I have been playing around with some different setups with Mikrotik. I'm sure I'm not the first person to ask a bridge question like this, but I can't find an answer.
Here is the setup.
Mikrotik 2.4 AP, running in AP bridge mode. There is a bridge containing wlan1 and ether1, with a private IP address set on this bridge for management. There is no WDS or anything else enabled.
With a Deliberant, I can set it in bridge mode, set as a client, and with a private IP address on the LAN port for management, and put a public IP address in my computer and browse the Internet from my computer. Easy to set up and works well.
I have tried to duplicate this setup with Mikrotik 133c boards, trying everything I can, and the closest thing I could come up with that worked was putting a public IP address on the wlan of the 133c board and NATing the ether1 interface behind a private IP address.
The most obvious thing to try on the CPE equipment is a bridge containing ether1 and wlan1, but that failed. I have also tried about 14 other things and moving the public IP address to my computer (private management IPs on the Routerboard) fails to browse every time, but I really need it to work like the Deliberant CPE running in bridge mode.
And yes, I have seen the wiki on a transparent bridge. It has WDS enabled. I'm just wondering how the Deliberant is doing a bridge like it is on an AP with no WDS enabled, and I can't get the RouterBoard to do the same thing?
Thanks for any help.