I am trying to do the following with my mAP, to create a simple extender, eg. in hotel rooms:
wlan1 = ap-bridge (for the managmenet of the device)
wlan2 (virtual) = station-pseudobridge (for connecting to the hotel-network as WLAN-client)
wlan3 (virtual) = ap-bridge (for connecting my enddevice to the mAP)
My plan was to simply bridge wlan2 and wlan3 together, so I can achieve a nice "WLAN Repeater" or extender.
Unfortunately wlan2 does not connect to the hotel-network (searching...). If I set wlan1 as station-pseudobridge, it will connect, but when connecting for the first time, I have to configure wlan1 through wlan3 (my management wlan), which does not come up because wlan1 (the master) is not correctly set-up.
Configure the mAP through wlan1 is also no option, because my mobile-device does not connect to this network, because it gets no IP (wlan1 is not connected to the hotel-network -> no IP). So I need a dedicated MGMT wlan with DHCP-support (or at least an IP config) to configure the device initially.
Is this some kind of hardware limitation? Is there a good workaround?
My current workaround is a second mAP, which creates the MGMT wlan (wlan1), this wlan1 is bridged with eth1 and a short cable goes to the second mAP, which I can configure through the first mAP. This works, but I think its no good solution (I need a second USB-charger onyl for the inital config)