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network [2021/11/01 12:57] – [Wireless (5 GHz / interface eth2)] m_arsnetwork [2022/01/03 23:14] (current) – [Wireless (2.4 GHz / interface eth1)]-clarity hogwild
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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.  \\   \\
  
-^ Mode ^ 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 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 setupAdvanced 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 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 setupAdvanced users 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)\\ -  SDK7 not working/possible\\ \\ | |  \\ 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 (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. \\ \\ | |  \\ 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. \\ \\ |
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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.
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 **Wireless Mode:**  This lets you choose the wireless mode (function) of the 5 GHz Wi-fi interface.  \\   \\ **Wireless Mode:**  This lets you choose the wireless mode (function) of the 5 GHz Wi-fi interface.  \\   \\
  
-^ Mode ^ 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. \\ \\ |
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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