[lime-users] LiMe connect via WiFi with stock TP-Link

Patricio Gibbs patricio at altermundi.net
Thu Nov 29 23:21:26 UTC 2018


Great! I will try this when I have a chance. Thank you!

El 29 de noviembre de 2018 17:11:31 GMT-05:00, modante en disroot.org escribió:
>First, connect to your own tplink libremesh router via ethernet.
>Then do a scan of the air: Network > Wireless > Scan.
>The SSID of the Companys router should appear with more than 50% of
>signal. If less, is a bad idea, better to change the default antennas
>of both routers for 2 directional ones or change the location of
>routers in order to have a good line of sight between them.
>When the SSID is listed in the scan, just connect to it (Join network)
>and a new page will appear asking the "Name of the new network": WWAN
>(the default one is ok), and the password of the AP. Remember to unmark
>the option "Replace wireless configuration". Firewall zone: WAN (the
>default one)
>Click on Save & Apply and a new connection in Client Mode will appear.
>Now if you are connected via ethernet, you will have internet
>connectivity.
>Also remember that when the connectivity with the companys router
>drops, all the rest of the APs shared with the same radio will
>dissapear.
>Is a good idea to do this kind of connection between routers using dual
>band routers and doing the link in the 5 Ghz band to leave the AP at
>2,4 free of interferences and resources.
>Sorry if there are mistakes in the explanation. I am not developer,
>only user.
>Good luck :-)
>29 de noviembre de 2018 18:09, "Patricio Gibbs"
><patricio en altermundi.net
>(mailto:%22Patricio%20Gibbs%22%20<patricio en altermundi.net>)> escribió:
>	I appreciate the info...
>
>El 29 de noviembre de 2018 11:27:33 GMT-05:00, modante en disroot.org
>(mailto:modante en disroot.org) escribió:
>>If I understand right, you want to use the company's TPLink router to
>>be used like gateway to access internet, Doesn't it?
>
>Yes.
>
>>Then the best way I think is to connect this router to your own
>>libremesh TPLink router via ethernet RJ-45 from a LAN port to the WAN
>>port of the libremesh router.
>
>Connecting via Ethernet is not possible because there is a road in
>between the routers and we do not have money to buy a cable and install
>it in a way that it wouldn't get damaged.
>
>>I you wanted to connect them via Wireless, you have to scan from the
>>libremesh router and connect to the company's router wireless station
>>that will create a new Interface called WWAN that will act like the
>>main gateway in the libremesh network.
>
>This sounds like exactly what we want to do, but we need more detailed
>instructions. In what part of the LibreMesh interface do we find
>buttons to create a WWAN interface, scan available WiFi networks, and
>connect the chosen network to the WWAN interface?
>
>>When you do this, you have to be sure that the libremesh router IP is
>>not in the same sub-network that the IP from the company router.
>>Probably this is not a problem because usually the company routers are
>>in the 192.168.0.x or 192.168.1.x subnets while libremesh routers are
>>configured in the 13.x.x.x subnet. But can be cause of trouble when
>>using openwrt because sometimes both routers are in the same subnet by
>>default.
>
>I agree that this will not be a problem in this case since LibreMesh
>creates a 10.13.x.x network and the ISP router is 192.168.0.x.
>
>>Please, try this and tell us if it works.
>
>I look forward to trying with more detailed instructions.
>
>:-)
>
>>Regards :-)
>>29 de noviembre de 2018 1:31, "Patricio Gibbs via lime-users"
>><lime-users en lists.libremesh.org
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>>escribió:
>> We have a TPLink router that belongs to the ISP and we cannot out
>>LibreMesh on it not edit it's configuration. We have a TPLink 842 with
>>LibreMesh, and we want it to connect to the WiFi of the ISP's router
>as
>>its internet connection. How can we do this? I imagine we configure it
>>on the Interfaces page and also the Wireless page, something about
>>client mode and bridging interfaces, but my first attempt didn't work
>>so I'm asking instead of failing a thousand times alone.
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