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Huawei B311 Bridge Mode tests (Three Network)

Verita

Regular Member
An attack of nerdery occured today: finding a TP-Link Archer D2 ADSL router in the Dead Kit Box under the stairs. This elderly ADSL 2.4/5Ghz wifi router also has the ability to run in bridge mode from the Huawei B311 (Set TP-Link to 'Dynamic IP' mode instead of ADSL and a router address of 192.168.2.1, then set B311 to Bridge Mode and reboot) and off it all went.

There haven't actually been any complaints with the B311 Homefi box. 5Ghz wifi would have been nice, but for general surfing and Netflix on the smart TV, 2.4Ghz ticks along fine.

The maximum throughput from the B311 has always hovered around 40-49 Mb/s down over its 2.4 Ghz wifi. A suprise then to find the 5Ghz wifi on the TP-link increased the d/l speed to 60 Mb/s down, and 28 up. More bits is better, as they say.

The final test - over ethernet from the TP-Link also reveals a 60Mb/s connection. Presumably, freeing the B311 from having to squirt out Wifi or deal with irksome firewalls and routing leaves more CPU power for other things. Or maybe it's the phase of the moon, or the presence of Mr Trump...

N.B. The B311 leaves its wifi on when set to bridge mode. This raises questions about whether the B311 firewall is still active for the wifi, when the settings say 'firewall is disabled' in Bridge Mode. Naturally, the inbult wifi is now turned off.
 
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