DMZ - Alternative to Bridging a Router

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Re: DMZ - Alternative to Bridging a Router

Post by swwifty » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 am

RussWestrem wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Openwrt actually bridges interfaces just fine, it's the rooter scripts that stops the bridge from working. Rooter is just not set up for this feature. If you want a true bridge just dont use rooter. Install your drivers and packages you need to run the modem then just bridge the lan and wan and it's pretty much done.
Do you happen to have a tutorial on how to do this? I'm having trouble finding instructions on this. I'd really like to get rid of my silly double NAT as I use pFsense for my main firewall.

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Re: DMZ - Alternative to Bridging a Router

Post by Need4Speed » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:06 pm

I was successful using this tutorial hooking up my wg3526 on GoldenOrb_2019-03-10 to my other (asus) router. Tried reversing the process but got locked out of my wg3526. So after recovering firmware and getting reconfigured I seen that DHCP server in goldenorb starts at 100 so nothing needs to be done on wg3526. In my asus, I changed the LAN IP to 192.168.1.2 (that will be my new login for asus now) since it was the same as the wg3526. I then turned the dhcp off on the asus and set the ip starting to 192.168.1.20. Not that the ip starting should matter since the wg3526's dhcp should be handling the ip assignments.

Applied all settings and was up and running. Now i can access the wg3526 directly through my asus via ethernet and still have the wg3526's wifi capabilities.

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Re: DMZ - Alternative to Bridging a Router

Post by BillA » Sat May 09, 2020 6:44 pm

Need4Speed wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:06 pm
I was successful using this tutorial hooking up my wg3526 on GoldenOrb_2019-03-10 to my other (asus) router. Tried reversing the process but got locked out of my wg3526. So after recovering firmware and getting reconfigured I seen that DHCP server in goldenorb starts at 100 so nothing needs to be done on wg3526. In my asus, I changed the LAN IP to 192.168.1.2 (that will be my new login for asus now) since it was the same as the wg3526. I then turned the dhcp off on the asus and set the ip starting to 192.168.1.20. Not that the ip starting should matter since the wg3526's dhcp should be handling the ip assignments.

Applied all settings and was up and running. Now i can access the wg3526 directly through my asus via ethernet and still have the wg3526's wifi capabilities.

Right, but your setup does the opposite what others wanted, using the modem/router in pass-through mode. In your case you're still using the WG3526's DHCP to assign IP's while the Asus acts as a simple access point/hub/switch. It all depends how you intend to use it.

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Re: DMZ - Alternative to Bridging a Router

Post by freep » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:14 pm

RussWestrem wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:19 pm
Openwrt actually bridges interfaces just fine, it's the rooter scripts that stops the bridge from working. Rooter is just not set up for this feature. If you want a true bridge just dont use rooter. Install your drivers and packages you need to run the modem then just bridge the lan and wan and it's pretty much done.
I know this is kind of old, but can you elaborate on how to "just bridge the lan and wan"? I'm going to try something similar with a unifi USG

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Re: DMZ - Alternative to Bridging a Router

Post by 52electrons » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:02 am

We’re you able to bridge with the USG? I have basically this exact setup and the double Nat is giving me trouble.

Wrt1200ac with rooter / USB modem, and UniFi USG as my main router / all other UniFi hardware. I’m running 192.168.1.1 on the linksys and 10.0.1.1 on the USG. Followed the guide above pretty much to fix the IPs on the wan and disable dhcp and some devices work, some don’t.

Got to the point I’m running two networks / one with Visible / Linksys and my normal network ATT in a netgear modem / USG.

Upgrading my USG (it’s a really old rev) so I can rock double WAN as I also can’t seem to get the WAN load balancing / rules to work very well in the Rooter since it can’t see the 10.0.1.x devices I can’t setup rules.

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Re: DMZ - Alternative to Bridging a Router

Post by BillA » Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:20 am

52electrons wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:02 am
We’re you able to bridge with the USG? I have basically this exact setup and the double Nat is giving me trouble.

Wrt1200ac with rooter / USB modem, and UniFi USG as my main router / all other UniFi hardware. I’m running 192.168.1.1 on the linksys and 10.0.1.1 on the USG. Followed the guide above pretty much to fix the IPs on the wan and disable dhcp and some devices work, some don’t.

Got to the point I’m running two networks / one with Visible / Linksys and my normal network ATT in a netgear modem / USG.

Upgrading my USG (it’s a really old rev) so I can rock double WAN as I also can’t seem to get the WAN load balancing / rules to work very well in the Rooter since it can’t see the 10.0.1.x devices I can’t setup rules.

The best solution for channel bonding two or more modems with speed aggregation (not just simple load balancing), including bridging interfaces in any combination using a GUI interface, is by using OpenMPTCProuter. As an added bonus, you also get a VPN protected connection.
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Re: DMZ - Alternative to Bridging a Router

Post by toddw » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:41 pm

I have a USG Pro 4 (and a USG 3P as backup) with two routers, one on each WAN port. It won't do WAN bonding, but it does load balance properly. You can use weighted values or failover setting via the GUI. Not bad if you don't have equal data plans for each connection.

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