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w32pamela
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RB751u-2HnD with usb wifi client on USB1

Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:12 pm

Can a USB wifi client be used as a client to the 751u when connected to the USB port.

My Ubuiquiti WifiStation is recognized by the port but I have not been able to find information on setting up an interface for the device or if it is possible to use the USB port for this.

[admin@itpc_router] > /system resource usb print
# DEVICE VENDOR NAME SPEED
0 1:1 Linux 3.3.5 ehci_hcd RB400 EHCI 480 Mbps
1 1:2 UBIQUITI WiFiStationEXT 480 Mbps
 
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Re: RB751u-2HnD with usb wifi client on USB1

Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:46 am

As far as I know the USB is for USB HD's to create an SMB or file server. Do you have more than 1 Wifi adapter listed?
 
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Re: RB751u-2HnD with usb wifi client on USB1

Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:24 am

Thanks for your response.

I know the usb port on the 751 will support some usb GPS's and a large variety of cellular broadband modems. I was hoping that someone knows of a way to use a USB wifi client.

When you ask if I have more than 1 wifi adapter listed, do you mean listed in the mikrotik supported hardware list? I do have an ALFA AWUS036NHA which is recognized by the 751 also.
 
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Re: RB751u-2HnD with usb wifi client on USB1

Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:46 am

No I mean "interface print" should show a second wlan adapter:

0 ether1-gateway ether 1500 1600 4076
1 R ether2-master-local ether 1500 1598 2028
2 R ether3-slave-local ether 1500 1598 2028
3 R ether4-slave-local ether 1500 1598 2028
4 R ether5-slave-local ether 1500 1598 2028
5 R wlan1 wlan 1500 2290
6 R bridge-local bridge 1500 1598

If so set the mode to station and match the channel of your ubiquiti ap and then set the security profile to match as well and it should get connected.
 
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Re: RB751u-2HnD with usb wifi client on USB1

Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:41 am

Report back if you're getting an second Wifi adapter in the interface list because I'd like to do what you're doing also.
 
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Re: RB751u-2HnD with usb wifi client on USB1

Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:36 am

Initially I didn't have a new interface show up when I plugged in the WifiStation but today when I was configuring a new 751 I decided to try the Alfa and WLAN2 showed up in the interface list. The router had ros 5.24 on it and I've been upgrading them to 6.x. I was unsuccessful in getting everything configured correctly but I'm far from an expert at with rOS.

I reset to the default configuration upgraded the router to 6.6 and now a second WLAN interface does not show up. When I get time I'll mess some more with it.

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