My router is hAP ac2 and I might change it with RB4011.
Should I set up two bridges (WAN_BRIGE: port 1+2) and (LAN_BRIGE: port 3+4+5+wlan1+wlan2) or should I go for one bridge with two VLANs?
I have this question for a while. Also in the post Using RouterOS to VLAN your network (viewtopic.php?f=13&t=143620) both @pcunite and @mkx mention something in this direction.
My ISP is giving me an IPTV set-top-box that should be in the same broadcast domain as the WAN port of the router. The initial installation was with a dumb switch connecting the set-top-box, my router's WAN port and the cable from the ISP. I removed the switch and now port 1 and port 2 of my MikroTik are members of WAN_BRIGE and port 3-5, wlan1, 2 are members of LAN_BRIGE.
1. Should I continue using two bridges or go for one bridge with two VLANs? What are the pros and cons? Which setup is faster/CPU friendly and more secure and will not disable HW offloading?
2. Do I need to use /interface ethernet switch for anything in any of the scenarios above or it is deprecated since 6.41? I still cannot figure out that.