Solved How to access my Secondary WAN USB (eth8) during stand-by

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amplatfus

Senior Member
Hi,

After implemented the solution posted on nearby thread (Solved How to access my ONT from router by @andresmorago), I was wondering is is possible to access the USB Huawei HiLink (used as Secondary WAN while is in standby.
I would like this in order to read SMS from that SIM while Secondary WAN is not active (USB HiLink have a build in web server).

Currently I can access it only when Secondary WAN is connected (I am using Dual WAN mode in fail-over).
When in stand by, I can PING it successfully,, but web page is not loading.

Code:
AX88>095837/tmp/home/root#:ping 192.168.7.1
PING 192.168.7.1 (192.168.7.1): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.7.1: seq=0 ttl=64 time=25.822 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.7.1: seq=1 ttl=64 time=24.197 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.7.1: seq=2 ttl=64 time=23.096 ms
--- 192.168.7.1 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 21.157/24.896/30.209 ms
AX88>095843/tmp/home/root#:

The Secondary WAN is mapped on eth8:
Code:
***********************************************
*                            WAN Interfaces                      *
***********************************************
WAN IF  Status              Address         GW   IFNAME
------       ---------              ------------         -----     ------
WAN0:   Connected       x.x.x.x           ppp0  eth0 (appears as connected in GUI)
WAN1:   Connected       192.168.7.11   eth8   eth8 (appears as Hot Stand-By in GUI)

Code:
AX88>101657/tmp/home/root#:iptlistro
Kernel IP routing table
[...]
Destination         Gateway         Genmask            Flags   Metric    Ref    Use   Iface
192.168.7.0       0.0.0.0           255.255.255.0   U        0           0       0      eth8
192.168.100.0   0.0.0.0           255.255.255.0   U        0           0       0      eth0
[...]

Code:
S
System Log - Routing Table
IPv4 Routing table
Destination         Gateway      Genmask                 Flags    Metric    Ref    Use  Iface
[...]
default                10.0.0.1      0.0.0.0                   UG        0           0      0     WAN
10.0.0.1             *                  255.255.255.255   UH        0           0      0     WAN
[...]
169.254.0.0       *                  255.255.0.0           U          0           0      0     MAN
192.168.7.0       *                  255.255.255.0       U          0           0      0     WAN
192.168.100.0   *                  255.255.255.0       U          0           0      0     MAN
[...]   
[...]


I think is would be possible. Now I am already happy while accessing my bridged ONT (eth0) like in mentioned thread (BIG thank you! #happy).
Please, could you help me?

Thank you in advance,
amplatfus
 

amplatfus

Senior Member
Hi,

Just to share how it looks like when Secondary WAN si Connected over eth8 USB Huawei HiLink:
The line #3 (192.168.7.1/ 255.255.255.255/ UH/ eth8 is new.

Code:
AX88>115319/tmp/home/root#:netstat -rn
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface
0.0.0.0         192.168.7.1     0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0 eth8
[...]
192.168.7.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 eth8
192.168.7.1     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH        0 0          0 eth8
192.168.100.0   0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 eth0



System Log - Routing Table
This page shows the detailed routing status.
IPv4 Routing table
Destination    Gateway    Genmask    Flags    Metric    Ref    Use    Iface
default    192.168.7.1    0.0.0.0    UG    0    0    0    WAN
[...]
192.168.7.0    *    255.255.255.0    U    0    0    0    WAN
192.168.7.1    *    255.255.255.255    UH    0    0    0    WAN
192.168.100.0    *    255.255.255.0    U    0    0    0    MAN


AX88>122145/tmp/home/root#:ifconfig -a
eth8      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1E:10:AB:00:00
          inet addr:192.168.7.122  Bcast:192.168.7.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:8901 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16589 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4948109 (4.7 MiB)  TX bytes:3984497 (3.7 MiB)


I tried to add manually:

Code:
AX88>122145/tmp/home/root#:ifconfig -a
eth8      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1E:10:AB:00:00
          inet addr:192.168.7.122  Bcast:192.168.7.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:8901 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16589 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4948109 (4.7 MiB)  TX bytes:3984497 (3.7 MiB)


AX88>122545/tmp/home/root# ifconfig eth8:0 192.168.7.1 netmask 255.255.255.255

AX88>122265/tmp/home/root#:ifconfig -a
[...]
eth8:0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1E:10:AB:00:00
          inet addr:192.168.7.2  Bcast:192.168.7.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
[...]

...but is still not working, I am still trying :)
If you can help me, please.

BR,
amplatfus
 

amplatfus

Senior Member
Hi all,

I have good news. I succeed by adding this to nat (/jffs/scripts/nat-startj:

Code:
iptables -t nat -I POSTROUTING -o eth8 -j MASQUERADE

Thank you all including @ColinTaylor and @andresmorago, @daviddrf for inspiring me here: ([Solved] How to access my ONT from router).
After posting this, I will mark this thread [Solved] too, like the inspiring one.

Much appreciated,
amplatfus
 

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