Your best bet here would be to use OpenWRT. DD-wrt doesn't have port based group switching on Atheros units, openwrt does most times, but its all command line config, so i'd hit their website and study up.
I purchased WNDR3800 router for my office. I was trying to create VLANs in the router's web interface and there is no option for that.
I called the technical support and they said that this router can't create any port based VLAN. I would to know if this is a hardware or a software restriction. Have anyone successfully created VLANs with this router? Maybe with OpenWRT or DD-WRT? I can't believe that a full-featured router like this is not capable to create port based VLANs.
I have a VLAN ready in a Netgear GS724Tv3 switch but I need to create the VLAN in the router too for routing and assigning an address to the VLAN network.
Since the Cisco/Linksys EA4500 is not Linux-compatible, despite major past problems with Netgear, I find myself looking at the 3800 to replace the feature-challenged 3400.
1. In the wireless access control area - may I limit the access of specific devices, assigning time-segments based on mac-address, as in Tomato on the 3500L?
2. Is anyone using this via Linux?
3. Is there a plan to continue development of OpenWRT Backfire or is 10.03.1 the end-of-the-line?
"21 December 2011"
"The OpenWrt Release Team would like to announce the final
Backfire Interim Release 1 (10.03.1)"
Practically anything is possible with openwrt. But maybe you won't find it in a web-interface.
I have done time-based access on my wrt54g with openwrt more than 8(?) years ago for the neighbours son (as I like to have open access points). He tended to play games at night using my access point and his grades were degrading.
Enough of that talk. The secret is just to use cron for that.
Make a script that enables access for a set, and a script that disables access for a set. And use cron to start one at a certain time, and the other at another time. There is no web interface for that. But then again, it's 5...10 lines of editing.
Joseba Martos said: Lot of thanks budee. I installed OpenWRT and made all the VLAN configuration graphically using the web interface, without editing any file. Just create the VLAN (Switch), the interface and the firewall rules. I installed OpenWRT Backfire 10.03.1 for ar71xx. Solved :)
Dear Mr. Martos,
I see that you managed to set up what I was actually trying to do. Now, since I am noob in Linux, and basically need 2 separate subnets (prefferably vlans) would it be possible to ask you for some sort of tutorial / more detailed help in setting it up? Basically I dont need anything special but just to achieve, for example, 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.2.1 ( or anything else as 2nd subnet ) to work on local and be able to access internet.
Please, help out :(
Hi, I purchased the same router and am trying to do the same thing with my router (vlans on different ports) but the problem i have is discerning what ports go to what) it has ports 1-5 then cpu, i thought i read somewhere that port 1 is wan port 2-5 is lan and cpu is internal?
if someone could please explain it or point me to where this info is i would greatly appreciate it.
JimB20 said: Hi, I purchased the same router and am trying to do the same thing with my router (vlans on different ports) but the problem i have is discerning what ports go to what) it has ports 1-5 then cpu, i thought i read somewhere that port 1 is wan port 2-5 is lan and cpu is internal? if someone could please explain it or point me to where this info is i would greatly appreciate it.
Good luck Jim :)
I even started new thread were I offered to pay for detailed working instructions and like here nobody replied there neither :) I guess it will be like they state in open-wrt "dont use it if you cant handle it"...
once again, another dissapointment from "open source community"..
p.s. i am aware that now this will not get me any further.. But heck with it...