10-25-2017 09:57 AM
I called tech support a month ago and got a very knowledgeable person who helped me. THIS IS THE SOLUTION TO RUNNING IN BRIDGE MODE WITH ETHERNET BACKHAUL.
THe primary/first node gets connected to your home network in bridge mode. From the second ethernet port on the primary node, connect to a dedicated hub/switch. Then every other node needs to be connected to that same hub/switch. If you connect the other nodes into your main network, it won't work.
I bought a cheap 6port switch to interconnedt the nodes and have been running for a month without any problem.
10-25-2017 10:01 AM
1. Is it known issue that all nodes shall be on a separate switch for this to work? If it is then why they are wasting our times on useless "troubleshooting" and "resets" for hours
2. How did you manage to connect to second swtich all nodes if they are all in different locations in your house. My wall jacks are already connected to existing switch and only 1 jack is available in every room for example.
10-25-2017 10:03 AM
that's fine if you have 2 wires throughout the house. the most common is 1 cable. When you buy this system so expensive do not specify that you have to have 2 separate networks in your house and still the dhcp of the velop can give you faults in your network. Fix the beta firmware have to do a nat to access from wireless to wired network?
10-25-2017 09:11 PM
10-28-2017 08:08 PM
10-28-2017 08:14 PM - edited 10-28-2017 08:20 PM
I went and try to sort out my velop again this time around I just put the velop in DHCP mode and route all the nodes into a simple separate switch isolated from other LAN in which the primary switch acts as the DHCP server. It works wonderfully, so logically speaking, I agree. I think there's something wrong with the slave nodes not responding to the change to the bridge mode that happens with the primary node.
my topology is as follows
Cable modem -----> Asus RT AC68U (acts as DHCP) ----> My computer
-----> Switch for LAN ----> other computers, printers, etc in my house
-----> Velop primary (DHCP mode) ----> switch ----> Velop slaves
I know it sounds kinda dumb but I don't need to connect my wireless stuff to the wired, so for now that will do.