time capsule: main router or ethernet bridge ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sinser, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. sinser macrumors 6502a

    sinser

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    I think this has been debated somewhere, but what's the best option ? And what are the pros and cons of each setup ? Actually I put my Netgear in "modem only" and setup the TC as the main router and configured PPPoE settings on it. Should I have chosen bridge mode instead ? Confused. :confused:
     
  2. sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sinser

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    anyone ?
     
  3. gwihannom macrumors member

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    Your setting is optimal.

    That's how it should be and what Apple will actually recommend.
    I have a similar setting, it works fine.

    Time Capsule is a replacement router + a hard drive. So there's no need to have it in bridge mode and use two routers.
    Just use one.

    Some cons would be that you loose your ethernet ports on your Netgear, and inability to distribute N only and G/B mixed separately.
     
  4. sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sinser

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    Unfortunately I had to switch to the bridge configuration. While setting TC as main router, yesterday I had frequent Internet droputs, that came with a message like "PPPoE host disconnected". Now "it seems" to be working fine.
    However I don't understand why you talk about "two routers". If TC is set in bridge mode it shouldn't do any routing, or not?
     

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