Asus RT N10U - v1.28.0500 MIPSR2Toastman-VLAN-RT-N K26 USB VPN, this is the latest firmware I found that actually works on my router
What I am trying to achieve:
Use this router to connect to a WiFi AP and then replicate in a WL LAN my home network wherever I go with all my devices directly connected. I ultimately plan to link this to my home network via VPN. I use VLAN VIFs and wireless client mode to do this…
The whole thing works when setup manually in a given sequence but (I think) does not gets committed correctly to NVRAM as it get broken at reboot.
To get it working manually:
1- bridge br0 to eth1 (LAN to Wifi) to get wifi fired up, which is not what I want as eth1 should be WAN. The system then commits and reboots, WLAN then works (led) but not setup as I want as it is bridged to LAN. Interrestingly, the wl0.1 config then reappears.
2- Then go to Virtual Wireless and swap the br0 bridge from wl0 to wl0.1 and save. The changes do not require a reboot which is a good thing …
3- Then go to the Status Overview, wireless section, disable the Wireless and re-enable it and … it works!
If I save this config, commit to Nvram the thing does not works at reboot. WLAN led is switched off, I dont see the wl0.1 setup anymore and I have to do the steps above to get it up.
My feeling is that the startup sequence absolutely needs eth1 to be bridged to a LAN somewhere to start WL. Something is not clean with NVRAM as the wl0.1 setup disappears after reboot but reappears when I do step 1 above.
Swapping the WAN / LAL wireless wl0 <=> wl0.1 would maybe help but it does not works as the UI accepts only wl0 as client wireless for WAN.
Thanks to shed some light on this. I could live with the manual steps but … not my wife ;)