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network [2021/09/16 17:34] – [Wireless (2.4 GHz / interface eth1)] hogwildnetwork [2022/01/03 23:10] – [Wireless (2.4 GHz / interface eth1)]-centred column headings hogwild
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 **Type: **This sets the connection mode the WAN interface uses to connect to your ISP. Depending on which Type you select, other configuration settings specific to that type of connection will be shown or hidden. See below. (Default: DHCP). The Type setting will depend on your ISP's setup. **Type: **This sets the connection mode the WAN interface uses to connect to your ISP. Depending on which Type you select, other configuration settings specific to that type of connection will be shown or hidden. See below. (Default: DHCP). The Type setting will depend on your ISP's setup.
  
-**DHCP**: A DHCP server at your ISP will dynamically assign a WAN IP lease to your FreshTomato router. DHCP uses no authentication.\\  DHCP is most often used for cable, but there are exceptions. Even though DHCP itself doesn't include authentication, some cable companies require your cablemodem's MAC address to be on their whitelist, or they may block Internet access via that modem.+**DHCP**: A DHCP server at your ISP will dynamically assign a WAN IP lease to your FreshTomato router. DHCP uses no authentication.\\
  
 **PPPoE**: The router's WAN port will respond to authentication requests from your ISP's PPPoE server. This will require you to store in FreshTomato the PPPoE username and password that were assigned by your ISP. If authentication is successful, the PPPoE server will allow you to log on to the ISP's network, and a DHCP server will assign you a WAN IP lease. PPPoE is most often used for DSL networks, again with exceptions. It is suggested you leave the Service Name field blank.\\  Note: If you use your FreshTomato router for PPPoE authentication, you should ideally configure your DSL or cable modem for bridge mode. Otherwise, if your modem and router both have routing functions enabled, you have a situation called “Double NAT”. Double NAT may create various problems, such as VoIP issues, and reduced speed. **PPPoE**: The router's WAN port will respond to authentication requests from your ISP's PPPoE server. This will require you to store in FreshTomato the PPPoE username and password that were assigned by your ISP. If authentication is successful, the PPPoE server will allow you to log on to the ISP's network, and a DHCP server will assign you a WAN IP lease. PPPoE is most often used for DSL networks, again with exceptions. It is suggested you leave the Service Name field blank.\\  Note: If you use your FreshTomato router for PPPoE authentication, you should ideally configure your DSL or cable modem for bridge mode. Otherwise, if your modem and router both have routing functions enabled, you have a situation called “Double NAT”. Double NAT may create various problems, such as VoIP issues, and reduced speed.
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 The Wireless (2.4 GHz) section displays information and settings for the wireless network interface on the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band. The Wireless (2.4 GHz) section displays information and settings for the wireless network interface on the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band.
  
-Your device may show a different device name than eth1. Note: FreshTomato (Linux) hardware device numbers begin at 0. For example, the first ethernet device might be called eth0. The second wireless device might be called wl1.+Your device may show a different device name than eth1. Note: FreshTomato hardware device numbers begin at 0. For example, the first Ethernet device might be called eth0. The second wireless device might be called wl1.
  
 **Enable Wireless:** When checked, this turns on the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network interface. When unchecked, the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi interface is off. **Enable Wireless:** When checked, this turns on the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network interface. When unchecked, the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi interface is off.
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 **Wireless Mode:** This allows you to select the wireless mode (function) of the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network interface.  \\   \\ **Wireless Mode:** This allows you to select the wireless mode (function) of the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network interface.  \\   \\
  
