Dual BR1 configuration


#1

Hi all, newbie here :slight_smile:

I have this situation:

  • a BR1 acting as AP (from here R) with a IP camera connected to the lan eth interface
  • another BR1 acting as a wifi client (from here M) connected on wan side to R’s wi-fi; on M lan side I have some clients (pc and a video recorder)

I need to make video recorder on M lan side to connect to the IP camera
<premise>
I have no experience with BR1 and have inherited the infra
</premise>

M lan is 10.0.1.X, R wifi is 192.168.50.X, M gets its wan IP via dhcp (192.168.50.101)
ATM I can ping successfully the IP camera on 192.168.50.11 but can’t connect to it

is there anything I’m missing?

TIA


#2

You don’t really need two BR1’s to accomplish this as the BR1 fully supports simultaneous Wi-Fi as WAN and AP. You can have all the devices on a single subnet and they would be able to see and talk directly with each other.


#3

hi, thank you for your answer…

my bad, I forgot to tell that both M and R are needed (don’t ask me why :smiley: )


#4

Its hard to know why this isn’t working since you can ping from the M Site LAN (10.0.1.0/24) to the Camera on the R LAN (192.168.50.0/24) so there is connectivity…

If i were to guess, I would be thinking that since the BR1 with the attached video recorder is using WiFi from the other BR1 (with the camera) as a ‘WAN’ connection there is NAT going on which could be blocking inbound traffic from the camera.

First thing I would do to test would be to set up inbound NAT mappings on the wifi wan connection (on the BR1 -M location) to the LAN IP of the video recorder (Advanced -> NAT Mappings) and see if that fixes it.