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Topic # 173489 25-May-2015 14:37
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I have a HG630b Spark modem connected to Fibre 100. I also have a Cisco EA4500 which doesn't support VLAN that I would like to connect in bridge mode to the HG630 to get access to a guest network and dual band WIFI. Any reason why this wouldn't work?

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  Reply # 1313752 28-May-2015 21:28
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I don't think you should have any problems. I run an apple Airport Express/Timecapsule (which does not support VLAN tagging) in bridge node with no issues into an HG 659b (Spark).

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  Reply # 1313756 28-May-2015 21:32
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I'm not aware of any sort of bridge mode on that device that will do any form of VLAN tagging.

Your best bet is a cheap switch or Mikrotik. A Hap lite is cheap as chips and will handle 100Mbps connections fine.


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  Reply # 1313813 29-May-2015 08:22
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The Timecapsule does not need to do VLAN tagging in bridge mode, the master router does that for all traffic to/from any bridge device which acts as a dumb switch.

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