Can now use Bridge mode on Surfbeam2+ (wifi modem)

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Surfbeam2+ aka the "wifi" modem now supports bridge mode for those who wish to use own router or router with integrated wifi.

http://wildbluetools.com/content/FS/110/111/I12000_EnableDisableBridgeModemSB2PlusModem.pdf
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Oliver

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Posted 7 months ago

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gm92066

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Saw that as I was looking through my settings yesterday, think I'll wait on the praise until some one figures out if this really works. A single page of instructions saying click Enable, this turns off the WiFi is not very helpful! What else does it do? Does it turn of all routing functions and pass the internet IP to my router? Is this a true bridge mode? WT???????
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Jab

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Try it with a single Ethernet port populated, and hooked to router, or desktop.  Your IP address will change if it bridged.
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Joshua

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I just noticed this today.. Thank you Viasat!!
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Steve Frederick, Champion

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Joshua, would you like to share with the rest of us just what you noticed.
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Joshua

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Oh, just that the Viasat WiFi router now has a bridge mode capability (I believe it can be found in the router tab near the bottom).

This allows you to use your own router without being in a double NAT situation.
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Michael McDowell

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Do you need to worry about that if you don't seem to be having any issues?
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Joshua

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Nope, you're definitely okay leaving things as is.
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Jab

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RE: "you're definitely okay leaving things as is."

But, would Tweedledum and Tweedledee approve?
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James Irvin

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Hope this is true bridging. Working on it.
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Bridging fans beware!  There is a limited number of IPs that are issued to any single modem, so if you have more than just 2 devices and most likely you do, you may start running into some really weird and hard-to-debug behaviors.  Router mode is recommended.  (If you are using bridge mode solely to connect a single router and avoid double NATing, you should be OK; just don't connect anything else.)
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James Irvin

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Haaaa!
ASUS “aicloud” works again!

Now if we could just get some plan options...
(Never satified, ya know).
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bpilettejr

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I verified it is true bridge mode. My external IP address is now passed to my attached ASUS AC3200 router and DDNS is working for my IPV6 tunnel at the AC3200. It also turns off all but the first ethernet port on the SB2+ which is as it should do.

I guess the business customers forced this.

James, new plans, Viasat2, and IPV6 any or all would be great.
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