Does anybody use (or used/tested) mesh setup?

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    hushcoden
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    I’m currently using my 7530 in AP mode (behind an OPNsense firewall/router) and have created a mesh with two repeaters, 1200 and 3000, and ‘d like to understand if there is a different setup for better performance.

    I’ve attached screenshots of the setup.

    Tia.

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    Forum member @Grisu is our resident AVM expert, hopefully he will see this later today

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    Sure you could do better if you use LAN backhaul instead of wireless bridge mode and you avoided daisy chaining what is usually better except you have to cover long distances.

    But certainly you have your reason to do it this way.

    Seems to be done quite well and link speed are ok too.

    We dont see where you positioned the router and repeaters, maybe you could to it even better.

    If you have a plan of your home with walls and postitions we could give hints for testing.

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    Never tried this myself, but if you cannot stretch to an Ethernet (LAN) back-haul due to cable laying being limitations, maybe try a set of PowerLine Adapators, to acts as (simulate) ethernet cable connection ?

     

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    Grisu
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    IMO better to do it this way as long as wifi-speed is ok, many troubles are caused by PowerLine and very hard to identify the reason of faults.

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    hushcoden
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    Thanks all, and yes unfortunately I cannot install cables… I might try the powerlines once I will make sure all the sockets are part of the same electrical circuit: any suggestions on how to check that?

    Lastly, would it make any improvement to connect the two repetears each other to get a kind of cycle – assuming it’s even possible ?

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    is the 240Mbps you can currently achieve not fast enough ?

    If your property only has a single consumer unit and electrical meter and not been radically modified (extension) etc. you can safely assume PowerLine adaptors should work ?

    Edit: great diagrams

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    I don’t have problems with my 80/20 connection, it’s just that in February I will upgrade to G.Fast 200/30 and thought to optimise my WiFi as much as possible…

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    Grisu
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    How should be anything faster as long as your link speed on both repepeaters going directly to modem is double of your future G.fast connection?

    And you get this speed with both, 5GHz and even with 2,4GHz (possibly fallback), nothing to optimize …

    Before you change anything make speedtests when your line is changed. Everything above 150Mb/s over WLAN is done very well.

    And let your devices decide which band to use, if backhaul uses 5GHz its still ok clients using 2,4Ghz as long as they still get almost full line-speed.

    You cant change anything on mesh topology as they BOTH are connected DIRECTLY to master router, you can clearly see this on your first picture. To use other way would mean to have the other repeater between actually used one and master router, thats worse!

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    As @Grisu says.

    To add, Yes nice to have Gig speeds across LAN only, but run the risk of unreliability as most routers like Fritz!box, ASUS etc. are for consumers and small scale. hence why cheap and sometimes unreliable.

    Maybe try Powerline adaptors and see if this helps and just make sure you purchase then from somewhere where they can be easily returnable

     

    G.fast

     

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