Using WRT54GL as AP only (WiFi+Guest) connected via LAN

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mensa, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. mensa

    mensa Network Guru Member


    is it possible, to use the WRT54GL (shibby firmware) as an access point only?
    I want to provide 2 SSIDs (normal for me + guests which can't access my network).

    I managed to get that working, when the WRT54GL is acting as a router, behind a DSL modem (DSL modem LAN cable plugged into WRT54GL WAN port). No problem. WiFi + Guest WiFi is working fine and separated.

    But now I got faster internet (40 MBit/s download / 20 MBit/s upload) and the WRT54GL can only handle around 20 - 25 MBit/s WAN speed. So I want to use it only as an access point for my WiFi + Guest WiFi and accept the lower WAN speeds in WiFi. It's ok that, WiFi clients will only get 20 - 25 MBit/s internet speed, but I would like to have full speed at wired clients.
    So I thought about the following:
    Plug in LAN cable from DSL modem to WRT54GL into LAN port.
    But then the guest WiFi is not workin anymore.

    DSL modem IP:
    DSL modem acts as DHCP server

    WRT54GL br0:
    WRT54GL br0: DHCP server enabled

    WRT54GL br1:
    WRT54GL br1: DHCP server enabled

    WRT54GL VLAN3 Bridge LAN br1

    What am I making wrong?
    Or is it impossible to get WiFi + guest WiFi working, when router is connected via LAN port to DSL modem?
    I know, that it is not good, that in net are 2 DHCP servers active (DSL modem + router), but I am unable to diable it on the DSL modem.
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