OpenWrt Lede Point to Point configuration in bridge mode (2018)

openwrt lede point to point (Last Updated On: September 21, 2018)

OpenWrt Lede Point to Point configuration in bridge mode

OpenWrt lede is the latest release of firmware for various OEM hardware. You can get your router supported Lede version from official OpenWRT hardware table. I have already posted different mode configuration for OpenWRT such as repeater mode, wisp mode, client bridge mode. In this post, I will show how to configure OpenWRT lede point to point in bridge mode for CCTV and internet connection. The configuration of OpenWrt firmware is the little bit different in bridge mode so many people failed to configure it in pure bridge mode.in my personal views it is a best OpenWRT router for home and office wireless.

Don’t worry after ready this configuration manual you can configure OpenWRT firmware version point to point and point-multipoint. OpenWrt configuration manual just simple for you once you understand the steps and mode used in OpenWrt configuration. You can easily configure point to point with both OpenWRT and non-OpenWRT firmware after this post.i have created this tutorial with OpenWrt TP link router but the configuration for all Openwrt same.

OpenWrt Point to Point Configuration Steps.

Before start configuration, I will give steps to follow point to point configuration and avoid any miss configuration.

For point to point two location device need to configure so steps will be the same for both side location device as given below.

 

  1. OpenWrt Device Login First time
  2. LAN & DHCP configuration
  3. OpenWrt Wireless Mode Configuration

Point to Point Location A device Configuration

Ready your both OpenWrt device to proceed configuration.

Login Device.

OpenWrt Default IP address is 192.168.1.1 and username –root, password blank on default.

Connect device and open 192.168.1.1 to the browser.

openwrt TP Link point to point

2:- Openwrt Lede LAN & DHCP configuration

Point to point configuration used to connect 2 different site wirelessly. So we also required 2 wireless radio to connect both sides. OpenWrt lede comes with the default IP address so it’s necessary to change the default IP address to avoid network conflict issue.

To change IP Address Go to Network –Interfaces

 

Click Edit on LAN and change IP address and disable DHCP server.

 openwrt remote access enable

 

3:-OpenWrt Lede Access Point WDS mode Configuration for PTP.

Now first site device will be configured as Access point WDS mode. OpenWrt point to point work as AP and client device for both sides. So see AP WDS configuration for site A.

To configure Wireless

Go to Network- Wireless

openwrt ptp and ptm

Click the Edit button in the wireless interface.

openwrt alternatives  

 

Device Configuration

  • The wireless network is disabled – Click Enable button first ( button should show red button )
  • Mode- N, Channel – choose -11 or any other, Width- 20 (use 40 if non-interface area)

openwrt default password

Interface Configuration

  • ESSID- user your Network SSID name here (use a unique name which can find easily in multiple network name)
  • Mode- Access Point WDS ( choose Access WDS mode)
  • Network –choose LAN
  • Save & Apply to save settings

Beginners' Guide to OpenWrt

 

OpenWrt Lede Wireless Security configuration.

  • Click the Wireless security tab from interface configuration
  • Encryption – WPA2PSK recommended
  • Key – type your wireless password ( this password will use to connect client device)

 openwrt point to point birdge mode with ubnt AP

After configuration Access point now second location device configured as client WDS mode.

 

Location B Configuration–

OpenWrt Lede Client WDS configuration for Remote Location

OpenWrt Client Mode

Now Go to Network- Wireless

openwrt ptp and ptm

 

Click Scan button to find your Access Point SSID.

openwrt luci ping not with mikrotik ap

 

You will find many wireless network name while scanning outdoor. Find you network ssid and click Join Network

openwrt connected but no ping from AP

 

In next steps, you need to type the Wireless password you configure in Access point mode.

  • WPA passphrase- type password here
  • Name of the new network- you can type any name here to recognize your Ethernet,
  • Choose LAN in this steps ( LAN will be selected for bridge mode )
  • Submit setting after all settings.

openwrt can ping from router but not outside

 

This step is very important to configure OpenWRT in bridge mode.

  • Mode should be Client WDS for bridge
  • Lan select
  • Click save and apply for saved settings.

openwrt firmware upgrade lede

After settings saved your device will be connected to Access point device and you can check signal status on Wireless option.

 

In status, you can see remote device Mac address signal with noise.

You can see connected RX rate and TX rate here.

openwrt not show rx tx

This manual also supports all the OpenWRT version like OpenWrt Luci,  OpenWRT chaos calmer, Attitude adjustment and OpenWrt LEde.

OpenWrt Lede Point to Multi-Point Configuration

to configuration OpenWRT point to multipoint just repeat the steps Openwrt client WDS configuration for 3 (third) OpenWRT device for the multipoint. you can connect multiple openwrt client devices to Access point device.

 

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