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    use WLAN as WAN connection ?


    Is there any way where I can use the WiFi interface as a WAN connection and routing traffic to the LAN interface on the router?

    Specifically I want to use a WL-HDD as a small router, connecting to the internet with WiFi.

    Setup :

    Internet <----> Wireless Router <----> WL-HDD ---> Client(s) Using Wired Connection.

    I dont want WDS mode, as I want the Client(s) totally separated on a different subnet than the one on the "indeside" of the Wireless Router.

    This would mean I need the WL-HDD to operate in Client Mode on the Wireless side, and routing all traffic to the LAN interface.

    How are settings like this possible in Olegs firmware?

    I tried setting the wan_ifname, wan_ifnames, lan_ifname and lan_ifnames variables "correctly" - but I cant seem to get the wireless interface connecting to my Wireless Router.
    macsat - Tutorials and information on using ASUS WL-500G and family.

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    This possible in the same way, as with all wl500g family: switch it to home gateway mode and select Ethernet Bridge on the Wireless | Advanced page.

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    This wont work perfectly I think.

    This will still make eth1 and eth2 be in a bridge, with the same IP.

    What I need is to make a LAN on a different subnet like this :

    Wireless Router <--- 192.168.1.X network Wireless ---> WL-HDD <-- Wired: 10.0.0.xx network.

    In order to be able to broadcast stuff to the LAN (eth1) side of the WL-HDD only, that the wifi network cannot see.

    Basically I need the wifi interface and lan interface to have separate IP addresses on different subnets, and I can then use iptables to route between the two networks.
    macsat - Tutorials and information on using ASUS WL-500G and family.

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