EdgeRouter Lite Bridge to AmpliFi Router
Our small business office unfortunately is stuck with very slow DSL internet. To help with the load we have two DSL lines that are load shared with an EdgeRouter Lite - which does a pretty good job but has no wireless capabilities.
So - I'd like to install Amplifi Mesh Router after the EdgeRouter - basically putting the ER Lite in bridge mode - and allowing the Amplifi to handle all routing functions and DHCP.
Is this the best way and how do I go about configuring the ER Lite to handle this setup?
It might be best to set the Amplifi HD on bridge mode, so you don't lose the shared speeds.
Don't even have to do that, I keep my erX in front of my Amplifi for fq_codel. Neither are in any bridge mode, the erX provides a reserved IP to the Amplifi.
But why not just get ubnt APs and let the erL do the routing?
Ok so waaaay easier than I thought. Just plug the Amplifi's in anywhere along the wired net set in bridge mode and boom done.
The main purpose for this is that I beam our "lousy" internet across the street to my house as well. I had been using Google WiFi's for the access points - however they create their own subnet separate from the ERL - so couldn't network between the office and house easily.
Turns out the Amplifi was ridiculously simple - literally plug and play. As far as affecting throughput - get ready for this - we are talking about 2 lines of DSL at 8 MB each. That's right folks - a whopping 16 MB/s combined...so the new hardware is far from maxed out...
Tim Sparling 0
Ok folks, advice please. I have just purchased an EdgeRouter 6P as the Amplifi HD just didn't cut it with regards configuration. I will be using the ER 6P as the main router and using the HD behind it to provide the WIFI access. I was under the impression that the HD would have to be in bridge mode for this to work. Is this not the case ?
@tim-sparling-0 I do not use mine in bridge mode but the Amplifi manages the network and gives out IPs. All my ER does is gives the Amplifi router it's IP and runs fq_codel.
If you did want to have ER manage the network then yes, your Amplifi will have to be in bridge mode.
Tim Sparling 0
Many thanks for confirming what I thought. Sometimes a second pair of eyes helps you out !