Since Vigor 2862 firmware 3.9.2 (ac/Vac) and Vigor 2926 firmware 3.9.3 (ac/Vac), Vigor routers can support WiFi Mesh function. When using a Wi-Fi router as a mesh root, VigorAP mesh nodes can be connected to it via a LAN cable.
Two examples of when to use Mesh Wired uplink are:
1. Creating a mesh network which includes both wired and wireless connections. This can be from outdoor wireless AP mesh nodes to an indoor VigorAP mesh root which is wired to the Internet gateway.
2.When the VigorAP is powered by PoE from a switch. The Switch will provide both power and data to the access point which will cause a loop between the wireless and wired connections. Enabling the Wired Uplink option will prevent this Loop.
When the VigorAP is attached to the VigorRouter by LAN cable, it automatically switches to AP mode and will be allocated an IP address via DHCP. Use the following method to find the access point IP address.
Log into the access point using the IP address found in step 1 above.
If the access point is at factory default settings log in using the default username and password (admin/admin).
You can select Mesh Node from the pulldown menu at Operation mode page.
Or you can use Quick Start Wizard to change the operation mode.
Log into the Vigor Router, go to Mesh>>Mesh Setup menu
Check the Mesh Status on the VigorRouter and VigorAP, check the uplink field, both display Ethernet.
Published On: Jul 22, 2020
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