How to access another router's admin web through WDS?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by bingjiw, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. bingjiw

    bingjiw Addicted to LI Member

    Good Morning,

    Please see the pictures below.

    Network Diagram:

    Port Forward screen shot:
    I have set to forward port 2443 to port 443 before in the screen above, but can not access the web GUI through URL like So I changed it to forward to port 80 (as you see in the screen above) to have a try, but don't work neither.

    I tried to access the web GUI of Router 2, but failed( IE can not display page ). Do you know what's the problem?

  2. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    I'm not quite sure if in this setup, your trying to reach router #2 is considered a "local access" or an "remote access". Do you have both of them enabled?

    You will probably have more success using either ssh or VPN. Using the former, you "ssh" to the router and then create tunnels to the other machines on your network. With VPN, your remote machine is literally inside your home network, and you can see everything. Both ssh and VPN are more secure, too.
  3. kameleon

    kameleon LI Guru Member

    Let me see if I have this right. You want to access the web GUI of each of the routers from INSIDE your network. That is easy. When you setup the WDS nodes you had to give the router its own IP. Just navigate to its IP with the port you gave it for internal access. Make sure you didn't check the https box or if you did use that. To access the WDS nodes from OUTSIDE your network you will have to do a port forward from say port 3842 (example only) to port 8080 on whatever IP you gave WDS node #1 and so on with #2 and such. I have had this done on my network before and know it works. Very simple to setup when done right.
  4. bingjiw

    bingjiw Addicted to LI Member

    Thank you two guys.

    Sorry for my late reply. I'm busy on maintaining 3 wifi networks.

    Yeah, I also think it should be easy to do.

    And I found something strange.

    All clients of wireless router #2 can access internet. But wireless router #2 itself can not access internet. It can not successfully ping to any internet IP or domain name on the page of "TOMATO - Tools - Ping" on wireless router #2.

    I have setup Access Restriction on wireless router #1, may be I have to add the MAC of LAN of wireless router #2 into the "Except MAC" list. So I tried, and it's work!!!

    Thank you all guy.
  5. bingjiw

    bingjiw Addicted to LI Member

    Conclusion: Even though router#2 is WDS linked with router#1, but the internet access of router#2 itself is not through WDS, but as a client of router#1.

    Am I right?
  6. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    If I understand your setup and question, yes. I have one router that can access the internet, the wds routers access THAT router. I can reach any of my routers in my 3 router system either wirelessly by a particular router's IP address or via my wired lan that is wired to the main master, whatever, router which then accesses the wds-slave routers.

    The internet access has to go through the one router that is actually connected to the internet.

    If I understand you question and setup that is....
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