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2 x wireless mesh bridge as port channel?

Currently running mesh point to connect two locations and it is working nicely.  


Hoping to increase the bandwidth, does it work fine if I setup another mesh point and set the switches to port channel the two interfaces at each site? ie, two ports at each site will become port channel, and use separate wireless mesh for each port.





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Re: 2 x wireless mesh bridge as port channel?

I have never seen that done successfully.  @jhoward?

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Re: 2 x wireless mesh bridge as port channel?

Not officially supported, but has been done with some degree of success (maybe 30/70 work/not work). The main issue is that the inerant latency and some packet loss on a mesh link can triggersome LACP protection mechanisms that cause hiccups with the datapath. 


What is the distance, what is the AP type, and what is the configuration (11n/11ac, HT/VHT20/40/80, etc)? Likely better to look at widening the channel before trying a wireless etherchannel. but should there be issues, TAC will not support it. 

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