Topic: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

Can someone tell me if OpenWRT can be set a Repeater ? I noticed DD-WRT v24 has that feature. Since there is big competition between them, does OpenWRT have plans to implement this feature?

If someone knows how to do it let me know.


Thank you

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

Kamikaze has had that feature for a while. Simply create a STA configuration and an AP configuration in /etc/config/wireless and assign them to the same bridge type network config, e.g. with 'option network lan'.

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

Hmm thank you! can you give/refer me to more info for how to configure the actual /etc/config/wireless file to create a vitual interfaces??

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

If you check out kamikaze, there's a docs/ directory with documentation written in LaTeX

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

Alright! That was a quick reply! thanks http://openwrt.pbwiki.com helps a lot, i will give it a try

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

dmytro wrote:

Alright! That was a quick reply! thanks http://openwrt.pbwiki.com helps a lot, i will give it a try

http://openwrt.pbwiki.com is great, but severly outdated in relation to the latest Kamikaze config.

Check out http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/KamikazeConfiguration , the aformentioned LaTeX documentation and this forum for more current info.

I haven't tested in awhile, but I'm still trying to get WPA-PSK client mode working with wpa_supplicant and my WGT634U.

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

support for that will be implemented in /etc/config/wireless soon...

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

nbd wrote:

support for that will be implemented in /etc/config/wireless soon...

Where did that bribes page go.  Wasn't that on the wiki?
I think you guys deserve some free stuff for all the work you do wink

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

Hmm I looked everywhere and even tryed figuring it out, no luck! It looks like OpenWRT (Kamikaze too) you cannot create VIRTUAL wireless interface with different SSID...? Thats a dam good feature OpenWRT is missing!!!

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

you can create a virtual interface with a different ssid (see example below). You just add config wifi-face sections to add more virtual interfaces, the current max is 4 virtual interfaces limited by the driver.

config wifi-device  wl0
        option type     broadcom
        option channel  5
        option distance 200
        option maxassoc 128
config wifi-iface
        option device   wl0
        option mode     ap
        option ssid     OpenWrt
        option hidden   0
        option network  lan
        option encryption none
config wifi-iface
        option device   wl0
        option mode     ap
        option ssid     OpenWrt2
        option hidden   0
        option encryption none

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! I am currently working graphical design of Webif^2 for kamikaze and will include a Repeater Mode into Wireless Config thanks for the info!

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

I am working on the wireless page for kamikaze in webif^2.

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

Yeah i noticed you are the developer...i just joined....I am mostly in graphics .... but hey you should than write that feature in. The Repeater Mode

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

Guys, could you give me ready made configurations for the REPEATER please? That wirelless and network config probably(?). Or point me to the resourse if it exists.
Tomorrow I recieve the first in my life router - WRT54G v2.0 smile
As I got I ultimately need Kamikaze tree for the repeater, White Russian can't do repeater mode (virtual net).

I need ideally to listen to open network and organize my private (WEP?, better?) network on top of it.

I read docs but would better start with some proven, working config.

Thanks.

wrt54g v2.0 - Kamikaze r6816 - repeater

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Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

dmytro: Why do you insist on being inflammatory?

whiterussian can only be a repeater via wds bridging

kamikaze can do a ap+sta mode but that isn't a true bridge (mac addresses get messed up, breaks dhcp)

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

What forum think on the following set up? The idea is to assemble a Repeater, not a Repeater Bridge. Is that correct?

------- /etc/config/network -------------------
config switch    "eth0"
    option vlan0 "1 2 3 4 5*"
    option vlan1 "0 5"

config interface wan
        option type     bridge
        option proto    dhcp

config interface lan
        option type     bridge
        option ifname   "eth0.0"
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   192.168.1.1
        option netmask  255.255.255.0

config interface loopback
        option ifname   "lo"
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   127.0.0.1
        option netmask  255.0.0.0


------- /etc/config/wireless -------------------
config wifi-device      wl0
        option type     broadcom
        option channel  5

config wifi-iface
        option device   wl0
        option mode     ap
        option ssid     myNet
        option hidden   0
        option encryption wep
        option key   XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
        option network   lan

config wifi-iface
        option device   wl0
        option mode     sta
        option ssid     wireless
        option hidden   0
        option encryption none
        option network   wan

wrt54g v2.0 - Kamikaze r6816 - repeater

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

OK, done myself smile

I created Wiki page for those who in doubts:
http://wiki.openwrt.org/Repeater

Appeared it's very easy to set up wireless repeater on Kamikaze. Though it was absolutely no detailed infromation about around. Now it's there.

wrt54g v2.0 - Kamikaze r6816 - repeater

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

Ops, can i search the routers of my range, because i need to know if my router can connect to the other.....

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

Just a quick thing. Great Wiki page, however, on the documentation configuration sample, it seems the Host system, does not seem to have no encryption. Can it be set?

Amazing work OpenWRT people have achieved, I do not finish to be amazed of it, yet.

crewe

20 (edited by MkFly 2007-08-15 00:26:25)

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

I set this up to test on a spare WRT54G v4, and everything works as expected, except I get this message popping up in the terminal:

wl0.1: Invalid argument

and from dmesg:

wl0.1: received packet with  own address as source address
wl0.1: received packet with  own address as source address
wl0.1: received packet with  own address as source address
...

Like I said, everything works as expected, but why is this message so persistent? Is there an easy fix? smile

/etc/config/wireless

config wifi-device              wl0
        option type             broadcom

config wifi-iface
        option device           wl0
        option network          wan
        option mode             sta
        option ssid             'OpenWrt'

config wifi-iface
        option device           wl0
        option network          lan
        option mode             ap
        option ssid             '54Gtest'

/etc/config/network

config switch eth0
        option vlan0    "0 1 2 3 4 5*"

config interface loopback
        option ifname   "lo"
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   127.0.0.1
        option netmask  255.0.0.0

config interface lan
        option type     bridge
        option ifname   "eth0.0"
        option proto    static
        option ipaddr   192.168.10.1
        option netmask  255.255.255.0

config interface wan
        option ifname   wl0
        option proto    dhcp
Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 - OpenWrt 7.09

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

I get these messages too.  Did some quick research, and IMHO they are fairly harmless.  The invalid argument message comes from nas, and the other one comes from the bridge I think?

22 (edited by MkFly 2007-08-15 02:45:13)

Re: OpenWRT as REPEATER! hmm DD-WRT competition...

http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=41384#p41384

mbm wrote:

You can't actually "bridge" in client mode, when a client sends a packet to the access point, the packet contains three headers:

[client/source address][destiation bssid/ap's address][destination address]

If you watch the data going through the bridge you'll see that the client is changing the source address to it's own address to avoid confusing the access point. WDS solves this problem with an additional field:

[source address][source bssid][destination bssid][destination address]

Essentially the source address got split into two fields, allowing it to relay the true address instead of having to use it's own address as the point of origin.

So it works, but I'm still not quite clear on whether or not it may cause problems. neutral Plus I'd rather not have the message cluttering up my logs.

Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 - OpenWrt 7.09