I am running two GL-B1300 (Convexa B), the first one as Mesh Master Node and the second one as Mesh Sub-Node. The connection inbetween is wired Ethernet backhaul. I have two WiFi networks running, the main (personal) wifi @5G and the guest wifi @2G and 5G. Both of them running fine on the master node, the main wifi running fine on the mesh sub node. However, there is a problem with the guest network on the mesh sub node.
For better unterstanding:
GL-B1300 1 (Mesh Master Node)
Main Wifi 5G: WORKING
Guest WiFi 2G&5G: WORKING
wired ethernet backhaul connection
GL-B1300 2 (Mesh Sub-Node)
Main WiFi 5G: WORKING
Guest WiFi 2G&5G: NOT WORKING (DHCP Problem)
The problem with the guest wifi on the mesh sub node is, that apparently the DHCP isn’t working properly. When I try to connect with a device, it won’t get an IP assigned and - after some time - selfassigns an IP (169.xxx.xxx.xxx) which of course isn’t working. DHCP on the main wifi on the mesh sub node is working without any problems.
After trying several things in the config last night, I resetted the mesh sub node back to factory settings and re-establsihed the basic mesh configuration by pairing the two routers as shown in the manual - which lead to a working main wifi and a non-working guest wifi on the mesh sub node again.
Yesterday, I checked the
/etc/config/network file on the mesh sub node and did see, that the main wifi was set to
option proto 'static' and the guest wifi was set to
option proto 'dhcp' - which felt a little bit strange to me. However, since the main wifi was working, I tried to set the guest wifi to
proto static aswell. After that, I was successfully able to connect clients to the guest wifi and get a correct IP from the guest wifi IP range. However, after that I had problems with the routing,
traceroute on one of the clients told me, that the packets would only circulate on the mesh sub node for two times before being dismissed (routing loop). After several tries, I wasn’t able to fix that routing problem.
When I checked the
/etc/config/network file today (after the reset), it showed
option proto 'dhcp' for both networks - but again, the initial situation is same, main wifi working, guest wifi isn’t.
To be honest, right now I am a little bit confused and don’t really understand where the problem is. Maybe you can help me with that?