Good Evening Everyone. Hope you are well and Covid is leaving you and family/friends well alone!
I have a question I hope someone can point me in the direction of finding a solution for. With my previous ISP I have been running OpenWRT on a Sagem BT Home Hub 5/PlusNet Hub One. However soon my area is getting upgraded to fibre and it will be terminated in cat5. I have been playing with OpenWRT x86 in a VirtualBox. It's lovely and fast! (Ryzen 5).
The virtualbox is on a machine that is on 24/7 as it also hosts my TV tuner cards and asterisk phone server for domestic and business lines. I have now also installed a 4 port pcie network card, and aim to turn this machine in to a complete media server, phone server and modem.
I want to keep the OpenWRT instance in a virtualbox so it's isolated. What I need to do though is create a bridge. I'd like to use the Sagem HomeHub5/Hub One as just a modem, bridging to the x86 VirtualBox.
Can anyone please point me to a guide that explains how I could bridge my wan interface from an OpenWRT device to another OpenWRT, maintaining the static IP address etc from external to the internal VirtualBox? The internal V/Box can actually do the PPPoE auth if I can bridge over the existing OpenWRT modem. This is all moot after my area enables the FTTP for my building, but in the meantime I want to start learning this stuff and 'playing' so any help would be appriciated.
My best regards to you all, and Thanks in advance,