"Daisy Chain" 2 EAP245

"Daisy Chain" 2 EAP245
"Daisy Chain" 2 EAP245
2022-08-11 11:52:03 - last edited 2022-08-12 07:16:33
Tags: #Mesh #Roaming #EAP245
Model: EAP245
Hardware Version: V3
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**NEWBIE** (I think I know just enough to be dangerous, but please don't throw around any techy terms!)

 

I have scoured the internet as well as spoken to TP-Link support, but there is just no useful information available for my query.

 

I was getting tired of the "Wheel of Death" on my devices when streaming on my TVs because the kids were hogging the bandwidth with their XBoxes.

We also had 2 fibre lines coming into the house & needed to reduce costs by upgrading one & canceling the other.

 

I purchased the EAP245 & installed it to my router & used the PoE injector to power it up. The device works amazingly well, & MU-MIMO is a godsend, as well as the Omada system which allows me to easily configure, monitor & manage.

The problem is that I have a large house, & although the signal strength is amazing, I need an additional unit.

I have decided to purchase another EAP245, as I see it has another LAN port labelled "Bridge" on both devices.

Can someone please tell me if my assumption is correct; that if I bridge the new AP to the existing AP, I will be able to extend the range & operate a single SSID across my entire home, & devices would just hook onto the AP providing the best signal as if it was a single AP?

I'm not worried about micro signal drops if I move from one side of the house to the other, & I don't really want to have to invest in a controller either, but it would be a lot easier to manage one SSID, even if I have to configure each AP separately via the web app.

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Re:"Daisy Chain" 2 EAP245
2022-08-12 07:04:06

  @Rorke 

correct. there is no prob with doing what you described. 

though, you don't have the fast roaming enjoyed which requires a controller to support that function. 

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/2949/

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Re:"Daisy Chain" 2 EAP245
2022-08-12 07:22:46

  @Rorke 

 

If you wanna use 2 EAPs connected together wirelessly.

You will need to enable the Mesh function on the controller as same as the fast roaming function as Tedd404 said.

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