My GL-MT3000 has stopped working. I previously had it working fine in two locations in repeater mode. I returned to one location and hoped to just start using it as I had last time, but it wouldn’t provide a connection between WLAN clients and Internet.
The Internet side works fine because it was able to automatically check and download firmware 4.5.0, but no connection can be made between the WLAN and Internet.
I’d like to learn how to troubleshoot with GL iNet devices so I haven’t simply done a factory reset yet. Hopefully, there’s a way on the forum to solve it or show me what stupid thing I did.
@admon Does this help? Happy to add more detail, but this shows the real use-case I have. All other set-ups where there is no route from WLAN to WWAN are purely additional failures discussed when trying to troubleshoot my real use-case, i.e. Wired LAN to WWAN, WLAN to Wired LAN and WLAN to tethered iPhone WAN also all fail, but are not the use-case I want working.
Okay, I messed up and I’ve fixed it after a hunch. Thanks for trying to help.
I had the “Block Non-VPN traffic” option selected. I wasn’t using a VPN so didn’t see this as a problem because in my head it meant it only applied when using a VPN.
That was wrong, without a VPN nothing works including making local requests to the Captive server to get network access on a hotel or coffee shop WiFi network. Which, of course, you would have to do before you got a VPN established so it created a paradox. Can’t connect to network to establish VPN, but can’t establish VPN without connecting to network.