Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 13:03 Post subject: Routing a Physical Port to a Virtual Access Point (R8500)
Hey guys! I am trying to do a setup where I route a port on my router to a specific VAP.
From my understanding and reading (correct me if I am wrong here), I have to first set up a separate VLAN (VLAN3 for example), assign the hardware port to be on that VLAN and then create a bridge (br1) to bridge the connection to the VAP (WL0.1 for example). The main problem I am facing is that when I do this config, I am unable to connect to the VAP (With or without Passkey) because I honestly have no clue how to really proceed after doing the commands to set it up like this.
The commands I ran to set it up like this were
(8 is the CPU Port)
nvram set vlan3ports="1 8"
nvram set port1vlans="3 18 19 21"
nvram set vlan3hwname=et2
I honestly do not know how to correctly setup the bridge and I havent been able to find much on it. I also have a problem that I cannot have DDWRT handle the DHCP as this port will connect directly to a VPN through PFSense.
Has anyone ever done a setup like this and can please help me out or atleast point me in the right direction? Smile
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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 17:39 Post subject:
I was looking at things backwards in my previous version of this post. I wound up deleting my reply because someone removed their post, thank you. One thing to ask, does the VAP have a separate dhcp server configured for it? Can't connect if you don't have that or a static IP assigned to the client.
Hey! Im using the latest BS build and yes the startup config is in there as VAP's arent working without it. What I want to do differnetly is have the DHCP handled by PFsense and not the router! Is there any way to accomplish that or it just have to be handled by the router to work?