We run several UN networks in mesh mode. Often 1 master with 2-3 meshed AP's. In some of those networks we encounter frequent heartbeat loses on the meshed AP's. Does anyone know if these losses really mean that clients suffer from outages or is it just a problem in the management information between master en mesh?
For APs to maintain Mesh, they must see each other at >= 25 RSSI.
You can review the AP's support info, for client details which will show the other AP as a client.
Mesh AP have very low RSSI value to establish a mesh connection to the root AP. The optimum value suggested to have is 30 - 35 RSSI.
### MESH Uplink History ###
BSSID S LastSeen Ch AdvUpl SmpUpl CalcUpl RSSI/UL/NF Flt IF UR D Seen Management-MAC SSID IP c0:8a:de:a3:1e:c3 U 77079 11 130.00 12.00 12.00 19/13/-105 u - u 1 12 c0:8a:de:23:1e:c0 Mesh-101103000023 192.168.64.78 c0:8a:de:a3:1e:c3 U 77045 11 130.00 12.00 12.00 19/13/-105 u - u 1 48 c0:8a:de:23:1e:c0 Mesh-101103000023 192.168.64.78 c0:8a:de:a3:1e:c3 U 75446 11 130.00 18.00 18.00 20/14/-105 u - u 1 48 c0:8a:de:23:1e:c0 Mesh-101103000023 192.168.64.78
We usually look at the mesh-topologie screen within the AP menu and aim for a signal strengt of 25 minimum but preferably higher. In reply above you are suggesting a different method to find out the signal strenght but to be honest, I don't know were to find this information
I have an R710 and 2 R510's running Unleashed. They are wired together with a Linksys POE gigabit switch between them. I am still having heartbeat loss daily and only about 85 mbps speed AP to AP. Any ideas?