Help setting up three CPE510s to go over a Dam

Help setting up three CPE510s to go over a Dam
Help setting up three CPE510s to go over a Dam
2019-07-09 00:05:49 - last edited 2019-07-12 02:35:30
Model: CPE510
Hardware Version: V2
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Hello, I have three CPE510s that I need to use to extend my wifi over a dam to the tailrace. The first one at my office is the AP. I have two more at the top of the dam connected to a switch to get the signal over the top of the dam. My question is, how do I configure the other two on top of the dam? Do I make the closest on to the AP a client and the one facing the other way a repeater? Do I make them both repeaters? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re:Help setting up three CPE510s to go over a Dam
2019-07-09 21:59:25 - last edited 2019-07-12 02:35:30

The correct forum for this question is the Wireless Broadband forum.  I do not have experiance with the Pharos/CPE equipment.  This is the place to talk about Omada/EAP business access points.

 

Good luck!

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Re:Re:Help setting up three CPE510s to go over a Dam
2019-07-09 22:10:27 - last edited 2019-07-12 02:35:30

I did not post in this forum. I posted my question in this forum: TP-Link SOHO Community > Access Points The administrator moved my question here. Just an fyi

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Re:Help setting up three CPE510s to go over a Dam
2019-07-11 10:42:31 - last edited 2019-07-12 02:35:30

H82GOSLO wrote

My question is, how do I configure the other two on top of the dam? Do I make the closest on to the AP a client and the one facing the other way a repeater? Do I make them both repeaters? Any help would be appreciated.

 

To connect three CPEs in a row, you could configure CPE #1 as a client, CPE #2 as an AP and CPE #3 again as a client. Note that the terms »client« (correct term for this mode: STA mode) and »AP« (correct term: MASTER mode) just defines which CPE (in STA mode) looks for which CPE in MASTER mode to connect to. Once the wireless connection is established, it doesn't matter which device works in STA or MASTER mode for the higher layers (Ethernet, IP).

 

However, take into account the antenna beam width of the CPEs which is 45° (H) / 30° (E) for the CPE510. If a CPE is outside this angle, consider using 4 CPEs, where the two on top of the dam facing in different directions are connected by wire.

 

Don't use repeater mode, it will introduce all sorts of trouble (hidden node problem, exposed node problem, cutting bandwidth half per repeater etc.).

 

@forrest, can you please move the thread to the wireless broadband forum? Thanks!

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