the WAN more of my gli-inet1300 router will be connected via an ethernet cable to my ISP’s fiber ONT. the router is expected to authenticate before the fiber ONT assigns dchp address and allows normal communication. Somebody has made instructions for doing this on the edgerouter X. it works perfectly. I am considering moving to gli-inet1300. Can someone please describe how to do the same for gli-inet1300 (preferably with the firmware supplied by openwrt)?
I tried running wpa_supplicant on eth1, but it did not work.
there has been some discussion doing something similar for wireless, but I see nothing for wired.
there is no wifi involved.
my edgerouter erx is only a wired router.
only after authentication is done, will the fiber ONT (connected connected to the router’s WAN ethernet port) will assign a dhcp address (public IP) to the router. Until then, the WAN link doesnt work and there is no internet.
I plugged in a usb ethernet adapter and set it (eth2) as wan (and connected it to my ISP’s fiber ONT box). Then i ran wpa_supplicant on eth2 and authentication suceeded. But the authentication process does not even begin when using the builtin eth1 as wan.
I have not tried eth0 as wan. I did try running wpa_supplicant on eth0 when the WAN port of the router was connected to the fiber ONT via ethernet cable; that did not work (as expected). I can try to do that when the ONT is connected to a LAN port. But that would make the other LAN port almost unusable unless I use VLAN, which would be inefficient (LAN packets would go through the CPU and not just the switch):
I test a gigabit usb3 adapter, got the throughput:
iperf3 tcp performance
download: 510 Mbits/sec
upload: 532 Mbits/sec
The adapter driver is ax88179_178a, that not as fast as eth0/eth1 with throughtput of 940Mbit/sec.
Please delete wan setting in network and have a try,