I followed the guide exactly and all I do after doing a 30/30/30 reset is Add the Virtual Interface and it refuses to show up, only dd-wrt will show up but not dd-wrt_vap. It will not connect even if I manually attempt to connect.
P.S. MAC addresses are left off on purpose.
Last edited by goodramen4you on Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:39; edited 1 time in total
Just curious, although it doesn't show up as a broadcast, can you still connect to it by just inputting the SSID manually?
I'm just wondering if it's strictly a broadcast issue as opposed to not actually running.
From that tutorial:
Note: If you're using a Broadcom VINT build then some devices may have problems connecting. Often it is just that they will only display one SSID being broadcast but they will still be able to connect if you manually create a profile for the virtual interface's SSID. Two of my old 802.11g adapters can not see the VAP's SSID but can still connect with manual profiles while my 802.11n adapter can see both SSID's being broadcast.
When you started this project, did you do a 30-30-30 reset? I've seen my share of odd behaviors when ppl attempted to make major configuration changes to an already modified router. It's best to start w/ a clean slate.
Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 22:28 Post subject: Solved
At the very real risk of being accused of thread necro-bumping, I thought I'd provide a solution to anyone else trying to get multi-SSID wifi going on one of these old girls.
I too was having trouble getting the wl0.1 radio to transmit. After trying tomato and various newer (ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2016/04-25-2016-r29519/broadcom/) and older (ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/08-12-10-r14929/broadcom/dd-wrt.v24_mini_wrt54gs.bin) dd-wrt builds, the build that finally got VAP's working is "DD-WRT v24-sp2 (07/22/09) micro (SVN revision 12548M VINT Eko)", download from here: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn12548/
I'm not saying that's the best or only build, but it's doing the job here.
[EDIT: Fantastic - I've got VLAN tagging working too (via pfSense, through a netgear GS108Tv2 switch, and am using the WRT54GS simply as an AP). Gotta love the power of dd-wrt & pfSense - a match made in heaven]