I am running a RUT955 on Firmware Version RUT9_R_00.07.04.5.
The scenario is RUT955 provides a wireless network normally connected to a mobile LTE connection via SIM card. This works fine.
From time to time I have the need/chance to catch an external WiFi. Now I want to connect the external WiFi to the wireless network of the RUT955 instead of the mobile LTE connection. At Network → Wireless I can scan and connect the external network but how can I use the external WiFi from the RUT955s wireless network?
I know this questions was asked may times but I don´t get it to run. Any help appreciated.
Thank you for your query,
RUT955 WIFI can simultaneously work in two modes:
AP (Access Point) - It allows other WIFI devices to connect to the router’s WIFI network and obtain internet connectivity.
STA (Station/client) - It allows the router itself to connect to an external WIFI network for internet access
This means it will be connected to the External AP and it will provide internet access to the clients connected to its WIFI AP.
What you want to achieve is STA (Client mode) and this can be done by navigating network>wireless and selecting scan, choose the network you want to connect to by clicking on join the network. Enter the password to the network in the WPA section and choose the name for easier management. More details on how to do so can be found here RUT955 Wireless - Teltonika Networks Wiki. Please make sure WAN and LAN IPs are in different subnets. e.g. if WAN IP is 192.168.1.120/24 LAN IP cannot be 192.168.1.1/24, it should be 192.168.10.1/24 or 192.168.20.1/24
Once you are done setting up the client mode the new network will be seen in the network>interfaces>General and to make the network the main WAN drag it to the top and click on save. You can also set up a failover feature that allows you to back up your primary WAN connection in case it goes down. More on setting that up is here RUT955 Failover - Teltonika Networks Wiki
Lastly, if the WIFI you are connecting to uses the free WIFI hotspot feature you can use the TravelMate package which once connected to it will redirect you to the captive portal to accept the terms of service, log in or otherwise authenticate with the Hotspot RADIUS server. The steps to set up the feature can be found here Connecting to a Hotspot WiFi for Internet Connectivity - Teltonika Networks Wiki
Hi, I hope I am not hijacking this thread but I have related issue. I have no problem connecting my RUT240 to an external wifi signal in theory but in practice the experience is hopeless. It is part of a motorhome installation using a Maxview Antenna. The reception of 3G & 4G is great but to connect to a strong wifi signal (eg at home) is virtually impossible. I have wifi enabled equipment in the motorhome and even picking that up is very hit and miss. Other equipment eg phone and ipad pick up multiple very good wifi signals but the RUT240 wifi antenna just doesn’t seem capable of picking anything up unless in clear line of sight and very close to the source. I realise it is not the 3G/4G antenna and it is not the captive portal issue as it is simply not picking up signal.
Maxview support simply say it is a secondary function and don’t seem to care it is not working even though it is part of their advertised spec. Surely the performance should be better than useless!? I had hoped to pick up home wifi when in the motorhome.
What experience do other users have of wifi reception and are there any suggested solutions? I have tried an alternative wifi antenna and it made no difference. I find it hard to believe it is so bad.
Thank you for your query,
My first suggestion is to ensure that the Maxview antenna meets the antenna requirements such as antenna connector, input impedance, and minimum input power and frequency range which can be checked here Third-party Antennas - Teltonika Networks Wiki (teltonika-networks.com)
I also advise ensuring that the connection between the antenna and the device is securely and firmly attached when connecting to the external wireless network. The procedure on how to connect to the wireless network can be seen in my earlier post.
Also, a bad WIFI signal can be caused by bad interference from other devices that emit RF and you can change the frequency band that the RUT240 is using and this can be shown here RUT240 Wireless - Teltonika Networks Wiki
Our partners at Poynting Antennas offer a range of antennas that could serve as an alternative choice to the Maxview antenna you’re currently utilizing. Here is a link to guide you on choosing the right Poynting antenna Choosing the correct Antenna from the start – Total Cost of Ownership - Poynting Tech - Antenna Solutions, South Africa, USA & Europe
Thanks for this. I will test out next week when I am in the motorhome again. I am confident it is the correct specified antenna and the spare I tried was the same. I will see if changing the frequency band of the RUT240 makes any difference in case something is interfering with that but the transmitted wifi from the RUT240 is excellent, it just seems incapable of picking up wifi signals properly.
many thanks for your support and explanations. I can setup the network in network>wireless as described. My internal WiFi has 192.168.6.100/24 subnet an the external WiFi Access Point is giving
The network interface of the external WiFi is names “camping” and set to the top in network interfaces. There is no captive portal to confirm anything.
There is some minor traffic in the interface but with my Laptop connected to the internal WiFi of the RUT955 I can´t access the internet via the external WiFi.
How should the Physical Settings of the “camping” interface being configured? Should the bridging mode be enabled or not (it is off my now).
Many thanks for your detailed support.
Thank you for your query,
I would recommend checking in the interface window if the WWAN (camping) whether the status is active. If the status is active navigate to System>Administration>Troubleshoot -Diagnostics and try pining 188.8.131.52, a reply would indicate that there is internet access, and I would advise you to try reaching websites using their IP. If you can be able to reach the sites this would be an indicator that there is an issue with the DNS servers of the WIFI access point.
Secondly, in case you can connect to the wireless network using an ethernet cable you could try to check, if it does work then there might be an issue with the connection between the RUT and the Wireless AP that it connects to.
Lastly, you can check the firewall zone between LAN and WAN, making sure that forwarding is allowed. This can be checked from Network>Firewall>General Settings. If none of the steps don’t work, I would advise resetting to the factory default setting to ensure that no additional setting is affecting the setup of the WWAN. In this case, I would advise you to download a backup file if you have a sensitive configuration which will be uploaded when the reset won’t work. The file can be downloaded in System>Backup -backup configuration and to restore is done in the next section Restore configuration.
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