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Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:18 am
by Eric
One of the most-requested features for a while has been support for a Guest Wireless Network. This feature is now implemented in 1.7.1.

Two important limitations exist with this feature, as currently implemented in 1.7.1:

(1) Unlike some implementations of this feature, there isn't a separate subnet defined for the guest network, the hosts are isolated using ebtables rules instead of using a separate subnet which means that the guest network shares the same range of IP addresses as the primary access point. The downside to this is that you can't match only guest-network IPs very easily with quotas/qos etc. Further releases will implement ways to match only the guest network in the Quotas and QoS sections but for now this is not possible.

(2) I don't recommend trying to use ap+client mode if you're going to enable the guest network. My experience is that it will work for a while and then become very unstable. I will investigate to see if there is a way to fix this, but I may disable enabling the guest network altogether when in ap+client mode.

In addition to guest network support, there are numerous bugfixes in this release, for issues identified in 1.7.0. Most of the minor (and one or two more major issues) that were identified after moving to the Barrier Breaker branch of OpenWRT have now been addressed.

New in 1.7.1:
  • Guest Network Support
  • Support for WAN connection via QMI
  • Fixes several bugs preventing OpenVPN from working properly
  • Fixes display of second 5GHz band SSID on Status/Overview page of dual band routers
  • Fixes USB Printer Support
  • Fixes Button Handlers
  • Fixes 3G support by fixing test to determine whether 3G device exists
  • Fixes issue with restarting minidlna
  • Add citynetwork.se ddns provider
  • Fixes issue with throttling hosts exceeding quotas being assigned the wrong QoS class

Re: Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:04 am
by Lantis
updated successfully on WNDR3800 from 1.7.0 to 1.7.1 with attempt to preserve settings ticked.

Web Usage monitor seemed to auto enable itself which was odd.

Re: Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:56 am
by usergar
Many thanks for the great work you do.

This is only sort-of related, but a question about guest networks: do they affect performance (throughput/latency etc) of the main network at all, assuming a 2.4ghz N router? What if there are no clients on the guest network?

Re: Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:20 am
by tapper
Thanks just flashed:
Gargoyle Version:1.7.1
Model:TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1

All running fine here!

Thanks for ading the new routers will be testing on my N750 later and let you no how it gos.

by the way have you seen the new SQM scripts from Cerowrt? you can now install them as a package from the openwrt repo.
I don't no if they are any good for Gargoyle tho.from what i read it's saying that it's much simpler
to set up than the QOS is in Gargoyle.

Re: Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:24 am
by papaskitch
With 1.7.1 I finally have access to a few more plugins on the RT-N16 (gargoyle_1.7.1-brcm47xx-generic-squashfs.trx) but no usb storage which is a shame. Is there any way to install plugin-gargoyle-usb-storage this on the RT-N16?

Re: Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:35 am
by KREAT0R

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testing for now all ok, is real r44441?

Re: Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:57 pm
by tapper
Hi tested on my n750 and some thing is not quite rite!
Wen i reboot it fails to get a IP from my modem through DHCP.
Will have more of a look in the morning now!

Re: Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:44 am
by Wisse
Updated to 1.7.1 from 1.5.x on WRT160-NL.
So far so good.

Re: Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:38 am
by jwhipp
Purchased new TP-link Archer C5 AC1200 v1.2 and just installed Gargoyle 1.7.1 a few hours ago. Haven't been testing long, but so far, it looks good. Thanks, Eric and contributors.

Re: Version 1.7.1 - Guest Network Support

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:15 am
by papaskitch
No Wifi on the RT-N16 either. I have it enabled as an AP, but the result is this:

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I'm guessing the RT-N16 isn't officially supported by Gargoyle (or is this a BRCM47xx thing?). It's still listed as an unknown model:

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