Setting up an althea router in client mode is useful when one doesn’t have access to an ethernet cable to plug in to the gateway/internet port.
Here are the configs for files under
Add a new interface. For example,
config interface 'wifi_backhaul' option ifname 'wlan5' option proto 'dhcp'
Remove every interface that includes mesh.
You only one of the wifi-device to connect. So for simplicity I only used one device.
Check the channel number of the network you want to connect to.
config wifi-device 'radio1' option type 'mac80211' # Channel number must be the same option channel '44' option hwmode '11a' option path 'platform/soc/a800000.wifi' option htmode 'VHT80' option disabled '0' config wifi-iface 'default_radio1' option device 'radio1' # new network defined in network config option network 'wifi_backhaul' option mode 'sta' # Name of the wifi network you want to connect to option ssid 'Status' # passprhase of the above network option key 'cryptolife' # make sure this matches the wifi you are attempting to connect to option encryption 'psk2+tkip+aes' # new interface name defined in network config option ifname 'wlan5'
Add the following config zone to firewall.
config zone option name wifi_backhaul list network 'wifi_backhaul' option input REJECT option output ACCEPT option forward REJECT
Change the old backhaul interface to
network.external_nic = “wlan5”
Restart the services
now restart the services with
service network restart
not sure if restarting rita is necessary but just leaving it here for future debate.
service rita restart
Basic trouble shooting
wlan5 does not get a dhcp lease from the network then something is wrong with the config in
/etc/wireless/. The network config should be fine… since it is a really easy config.
If you do get a dhcp lease but you still don’t have internet then check the