02-10-2019 06:36 PM
I have an existing network ;
Unif AP -> Netgear router -> LiteBeam M5 -> ISP
I'm wondering if my Litebeam is correctly configured. It's set up in Station & Router mode.
ISP assigns IP by DHCP. Litebeam is set up on WAN to get DHCP and uses DHCP on LAN to assign an IP that is then presented to the WAN port on the router.
This means effectively I have two routers which seems more complicated then it may need to be. Is there any way to configure the LiteBeam to just pass the IP it gets from the ISP down to the WAN port?
The reason I ask is I am going to be replacing the Netgear router with a USG so if there's a better way I'd like to implement it. For instance, I'm wondering if Bridge mode on the Litebeam is what I'm after?
02-10-2019 08:35 PM
02-10-2019 08:41 PM - edited 02-10-2019 08:45 PM
Excellent. I thought I had it way more complicated then it needed to be. I was wondering about the management IP. To clarify, the management IP I will use will be the IP that the ISP assigns the wireless link?
Interesting...there is a management VLAN checkbox that appears when I switch it to bridge mode. This makes me wonder if the 192.168.1.20 management IP would still be usable even if the IP from the ISP is 10.x.x.x
02-10-2019 09:09 PM
As I recall, once in bridge mode, (scroll down) you'll want to set the management ip to "static" (if that option is there) and put whatever is easiest for you to remember. Ex: 192.168.1.20 and subnet 255.255.255.0. This is separate from the wan ip which is determined by your isp. Hope I'm helping cuz I'm going from recollection as best I can heh.
02-10-2019 09:19 PM
No problem. I will do it tomorrow (it's late here now) just in case I blow it all up. One last question, I was spoofing the IP address on the Wireless LAN so that it used the same MAC address as my cellphone. If it's bridged would I have to spoof the IP on the WAN port of the router?
02-10-2019 10:00 PM
Interesting.... I tried it anyway and it did not work.
With the LiteBeam in bridge mode and the WAN port on the router in DHCP it did nothing. As well, the default management IP was not accessible. Pings to the sites on the 'net failed etc.
I did a backup before trying so I hard reset it and restored. All of 5 minutes. But it does make me curious, why the failure?
02-11-2019 12:21 AM - edited 02-11-2019 01:26 AM
Not enabling WDS can cause DHCP issues. However, given that the original config is a routed PtMP setup (you are not the only customer on this link, are you) it is clear that the other side does not have WDS enabled.
So test with a static IP, identical to what you recevied through DHCP before. It may not be the permanent solution, however.
BTW, your topic is an airMax topic whereas this here is the UniFi forum area.
02-11-2019 04:49 PM - edited 02-11-2019 05:11 PM
WDS, on my side, is enabled. There are other customers on this link although not many at this time.
Interesting...when I select Bridge Mode in the LiteBeam M5 there is no option to set an IP address except for the management IP.
So...I went into the WAN port on the router (USG) and set it to use the IP addressing information from the ISP. Same thing - no access.
02-12-2019 02:28 AM
It really depends on how your ISP has set up the network. Since this is supposed to be a routed config WDS cannot work.
Your best bet is to talk to the ISP. Likely they will not want you to be bridged, but who knows if they have an alternative for you.