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    I am really confused

    I have a DSL AC68u acting at the base with an RT 68U as a node.

    In my office when they are directly connected no problem I get a wired connection.

    I plug them in to a network point downstairs (Yes I have network in my house) and all I can get is a OK wireless connection.

    Plug a laptop into the same port and it can see the internet no problem (Not tried connecting to the router as thought if it can see the internet can see the router)

    They are both on the latest firmware stock

    Any ideas?

    many thanks in advance

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    #9557
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    So your DSL-AC68U is acting as AiMesh primary and the RT-AC68U is acting as AiMesh Node.

    In your office, if they are joined by an ethernet cable (directly) all seems to work well, it is just when you move the Node, is when you have problems ?

    Does you home network use any switches ?

    More details would help ?

     

     

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    #9561
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    Hi

    To answer your questions in order

    Yes

    yes I cannot get the Ethernet backbone to work

    yes an HP switch

    What other details do you need?

    Many thanks

    #9562
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    For clarity as I am only on my 1st coffee – does Ethernet Backhaul work if both AiMesh Primary and Node are next to each other connected together by short ethernet cable ?

    What is HP Switch model as maybe switch is not picking  up (identifying) MAC addresses etc. as switch does need to be a L2 type.

    If plugging an Ethernet cable between Aimesh primary and node does work for ethernet backhaul, then try the same setup but connecting both Primary and Node directly to switch  to see if the switches routing table is the problem ?

    Trial and error I am afraid

     

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    Ethernet backbone works fine then plug directly in to the router.

     

    The switch is an HP Pro Curve HP ProCurve 1810G.

    #9566
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    Nice switch

    Try plugging in both Aimesh Primary and node routers  directly into switch and check if AiMesh backhaul still works ?

    i.e., if AiMesh primary can see AiMesh node in AiMesh app or UI etc.

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    As far as I am aware they are both plunged in the switch but via a patch panel would this make a difference or could it be just the lenght of the connection?

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    As far as I am aware they are both plunged in the switch but via a patch panel would this make a difference or could it be just the length of the connection?

    Unless the length is over 100metres, then unlikely to be length of cable, ‘patch panel you have’, indeed have a proper network at home.

    Alas you may need to simplify your set-up. and only a thought, maybe try to changing your AiMesh node to an AP instead and see if that works as an alternative via you patch panel and switch etc. ?

    Edit: also make sur the switches DHCP service is Off as you maybe picking up stray IP addresses ?

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