Setup OpenWRT as a bridge


I am currently living in a student residence where I have access to a private Wi-Fi. However, I do not have any Ethernet port that is linked to my private network.

I have a Philips Hue bridge that can only connect via an Ethernet port, so I cannot connect it to my network using my Wi-Fi connection. So basically, I would like to build an Ethernet-Wi-Fi bridge with OpenWRT.

The thing is, I struggle a little bit because once OpenWRT is connected to my Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi network considers OpenWRT as a client itself and not the Philips Hue bridge that is connected to it via Ethernet.

I am still a beginner with OpenWRT, so if anyone can help me I would really appreciate that

Thank you !

Have a look at travelmate package.

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A regular WiFi client (STA) cannot be part of a true bridge. Usually the approach here is to use the third-party WiFi as only a link to the Internet and build your own network entirely separate but routed to it for Internet. That would include a new AP which is on the LAN side, and not connecting any of your devices other than the router itself to the third party. This configuration is called a routed client.

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