Remote admin access to WDS network AP's on OPT1



  • Trying to get external web access to the AP's on a WDS network on OPT1. I've tried varying combinations of NAT/Rules without any success so far.

    OPT1 has 192.168.1.1  IP,  WDS network is 5 Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT with IPs 192.168.1.240 - 245.
    I want to be able to login to the web admin of the 54G's to monitor wireless net, so basically I set the port for remote admin in DDWRT 1 on 192.168.1.240 to 240 ( thinking I can then later set 192.168.1.241 to port 241, 242 to port242 etc)
    Then set a NAT to forward port 240 to 192.168.1.240, which also sets a rule to allow.

    There's probably something blindingly obvious I'm doing wrong - any help much appreciated



    • setup your PPTP server on pfsense or better on your DD-WRT router (forward VPN port to your WRT IP adress)
    • setup your VPN connection (make sure that you unckeck in TCP/IP advanced settings, "use default gateway on remote computer")
    • connect to your PPTP server from wan side (server IP the same as WAN adress)

    and now you can reach all your internal network



  • Make sure your APs have the pfSense as default gateway. If the APs only have static routes for the internal subnets for example they won't find their way back to a client coming from the internet.



  • WDS protocol works exactely lk a normal LAN connection n DD-WT firmware. so there is no need to specify the gateway if you are working on the same subnet



  • @endee:

    Trying to get external web access to the AP's on a WDS network on OPT1. I've tried varying combinations of NAT/Rules without any success so far.

    From this sentence it looks like you are coming from another subnet which means you need routing and you are not coming from the same subnet. You could fix that with some advanced outbound nat.

    However, I think I don't understand your network.  ::)



  • However, I think I don't understand your network.  ::)

    You're not the only one!!! - I still have a lot to learn

    Thanks for all the help - I'll try out and post back with results



  • remote admin works on the router WAN port only. it works only on port 80 or 8080

    there is a single way to remote admin your routers : setup a PPTP connection to your gateway (pfsense)

    Give me more details to give you more help (I have a similar setup)

    chady


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