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Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby ispyisail » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:56 pm

Hi all

Finally finished some documentation for Wireless Bridge/Repeater.

https://www.gargoyle-router.com/wiki/do ... e_repeater

corrections welcome

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Re: Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby Lantis » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:35 am

Looks good.
Thanks for this.

Nice diagram too
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Re: Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby guyso » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi.

I would like to setup a wireless repeater, though using an Ethernet wired link from the main WAN router to the repeater device rather than a wireless link.

Would I be correct in assuming that if I set the 'Wan Ethernet Port' setting to 'Bridge to LAN' and made an Ethernet connection from one of the Ethernet ports on my main WAN router to the WAN port on the repeater router, and made all other settings as shown in the diagram this would provide the wired repeater arrangement I am trying to install?

Both devices would be WNDR3700 and running the latest firmware put out by ispyisail.

Thanks
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Re: Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby Lantis » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:03 pm

Set “Connect Via” to Disabled

Bridge WAN to LAN.
Setup AP as required.

You won’t get any of the Gargoyle smarts in this configuration as it is just a “dumb switch”
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Re: Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby ispyisail » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:50 am

Thanks for the tip

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Re: Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby ispyisail » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:04 am


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Re: Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby guyso » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:05 pm

Thanks Lantis. I had hoped my approach would allow the relayd approach to work except with a wired link instead of a wireless link. It appears such is not the case.

Thanks for the reply and all the great work with Gargoyle.
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Re: Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby Lantis » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:12 pm

You can try using relayd for what you want to do, but you’d need to set it up manually at the command line.

I’d actually be very interested in the results.
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Re: Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby guyso » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:05 pm

Thanks for that Lantis. If you could point me in the right direction to find some documentation on how to set up relayd from the command line in Gargoyle I would like to give it a go.

While I am a bit of a novice, with your help I did set up some cron jobs a while ago to change my QOS settings to adjust for problems with my ISP bandwidth limit changing due to congestion. The more hints you can provide for command line control of realyd the better chance I can work it out.

Thanks
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Re: Wireless Bridge/Repeater

Postby Lantis » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:45 am

I haven’t tried it.
But you’ll be following this recipe https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/recipes/relayclient

In this example you use relayd to relay between wifi (wwan) and lan
We probably want to achieve a relay between WAN and LAN.
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