I am using R610 and 2 x R510 with Cat6 cabling connected. So, should I turn "ON" the Mesh function?

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I am using R610 and 2 x R510 with Cat6 cabling connected. So, should I turn "ON" the Mesh functtion? But I am afraid Mesh will not use the Cat6 cable, so that the speed will drop, right?
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Leo Chung

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Darrel Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Leo,

You only need to enable the MESH functionality if one or more of your APs are not connected to the main LAN.  E.g. An AP in a room or part of your building that is not possible to run structured cabling to.

https://www.ruckuswireless.com/rucktionary/mesh-networking-and-smartmesh

Hope that helps,
Darrel.

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Leo Chung

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Hi Darrel,

Thanks for your prompt reply, so you mean that Mesh function  is not useful in my case because all my 3 x Ruckus AP are all wired to switching hub, right?  Thanks in advance!

Regards,
Leo
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Darrel Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Leo,

Yes, exactly!  You have absolutely no need for Mesh functionality in that instance and even if you do enable it, Ruckus SmartMesh is inteliigent enough not to create a mesh infrastructure because it knows it could reduce overall performance.  

Thanks,
Darrel.
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Abi

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Hi Leo,


There should not be any issues enabling Mesh as you worry, if there is any Mesh AP enable it else that option can be ignored.


Regards,

Abilash PR.
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Hi Darrel and Abilash,

Well noted and thanks both of yours comments.  Very useful to me, thanks again!

Regards,
Leo