Ive read quite a bit about the issues i currently have with my Aruba WiFi Bridge 501 and the failure of DHCP going through, and as far as i can tell the issue is that the bridge replaces the MAC of the source client in the frame with its own, so that when the recipient replies, it sends the reply to the Bridges MAC, and the bridge has no idea what to do with the reply.
But first, i dont get why they do this - what is the reason? Can they not just forward it without replacing the MAC like switches do (Transparent Bridging)? And second, what can you do against it? The bridge i have is dumb, no CLI, and aside from MAC cloning (which only works for once device), DHCP relay and IP forwarding, it has no settings that could help with this.
So, why do they do that, and what can i do against it?