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Converting WAN to LAN port

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mtneeer, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. mtneeer

    mtneeer Network Guru Member

    I followed the instructions from this FAQ http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49253 to covert the WAN to a LAN port,but when I make any changes that require the router to reboot,the WAN port stops working. I have to run the commands(via Telnet)again,to get it working. What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Put those commands in a script, so it runs whenever the router starts.
     
  3. mtneeer

    mtneeer Network Guru Member

    OK,but how? I'm a newbie when it comes to script. I thought it was saved with the NVRAM COMMIT at the end of the string.
     
  4. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I found the same thing back when I first tried this. They key, at least in my case, was the "manual_boot_nv" nvram variable. On my WRT54G v2 and WR850G routers, when "manual_boot_nv" is set to the default value of 0, the vlan0ports and vlann1ports nvram variables get reset at boot time.

    So I set the nvram variables so that all ports are mapped to the LAN, set the "manual_boot_nv" to 1 so they don't get reset at boot, commit, then reboot. No need for a script, the settings stick, at least until changed or cleared. My printer plugged into the WAN port has been fine for a while now.

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    nvram set vlan1ports=""
    nvram set vlan0ports="0 1 2 3 4 5*"
    nvram set manual_boot_nv=1
    nvram commit
    reboot
     
  5. mtneeer

    mtneeer Network Guru Member

    Thank you,TexasFlood. That did it. It works perfectly now.
     

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