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Title: Bridge mode idiosyncracies
Post by: Blobby113 on May 04, 2013, 09:21:14 PM
I've managed to get two 865l's bridged to another 865l. Two things that are strange are:
1. Once a router is placed in bridge mode, its IP address changes to 192.168.0.50, even if its current address is
192.168.1.1. While this is not all that important, it makes it difficult to find the new ip address once the router that is in router mode (with address 192.168.1.1) issues an ip address in the 192.168.1 range.
2. If you are going to attach a usb hard drive to the bridged router, you need to do so before you put it into bridge mode, as the relevant menu item isn't there in bridge mode.
Title: Re: Bridge mode idiosyncracies
Post by: FurryNutz on May 04, 2013, 09:26:52 PM

I've managed to get two 865l's bridged to another 865l. Two things that are strange are:
1. Once a router is placed in bridge mode, its IP address changes to 192.168.0.50, even if its current address is
192.168.1.1. While this is not all that important, it makes it difficult to find the new ip address once the router that is in router mode (with address 192.168.1.1) issues an ip address in the 192.168.1 range.
The .50 IP address is the default IP address of any D-Link model DAP including this model router when in bridge mode. Using this address avoids possible other conflicts in IP addressing during setup and is intuitive for all D-Link model APs.

2. If you are going to attach a usb hard drive to the bridged router, you need to do so before you put it into bridge mode, as the relevant menu item isn't there in bridge mode. Bridge mode may not support or by design use any of the router features that are seen in router mode if in bridge mode. Operation of the USB port is probable and left enabled if pre-configured before Bridge mode it activated.