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Accessing Hub 2 Hub Manager whilst in bridge mode?

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mnsuk
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Registered: ‎22-08-2022

Accessing Hub 2 Hub Manager whilst in bridge mode?

New customer here. My service went live earlier today and I set up the Hub 2 in bridge mode with a TPLINK Deco M5 mesh. I followed the published Plusnet advice regarding bridge mode and the Deco manual to set up the PPoE link. it was all very straightforward and everything is now working.

I have a question though - how do I access the Hub 2 Hub Manager now it's all up and running as a bridge?  

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mnsuk
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Re: Accessing Hub 2 Hub Manager whilst in bridge mode?

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Well, that's embarrassing, I just answered it myself two minutes after posting. See: https://community.plus.net/t5/My-Router/Plusnet-Hub-2-bridge-mode-possible-to-get-line-stats/td-p/18... 

MisterW
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Re: Accessing Hub 2 Hub Manager whilst in bridge mode?

@mnsuk I believe it will respond, on the IP address it was configured to before it was switched to bridge mode (default 192.168.1.254) , to a client connected directly to one of its LAN ports. However its DHCP server is disabled so you will need to set a static IP, in the routers subnet (default 192.168.1.x), on the client

edit: you found that quicker than I did😀

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Dan_the_Van
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Re: Accessing Hub 2 Hub Manager whilst in bridge mode?

Hi, in the referenced thread I posted

I used a different approach.

For bridge mode you connect any LAN port of the Hub two to the WAN port of your router.

I then connected another LAN port of the Hub Two to a LAN port of the router.

I gave a PC a second IP address in the Hub Two network range.

For this to work the Hub Two and Routers network ranges must not be the same, in my case 192.168.1.0/24 and 192.168.10.0/24

I found this approach problematic with intermittent drops of the broadband connection for my LAN.

The PC I use is still connected to my home network with a seperate connection using a USB LAN adapter for the 192.168.1.0 /24 network. 

HTH