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Mesh mode vs Bridge mode

When I read about Mesh APs, the Cisco book said the AP shoud be configured as mesh mode... Now I'm reading about special-porpuse on LAPs, one of them is bridge mode, and its description says you can create a mesh network with it

 

So what could be the difference then?

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Re: Mesh mode vs Bridge mode

"wireless Bridge" is used to extend a network over wireless links. You can think of it as a switch to switch trunk link via wirelessly. It can be a point to point or point to multipoint(see below diagram).

Bridiging-Autonomous.PNG

 

"Mesh" is used to extend your wireless LAN, where end-users connect to mesh access points. Then (MAP) mesh access point backhaul via wirelessly to root access points (RAP). RAPs are connected to your wired network and MAPs do not have any wired connection. Here is an simple illustration

Mesh-Network.PNG

 

HTH

Rasika

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Re: Mesh mode vs Bridge mode

"wireless Bridge" is used to extend a network over wireless links. You can think of it as a switch to switch trunk link via wirelessly. It can be a point to point or point to multipoint(see below diagram).

Bridiging-Autonomous.PNG

 

"Mesh" is used to extend your wireless LAN, where end-users connect to mesh access points. Then (MAP) mesh access point backhaul via wirelessly to root access points (RAP). RAPs are connected to your wired network and MAPs do not have any wired connection. Here is an simple illustration

Mesh-Network.PNG

 

HTH

Rasika

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