I'm really new with OpenWrt and installed it on my RAVPOWER RP-WD03 device a few days ago.
Because I use my device mostly when I am in holydays as a "Hotspot-Router" (WISP-Mode), I made a test:
I configured the "br-lan" ethernet to IP 192.168.2.1.
I connected the device to my existing Wifi (SSID "Gemini") in my household as a client. Then I created another Wifi as AccessPoint (SSID "Apollo"). I could configure, that everyone how connects to "Apollo" is routed to the "Gemini" household Wifi with full internet access. And I am able to access the LuCI web interface with every device connected to the device AP "Apollo". All works fine.
But, I can only see the AP "Apollo" as long as the client connection to existing Wifi "Gemini" is established. As soon as I use the device in another environment (e.g. in my office) where it cannot access "Gemini" there is also no more AP "Apollo" visible. And without an AP "Apollo", I have no possibility to connect wireless to the LuCI web interface.
How can I see always an AccessPoint and configure the device via LuCI, no matter if there is a client connection to an existing Hotspot or not?
Sorry, if I described my issue not very accurate.
With the old OEM-Firmware of the RAVPOWER, I could ever connect to the device with my mobile device, start a scan for existing hotspots and finally connect to one ot them...
I've found something in the Wiki: https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wifi/ap_sta
but I wounder if that's is what I want and if I reach my goal only using the LuCI web inteface?