Can't mesh with Zoneflex 2741

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I have a ZoneDirector 1100, 4 Zoneflex 7363 and one ZoneFlex 2741. 2 Zoneflex 7363 are Root AP as is the ZF 2741. I am trying to mesh one ZF7363 to the ZF2741 but it does not see it (even from a few meters).

I have followed the same guidelines to mesh a ZF7363 to another 7363 (plug it to the network, let it configure then replug it without network).

Do you know if I can mesh a SF 7363 to a ZF2741 or is it not possible ?

Thanks

Gilles
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Gilles D

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  • a bit frustatred

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Jason Hintersteiner

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Meshing takes place on 5 GHz band. 2741 is a single name 2.4 AP. You cannot and should not mesh swingle band AP
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Gilles D

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Thanks Jason, Did not know that. On paper (Ruckus papers) it says 2741 supports meshing as a node
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gilles

it do supports mesh however when root ap is zf2741 and mesh ap is 2741.
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Gilles D

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Thanks guys, understood. It does not help my own situation but I do understand 100%. case closed :-) :-)
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Mitchell Axtell

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There's slightly more to it- it's the band they use.  any 2.4GHz only AP uses 2.4 for mesh, where dual-band uses the 5GHz.  If you had a different 2.4-only AP like a 2942, or a 7343, that would work as a root.


It's of little help in this scenario, but may help others who stumble across this.

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That changes a lot.

That this mean that I can use my 2741 as a root AP and a 7343/2942 as a mesh AP ? I need to bridge to put a couple of LAN cameras at the other end of the mesh ?

I still have 7363 root APs and also 7363 mesh APs on the same Zonedirector. Will that not conflict ?
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The 2741 should work as a root for those mesh APs.  We have a client using 2.4GHz mesh and dual-band APs on the same ZD, so that shouldn't be an issue.  It just means that you'll have to place the APs accordingly.
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Gilles D

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Thanks. I will source a 2942 or a 7343 and try it out
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Big Thumbs' Up (oneofthemany), and for those w/o support I'm happy to share the details.



802.11b/g only APs, can mesh with each other.  802.11b/g/n only APs can mesh with each other

These APs cannot mesh with dual-band model APs, that use 5G for mesh.  Note: Clients CAN use

the same band as your AP is meshing with, if only single-band models.



 Ruckus ZF 2925, 2942, and 2741 will mesh with each other on 2.4 ghz on 802.11g
 Ruckus ZF 7343, 7942 & 7352 will mesh with each other on 2.4 ghz on 802.11n
 Ruckus ZF 7962, 7762, 7363, 7372, 7982 & 7782 will mesh with each other on 5 ghz only, on 802.11an
 Ruckus ZF 7962, 7762, 7363, 7372, 7982 & 7782 will mesh with R500, R600, R700, T300-series, H500 on 5 ghz only, on 802.11an
 Ruckus 802.11ac APs R500, R600, R700, T300-series, H500 will mesh with each other on 5 ghz only, on 802.11an (*ac planned


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