Asus XT8's Bridge Mode with FWG - Is this setup right?

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    Firewalla

    This part is good

    Modem > FWG (Router Mode) > Asus XT8 (setup in Bridge Mode and as the main) 
    > Switch > Asus XT8 node #1 / #2 / #3 (all through ether net ports in each room)

    And if you want to attach a NAS, attach it close to devices that's using the NAS. For example, you have PC/Phone always connected to the XT8 network, then put the NAS on the switch is the best place. 

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    Alexander Knight

    Great! Will attach to the switch after the main hub.

    By the way, for SSIDs it will still be managed by the bridge mode XT8's in their settings?

    Or it it entirely handled by the FWG now.

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    Firewalla

    SSID's should be managed by your router (XT8). SSID is a layer 2 (link layer) concept, and firewalla don't see it. (unless you somehow map it to a VLAN, but ... this likely an advanced setup)

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    Alexander Knight

    Got it! Haha I assumed since it was taking over router duties it would handle it as well.

    Cheers!

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    Keith Ajmani

    Be aware that the ASUS XT8’s don’t support VLANs in AP or router mode, and so some of the more advanced FWG tricks can’t be used. 

    I use the setup mentioned above: modem > FWG > ASUS XT8 base station; and

    ASUS XT8 base station > ASUS private WiFi6 Backhaul > XT8 satellite > NAS (Ethernet into XT8 satellite). 

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