I have a decent-sized (Unifi) home network connected to the internet via a bridged VDSL2 modem (bridged … in that all it does is handle the internet connection and my separate router manages my network, connecting to the internet via DHCP). I recently had a half-day outage and that made me realise, as I’m working from home and we were in a bit of a crunch phase, how reliant I am on a completely stable internet connection. So, realised I needed a backup option … just in case:
If I lose the internet connection, I just want to be able to tether my phone to a device which will act as * the modem … just in case I need it.
My existing modem is in bridge-mode with DHCP turned off (so that it doesn’t conflict with the router).
My router connects to the internet via the modem via DHCP.
If I had a small bridge that I could hot-swap over in case I REALLY need it without changing anything on the rest of my network. I don’t need anything with WiFi as my network already has APs.
I’ve set up my MV1000 and it works fine in router mode … for its own network only. I do not route through my USG3 however. I’ve set up the failover exactly as people on various forms have said to do, so it seems that the setup of the MV1000 is not right.
I updated to the latest firmware. Bridge mode is not an option. The only two options I have are Router Mode and Access Point (whatever that is … there’s no explanation at all).
Edit: I did have some success with setting some settings in the advanced mode, but it usually only lasted less than 30secons before it would all come crashing down again.