[OpenWrt-Devel] LAN "force_link" causes WDS Client routers to be no-longer administerable

Chirag Chhatriwala cchhat01 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 18:58:25 EDT 2014

Hello Felix,

Didn't hear back on an email I had sent a couple weeks ago so I'm following
up with a polite inquiry.
Were you able to reproduce the problem with your setup as I described?

Please let me know. If you would like, I will file a bug report on
dev.openwrt.org against trunk.


On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 10:19 PM, Chirag Chhatriwala <cchhat01 at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Felix Fietkau <nbd at openwrt.org> wrote:
>> On 2014-06-09 21:37, Chirag Chhatriwala wrote:
>> > Hello Felix and other devs,
>> >
>> > I recently went from r39555 (BB) to r41055 (also BB) without sysupgrade,
>> > direct update of firmware. I've got a couple of WD N750 Routers that I
>> > like to run in WDS mode. After flashing 41055 and then configuring, WDS
>> > on the routers, I was left completely locked out of the WDS Client
>> router.
>> >
>> > There were quite a few changes which I ruled out as the cause and
>> > ultimately narrowed out the changeset in 40773 [1] causes WDS Client
>> > Routers to stop being adminsterable via SSH or LuCI.
>> >
>> > I'm not sure if this change warrants a trac ticket item so I emailed the
>> > group as a heads-up. I can create a ticket if I don't hear back within a
>> > couple of days.
>> I haven't seen anything similar in my own tests (and I've been using WDS
>> as well). Please show me your configuration (network and wireless) so I
>> can try to reproduce it.
>> Thanks,
>> - Felix
> Hi Felix,
> I've attached the /etc/config/network and /etc/config/wireless for both
> the Main WDS Access Point (_ap files) and the 2ndary WDS Client+AP (_sta
> files).
> Point to note that if I had went through a sysupgrade from (which I also
> tried as well), this issue wouldn't manifest as r39555 did not yet make use
> of "option force_link 1". In which case, there were no issues with the WDS
> Client router receiving a proper IP and being accessible via SSH/LuCI.
> Problem only occurred when I loaded a fresh install of r41055 on both WD
> MyNet N750 routers and manually configured WDS in the AP and the Client
> router.
> Hope this helps,
> Chirag
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