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Mon, Nov 17, 2014 8:09 AM

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Will R500/R600 support meshing?

I've noticed that SmartMesh support is curiously lacking from the R500/R600 data sheets. Am I reading too far between the lines that unlike the T300's and R700's, the R500/R600 will not support meshing?

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6 years ago

SmartMesh is not found on the R300 platform, but will be supported in an upcoming release for R700 model APs (some time in 9.9.x). I couldn't find the new product
introduction manager or a PM to get the answer on R500/R600, but will report back
shortly.

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Thanks Michael! I'm really curious about the R500/R600. They are priced a lot more appealingly for SMB and even high-end SOHO wackos like me, and they tend to be the folks that have the "sparse space, not a ton of clients" problem where meshing can be more cost-effective than running ethernet through all the walls.
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6 years ago

Update from Product Line Marketing, indicates that R300 will also (eventually) have
SmartMesh support. The target date for the software release is still pending how-
ever.

Yes, Mesh is a future feature for R500 and R600.

Mesh is planned to be supported on all our current 11ac APs (R500, R600, R700, T300-series) in release 9.10.

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That's really helpful to know, Michael. Thanks!

I guess since 9.9 isn't even out the door yet, 9.10 is still a bit of a ways out? Probably next year's time frame?
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Maybe, but probably just. The powers that be have decided to rename what would have been "9.9.1" maintenance release to "9.10" digits. This is a deviation from previous numbering schemes.

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Any (very rough) timeschedule for the release?

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Does the R700 support SmartMesh now? I tried about 8 months ago, but no love. Curious if I missed the notification that it does mesh at this point?

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Not yet, as of 9.9.0.0.205/212.