III. Wireless LAN

Mesh Wireless: How to Flexibly utilize Wi-Fi Mesh uplink/downlink Bands

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Vigor 2765
Vigor 2862
Vigor 2865
Vigor 2926
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Wi-Fi Mesh uplink/downlink Bands
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The Wi-Fi coverage of the 2.4GHz band is much greater that of the 5GHz band. However, the 2.4GHz band is usually more crowded than the 5GHz band and is more likely to be affected by interference from neighbouring access points. On the other hand, the 5GHz band is more easily affected by physical objects such as furniture, walls, and buildings etc.

The new Mesh feature available in the latest firmware now supports Wireless uplink/downlink band options. This flexibility allows you to select the most suitable Wi-Fi band (2.4GHz/5GHz) for the Wi-Fi Mesh network.

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Note: The options available vary for different models. For example, the VigorAP920 can establish the Mesh network by using either 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands but the VigorAP903 can only use the 5GHz band. Please see the table below for details.

Model Mesh Frequency Supported
VigorAP 802 5GHz
VigorAP 903 5GHz
VigorAP 912C 2.4GHz & 5GHz
VigorAP 918R 2.4GHz & 5GHz
VigorAP 918RPD 2.4GHz & 5GHz
VigorAP 920RPD 2.4GHz & 5GHz
VigorAP 1000C 2.4GHz & 5GHz

When the VigorAP is in Mesh Root mode, you can choose the required downlink band. Below we have selected 5GHz downlink band.

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In order to match the settings of a VigorAP in Mesh Node mode, choose the required uplink/downlink band(s). Make sure that the Mesh Node's specified uplink is compatible with Mesh Root's downlink band. In this example we have selected 5GHz/Auto so that the uplink does match previously selected Mesh Root download band.

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After establishing the Mesh network, you can see the Wireless Downlink Band settings on [Mesh] > [Mesh Status] menu page.

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