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RavenBlack
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How do I manage WISP AP via WebUI?

Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:11 am

Hi, All,

I was dealing with apparently the same issue couple of years ago as well (viewtopic.php?t=107336), but solution used then, does not work now.

Basic set-up is this.
2x hAP routers. Both RouterOS v6.44.1

“Border Router”
is border router/firewall directly connected to ISP. It runs DHCP server. DHCP range is very small 192.168.1.10 - 192.168.1.40.
LAN is 192.168.1.0/24
IP for the router is 192.168.1.1

AP
Another router is in another part of the building (for WiFi coverage). it is set up using Quick Set interface as follows:

Set to WISP AP
Mode: Bridge
Address Acquisition: Static
IP address: 192.168.1.2
Netmask: 255.255.255.0(/24)
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 8.8.8.8

AP” port 1 is connected to “Border Router” port 5, so that “AP” is using PoE.

If I connect any device (to RJ45 or wirelessly) to “AP”, the device does get IP via DHCP from “Border Router” and does get internet access.

I can ping “AP” (192.168.1.2)

But I cannot connect to “AP” (192.168.1.2) via web interface (service is enabled) or via WinBox (service is enabled) via IP. I can only connect to “AP” using WinBox and via MAC address. Since I use Linux with HiDPI, WinBox is pretty much unusable and I have to boot into Windows to connect to “AP”.

What am I missing? How to I make “AP” (192.168.1.2) manageable via Web Interface from device on 192.168.1.0/24 network?
 
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Re: How do I manage WISP AP via WebUI?

Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:54 pm

I suspect the IP Address is not on the right interface. In winbox, ip>addresses, be sure that the IP is on interface=bridge (or the name of your bridge.)
 
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Re: How do I manage WISP AP via WebUI?

Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:07 pm

Thaks 2frogs,

good point. I'll check it out.
 
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Re: How do I manage WISP AP via WebUI?

Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:24 pm

Unfortunately, it didn't work.

Originaly 192.168.1.2 was set to ether2-master.

I've set IP address 192.168.1.2 to ether1, then bridge. Tried rebooting the router after each change (just in case), but nothing worked. Still can't connect to the router set as WISP AP.
 
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Re: How do I manage WISP AP via WebUI?

Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:39 pm

I'm still struggling with this. Anyone got any suggestions what else to try?
 
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Re: How do I manage WISP AP via WebUI?

Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:27 am

What fixed it for me was resetting configuration (System -> Reset Configuration and check "No Default Configuration" box).
Connect to the router via cable then use Winbox to access router via MAC address.
When setting WISP AP (via Quick Set interface), set "Mode" to "Bridge", set "Address Acquisition" to "Static", give it an address in the same subnet the DHCP server range and DO NOT set "Gateway" or "DNS Servers" parameters.
 
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Re: How do I manage WISP AP via WebUI?

Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:08 pm

What fixed it for me was resetting configuration (System -> Reset Configuration and check "No Default Configuration" box).
Connect to the router via cable then use Winbox to access router via MAC address.
When setting WISP AP (via Quick Set interface), set "Mode" to "Bridge", set "Address Acquisition" to "Static", give it an address in the same subnet the DHCP server range and DO NOT set "Gateway" or "DNS Servers" parameters.
Thank you RavenBlack - this process worked for me.

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