I am using ports 2,3 and wlan1 on RB951G-2HnD to switch traffic within one subnet (192.168.0.0/24).
There is a server + another device behind port 2 and several hosts behind port 3. (+some wireless clients on the wlan1 interface)
I have a bridge configured to join port2,3 and wlan1, but :
-When using ethernet ports in Master/Slave setup all traffic is passing through with no issue. [port2:master - port3:slave of port2][in the bridge just port2 and wlan1].
-When using bridge and port2 and port3 as members of the bridge [port2,port3,wlan1 in the bridge](all ports are masters) traffic is initially passing with no issues but when I try to copy some data over , the connection is blocked and remain blocked for about 3-5 minutes. After this time the traffic is passing again until another traffic burst or some time ( maybe it hits some packet/bytes limit and blocks again ).
While the connection is blocked between a host(port3) and the server(port2) , :
-connection works from any host to a different IP behind port2
-all other hosts behind port3 are not able to reach the server
-wireless clients are able to get to the server with no issues
I would need to use the bride as later I would like to have port3 as a trunk and bridge just one VLAN from the trunk with port2.
Can you please advise what could be causing this behaviour ?
Why would bridge block this layer2 connection ? Is this a bug ?
Hopefully I explained the issue in understandable way, if not please ask for details.
Than you very much.