-Selection  ^ Description + Wireless Mode   Description 
-|  \\ Access Point  | \\ The (default) setting, which allows clients to connect to FreshTomato's wireless network(s). \\ \\ -  IPv4 & IPv6 communication work for both MIPS and ARM.  +|  \\ Access Point  | \\ The (default) setting, which allows clients to connect to FreshTomato's wireless network(s). \\ \\ -  IPv4 & IPv6 communication work for both MIPS and ARM. \\ 
-|  Access Point WDS  | Sets the router in "repeater mode", allowing clients to connect via wireless while simultaneously acting as a \\ WDS [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System|Wireless Distribution System]] base station.  +|  \\ Access Point WDS  | \\ Sets the router in "repeater mode", allowing clients to connect via wireless while simultaneously acting as a \\ WDS [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System|Wireless Distribution System]] base station. \\ \\ 
-|  \\ \\ \\ Wireless Client  | The router connects to another router/access point as any other wireless client device would. \\ \\ -  Wireless Client mode works for:\\ MIPS devices (SDK5: RT and RT-N images)\\ ARM devices (SDK6 & SDK7) starting with release 2021.5 \\ -  This mode is not working yet on SDK6 MIPS RT-AC images.\\ -  Only one wireless radio can be used in client mode. Other radio modules, (if present), can be used in Access Point mode. \\ -  Disable wireless band steering when using this mode (at least for the default ''initial?'' setup).  \\ -  The recommended security setup for wireless connections is WPA2 Personal with AES. \\ -  If no connection is possible using the above, please try WPA / WPA2 Personal + AES. \\ -  This is the recommended security setup for MIPS SDK5 (RT and RT-N) wireless client mode).  +|  \\ Wireless Client \\ The router connects to another router/access point as any other wireless client device would. \\ \\ -  Wireless Client mode works for:\\ MIPS devices (SDK5: RT and RT-N images)\\ ARM devices (SDK6 & SDK7) starting with release 2021.5 \\ -  This mode is not working yet on SDK6 MIPS RT-AC images.\\ -  Only one wireless radio can be used in this mode. Other radio modules, (if present), can be used in Access Point mode. \\ -  Disable wireless band steering when using this mode (at least for the default setup; Advanced user can or could adjust nvram values for band steering).  \\ -  The recommended security setup for wireless connections is WPA2 Personal with AES. \\ -  If no connection is possible using the above, please try WPA / WPA2 Personal + AES. \\ -  This is the recommended security setup for MIPS SDK5 (RT and RT-N) wireless client mode). \\ \\ 
-|  Wireless Ethernet Bridge  | \\ Configures FreshTomato to connect to another router. All clients connected to both routers remain in the same subnet. \\ \\ -  As of version 1.19, this mode must have security set to WPA2 to work properly. \\ -  IPv4 communication works for MIPS and ARM builds. \\ -  IPv6 communication will only work for FreshTomato 2021.1 . \\ -  SDK6 ARM Dual-Core and newer (as of 2021-02-20)\\ SDK7 has not yet been tested.  +|  \\ Wireless Ethernet Bridge  | \\ Configures FreshTomato to connect to another router. All clients connected to both routers remain in the same subnet. \\ \\ -  As of version 1.19, this mode must have security set to WPA2 to work properly. \\ -  IPv4 communication works for MIPS and ARM builds. \\ -  IPv6 communication will only work for FreshTomato 2021.1 (SDK6 ARM Dual-Core and newer)\\ -  SDK7 not working/possible\\ \\ 
-|  \\ \\ \\ Media Bridge Mode  | \\ Configures FreshTomato to connect to another router/access point. \\ All clients connected to both routers remain in the same subnet. \\ \\ -  This new operation mode is similar to Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode for SDK6 and up (only for MIPS RT-AC images and all ARM images). \\ -  Recommendations: Use Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode for MIPS RT and RT-N images (such as like RT-N16, E4200v1)\\ -  This Mode is not supported with SDK5 (RT / RT-N) builds\\ -  Both IPv4 and IPv6 communication are functioning.  You do not need to enable IPv6 via the web interface. IPv6 traffic will work.\\ -  Do not enable wireless band steering (BSD) while this mode is enabled.\\ -  Use Media Bridge interface only to connect to your main AP (no virtual interfaces). Other radio modules (if present) can be used, for example, in Access Point mode.\\ -  Support for this mode is available starting with release 2021.6. | +|  \\ Media Bridge Mode  | \\ Configures FreshTomato to connect to another router/access point. \\ All clients connected to both routers remain in the same subnet. \\ \\ -  This new operation mode is similar to Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode for SDK6 and up (only for MIPS RT-AC images and all ARM images). \\ -  Recommendations: Use Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode for MIPS RT and RT-N images (like the RT-N16, E4200v1)\\ -  This Mode is not supported with SDK5 (RT / RT-N) builds\\ -  Both IPv4 and IPv6 communication are functioning.  You do not need to enable IPv6 via the web interface. IPv6 traffic will work.\\ -  Do not enable wireless band steering (BSD) while this mode is enabled.\\ -  Use Media Bridge interface only to connect to your main AP (no virtual interfaces). Other radio modules (if present) can be used, for example, in Access Point mode.\\ -  Support for this mode is available starting with release 2021.6. \\ \\ 
-|  \\ WDS  | \\ Serve as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System|Wireless Distribution System (WDS)]] base station only.  |+|  \\ WDS  | \\ Serve as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System|Wireless Distribution System (WDS)]] base station only. \\ \\ |
 | //Table derived from (Creative Commons) Wikibooks - “Tomato Firmware/Menu Reference” Wireless Mode Selections//  || | //Table derived from (Creative Commons) Wikibooks - “Tomato Firmware/Menu Reference” Wireless Mode Selections//  ||
  
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 The Wireless (5 GHz) section displays information and settings for the wireless network interface on the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band. The Wireless (5 GHz) section displays information and settings for the wireless network interface on the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band.
  
