Setup = Xfinity XB8 modem/router/wifi, Firewalla Gold, Netgear rax200 router/wifi, Netgear rax70 router/wifi, Netgear ProSafe GS108 switch, I also have a Netgear CM1200 modem. I only need to run one modem.
So I have spent a decent amount of time trying to get this set up configured the best way possible. I had the XB8 in bridge mode and Firewalla Gold in router mode. When set up like that I would receive lower connection speeds per my testing. Also I noticed for some reason when having the XB8 in bridge mode my public IP would stay static indefinitely (which I thought was for the most part a feature you had to pay for) I would prefer to not have a static public IP. I wanted to know if using the Gold in bridge mode or dhcp would be more effective possibly? I dont want to lose the vpn client from Gold. I love having all the control from the Gold, so would bridge mode offer the same ? I run my two netgear routers as APs with VLANS so I can segment my networks for instance keep my IOT devices on their own network and block all traffic to other networks. Im willing to re set up my whole network from scratch if it would be beneficial. Basically with my current equipment I wanted advice on what would be the best set up I could do. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Seriously.
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