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Setting up Instant Mesh Network

Starting from Instant 6.4.0.2-4.1.0.0 release, mesh functionality is disabled by default, because of which over-the-air provisioning of mesh Instant APs is not supported.

To provision Instant APs as mesh Instant APs:

1. Connect the Instant APs to a wired switch.

2. Ensure that the virtual controller key is synchronized and the country code is configured.

3. Ensure that a valid SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is configured on the Instant AP.

 

Mesh works best when an SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. is configured for the 5 GHzGigahertz. radio or selecting the 5 GHzGigahertz. channel using the dynamic channel method.

4. If the Instant AP has a factory default SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. (Instant SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network.), delete the SSIDService Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network..

5. If an ESSIDExtended Service Set Identifier. ESSID refers to the ID used for identifying an extended service set. is enabled on the virtual controller, disable it and reboot the Instant AP cluster.

6. Disconnect the Instant APs that you want to deploy as mesh points from the switch, and place the Instant APs at a remote location. The Instant APs come up without any wired uplink connection and function as mesh points. The Instant APs with valid uplink connections function as mesh portals.

 

Instant does not support the topology in which the Instant APs are connected to the downlink EthernetEthernet is a network protocol for data transmission over LAN. port of a mesh point.

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