Setting up wireless connection

hello all,
total newbie to openwrt. first time ever trying this firmware. here's my total newbie question and i have searched for answer, but just totally confusing myself.

i installed latest openwrt on my netgear r6220 router and everything is working great except i can't figure out how to set up wireless connection. was working on it last for a couple hours and i made it as far as my firecube was seeing the wireless connection but it kept telling me it was out of range and wouldn't connect. is it not possible to setup wireless within the gui as that is what i'm gathering from my searches? i'm not into doing commands or connecting via ssh or telnet or what ever. never had to do that with other 3rd party firmware.

if it's possible to set ip up via gui, could somebody point me in the right direction to do so, or point me to where there are simple step by step instructions on how to do it otherwise?

i did try too go through this info, but it still wouldn't connect.

would totally be forever thankful :slight_smile:

The LuCI GUI can do a lot of things -- and certainly all of the basics, but it may be necessary to do a bit of command line stuff to really understand what is going on.

You can start with screenshots and descriptions of what you have done in your setup process.

move in range :wink:

Maybe you describe your problem a little more precisely!

My router is
A default firmware is
Are you stating that you can not access the Web LuCi address to visually config your Netgear r6220?

Default Wireless LuCi page address...


Full Screen Image What do you see here?

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i can access and login to the gui at, and do what ever i want there. i have tried to follow the instructions here,, and can see the network i want to connect to in the interface of router and on my firecube but that's as far as i can get. when i look at the network status of that connection in the fircube, it says not in range. the router is only 10 feet away from firecube so definitely with in range. i can connect to my AP that is upstairs that has stock netgear firmware on it that i can understand!

SSH into the router and run the following command.

uci export wireless; uci show wireless

preformatted text ~ redact password ~ my example

/$ uci export wireless; uci show wireless
package wireless

config wifi-device 'radio0'
	option type 'mac80211'
	option channel '11'
	option hwmode '11g'
	option path 'platform/qca953x_wmac'
	option htmode 'HT20'
	option country 'US'

config wifi-iface 'default_radio0'
	option device 'radio0'
	option network 'lan'
	option mode 'ap'
	option ssid 'OpenWrt'
	option key 'REDATCTED'
	option encryption 'psk2+ccmp'

/$ uci show wireless

got wireless to work now after a bunch more searching and installing some software for broadcasting ssid. after installing 4 different items, setting up wirelesss was as easy as it should've been by default!!

thanks for the replies :slight_smile:

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