-Your device may show a different device name than eth1. Note: FreshTomato (Linux) hardware device numbers begin at 0. \\  For example, the first Ethernet device might be called eth0. The second wireless device might be called wl1.+Your device may show a different device name than eth1. Note: FreshTomato hardware device numbers begin at 0. \\  For example, the first Ethernet device might be called eth0. The second wireless device might be called wl1.
  
 Typically, the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band has higher bandwidth, but shorter distance propagation than the 2.4 GHz band. Typically, the 5 GHz Wi-Fi band has higher bandwidth, but shorter distance propagation than the 2.4 GHz band.
  
-**Enable Wireless:**  Checking this turns on the 5 GHz Wi-Fi network interface. When unchecked, the 5 GHz Wi-Fi network interface is turned off.+**Enable Wireless:**  Checking this turns on the 5 GHz Wi-Fi interface. When unchecked, the 5 GHz Wi-Fi interface is turned off.
  
-**MAC Address:**  This displays the MAC (hardware) address of the 5 GHz Wi-Fi radio interface. \\  Clicking on the MAC address takes you to the Advanced/[[:mac_address|MAC Address]] page, where you can specify your own MAC address for this interface.+**MAC Address:**  This displays the MAC (hardware) address of the 5 GHz Wi-Fi interface. \\ Clicking on the MAC address takes you to the [[:mac_address|MAC Address]] page, where you can choose your own MAC address for this interface.
  
-**Wireless Mode:**  This lets you choose the wireless mode (function) of the 5 GHz Wi-fi network interface.  \\   \\+**Wireless Mode:**  This lets you choose the wireless mode (function) of the 5 GHz Wi-fi interface.  \\   \\
  
