Hints for Brume 2 Setup in Home Network


i bought a brume 2 and i am unsure what is the best practice to include it in the home network. Maybe you could share some hints or expieriences.

My main goal is to have a DMZ (without exposed host).

I have the following devices

  • WLAN Router with Modem (Main Router)
  • Brume 2
  • A manged 5 Port Switch to define different VLANs vor Home Network and DMZ
  • A WLAN Router (will be used in AP Mode)

So what would be the best place for the Brume?

Option 1: Behind Main Router

Option 2: Behind Switch

I think, Option 1 will fit my requirements better, because the Brume shall be a device to secure my home network with an additional layer (Firewall, VPN Access, maybe Adguard).

What would you prefer and why?

Thank you

Seems both Options provides an additional layer to Home Network. The difference is where to put the Mangaged Switch.
You could have a third option which is to use Brume2 in drop-in gateway mode.


Yes, I thought about the drop-in option. But I am a little bit unsure, how it works. As I understood it right, all network requests will go through the Brume like a man in the middle. But don’t i need to place the Brume before the switch (option 2) because of the different vlans?


Sorry not notice the VLAN of the switch. If use it as drop-in gateway, they should be in the same VLAN.

Ok, thank you for the fast reply. Then I think I will try Option 1 with and without drop-in to understand the difference :wink: