Date: 04 Feb 2011 20:00
Number of posts: 13
RSS: New posts
Not with Tomato, no.
Tomato does not support multiple SSIDs (a la OpenWRT/DD-WRT). It can't be done.
Rodney, if I may ask for some more details on this.
I have a Linksys E3000 which does multi-SSIDs fine with DD-WRT, but I needed some extra kernel functionality (VLAN IDs > 15) that I couldn't get implemented in DD-WRT, and with TomatoUSB, building a new kernel and a new image was so easy.
Unfortunately, for this project, we need multi-SSID *and* VLAN-IDs > 15, so I'm kind of stuck here…
So, what is missing in TomatoUSB to make this work? Is it kernel level ("not the correct Broadcom modules") or is it "just" the management interface, and it would work if you call the right commands to set it up? I'm not afraid to run shell scripts, or build my own image (already doing this), but I'd like to understand where the "no support" stopper is…
thanks in advance,
It's neither, really.
There are no userspace tools to support it in Tomato (or GUI, obviously), but the kernel itself has nothing to do with it - it's controlled entirely by the Broadcom module (and obvious creation of interfaces, VLANs, etc. has to be done with what's already there). The biggest missing component is the userspace<>Broadcom driver linkage (which requires coding).
The bigger challenge, and one largely ignored by DD-WRT, is that depending on the revision of the Broadcom chipset and driver, some setups will allow for multiple SSIDs but *NOT* _B_SSIDs - an important distinction that easily confuses users when they can't understand why a) they can easily connect to a SSID by name but b) it doesn't show up in a wireless survey.
It's been a very popular request (though in my experience, when used as "share my Internet with the public" hotspots, *very* short lived and with good reason - your request actually seems a bit more pragmatic), but there doesn't seem to be any traction/developer interest behind it. Like most things, someday, someone will show up out of the blue with working code. Until then, +1s aren't going to do a thing to change that…if it's something someone needs now, DD-WRT is the answer.
there doesn't seem to be any traction/developer interest behind it
Not exactly true - I'm planning to look into it eventually. It's just that many other things take priority…
OK - "currently". *laughs* IPv6 and nvram are obviously much bigger deals at the moment (and with good reason!).
But IPv6? Sure, there's some interest here, and a few other isolated islands of interest.
But on the whole, IPv6 is this decade's "Y2K" panic. Tempest in a teapot. IMHO.
The installed base of IPv4-only devices is huge. Switching over to IPv6 would be a bigger deal than the UK changing over to drive on the right side of the road.
IIRC, the backbone of the internet already doesn't up IPvanything. IIRC it uses frame relay, MPLS, ATM, etc.
Switching over to IPv6 would be a bigger deal than the UK changing over to drive on the right side of the road.
Not really - IPV6 introduction will happen slowly with inefficient dual IP stacks for quite a while, can't change road and car hardware layouts overnight with firmware upgrade!
Back on topic anyone looked at output of "wl -h" or "wl cmds" or "wl ssid -h"
I could create multiple ssid names - but not make them broadcast…