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Topic # 143858 29-Apr-2014 20:21
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I have a requirement to connect an ADSL router in half bridge mode to a Mikrotik box - this has to be half bridge mode not full bridging.

I have had a look at a few of the current routers available and none seem to support half bridge mode.

Can anyone recommend anything that they have direct experience with?

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Matt.

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  Reply # 1033440 29-Apr-2014 20:45
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Why no full bridge?

Half bridge:
Netcomm NB6 (the blue one)
Dynalink RTA1320



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  Reply # 1033446 29-Apr-2014 20:48
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Thanks Chevrolux.

Long story behind the bridging situation but it just has to be :-)

Have you used either of those?

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  Reply # 1033573 29-Apr-2014 23:11
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We like the Draytek DV130 routers.  Excellent support from Snappernet the importers.  I cannot rate their support highly enough.




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  Reply # 1033605 30-Apr-2014 06:10
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Thanks - who is the reseller for Draytek?

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  Reply # 1033608 30-Apr-2014 07:15
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Why are you wanting a half bridge device? It's a very backwards setup. If you're wanting to use a Mikrotik as a router you want a device that does full bridging.

Simple answer is the Draytek DV120 is the cheapest and the best option. Does full bridging and PPPoA <-> PPPoE conversion if your ISP doesn't support PPPoE on their EUBA connection.








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  Reply # 1033628 30-Apr-2014 08:36
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Thanks sbiddle. The mikrotik setup can't be changed for a few reasons and therefore I need to use half bridging.

Has anyone done half bridging on the dv120 or 130 and can confirm its good?

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  Reply # 1033630 30-Apr-2014 08:40
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ISP is xtra as well FYI.

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  Reply # 1033634 30-Apr-2014 08:43
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Mattmannz: Has anyone done half bridging on the dv120 or 130 and can confirm its good?


Yes and Yes.

www.snappernet.co.nz





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  Reply # 1033639 30-Apr-2014 08:49
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I have a Dynalink RTA1320 if you want one. Had it working in half-bridged mode until I went UFB.

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  Reply # 1033655 30-Apr-2014 08:58
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Mattmannz: Thanks - who is the reseller for Draytek?

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Sorry - thought I ewas in the IT Pro forum and you could get a reseller account with Snapper.

PriceSpy indicates these guys have them at a reasonably sharp price.  Note this is a business-grade device, not a cheapie consumer model.
http://www.computerone.co.nz/product/draytek/h72296




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  Reply # 1033669 30-Apr-2014 09:18
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Sorry yes I can deal direct with snapper net.

Thanks for all the help.

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  Reply # 1033670 30-Apr-2014 09:18
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Sorry yes I can deal direct with snapper net.

Thanks for all the help.

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  Reply # 1033743 30-Apr-2014 10:14
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I don't think the DV130 will half-bridge though will it? Why would they add half-bridging when it can do PPPoA to PPPoE translation?

The Dynalink RTA1320 is dam easy to set up in hlaf-bridge and will supply the public IP via a DHCP lease to the connected router. I assume the Mikrotik's WAN interface is a DHCP client?



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  Reply # 1033764 30-Apr-2014 10:19
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Dv120 in stock and on its way....

I hope it does do half bridging!!

Mikrotik is setup with dhcp on its outside interface.

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  Reply # 1033929 30-Apr-2014 12:32
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I will be very very surprised if the DV120 or DV130 will half-bridge.

Why would they build that in when it can do full bridging?!

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