Just a curious question to y'all to see if anybody else had input on this. I manage the inventory and configurations for our Canopy systems and I've noticed something about the reset plug usage. When I get a radio back that's NAT'd, I generally don't have to use the reset plug. However, when bridged, I am forced to use the reset plug to talk to the thing locally. Talking remotely through the AP works fine either way so that's not my issue.
My issue and where I'm confused is why the radios won't let me switch to NAT mode from bridged mode while the reset plug is in place. Is this by design or possibly a bug with the way the reset plug is handled? I can change color codes, frequencies, etc. that are all saved upon reboot and removal of the reset plug. Just can't change the NAT/Bridge modes. The system specifically blocks the change by greying out those choices.
Instead I have to set the SM back to factory defaults and then walk through re-programming, uploading certificates, then verifying the configurations all over as if I took it off the shelf brand new. Very time consuming since we bridge radios a good deal to prevent double-NAT issues that some VoIP and VPN applications are finicky about.
Anybody got some input? Work arounds?