I have WRT3200ACM running r40559 from 08-06-2019.
I want the device to act as a simple bridge with 2 APs.
I have dedicated firewall that does DHCP for both networks, and i have dedicated switch that has a dedicated VLAN for each network as well. Layer 3 is on the firewall. Layer 2 is on the switch.
I would like to have WRT3200 in a simple bridge mode with two networks.
I have set up ath0, ath1, ath2, and eth1 on a br0. Created SSID and enabled WPA2 security. Everything was working. I have assigned an IP address from the same subnet as my wireless network and its is working.
When I create WAPs on ath0.1, ath1.1, ath2.1 router still functions however every time I apply settings it hangs and I have to power cycle it to get it back.
As soon as I create br1 and try to assign ath0.1, ath1.1, ath2.1, eth2 to it, GUI hangs, after the reboot I have no connectivity and am forced to reset the router and start all over.
Am I doing something wrong?
Should I be accomplishing what i want to accomplish differently?
Joined: 08 May 2018 Posts: 7460 Location: Texas, USA
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 17:12 Post subject:
You should probably take the time to read the forum rules, guidelines, firmware faq, and all the stickies at the top of this forum and ask yourself where the problem likely is. To sum it up, 40559, although the latest in the router database, is a sh*t build. Upgrade, then get back to us.
This database may not have up-to-date information and may even recommend a build which might cause issues. As such, you should check the device specific forum (Broadcom, Atheros, MediaTek, etc.) first before flashing any build recommended in this database. There you will find build specific topics that discuss any issues with a particular build/release. For more up-to-date firmware files, please visit the firmware faq.
I have read the rules before, I have tried to search for the info and read the stickies, but forum's search feature is completely useless and the amount of info to go through is enormous and none of it, from what I found, applied to my issues. I have used dd-wrt images for over 10 years now, and I have never found a completely stable version. I like the features and willing to put up with instability to some degree. But from what I have see there is no indication which release is stable like in a traditional software development cycle.
That said, I have found your post recommending Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r43516 (06/25/20). Or as you stated nothing older than that version.
It seems to have fixed the bridging issue and GUI freezing up, but now I am missing ath2 interface, and out of 5 Ethernet interfaces only 2 show up. I came across missing ath2 interface post few days ago, but now I cannot find it any more. More constructive help is appreciated.
Thank you for your time.