read your link and followed other from within...
in r7800, my br-lan dont have lan1-2-3
only eth1 (eth0 is my WAN)
So, I cant or dont know how to add all ports to my br-lan!
I do see them in the Switch menu. All LAN1-2-3-4 are there!
(please dont shoot me, maybe I am a bit tired!!)
At which point is the WRT1900AC relevant in a thread about the ipq8065 based Netgear r7800?
The DSA tutorial is correct and works, on devices using DSA (like the WRT1900AC) - but the r7800 is not one of thoseyet. The r7800 is right now still using swconfig (and will continue to do so for 21.02.x) and needs to be configured like any other router on OpenWrt before 21.02.0, without DSA and using swconfig.
but there is one point were I am lost: bridge interfaces when creating a new interface!
That checkbox is gone in version 21.02.
As r7800 does not have LAN1, 2, 3, 4, it seems to be only eth1
Wait for it....
I do have a vlan already, that is VLAN 1 on Switch tab (I think is by default). And therefore I also have a eth1.1
So, my br-lan on devices tab is: bridged ports eth1.1 (and not all lan 1 lan2 lan3 ..)
Now I am confused how to manage to create my GUEST and IoT interface and have them in br-lan but on separate ports.
At 10:41 of this explanation(old system, not DSA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvniZs8q3eU&t=707s
I am supposed to check the Bridge Interfaces check box.But I dont have it!
Basically I am not able to create the VLANs and attach them to a specific interface.
Of course, good chances are I dont have enough knowledge yet.
In this case, I would appreciate you (anyone) to help me out how to achieve this network separation.
My final goal will be to have all VLAN using port LAN1 (tagged) keeping LAN2 untagged (safety connection for my laptop)
I did already created
VLAN 1 : LAN
VLAN 3 : IoT
VLAN 4 : GUEST
all with different subnet.
Any help is welcome
At the moment I dont find the way to assigne a VLAN to a LAN port
Here's my config on my R7800 running OpenWrt 21.02.1
I can't say for sure the WAN VLAN is necessary or useful, but it doesn't harm anything.
LAN ports 2 and 4 are trunked VLAN links. LAN ports 1 and 3 are untagged on the NEWLAN VLAN.
I've got 5 bridges, one each for VLANs 3 (IOT), 4 (NEWLAN), 5 (GUEST), 6 (IPV6), and 7 (ONLY6).
A picture of LuCI rendering of the switch config for VLAN assignments:
I'm glad I found this topic because I have (almost) the same problem.
I can now configure the VLANs on the R7800 and it works perfectly on wired connections
(thanks @atownlede ),
but I still struggle with the integration of Wifi into the VLANs.
I have one SSID for each VLANs (total of 3), but the clients won't get IPs.
Can anyone please share their config with VLANs on LAN AND WIFI?
In my example above, look at the items with iot in their names. That's my IOT network. There's a bridge br-iot that includes device eth1.3 which is VLAN 3. The interface iot is associated with this bridge device.
Wireless networks are not directly put into a VLAN, but you assign them to a network (hmm, that's called a network in /etc/config/wireless but an interface in /etc/config/network--confusing!), and then they get bridged to the VLAN when packets are received by the AP.
My IOT wifi network looks like this in /etc/config/wireless:
I am also glad I found this topic. At the moment I have a vlan setup running also on two R7800 routers. But I still use OpenWRT19, because I didn't managed it on OpenWRT21. So I will try this. Is there a security risk, because I still use OpenWRT19 on the R7800? All packages are updated in the software section.
For ipq806x there is (almost) no config difference between 19.07.x and 21.02.x, as this is still using swconfig (dsa support is pending, for a future major release); on this target you can even retain the config over the sysupgrade. 19.07.x will be EoL in march, so you only have a few weeks left to do the upgrade to 21.02.x.