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what is VLAN/bridge and should I enable it?

I noticed at the bottom of the advanced page there is an option called VLAN/Bridge group. What does it do and should I enable it?
Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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Re: what is VLAN/bridge and should I enable it?

Do you have a need for this? 

Is your system working currently? 

Review the user manual for help and information regarding this...


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: what is VLAN/bridge and should I enable it?

If you open the "Help"on the VLAN/Bridge Group page by clicking on the white arrow (triangle?), it brings up a description.

Essentially, some internet service providers bundle IP television into their package and use a VLAN group to separate the TV data from the "internet" data.  Unless you have one of these services, there is no reason to define it.  As the Help screen points out, the information to configure VLAN comes from the service provider.

 

As an "aside", some sophisticated networking enthusiasts want to create Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) to separate internal traffic.  This is a common feature of industrial and business networks.  Most residentiall WiFi routers do not support VLANs, and this disappoints some customers.

I love my Orbi.
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Re: what is VLAN/bridge and should I enable it?

my internet seems to work fine but i thought if i enable it i might squeeze better performance from my ISP
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Re: what is VLAN/bridge and should I enable it?

see post above
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Re: what is VLAN/bridge and should I enable it?


@Appleuser2000 wrote:
my internet seems to work fine but i thought if i enable it i might squeeze better performance from my ISP

Do not think it will help, and may cause problems. 

I love my Orbi.
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Re: what is VLAN/bridge and should I enable it?

Usually any more processing can impact performances. You can try and see, if nothing seems to make anything better or a problem appears, disable it.


@Appleuser2000 wrote:
my internet seems to work fine but i thought if i enable it i might squeeze better performance from my ISP

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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