On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 12:59, Bob Goodwin <bobgoodwin(a)fastmail.us> wrote:
On 10/01/19 19:04, Samuel Sieb wrote:
> If you have your access points all configured with the same SSID and
> password, there is no difference with a mesh system other than better
> speed. Even with mesh, your device still has to switch access points
> when the current one is going out of range. Just make sure that you
> are using them as access points and not routers. No DHCP, no NAT.
> Use the LAN port, not the WAN port.
That appears to fit my situation, I was considering a second one of my
ASUS RTN66 routers as an access point downstairs. Where my daughter
chose to set up her operating position seems to suffer a problem with
interference between the incident and reflected signals from any router
I have tried here more or less above her. I can use an iPad, whatever a
few feet away but moving a small amount at her spot causes the signal to
Multipath issues are common, and would be more severe if the house has
big expanses of metal (siding, roof, or nearby outbuildings).
If your daughter can use an ethernet cable at her operationg position you
could use a WiFi to ethernet box. These typically have better antennae
than an ipad or laptop, and the ethernet cable allows you to separate the
workstation from the antenna so each can be in the ideal location.
George N. White III