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If I click on the 'use wan port as lan port' can the router/WAP have Local IP traffic data?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by fefrie, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. fefrie

    fefrie Networkin' Nut Member

    I have a wrt54gl as an access port, but it's in a remote location. It would be nice to see if it's local IP traffic or even it's general bandwidth usage. Is that possible if I connect to the WAN port and click 'use as lan port'?

    Or does it lose all WAN functionality and become a dumb LAN port?
  2. Sean B.

    Sean B. LI Guru Member

    Use as lan port does as it sounds, the WAN port is no longer treated as separate or "special" by the routers switching/routing policy. This allows the port to not be wasted if the router is not being implemented as a gateway. Setting this option will cause the loss of all connectivity to the internet ( or link to whatever external network ) if currently being used as a gateway.
    AndreDVJ likes this.
  3. fefrie

    fefrie Networkin' Nut Member

    A semi follow up question.

    If I leave the Wan port as is, leave 'assign DHCP' on, but use the router as a wireless access point using only the LAN ports to daisy chain router, is there any conflict or issue?
  4. Sean B.

    Sean B. LI Guru Member

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