I am attempting to use a DCS-RUG as a short-range WiFi bridge, where the ‘device’ I am connecting is actually a managed switch with VLANs.
Not an L2 bridge though. I don’t believe that I can trunk VLAN dot1q tags across regular 802.11 WiFi (I would be happy to be proven wrong … the other end is a modern Ubiquiti AP but I can’t see how to say ‘oh yeah, trust clients so much that you put their dot1q tags as-is on the trunk’!!!)
Nor an L3 router … unlike most PepWave devices, there does not appear to be an option for any dynamic routing protocols to advertise the local VLAN subnets / stub networks.
No, the thing do is to enable PepVPN! Then it will ‘just work’, using either L2 (local MAC addresses are passed across) or L3 (routes are dynamically shared). Plus by using both radios, we can get Fusion availability features!
However … InControl is refusing to let me configure a PepVPN that involves the DCS-RUG.
- The following devices cannot establish connections:
- Device DCS_ requires a newer firmware version
- For security reasons, it is required that you upgrade legacy firmware devices
But I have chosen the latest-available firmware at the ‘Org’ level of my InControl … 188.8.131.52 Build 2758 … so I don’t know why it is telling me I need newer firmware.
Anyhow, if someone can help me advance even just 1 scenario, (PepVPN or L2) that’d be great!