Ok, so I’m in the process of changing up my network gear and trying to optimize things a little better.
Edge (pfSense 192.168.1.1, dhcp 192.168.10-100) → wifi bridge to wifi bridge —> L3 switch (192.168.1.101, dhcp 192.168.1.102-200).
Either side of the wifi bridge is physically in a different location about .5 miles apart.
Is this possible? I have something similar now, but there is a different subnet on each side of the bridge and another “pfsense” router/gateway there as well.
The reason I want to do this is so that if the wifi bridge goes down the side with the L3 swtich will still function LAN wise even without internet or the edge router. Same thing with the edge router side. I want their lans to function without one another, however I would like to put APs on both sides that can be managed from the same “pane” hence the same subnet on both.
I also DO NOT want lan traffic visiting the other side of the “wifi bridge” if it is not necessary since that link does not have a lot of bandwidth. In other words, I don’t want to make unnecessary round trips.
I was thinking as long as the APs on each respective side point to the DCHP server on that particular side then that aspect should work, but I’m not sure how I should define the actual gateway to get to the internet on the L3 switch so that clients can visit the edge for internet but won’t go there for dhcp or LAN connections on the same side as the L3 switch.