SENSE is not a primary router replacement (yet?)
Ok, so I finally got around to switch my home network to use SENSE. Most of the setup worked fine, but there are some major hurting points that I have:
- SENSE does not support PPPOE. That means, I have to keep my old primary router up and running because something on the network has to connect to my ISP. Which my old primary router can not do in bridged mode.
I hooked up SENSE behind my router and connceted all my devices to SENSE and got them all online, so ... yay? No.
- I have a (LAN wired) WAP to cover my whole house with wifi access. Try as I might, SENSE does not even recognisze my WAP device when I hook it up directly. I also can't access the admin panel of the WAP. It only works if I connect my WAP to the old primary router (in front of SENSE).
- And, and this the worst hurt: My backup device is a USB drive, connected to the USB port of my primary router. This enables me to make backups from the two main omputers on my network. Well, I can no longer access the drive there, as SENSE won't let me see my primary router as a network device with a USB drive. And as I read somewhere else, the USB port on SENSE is, as far as I as a user am concerned, a dummy and has no functionality for me.
Any ideas if I am doing something wrong, or if these missing features will be added soon? Or how to work around the issues?
edit: Oh, and no more guest wifi is also not nice. We have poor mobile data here where I live, and letting guests (like the babysitter) have Wifi without letting them on my home network is something I really want to have back again.