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Tomato how can a blackberry be using br0?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by halogen8, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. halogen8

    halogen8 Network Guru Member

    I found this on the tomato wiki:
    br0 refers to Wired Ethernet (LAN)
    eth1 refers to Wireless Ethernet (WLAN)
    vlan1 refers to your WAN

    Here is my device status:
    Interface MAC Address IP Address Name RSSI Quality Lease
    vlan1 00:30:B8:C1:2B:50 69.50.27.123
    eth1 00:21:6B:3F:0F:5E 192.168.1.123 james-PC -58 dBm 41 0 days, 00:58:55
    br0 00:1C:CC:72:E1:77 192.168.1.177 BLACKBERRY-DB6A 0 days, 00:33:00

    Can someone explain how a blackberry is using the wired interface? Its not just the name of the device either, I looked up the MAC, and it is indeed made by RIM. I doubt this user is faking their MAC. I'm now a bit confused.
     
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    If that's in the wiki, then the wiki is not quite correct

    br0 is the lan bridge
    vlan0 is the wired switch interface, a subset of the 5 external port eth0.

    br0 joins vlan0 and eth1 (wireless) so they are both in the same lan group.

    Still looks strange as to why a wireless device not reported on eth1, looks like a bug.
     
  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    mstombs is correct with regards to the description of what br0 is. However, I can see what the wiki entry was _attempting_ to say.

    In the device list, wired clients attached to the LAN will show up associated with the br0 interface. Wireless clients will show up associated with the eth1 interface. So, like mstombs, I too don't understand how the blackberry shows up associated with the br0 interface.
     
  4. halogen8

    halogen8 Network Guru Member

    This morning I looked at the router and see this in the device list:

    Device List
    Interface MAC Address IP Address Name RSSI Quality Lease
    vlan1 00:30:B8:C1:2B:50 69.50.27.123
    eth1 00:1C:CC:72:E1:77 192.168.1.177 BLACKBERRY-DB6A -90 dBm 9 0 days, 00:54:54

    Where is br0? If no devices are using it, does it just not show up, or is this unusual?
     
  5. halogen8

    halogen8 Network Guru Member

    I just upgrade the router to 1.23 and now I have this in the device list:

    Device List
    Interface MAC Address IP Address Name RSSI Quality Lease
    vlan1 00:30:B8:C1:2B:50
    [oui] [static] [wfilter] 69.50.27.123

    So it would seem that if a interface is not being used, it doesn't now up. Is that correct? Or is something wrong here?
     
  6. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    That's right, if no device is used, then no interface appears either. Your problem seems to have fixed itself??
     
  7. halogen8

    halogen8 Network Guru Member

    I don't think so, but I'll keep an eye on it.
     
  8. philtrim

    philtrim Addicted to LI Member

    I have Tomato 1.23, and have all wired clients.

    They ALL show up on BR0 in the device list!
    Kind of confusing...hmmmm
     
  9. mactogo

    mactogo Addicted to LI Member

    my experience is this:
    wired clients show as br0, connected wireless clients show as eth1 but when wireless clients are disconnected or inactive they show as br0
     

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