Do I lose mesh functionality moving to AP mode.
I have a Deco M9 and I seem to have an issue with wireless upload speeds potentially due to dropped packets. Specifically with Facetime where the device will Download at 1.5Mbps but upload at .2 or so Mbps. It will occasionally ramp up to 1.5 - 3 Mbps upload but usually sits around 50Kbps to .2Mbps
To troubleshoot I'd like to remove the M9 from DHCP. If I run a router in front of the M9 setup I have and run the M9 in AP mode, will I lose the MESH functionality. The only thing I'm specifically looking for is that MESH decides which AP the devices connect to. I want to keep the devices from hanging on to the first AP they connect to.
If I run in AP mode will this still work?