Omada Mesh supported on AP's
Omada Mesh supported on AP's
Omada Mesh supported on AP's
2018-08-22 11:36:17

As far I can see only the EAP225-Outdoor supports Mesh trough Omada controller for now.

Are there any plans to introduce Mesh to other AP's in the future?

 

For me it would be ideal if other AP's like EAP245 V1 would support this to so I can easly extend Wifi to outside without the need to introduce 2 EAP225-Outdoor.

 

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Re:Omada Mesh supported on AP's
2018-08-22 13:29:26 - last edited 2018-08-22 13:31:36

Note that the Deco series from TP-Link already supports indoor mesh networks.

 

I would vote against meshing for indoor EAPs due to limitations of the 5 GHz band if used indoor. We did implement 802.11s meshing on our TL-WDR4300- and Archer C7-based hotspot systems running OpenWRT in 2014 already, but had very bad throughput with mesh networks indoor.

 

OTOH, for outdoor installations based on EAP225-Outdoor, meshing is a very useful technique to build up City WLANs, provided that there is a free LoS between the EAPs.

 

So, if meshing is coming to indoor EAPs, it would make sense to add a feature in Omada Controller for disabling meshing on a per-EAP or per-wireless-group base. At the moment, it only can be turned on/off globally for all EAPs of a site, which means you would have to set up not only two wireless groups, but two sites per hotspot: one with mesh enabled for outdoor EAPs and one with mesh disabled for indoor EAPs.

 

Just my 0.02 cents.

 

 

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Re:Re:Omada Mesh supported on AP's
2018-08-22 14:32:08
To avoid performance problems I did choose not to go for Deco series as I wanted a backbone trough cable. I believe there was also problems with Deco creating it's own network vs the router, which was another problem for me. (could be that it was another brand that did that, and Deco was unclear on that or something.. what ever.. :) ). So to have good performance, I did chose for the EAP245 back then, but it would still be interesting to be able to extend with Mesh without the need to by more products then needed. Example only 1 device that can extend the Wifi trough Mesh in stead 2 to support Mesh in the first place.
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Re: Omada Mesh supported on AP's
2018-08-22 14:58:25 - last edited 2018-08-22 15:01:47

Example only 1 device that can extend the Wifi trough Mesh in stead 2 to support Mesh in the first place.

 

I see. But this won't work since TP-Link's meshing protocol is proprietary, not 802.11s according to the answer from tech support I got recently. You need at least two or better three TP-Link devices to build a mesh net between them (with two one would be just a repeater, not really a mesh net).

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