01-22-2023 11:46 AM - last edited on 01-22-2023 12:28 PM by RogersMaude
I would like to connect my XB7 in bridge mode with my router
I heard I can do it with ONLY ONE PORT
1) Please confirm which port should I use? - I read online - it must be port #1.
Is it left bottom port if you look from the back? (next to 2.5 gig with orange mark)
it is so confusing that rogers does not provide a detailed explanation on how to do it
2) I wish I could use 2.5gig port in a bridge mode. I have ASUS AX6000 with 2.5gig in and out.
Rogers technician told me it is not possible. could you confirm that 2.5gig porch can not be used in bridge mode?
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01-22-2023 12:25 PM
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01-22-2023 12:54 PM
Thank you. Yes I have cable Internet 1.5 gig and Ignite gateway is coax-connected.
The rogers technician told me that I could use only 1 specific port (port #1) for the bridge mode with my router.
Now XB7 is my main router -- and connected to --ASUS AX6000 which turned to Access Point.
Port #4 (2.5gig) on XB7 is wired to my desktop and I enjoy 1900mbps. Other port is connected to ASUS AX6000.
I really want to put XB7 in a bridge mode and connect port#4 (2.5gig) to my ASUS (2.5gig WAN) and then ASUS has 2.5 LAN to connect to my desktop to benefit with over 1 gig speed. ASUS then will do all main router work. I think it will do it better than XB7. Could you please confirm since I am so confused with Rogers guy saying that I can not do it.
01-23-2023 09:10 PM
Connected my new ASUS router AX6000 in a bridge with rogers XB7
and got 2.5 gig as you promised. Thank you!
What a big improvments -
= 2-3 times betted wi-fi range
=many extra options with ASUS
=and 2.5 gig working as it should
I am happy
01-24-2023 04:24 PM
I have a Unifi UDM Pro with UF-RJ45-10G module connected on port 10 so that I can use the 2.5 gig port that the XB7 provides.
However, whenever I connect the XB7 2.5gig port to my SFP+ port that has the UF-RJ45-10G module, it doesn't work. It only works when connecting to other 1gig WAN ports on my UDM Pro. I tried it with a similar UF-RJ45-1G (1 gig SFP converter) and it works on the same port.
It seems to me that there is some issue with negotiating the link speed maybe? Can someone help ?
01-24-2023 06:16 PM
@ashwin- I don't have first-hand experience with Ubiquiti gear but I know that it can be finicky. I'm not sure what to suggest. Also, not all 10GBASE-T SFP modules can connect at 2.5 and 5 Gbps.
I know that the 2.5 GigE port on the XB7 and XB8 gateways CAN connect (at 2.5 Gbps) to the 10 GigE port on the Nokia ONT that is used in FTTH installations.
01-24-2023 06:34 PM - edited 01-24-2023 08:12 PM
@ashwin- any chance that there's an unusual ubiquity configuration required to run the module at 2.5 Gb/s, or is the module supposed to auto-negotiate the max rate possible. I had a quick look and found conflicting posts on whether or not the module would run at 2.5 Gb/s.
Edit: Corrected to read "unusual" not usual.
01-24-2023 06:57 PM
02-01-2023 01:15 PM
02-01-2023 11:05 PM
I tried it with the 2.5gig SFP+ to RJ45 converter and my UDM pro wasn't able to negotiate with the XB7.
Any more ideas before I return the converter?
I don't have any Ubiquiti gear so I can't offer any first-hand advice. However, I found these links which look like they might be helpful:
02-02-2023 08:49 AM
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