Add a bridge/access point/switch mode setting how-to
It is possible to set a Turris router up via (re)Foris to a mode when it does not provide services like DHCP or DNS. It may be wanted for example for a use-case when there is a need to extend a Wi-Fi signal to a further place of a house. It is even more convenient when there the same SSID and password is set up because this way the switch between the two APs is smooth.
We send to those, who are interested in this setting similar instruction as follows:
If you wish to set your Turris router to a bridge/access point/switch mode, it is possible to do that in the (re)Foris interface in two steps:
1st step: Go to the tab "NETWORK INTERFACES" (or in reForis "Interfaces" tab in the "Network Settings" menu):
- Move all the interfaces from WAN to LAN. If you click on an interface, you will find an option to change the network.
- Then confirm with the "Save" button.
2nd step: Move to the "LAN" tab and choose:
- "LAN mode" as "Computer"
- "IPv4 protocol" as "DHCP (automatic configuration)
- and confirm with the "Save" button.
At this point, the IP addresses change (your router will not listen at its default address anymore, but on the one, that it receives from the main router). You may need to disconnect the Ethernet cable and connect it again. The address https://turris.local may keep working.
After that, you may be reconnected to the new IP address automatically. If not, you will need to find out the new address in your main router.