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How to set up a bridge on archer vr1600v.

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Thanks for the quick response. I have already been able to setup (via LAN) Archer ZR1600v is the primary modem/router and the ASUS DSL AC68U is the secondary router (mode) as a slave.

I need to bridge them via WiFi so I can use the ASUS at the other end of the house where the Solax Inverter is. I would like to know how to setup both for the WiFi bridging.

Thanks

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Hi @JohnMitch,

 

The WDS or WiFi bridging is not possible with your TP-Link VR1600.

 

This means that you are not able to connect them via Wireless.

 

You may consider a Mesh network or a longer cable to relocate your ASUS router near the Solax inverter.

 

Regards,

BasilDV

Level 2

In case anyone comes across this post, I managed to get pfSense working. The solution is to not over complicate things! If the modem is bridged using VLAN ID 2 then there doesn't seem to be any need to also set up any VLAN on pfSense. I simply put in my username/password into the PPPoE Configuration of the WAN interface and it worked. I haven't tested whether DNS is an issue, but I did check the box in General Setup for "Allow DNS server list to be overridden by DHCP/PPP on WAN" but that is all.

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Level 3

Is it possible to bridge the Archer VR1600v when using an HFC connection? I ask because the relevant connection information is under EWAN, not DSL where the bridge connection needs to be manually created.

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Hi @gavingroom

 

No, it will not work.

 

The bridge mode will not work for any NBN Technology that uses NTD/NCD.

 

Better to use an extender or Mesh system to boost your WiFi connection.

 

If you decided to use a third party modem/router, then the VoIP phone feature will not work since the settings of it is embedded in the TPG modem firmware.

 

BasilDV

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Thanks @BasilDV - I thought this was the case.

 

I am already using a Google Wifi mesh system plugged into the TP-Link's LAN port. I was hoping to avoid any double NAT situations on my son's Xbox. I will set up port forwarding on my Google Wifi router instead.

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Glad to be of assistance, @gavingroom. Cheers!