How Set up Mesh With The AP6/AP6-PRO

Modified on Thu, 22 Jun 2023 at 03:43 PM

Using Mesh technology with the AP6 or AP6-PRO is so easy, a monkey could do it!

How Set up A Mesh Network

Create a Mesh network

  • Step 1: Set up your first AP and create a SSID 
  • Step 2: Power/set up the second AP 
  • Step 3: Configure Mesh Network

Step 1: Set up your first AP/Create a SSID

  • Scan QR code for setup instructions. Once AP is adopted to the controller, create your SSID. 
    • Under the settings page, select "Add new". Name your SSID, set a password/passwords, be sure to assign this SSID a color. (See the , "What Do The Colors Mean?", article for an explanation of the colors.) This is important as the color defines what SSID the APs will be broadcasting. 

Step 2: Power the second AP and setup

  • Using only PoE, connect the AP with an Ethernet cable. You only need to supply power to this second unit. You will see the AP populate in the controller. Continue the set up.

Step 3: Configure Mesh Network

  • Once the second AP has been supplied power and is set up, assign that AP the same color you assigned the SSID. This tells the AP to use this SSID and will automatically mesh with the first AP.

If the second AP is not assigned a color, it does not know which AP to mesh to. This is a very important step. 

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