This article explains what are the prerequisites to establish Mesh between different model APs

Summary

This article explains what are the prerequisites to establish Mesh between different model APs

Customer Environment

ZD with different model APs

Resolution

It is not possible to mesh AP?s with different radio type, this is because by default the meshing on a single band AP happens through 2.4 GHz and meshing on a dual band AP happens through 5 GHz radio. You can check the AP mesh compatibility using below details:


 Ruckus ZF 2925, 2942, and 2741 will mesh with each other on 2.4 ghz on 802.11g
 Ruckus ZF 7343, 7942 & 7352 will mesh with each other on 2.4 ghz on 802.11n
 Ruckus ZF 7962, 7762, 7363, 7372, 7982 & 7782 will mesh with each other on 5 ghz only on 802.11an

 

Choosing Right AP Model for Your Mesh Network:

 
Ruckus supports original 802.11g, and newer, faster, dual-band 802.11n APs with which to form a Smart Mesh network.
 
In the dual-band models, ZoneFlex 7363/7962/7982/7372 (indoor) or the 7762/7782 (outdoor), mesh links run on the 5 GHz band, with client access at 2.4 and 5 GHz.

Smart Meshing also works with 802.11g APs, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 and 2925 (indoor) or the 2741 (outdoor).

 
These products can be used to form a highly reliable Smart Mesh network, but only APs with like radios can mesh together.

 
NOTE: THE ABOVE RESTRICTIONS APPLY ONLY TO AP-AP COMMUNICATION AS PART OF A MESH ? NOT TO AP-CLIENT COMMUNICATION. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS NO PROBLEM FOR 802.11G CLIENTS TO CONNECT TO AN 802.11N MESH.

 

Article Number:
000001673

Updated:
September 24, 2014 02:49 AM (about 7 years ago)

Tags:
Performance, Installation, Troubleshooting, Known Issues and Workarounds, ZoneDirector, ZoneFlex Indoor, ZoneFlex Outdoor

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