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Topic # 230313 18-Feb-2018 14:14
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So I got my Mikrotik routerboard successfully connected to the internet.

 

Now I want to send the internet to the Vodafone Ultra hub router because it has wifi.

 

Setup will be - internet/modem - mikrotik - wifi router (supplied by Vodafone).

 

The mikrotik router board does not have wifi.

 

So I expect I will set up the Mikrotik as a a bridge or gateway to the wifi router to allow wifi devices to connect to the internet. Not sure which to setup a bridge or gateway.

 

Also I want to be able to setup VPN's on the Mikrotik routerboard

 

Any suggestions would be great, thanks

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1959901 18-Feb-2018 14:24
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The only correct answer is none of the above. You should purchase a proper dedicated wireless access point and use that.

 

A hack is to disable DHCP on the Vodafone router, set a static IP on the same subnet so you can get into it, and then plug a cable into a LAN port. While this will work, I never recommend using a router as an AP for a myriad of reasons that will take far too long to explain. Like all hacks, they ultimately end up causing problems.

 

 




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  Reply # 1959982 18-Feb-2018 16:53
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Hi, point noted.

 

I'll try your suggestion in the meantime. Thanks

 

Eventually I'll replace the ultrahub with a proper access point.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1960038 18-Feb-2018 19:20
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sbiddle:

The only correct answer is none of the above. You should purchase a proper dedicated wireless access point and use that.


A hack is to disable DHCP on the Vodafone router, set a static IP on the same subnet so you can get into it, and then plug a cable into a LAN port. While this will work, I never recommend using a router as an AP for a myriad of reasons that will take far too long to explain. Like all hacks, they ultimately end up causing problems.


 



Well said. There is a hack and there is a solution. I daresay I could also have said there is free and not free?

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