Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 19:34 Post subject: I want all ports on same segment
I have a many edge routers wired to the main internet connection router. I would like to use all of the ports on the edge routers (including the WAN port) To me Vlan's on DD-wrt is just another way of saying different Networks, and subnets. When I tried adding the WAN port to Vlan0 it didn't work at all. Actually I am now having a difficult time getting into the router. (that I'll conquer another day). What I thought would happen is that the port would just be added to a network of 255 address, at least thats what I wanted to happen. All the other ports are on the same "vlan" At work I have always used vlans to span networks, or subnets.
Ok I work for an ISP, technically any router that is not part of the Backbone is an edge router. Neither here or there. I guess the picture is a wired network, with only one of the routers having the WAN port connected to the WAN. I want all the routers to be on the same segment. Essentially I am using the routers as switches, that also have wireless capabilities. I want to use all the ports, including the WAN port. Netgear 3400, I thought it would be as easy as putting them all in the same vlan, apparently I am incorrect.
Ok, you guys are making pretty good sense. The switch-ports are on a common buss, while the WAN port goes through the CPU, which can draw things down. Unfortunately, that means each router really only has 3 usable ports for wired devices since one is being used as the feed to it. I am reading Wiki "Deep Dive" mode, and seems like some fine lines between various modes of operations. Thanks guys.
BLKT - Not "Livin on the Edge", more like "Love in an Elevator"