I am trying to create a network in which there are four bridges communicating wirelessly in point to point design(Two bridges on each end of the network which are the connected to Catalyst 3650 switches). I have achieved this design but when I combine the links using etherchannel on the switches one of the link is active and the other inactive. the other link becomes active only when the active links goes down due to STP. Is there a way I can make both links to transmit and receive in a bonded fashion without one of the links being inactive to achieve aggregated throughput. Attached is an example of the network looks like.
I would be grateful if any assistance is given to me in this area.
Here's a doc that outlines the ways to do it:
Technically you can't do etherchanneling with the wireless bridges. The way to accomplish multiple paths is to use routing. Basically put each bridge on a different subnet/VLAN and either use static routes or a dynamic routing protocol so that there are equal cost routes over each bridges link. This way the routing protocol will handle the load balancing.
I have used STP to manage what vlans are priority to each bridge link. Never tried creating an etherchannel... Here is a link if you haven't seen it.
What maodel bridges are you using?