Virtual SSID's?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by asturnauta, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. asturnauta

    asturnauta Addicted to LI Member


    I have a Linksys E4200 and i wanto to tray tomato firmware, but i have a question?

    What tomato mod has virtual ssid option?

    I have 2 nintendo DS only compatible with WEP security.

    I want to have my wifi with WPA2 security, and add a virtual SSID without broadcast ssid and with WEP security only for theses consoles, and the principal wifi for computers and laptops.

    Is this posible with some tomato mods?

  2. tvlz

    tvlz LI Guru Member

    All the VLAN-GUI builds support Multi-SSID

    You can try this brand new one with vlan & 5 ghz support download a E4200 build

    Mutli-ssid instructions:

    Mult-ssid is still experimental, but you should have no problems with WEP (it should work with any build), if you try WPA or WPA2 let us know if you can get it to work(I haven't)?

    Warning: DHCP is disabled by default in Toastman's latest builds. Make sure you set a STATIC IP to your PC BEFORE flashing the firmware.
  3. backwoodsman

    backwoodsman LI Guru Member

    Will a router in Client mode, with a Virtual SSID, make a wireless repeater like DD-WRT does? Or am I misunderstanding what it does?

    What are the chances Virtual SSID will make it into the GUI at some point?
  4. Mercjoe

    Mercjoe Network Guru Member

    It is a work in progress. Teaman released an inital alpha GUI for the 2.4 VLAN variants just a few days ago.

    Things will pick up real fast once the bugs and such are worked out.
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Still working out a few bugs, there will be a release soon.
  6. teaman

    teaman LI Guru Member

    Curious thing you asking about this: I have a pair of WRT54GL set up just like that :)

    The first one would be my 'main' gateway - it's connected to the internet via a cable modem and has two SSIDs currently configured as Access Points (my main/primary network and a 'guest' wireless network).

    The second device is configured as a wireless client for WAN (from that first AP) and has an extra/virtual SSID configured as a different Access Point (for some devices closer to this one, which I prefer to keep isolated from all those other networks).

    All wireless networks involved in this setup are secured with WPA2/AES, and everything I mentioned in the two paragraphs above can be configured via web GUI :)

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