The RB1100 range has an "Ethernet Bypass Mode" which sounds intriguing....
In the device's manual it states the following:
Sorry for sounding like a total noob, but I don't quite understand this? Can someone rephrase it or explain it in plainer more practical terms?Bypass mode is used to cross-connect the two RJ45 connectors (Ether11 and Ether12) electrically thus creating
an extended Layer 1 network. Traffic present on either network (Internal or External) is seen on the other
If the router would stop working for some reason, the ports would be connected together as if there would be
no router in between. You could configure your network to allow this, and in case of hardware failure, the
communications would still work, as if the (broken) router wouldn't exist there.
1. Does the bypass switch simply connect eth11&12 as if they had a cable that linked them?
2. In what kind of setup would one typically require this bypass functionality?
3. Can this functionality possibly enable me to implement a type of automatic failover for the router? E.g, failover to RB750 if the RB1100 goes offline...
4. or, will the failover always have to be a manual action of switching on/off the bypass switch?
5. Any example diagrams/implementations that anyone could provide to better explain this functionality?
Thank you in advance!