I was excited to get 2 portals, and hardwired them together to make a seamless "Mesh" network that would basically guarantee whole home coverage. Not sure if that was unrealistic or not, but certainly as many posts here show, if you want to use 2 portals, wireless mesh is really the only answer, and...still not sure that a single SSID can be used for multiple portals and wireless freqs.
Currently I have a 2700sqft house with the portal literally almost dead center. It's in a closet on the first floor high up on the shelf. I have CAT6 throughout the house connected by a Zyxel managed switch. I ran through the setup and have 2 separate portals not using mesh, but wired with the second in bridge mode, plugged into the WAN. Naturally they are likely not far enough apart to as I only ever had 1 device connected to it.
Fast forward to end of month when 802.11r comes. I realize that this is for fast transition, but will it help me in my case. I am not worried about quickly moving from one AP to another as my house is not big enough to travel a great distance. I just want to cover the dead spots, and have full robust (single SSID) coverage (like im sure what is the end goal of everyone). Anyone have any thought on what to expect.
Should I just punt here and get a Velop system or run with Ubiquiti's new mesh AP's?
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