So I have this ADSL modem/router issued by the ISP and I reconfigured it to bridge mode. ISP method for acquiring internet access is plain DHCP. The device has 1 telephone jack connected to the Internet and four (4) Ethernet ports, and is also Wi-Fi capable.
Since it is now in bridge mode, the end devices plugged in to the Ethernet ports (or the once logged in to the Wi-Fi connection) now all get public internet IPs.
In the router mode, I can notice that bandwidth download speed is divided among all the devices connected to the router. Subscription speed is 3Mbps.
I already have a better grade Linksys router, so I plugged this into 1 Ethernet port on the bridge and also disabled the Wi-Fi on the bridge.
So, I haven’t really bothered to test if it’s the same behavior in bridge mode.
Do each device get separate 3Mbps max speed because they’re with their own public IPs? Or is the bandwidth limit tied to the physical device—the modem—itself??