Repeater (STA) is disabled - can't enable

Hello, I don't understand why the repeater function is disabled. It was working this morning. Then I turned off the GLE and restarted it somewhere else, and since then it hasn't been working. I haven't changed anything.

I have restarted the router about 10 times and left it on for a longer period.

Nothing.. i was so happy about this function! a reason to buy this Router for business tris and hotels!

Hope somebody have an idea.

thanks for help!

System Log:
Mon Jun 10 20:05:18 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:19 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:20 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:21 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:22 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:23 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:24 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:25 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:26 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:27 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:28 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:29 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:30 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:31 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:32 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:33 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:34 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:35 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:36 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:37 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:38 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:39 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...
Mon Jun 10 20:05:40 2024 daemon.err lua: (...6e/ipkg-mips_24kc/gl-sdk4-repeater/usr/sbin/repeater:385) Wait phy ready...

Kernel Log:
[ 140.625373] br-guest: port 1(wlan0-1) entered blocking state
[ 140.625395] br-guest: port 1(wlan0-1) entered forwarding state
[ 163.117425] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: pdev param 0 not supported by firmware
[ 163.166837] br-lan: port 3(wlan1) entered blocking state
[ 163.166859] br-lan: port 3(wlan1) entered disabled state
[ 163.167280] device wlan1 entered promiscuous mode
[ 164.613788] br-lan: port 3(wlan1) entered blocking state
[ 164.613810] br-lan: port 3(wlan1) entered forwarding state
[ 164.690130] br-guest: port 2(wlan1-1) entered blocking state
[ 164.690153] br-guest: port 2(wlan1-1) entered disabled state
[ 164.690626] device wlan1-1 entered promiscuous mode
[ 164.707490] br-guest: port 2(wlan1-1) entered blocking state
[ 164.707514] br-guest: port 2(wlan1-1) entered forwarding state
[ 356.512972] br-lan: port 3(wlan1) entered disabled state
[ 356.551146] device wlan1 left promiscuous mode
[ 356.551172] br-lan: port 3(wlan1) entered disabled state
[ 356.788286] br-guest: port 2(wlan1-1) entered disabled state
[ 356.871269] device wlan1-1 left promiscuous mode
[ 356.871295] br-guest: port 2(wlan1-1) entered disabled state
[ 366.196258] ath10k_pci 0000:00:00.0: pdev param 0 not supported by firmware
[ 374.526946] br-guest: port 1(wlan0-1) entered disabled state
[ 374.530258] device wlan0-1 left promiscuous mode
[ 374.530491] br-guest: port 1(wlan0-1) entered disabled state
[ 374.544057] tertf: br-guest changed, delete it
[ 377.047149] device wlan0 left promiscuous mode
[ 377.047314] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered disabled state
[ 385.195594] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered blocking state
[ 385.195615] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered disabled state
[ 385.196028] device wlan0 entered promiscuous mode
[ 385.869423] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered blocking state
[ 385.869446] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state

Hi,

Could you please try to restore the router? SYSTEM-> Reset Firmware -> Find it.

Seems that the radio is locked for some reason.

What is your router model and firmware version?

Reset the firmware and upgrade the latest.

Hello @alzhao ,

I don't want to reset my router. I just finished setting it up, and the first thing I'm supposed to do is delete everything and reset it?

Then I would have to set up my WiFi, OpenVPN, and Wireguard connections all over again. I would like to solve the problem before I spend another 2 hours configuring and end up in the same problem.

Model GL.iNet GL-E750
Architecture
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9533 ver 2 rev 0
OpenWrt 22.03.4 r20123-38ccc47687
Kernel Version 5.10.176

Sure, try to reboot the router instead of reset first, and check one more time to see if does the repeater mode work ok, and does the syslog appear the 'Wait phy ready'?

Cause reviews the above syslog, its Wi-Fi chips have been occupied or locked.

Sure, here is the translation:

Hello,
as mentioned above, I have tried many reboots. I have now made a backup via the advanced interface, reset the router, and performed a restore.

Now it seems to be working again. But for how long? It worked in the morning, then I turned it off and later turned it back on, and it didn't work anymore.

I will test it now and report back. Thanks.

Hi, May I know when the repeater (STA) mode occur issue, if is the AP SSID of the E750 still connected or permit to connect with your phone?

I don't quite understand the question.

The router is supposed to connect as a repeater in the WLAN, but the option does not work. I didn't have a choice to find the WLAN. Currently, after the reset and restore, it works again everywhere.

I will restart it a few times later.

It just seems that repeater is not connected so the router just disabled that.

This happens, for example, you put a wrong wifi key or the wifi network has problems. After many tries the router will stop trying to connect. Looks like it disabled repeater.

But if you reboot it will try again.