I use MT for my APs so the routing is not a problem. If you have a
router at each tower location you can route to the tower and be bridged
at each tower location.
I looked briefly at Tranzeo for APs but after using MT I wouldn't want
to give up the extra features:
+ True routing
+ BW control at the AP. A runaway machine can only kill an AP at most
+ No interclient communication. Stops many trojan/virus vectors
+ Ability to have complex firewall rules at the AP. I use these mostly
to block common trojan and virus ports
+ Detailed stats on each client connection.
There are several ways to do this, as many of the respondants on this
thread have mentioned (good thread by the way). As for your earlier
question concerning getting into the CPE in a router environment, as has
already been mentioned, you just need to connect to it using the routed
private IP assigned to it. But something that hasn't been mentioned is
in the case of a MT network (or other router/AP that supports it) you
can also set up a VPN tunnel to the tower/AP and effectively be on the
bridged network as well.
Jason Hensley wrote:
Thanks for the info Mac.
First, I'm not that concerned about the CPE utility working. That's
one reason I like the static IP setup - I know what user has what IP
and how to get to their CPE.
For the VLAN switch (that I'm not familiar with at all) can you tell
me how this would work on a 2 hop setup? Basically what I have is
Tower 1 to Tower 2 using 5.8 backhaul, then Tower 2 to NOC using
another 5.8 backhaul. Where would I drop the switch, or do I need one
at each tower?
Main thing / challenge that I'm seeing right now is that, like someone
else mentioned either here or on the other list, is that I cannot do
true routing with TR-6000's (my AP's). So, what I've got to figure
out how to get past that. I'm considering replacing the 6000's with
Mikrotik's, but not sure about that 100% yet.
I think I've been talked out of using the public IP's on each CPE ;-)
and am now planning to do 1-1 NAT. But, I'm just having trouble
picturing in my head how I'm going to do this - especially with the
TR6000 routing capabilities (or lack of).
Public IP's, at least for now, are pretty easy for me to get. I could
easily justify another /24 to my upstream, but beyond that, it would
take some pretty convincing data for me to get more. But, once I get
to that size, I'll be looking at buying my own block(s).
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