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IAP Mesh allows for dual band client connectivity, but not Controller based mesh right?

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  • 1.  IAP Mesh allows for dual band client connectivity, but not Controller based mesh right?

    Posted Jul 16, 2015 05:15 PM

    In other words, can a 802.11a client connect to the 5 ghz mesh backhaul link?  If you enter the command "show ap bss-table ap-name <mesh AP>", will you see 5 gHz radios broadcasting SSIDs?



  • 2.  RE: IAP Mesh allows for dual band client connectivity, but not Controller based mesh right?
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    Posted Jul 16, 2015 06:11 PM

    If I read your statement/question correctly, you CAN have clients on AOS Controller-based 5GHz mesh links. It's not generally advised unless the mesh link is just for WLAN extension, but you can certainly allow the 5Ghz AOS Controller-based mesh radio serve mesh links and clients at the same time. You just have to place the VAP as dual-band on the AP group.



  • 3.  RE: IAP Mesh allows for dual band client connectivity, but not Controller based mesh right?

    Posted Jul 17, 2015 12:33 AM

    Hi,

     

    Controller based Mesh also allow clients to connect on backhaul radio ( 'a' radio by default), but it is not a good practice, it causes performance issues for clients.