How to design mesh networks controlled by Wi-Fi?

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catherine 3 years 2018-12-17T16:25:01+00:00 1 Answer 244 views 0

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    A mesh network can implement a wireless bridge or a wireless repeater.

    Connect all access points you want to have in the mesh network to the required LAN network.
    Register them under Wireless > Access Points > Register.
    Ensure that the APs are connected to an SSID.
    Set the same channel on all APs to the 5 GHz band or set Autochannel.

    Note:We recommend to statically set a non-DFS channel, as a channel change which can occur with DFS will interrupt the mesh network.
    Note:Do not use Dynamic Background Channel Selection, as then the channel could change after a reboot.

    Create a new SSID (Wireless > SSIDs > Create).

    Enter the name for the SSID.
    Select a frequency band.

    Note:We recommend to use the 5 GHz band when the APs are close enough for a good 5 GHz signal as the throughput is higher. For longer distances between the APs you should use the 2.4 GHz band.

    Click Next and assign the access points by selecting them in the list.
    Go to Advanced Settings > Mesh and select Enable mesh mode.
    Save your settings.

    Navigate to the access points list and wait until the status of the access points is up to date.
    Disconnect the mesh AP from the LAN network and place it at the intended location.
    Reboot the access points (power off and on).

    The mesh network is available after a few minutes. It is not visible to end users.

    To disable the mesh network, delete the SSID.

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