-Selection  ^ Description +Mode ^ Description 
-|  \\ Access Point  | \\ The default setting, which allows clients to connect to FreshTomato's wireless network(s). \\ (IPv4 & IPv6 communication working for MIPS and ARM)  +|  \\ Access Point  | \\ The (defaultsetting, which allows clients to connect to FreshTomato's wireless network(s). \\ \\ -  IPv4 & IPv6 communication work for both MIPS and ARM. \\ 
-|  Access Point WDS  | Sets the router in repeater mode, allowing clients to connect via Wi-Fi while simultaneously acting as a \\ WDS [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System|Wireless Distribution System]]  base station.  +|  \\ Access Point WDS  | \\ Sets the router in "repeater mode", allowing clients to connect via wireless while simultaneously acting as a \\ WDS [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System|Wireless Distribution System]] base station. \\ \\ 
-|  \\ \\ \\ Wireless Client  | The router connects to the other router/access point like any other wireless client device would.Wireless Client mode works for:\\ MIPS devices (SDK5: RT and RT-N images).  \\ ARM devices (SDK6 & SDK7) starting with release 2021.5 and newer\\ \\ Wireless Client mode **does not** yet work for SDK6 MIPS RT-AC images.\\ Only one wireless radio can be used in client mode. The other radio modules (if present) can be used in Access Point mode. Please disable wireless band steering while using this mode (at least for the default setup).  The recommended security settings for wireless client mode connections are WPA2 Personal and AES. If no connection is possible using those settings, please try WPA / WPA2 Personal and AES. These are the recommended security settings for MIPS SDK5 (RT and RT-N) wireless client mode). | +|  \\ Wireless Client \\ The router connects to another router/access point as any other wireless client device would. \\ \\ -  Wireless Client mode works for:\\ MIPS devices (SDK5: RT and RT-N images)\\ ARM devices (SDK6 & SDK7) starting with release 2021.5 \\ -  This mode is not working yet on SDK6 MIPS RT-AC images.\\ -  Only one wireless radio can be used in this mode. Other radio modules(if present)can be used in Access Point mode. \\ -  Disable wireless band steering when using this mode (at least for the default setup; Advanced user can or could adjust nvram values for band steering).\\ -  The recommended security setup for wireless connections is WPA2 Personal with AES. \\ -  If no connection is possible using the above, please try WPA / WPA2 Personal AES. \\ -  This is the recommended security setup for MIPS SDK5 (RT and RT-N) wireless client mode). \\ \\ 
-|  \\ \\ \\ Wireless Ethernet Bridge  | Configures the FreshTomato Router to connect to another router. All clients connected to both routers remain in the same subnet. As of version 1.19, Wireless Bridge must have security set to WPA2 to work properly. \\ IPv4 communication works for: \\ -MIPS builds \\ -ARM builds \\ IPv6 communication will only work for FreshTomato 2021.1 SDK6 ARM Dual-Core and newer (as of 2021-02-20; SDK7 hast not yet been tested). +|  \\ Wireless Ethernet Bridge \\ Configures FreshTomato to connect to another router. All clients connected to both routers remain in the same subnet. \\ \\ -  As of version 1.19, this mode must have security set to WPA2 to work properly. \\ -  IPv4 communication works for MIPS and ARM builds\\ -  IPv6 communication will only work for FreshTomato 2021.1 (SDK6 ARM Dual-Core and newer)\\  SDK7 not working/possible\\ \\ 
-|  \\ \\ \\ Media Bridge Mode  | Configures FreshTomato to connect to another router/access point. All clients connected to both routers remain in the same subnet.\\ Recommendations: Use Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode for MIPS RT and RT-N images (such as like RT-N16, E4200v1)\\ **Notes:**\\ - Media Bridge Mode is not supported with SDK5 (RT / RT-N) builds\\ - Offer an extra/new operation mode similar to Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode for SDK6 and up (only for MIPS RT-AC images and all ARM images).\\ - Both IPv4 and IPv6 communication work.  (You do not need to enable IPv6 via the web interface. IPv6 traffic will work).\\ - Do not enable wireless band steering (BSD) while this mode is enabled.\\ - Please use Media Bridge interface only to connect to your main AP (no virtual interfaces). The other radio modules (if present) can be used, for example, in Access Point model.\\ - Support for this modem started with release 2021.6. | +|  \\ Media Bridge Mode  | \\ Configures FreshTomato to connect to another router/access point. \\ All clients connected to both routers remain in the same subnet. \\ \\ -  This new operation mode is similar to Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode for SDK6 and up (only for MIPS RT-AC images and all ARM images). \\ -  Recommendations: Use Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode for MIPS RT and RT-N images (like the RT-N16, E4200v1)\\ -  This Mode is not supported with SDK5 (RT / RT-N) builds\\ -  Both IPv4 and IPv6 communication are functioning.  You do not need to enable IPv6 via the web interface. IPv6 traffic will work.\\ -  Do not enable wireless band steering (BSD) while this mode is enabled.\\ -  Use Media Bridge interface only to connect to your main AP (no virtual interfaces). Other radio modules (if present) can be used, for example, in Access Point mode.\\ -  Support for this mode is available starting with release 2021.6. \\ \\ 
-|  \\ WDS  | Serve as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System|Wireless Distribution System (WDS)]]  base station only  |+|  \\ WDS  | \\ Serve as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Distribution_System|Wireless Distribution System (WDS)]] base station only. \\ \\ |
 | //Table derived from (Creative Commons) Wikibooks - “Tomato Firmware/Menu Reference” Wireless Mode Selections//  || | //Table derived from (Creative Commons) Wikibooks - “Tomato Firmware/Menu Reference” Wireless Mode Selections//  ||
  
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   * A Only: allows Wi-Fi clients to connect using only the 802.11a protocol.   * A Only: allows Wi-Fi clients to connect using only the 802.11a protocol.
   * N Only: allows Wi-Fi clients to connect using only the 802.11n protocol.   * N Only: allows Wi-Fi clients to connect using only the 802.11n protocol.
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 +Note that releases before 2021.8 do NOT have s separate setting for 802.11ac. That only arrrived with 2021.8 .
  
 Separate Wireless Network Mode settings will exist for any 2.4 GHz band interface. See the 2.4 GHz section. \\  (Default: Auto) Separate Wireless Network Mode settings will exist for any 2.4 GHz band interface. See the 2.4 GHz section. \\  (Default: Auto)
network.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/03 23:14 by hogwild