reply to aefstoggaflm
Re: Alternatives to bridging @aefstoggaflm,
Thank you for such detailed response.
Choice number one - Double NAT
#1 I don't think it's a viable option. I have PBX running, IP phone from the office, and ATA for family. It took me awhile to set everything up without double NAT. not sure I want to endure more anger from Mrs or coworkers when calls don't connect or voice quality sucks.
Also, I would prefer to have single subnet. I have Windows AD for all computers, and non-AD for other devices (PBX, printer, DVR). The fact that I can connect by name (and name points to the same IP) makes it much easier. Again, having multiple subnets complicates things significantly.
#2 Access from internet is not a priority
#3 2Wire 3600HGV has four RJ-45 ports (I assume they are 100Mb, and not Gigabit ports) but access from internet is not a priority
Choice number two - converting the second router into a Hub/Switch/Wap.
Again, I appreciate the detailed instructions. It's somewhat different in OpenWRT, but basically, of course, it's a similar process. I see that as my only choice
Now, back to my original question - I am a little nervous about the advanced functionality that I am about to lose with this gateway... This is probably a question to people who are running 2Wire 3600HGV and are trying to push its router functionality to technical limits...
Technical problems are more often than not management incompetence masquerading as technical issues