by tcdaly Investigator
Investigator

Brightbox 2 bridging mode

Regarding the Brightbox 2: on the 'Advanced -> Broadband settings' page, when 'Broadband type' is set to 'Ethernet' and 'Protocol' is set to 'Bridging', what exactly does this mode do, and what would it be used for?

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by Grand Master
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Re: Brightbox 2 bridging mode

Yes, of course, they are for connecting the devices that this router is bridging to the main router. The WAN port is connected to the main router.

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by Grand Master
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Re: Brightbox 2 bridging mode

It passes any connections to it on to another router at the other end of the Eithernet which will do all the routing.

 

It can be used to turn the router inro a wireless extender to the main router as in To make a second Brightbox as a WAP on your LAN to the main Brightbox .

 

The Protocol may also be set to "Routing" allowing both routers to each do their own routing but that gets a bit more complicated.

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by tcdaly Investigator
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Re: Brightbox 2 bridging mode

Thank you.  Does this mean that in 'bridging' mode, the WAN and PPPoE section of the router is completely disabled?

by Grand Master
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Re: Brightbox 2 bridging mode

The PPPoE option, yes. & also the DSL modem. I dunno what you mean by "WAN section". The Ethernet cable is plugged into its WAN port, so it can't be disabled.

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by tcdaly Investigator
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Re: Brightbox 2 bridging mode

That's what I meant, the DSL modem/PPPoE section.  If the WAN socket is used to connect to an ethernet network, is there any role for the LAN sockets in this configuration?

by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: Brightbox 2 bridging mode

Yes, of course, they are for connecting the devices that this router is bridging to the main router. The WAN port is connected to the main router.

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