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Old 03-27-2018, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default LAN port to WAN port

Hello all, I have an ASUS RT-AC66U router with Advanced Tomato firmware on it. Now before that I had stock and my WAN port is currently not working so Iím stock firmware I went into WAN settings and selected LAN Ethernet port 1 as a WAN because like I mentioned my WAN port is not working. So it worked after I did that I believe it was under dual WAN. Now since I flashed Advanced Tomato that setting obviously doesnít stay. What I want to know and I know thereís a way and it can be done but I donít know where to go and what settings to put LAN port as a WAN. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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IIRC putting it into 'repeater' mode, basically turns the main 4 ports into a wired switch. if you put it in repeater bridge mode, it'll disable dhcp/nat.

I mainly use repeater mode on an old linksys router to turn it into a network switch, because i'm too cheap to pay $20 for new hardware when the hardware i have does the job just fine...


edit: i used ddwrt, not tomato, but i assume they're fairly similar.
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IIRC putting it into 'repeater' mode, basically turns the main 4 ports into a wired switch. if you put it in repeater bridge mode, it'll disable dhcp/nat.

I mainly use repeater mode on an old linksys router to turn it into a network switch, because i'm too cheap to pay $20 for new hardware when the hardware i have does the job just fine...


edit: i used ddwrt, not tomato, but i assume they're fairly similar.
Thank you for your reply, Iím trying to use it as a router also. Ethernet and WiFi. So I just need to get one of the LAN ports to act as a WAN port
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it should be able to do that as well in client mode. i use mine to broadcast 802.11b for my old psp once in a while.

edit: You may need to set that up before you switch it into client mode because it may be funky with dhcp turned off and handled by the main router...
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