Another try with the wrt160nl and openwrt(Part 2) – Installing virtual WLANs

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netzwerk, openwrt

The next goal was the Konfiguration of two “virtual” WLANs on one physical router ; one private and protected WLAN and one open for Guests ( otherwise protected )

The Code is very simple :

config wifi-iface
option device radio0
option network lan
option mode ap
option ssid Secret-WLAN
option encryption psk
option key Secret
option hidden 1

config wifi-iface
option device radio0
option network lan2
option mode ap
option ssid OpenWLAN
option encryption none
option hidden 1

At last , you need a virutal ethernetdevice as bridiging point for the Second WLAN

config interface lan2
option ifname eth0.2
option type bridge
option proto static
option ipaddr 172.27.1.1
option netmask 255.255.255.0

Another try with the wrt160nl and openwrt (Part 1) – Installing Openwrt

Author: Stephan  |  Category: Linux, Netzwerk, openwrt


After being unused for over an year I gave the WRT 160 NL another try .
Now there are images ready to use[1]
You can easily flash the image over an older installation ( in my case ) this way
sysupgrade -n openwrt-ar71xx-wrt160nl-squashfs.bin
or you can do it with the webgui.

To get WLAN wokring , you have to install additional packets
opkg update; opkg install kmod-ath9k hostapd wpa-supplicant
and then you have to do the following

rm /etc/config/wireless
wifi detect > /etc/config/wireless

and WLAN is working

[1]
http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03/ar71xx/