I have just bought a GL-MT300N-V2 router in order to use it as an Access Point for various IOT devices. My main setup is a Ubiquiti AP Lite & USG. The intention is to move all the IOT devices onto their own subnet. First time with OpenWrt.
I have connected the router via the WAN port to my local network. I can access the web interface via a device connected to the Wi-Fi AP from the router. How would I configure the router so I can access the web interface from my main network - do I need a static route defined? Is there a simple setting to allow this?
AIUI, this router is running a custom version of OpenWrt - is there any advantage to flashing a vanilla version of OpenWrt?
Open port 80 TCP on the firewall so that http connections from the WAN side (which is safe, since it's actually your main LAN) go through. You probably also want to open port 22 TCP for SSH administration.
As I am unfamiliar with OpenWrt, although there is a LuCI interface available, I don't know whether this is stripped down or not and if so by how much.
As an example, I'm looking at creating multiple SSIDs - I'm not sure if this will support it as it, or if I installed a different version, then it would. Right now, after initial searching through the menu options, nothing is obvious as to how to do this.
I have seen an option to force the DNS lookup to a specified server (in my case Pi-Hole) and that is useful to me - it has clearly created a specific forwarding rule.
I thought you said you had custom firmware - but that's a link to the OpenWrt site. So to be clear, if you installed firmware from downloads.openwrt.org, then it's the official firmware
There is no "stripped down" version of LuCI - all firmware containing LuCI are identical in features (if present on the router). So I'm confused...are you seeking a particular settings menu in the web GUI?
You can add available web apps to the GUI by installing the relevant package(s).
First: Network > Interfaces > Add (if making a new LAN/VLAN)
Then: Network > Wireless > Add (to add a new WiFi/SSID to an Interface)
Not sure what this means. I don't know how DNS lookup relates to a forwarding rule.
I'm not sure how we can help with what you don't see. Just install official firmware if you're still confused and want to see a "vanilla interface." BTW, the only difference I see on the linked page - is that it's the old blue page template. All buttons I mentioned (i.e. "Add") are present.
Did you manage to flash the latest OpenWRT on your device @borpin? If you did does it fully remove the manufacturer firmware too? can you still get WebUI that came with the device (non advanced settings).
Features don't mix and match-- installing one firmware completely replaces the other. With official OpenWrt you get the standard LuCI interface similar to GL's "advanced". GL's "basic" is a proprietary feature of their firmware. It is always possible to change back.
Ok I've successfully flashed the device and connected it to my network with the WLAN cable and Fing sees it on my network and it has an IP but its not responding in a browse (192.168.1.197). Doing a port scan at the moment but no open ports are being returned as of yet.
Yes I did and I have updated it since then. What I found was that I needed to not keep the settings - the vanilla firmware got really upset with that. I also found that on updating it got really upset with the netdata plugin so I had to remove that first, update the firmware (again) and then reinstall the plugin.