I just installed Advanced Tomato and am trying to configure a wireless access point. The scenario is:
- DD-WRT router is my gateway to the internet and provides DHCP. IP address 192.168.4.1/24
- Tomato on RT-AC68U with physical connection to the gateway router. I want IP address to be 192.168.4.4/24
- I should be able to administrate Tomato from clients connected to the DD-WRT router and also connected to Tomato ethernet ports.
- Enable whatever multi-cast capabilities on Tomato as required by Chromecast and Belkin WeMo power plugs. (<—- end goal)
My expected configuration steps are:
- Configure Wifi. Enable multicast.
- Disable WAN port
- Configure Tomato as a router so it will route Wifi to LAN (should be default?)
- Hard wire Tomato's IP address to 192.168.4.4/24
- Disable DHCP running on Tomato
- Save/reboot Tomato router
- Connect Tomato router to DD-WRT router through LAN port
- Test wifi receive an IP address from DD-WRT. Test wifi address can be pinged from DD-WRT. Drink beer and celebrate.
Any problems with my expected steps above?
Here are the problems I am having…
First, I can't find how to configure the static IP address for Tomato. Is this "Route Modem IP" and do I have to have the WAN enabled to configure this? Or do I configure it on the bridge? (I am guessing the bridge is not the appropriate place to set the IP address)
Second, am I correct that I should ignore the WAN port