RAK7258 - Use WiFi as WAN

(Dave Zap) #1

I have a new RAK7258 factory default settings and upgraded to 1.1.0037 r159.

I am trying to setup the WiFi in client mode as the WAN interface. That way I do not have to have it hard wired to my router. I’m sure it can do this but I can not work it out. I have attached pictures of the settings I have changed.

When I test ping from the diagnostics page it fails.

If I ssh in to the router I can force pings out of the WiFi interface and it works…

[email protected]:~# ping -I apcli0 google.com
PING google.com ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from seq=0 ttl=53 time=675.371 ms
64 bytes from seq=1 ttl=53 time=209.334 ms
64 bytes from seq=2 ttl=53 time=401.180 ms
64 bytes from seq=3 ttl=53 time=55.647 ms
64 bytes from seq=4 ttl=53 time=55.428 ms

(Dave Zap) #2

the lan…


(Dave Zap) #3

This is a bit of a hack but I made it work with a static route for TTN server (thethings.meshed.com.au) whose domain resolved to - Although if they change IP it will break. I still can’t get DNS but at the very least my LoRaWAN traffic is going out the WiFi interface.

Would still love to know how this should be done.

(nicholas) #4

You only need to change the protocol of the wan interface connection to none.

(Dave Zap) #5

Thanks Nicholas, that was simple after all.

I think this is a common use case? I just want LAN to configure the device and have everything else go out through the wifi. Would be cool to see this in the pdf documentation.

Thanks again.