OpenWrt Client Router Setup and Configuration:
OpenWrt is a open source firmware developed for various brand router. You can get rid of your router manufacturer firmware with upgrading OpenWrt firmware on it. OpenWrt firmware developed by large team with many performance experiments to get the best result and make super charge any brand routers.
OpenWrt for who not satisfy with their OEM router firmware and looking for best stable and perfect performance with same router. OpenWrt will super charge your ordinary router performance with speed and stable connectivity of Wi-Fi. Try OpenWrt firmware and get a seamless connectivity every corner of home.
Always Keep in mind before upgrading OpenWrt firmware to your Wi-Fi router make sure your hardware model supported with OpenWrt firmware, Wrong firmware can be damage your Router permanently so do it on own risk.
This post Very helpful for who like to use OpenWrt firmware for their routers, because here i am giving you completes configuration support for OpenWrt client router setup and configuration without any charges. Read full article to understand configuration of open Source firmware OpenWrt and DD-WRT.
What is WISP Mode in OpenWrt Router ?
WISP full form “Wireless internet Service provider”. WISP mode specially developed for Internet service provider to provide internet over Wireless CPE. In WISP mode Wireless interface will turn into a WAN interface and Wireless device will work as a Wireless Client Router. In WISP mode NAT feature will enabled LAN interface will provide DHCP IP address.
OpenWrt Router WISP Mode Configuration.
Before start configuration change your PC/Lapotp LAN ip with same series of OpenWrt Default IP address. OpenWrt by defualt DHCP is enabled so you can also use DHCP in your PC/Laptop with changing obtain an ip address automatically option from LAN IP Configuration.
Default Ip- Address is 192.168.1.1
Put Same Series IP-Address in Pc/Laptop (Ex :192.168.1.x)
Open Internet Browser and type 192.168.1.1 in address Bar .
Default Username : root
Password : blank(no password)
Client Mode (WISP) Configuration
To configuring OpenWrt wireless configuration in WISP mode you should have a Access Point configured which will connect OpenWrt client side device.
After Login OpenWrt router see the top option list and click on Network and then Wi-Fi option.
- Go to Network –> WiFi
- Click Scan Button
Click Scan button to find your Access Point
Find Your Network Name (SSID) and Click Join Network
You will get many wireless Network name if running in same location find the your Wireless SSID and click join Network button as shown given picture.
- Enter Your Wireless Key (WPA-PSK)
If you have configured Wireless security in your Access Point you will get a WPA passphrase box to enter wireless key. If there is no password set in Access Point this box will not show.
- Use Any Name For New Network Name (Ex: in picture I am using wwan) and Click Submit
Network name is just for identify interface we have connected to Access Point.
Wan option should selected to use WISP mode
- Click Submit to go in next steps of configuration.
Operating frequency will auto selected as per Access Point and ESSID will get from Access Point.
Click Save & Apply For Settings Changes.
Once you Client device connected to AP device than you have to configure Wan interface to get internet from AP side.
If your Access point DHCP Disabled or you want to use client as static IP/PPPoE then follow settings below.
Configure as Static mode in WISP router:
After your OpenWrt Connected to AP device go to Network and interfaces option to configure Static or PPPoE mode for wan interface.
In WISP mode WAN interface will you have give name during connecting it to AP device. In this device my Wireless WAN name is Wwan so we have to configure pppoe or static ip in this wan interface.
Edit wwan interface to get IP address mode option
Select Static /PPPoE or Dynamic as per your requirement and click Switch Protocol below.
- Choose static if your internet working as static ip. Choose pppoe if you are using pppoe server to connected clients.
Select Static address and give the internet IP address as per your network configuration.
Protocol: static address (or PPPoE /DHCP)
IPv4 address: use internet ip in this box
IPv4 Netmask : In box subnet mask will use as per your IP series.
IPv4 gateway: use your internet gateway in this box.
IPv4 broadcast: leave it blank
Use custom DNS server: you can use more than one DNS server. Click + button in end of box to get more DNS option.
IPv6 Assignment length: IPv6 will be disabled its only for use IPv6 version.
OpenWrt LAN IP Change :
if your internet gateway already using 192.168.1.1 IP than change your client IP address to 192.168.1.1 to any different series.
To change LAN ip in openwrt router go to Network – interfaces
Click green color LAN interface Edit button.
You will get default ip 192.168.1.1 change the ip address in this box and click Save apply button.
After apply you have to use new ip series configuration in you PC/Laptop for access openwrt router again. If you laptop already in DHCP mode than your LAN will auto assign IP address of new series.
After Rebooting Device change Your PC/Laptop LAN to DHCP mode and check internet.
If you are facing internet limited and no connectivity than make sure you used correct IP address on wan configuration.
Congratulates you have successfully done your OpenWrt Client Router Setup and configuration with few minutes !