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How to turn on bridge mode on the TP Link 1600v

Shane
Moderator

Hi @harry2,

 

To better understand the situation, please post a screen shot of the modem/router's current setup.

 

Regards,

 

 

Hi Shane,

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

Yes, those are the steps I have taken.  When I get to allcoating the VLAN ID, selecting number 2 gives an error message (code 85629).

 

To avoid the conflicting ID I tried deleting the existing pppoe_otm... connection (mentioned elsewhere). This connection which also has VID of 2. This unfortunately deleted all internet access from my primary modem. So I have done a factory reset, got my internet back, and am back to the original conflicting VID/VLAN ID error.

 

Does the bridge have to be VLAN ID 2? If so, why is my external internet provider using the same ID to provide internet in through the DSL line?

 

Thanks

 

 

harry2
Level 2

Hi Shane,

Again - thanks for such a quick response! 

 

Anyway, I think I have misunderstood the purpose of bridging. I now understand the primary modem (TPLink) will no longer provide a wifi lan. Once conflicting VID2 settings are deleted it is solely a 'bridged' ethernet connection through to the additional (asus) router.

 

So what I was experiencing, where deleting existing conflicting connections and all dropping out from tplink connection is expected.

 

I believe I have the bridging setting correct so will be in contact if I still can't make it work.

 

Thanks for all the help and such prompt responses!

 

Shane
Moderator

Thanks for the update @harry2

 

Feel free to post an update on this thread, this will help our community for additional troubleshooting reference.

 

Regards,

 

 

Hi Shane,

Again - thanks for such a quick response! 

 

Anyway, I think I have misunderstood the purpose of bridging. I now understand the primary modem (TPLink) will no longer provide a wifi lan. Once conflicting VID2 settings are deleted it is solely a 'bridged' ethernet connection through to the additional (asus) router.

 

So what I was experiencing, where deleting existing conflicting connections and all dropping out from tplink connection is expected.

 

I believe I have the bridging setting correct so will be in contact if I still can't make it work.

 

Thanks for all the help and such prompt responses!

 

mooneydan1
Level 2

User interface wont accept '2' as VPI/VCI or VID: says its already taken by pppoe_ptm_2_0_d

 

BasilDV
Moderator

Hi @mooneydan1

 

If you'll look into the picture along with the instructions. You'll notice the pppoe_ptm_2_0_d already has the 2.

You need to delete the 'pppoe_ptm_2_0_d' for you to use the 2 for VPI/VCI or VID.

 

If it did not work, then you may need to use the third party device as an access point.

 

BasilDV

mooneydan1
Level 2

ok thanks

 

Will there be any impacts to critical TPlink router settings if I delete 'pppoe_ptm_2_0_d' ?