Our network has a pair of wifi devices configured as a bridge which was installed several years ago. In my ignorance and before a UTM had been installed I configured the management interfaces for these two devices with IP addresses on a /27 subnet.
Since then the network has grown substantially to meet new requirements. Managed switches were installed at each end of the bridge, various vlans were configured as the network grew and the wireless bridge, connected between trunk ports on the switches at each end, carried all the traffic to all the required subnets.
All this worked across the bridge without any problem until I had a prompt to update my firmware and found that I could no longer access the management ports of the wifi devices.
I have the wifi bridge device configuration details but I need advice accessing the management interface because I have some difficulty gaining physical access to plug and play so must work entirely through the network.
I could reconfigure the managed switch temporarily so that the connection to the bridge device port is configured as an access port on the existing management subnet but this would take the bridge out of action.
Is there any means for connecting to the wifi device without stopping the trunk connection over the bridge.
Just starting to think about this because, although there is a solution using the managed switch, there may be a solution using the UTM capability. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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