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AiMesh network from different routers

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by bzenkin, Feb 26, 2020.

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  1. bzenkin

    bzenkin New Around Here

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    Hi.
    I have an AiMesh network (RT-AC88U - main, 2 node: RT-AC88U and RT-AC86U). Node are connected to the main router in LAN ports. Can I connect Lyra MAP-AC1300 (2 pcs) also directly to the LAN port of the main router?
     
  2. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

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    I don't know... have not done it. But if they support AiMesh, they should work. Seems like a lot of WiFi. Maybe the 86U should be the router.

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  3. bzenkin

    bzenkin New Around Here

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    Thanks for the answer.

    I want to clarify the question. This is a matter of node connection topology. Somewhere I saw that it is possible to connect 3 nodes in the form of a star and 1 node to one of the child nodes to the main router. I need to connect 4 nodes to the main router in the form of a star. The question is that I want to purchase 2 more routers, but I don’t know if they will work like that. All nodes are connected via Ethernet.
     
  4. OzarkEdge

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    Star wiring all nodes to the router/root node would be the most preferred topology, imo... direct and wired. I would use the router with the best hardware specs (86U?) as the root node, although that would mean only four LAN ports on the router/root node. If you keep the 88U as the root node, I would use the first four ports for the nodes since it seems the upper four ports are the ones that go bad on the 88U (from what I hear).

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  5. Grisu

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    And search for Lyra and Aimesh, what I remember they made a lot of headache to their users.

    Theoretically both star and daisy chain will work over LAN and Wifi, whatever Aimesh finds automatically as best backhaul.