[found an unfinished message in the drafts folder] On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 08:27:58PM +0100, Mirko Parthey wrote: > On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 10:18:27AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote: > > > The switch chips in consumer access points come with some limitations, > > > you should check if they can meet your requrements: > > > - They only support a small number of vlans, a typical limit is 15. > > > > Does that mean that the VLAN IDs are also limited to the 0..15 range > > or can I have 15 VLANs with arbitrary IDs? > > 4-bit VLAN IDs (0..15 range) really.
Ouch. I have never seen that. > But as David Lang said, this seems to be a thing of the past. I surely hope so ;-) > I can confirm that full 12-bit VLAN IDs work on a router based on the > Lantiq VRX268 SoC. It has a limit of 64 VLANs. > > > > - Their ports can only be configured to carry either a single untagged > > > vlan, or a number of tagged vlans, but not both simultaneously. > > > > I usually prefer to have the management VLAN untagged, but I can live > > without that. > > > > How would I check whether a given hardware would support that? > > The default network config for your device should come with a single > VLAN or two, depending on how the WAN interface is connected, and all > VLANs tagged for the CPU port. This is how it is usually wired up: > https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/uci/network/switch This documentation is really nice. > > I would be willing to buy a cheaper accesspoint in the 50-euro-range > > to try things out. Any recommendations? > > The TP-Link TL-WR841ND is cheap, but it has only 4 MB flash, which is > very limiting if you want to add software packages. I could remove everything related to routing, would that help (or is it even possible)? The device is cheap and available in Europe, that's a real option (and not too bad if I brick it). > The only recent device I own is the TP-Link TD-W8980. > It is within your budget, but I hesitate to recommend it to you: > - installing OpenWrt/LEDE is more difficult than on other devices > - the 5 GHz WLAN radio is not supported 5 GHz WLAN radio is absolutely required, so I can't use that device. > The more expensive "TP-Link Archer C7 v2" (90€) could be an option. > From what I read, it should be well supported at least in the > development snapshots of OpenWrt and LEDE. I'll take a look at those as well, thanks. Greetings Marc -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marc Haber | "I don't trust Computers. They | Mailadresse im Header Leimen, Germany | lose things." Winona Ryder | Fon: *49 6224 1600402 Nordisch by Nature | How to make an American Quilt | Fax: *49 6224 1600421 _______________________________________________ openwrt-users mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.openwrt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openwrt-users