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Using VLANs on OpenWRT

If you have ever used prosumer or enterprise networking equipment, you have probably run across a switch with “smart” capabilities or VLAN capabilities. VLANs by definition is “a virtual LAN is any broadcast domain that is partitioned and isolated in a computer network at the data link layer.” VLANs allow for multiple networks and subnets to be carried across one physical network link. Things You Will Need: * An OpenWRT Device supporting VLANs (see here [

Enabling 802.11r (Fast Roaming/Transition) on OpenWRT

802.11r, also known as Fast Roaming/Transition on OpenWRT allows clients to seamlessly switch between several access points depending on which one is closer to the client. This is great for locations with more than one access point as a client does not have to drop a connection to rescan for APs, but can instead switch between, dropping minimal packets and remaining secure. In this guide, you will learn how to enable fast roaming on OpenWRT. Installing WPAD wpad is a full-featured IEEE 802.1x a

Installing OpenWRT On a Meraki MR16

UPDATE 10/21. It appears that Cucumber WiFi (CT WiFi, etc.) was officially shut down September 3, 2021. I believe that leaves the only way to flash with Serial. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I recently picked up 11 Meraki MR16’s off of eBay for a good price. I decided to buy these because I knew that they would be reliable access points for the price. Things you will need: * A computer (mine is running Windows) * A couple of ethernet cable