I have two routers, both running OpenWRT 10.04
The first is a WRT160NL router connected to my ISP. I am using it as an access point with the ESSID of "160AP". It's WEP password is "AAAAA" and it's broadcasting on on channel 5.
My purpose: extend the range of this first router with another router. My other router is an Asus WL500GPv2.
Documentation for bridging is on the OpenWRT wiki here.
Following Step 1 I edited
/etc/config/wireless to look like this:
config 'wifi-device' 'wl0' option 'type' 'broadcom' option 'channel' '5' option 'disabled' '0' config 'wifi-iface' option 'device' 'wl0' option 'network' 'lan' option 'ssid' '160AP' option 'mode' 'sta' option 'encryption' 'wep' option 'key' 'AAAAA'
Now I am trying to run the wifi command:
root@OpenWrt:~# wifi Command 'set wepkey' failed: -1 root@OpenWrt:~#
What am I missing? The 5 character password for the WEP is good. The SSID and channel of the WRT160NL is good too.
If try to continue: (XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX is the MAC of the WT160NL wlan0):
root@OpenWrt:~# iwconfig wl0 wl0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"160AP" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.432 GHz Access Point: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=-52 dBm Noise level=-92 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:7 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
So does this mean that the "Command 'set wepkey' failed: -1" message was just a warning, and it actually connected?
So I continued as follows:
#### LAN configuration config interface lan option type bridge option ifname "eth0.0" option proto static option ipaddr 192.168.1.2 option netmask 255.255.255.0
Disabled the firewall:
$ /etc/init.d/firewall stop $ /etc/init.d/firewall disable
config dhcp lan option interface lan option start 100 option limit 150 option leasetime 12h option ignore 1
Restarting DNS services:
$ /etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart
Then I rebooted the router and scaned the available wireless networks from my notebook. But here comes the fun part (At this point I've been trying to solve this for about ~2 hours now, so yes, very funny):
I can Only see the "160AP" Access Point which is the original WT160NL router. (I think this because the signal strength is the same... my notebook is next to the WL500GPv2).
What is the problem with my setup? What am I missing?