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Hello michle and everyone I enable the mesh on zd3000 bhut when I plug power into ap it's not connected to rap mesh is not happening , is there any other setting which I have to perform on zd , I also read manual but not able to find solution plz help me I have zd firmware 9.13 and r510 unleashed ap with firmware 10.x.x
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The APs need to be initially configured to the ZD via a cabled connection. Did that happen already ? The R510s will need to be added to the ZD where they will change their firmware to the corresponding ZD one and only once fully online in the controller you can remove the wired uplink and thy will form the mesh. Did that happen already?
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Actually zd connected to hp l3 sw and then hp l2 Poe sw where all ap connected to these sw ,so I enable mesh on zd now all ap are root ap I want other ap to became mesh ap but when I plug power it did not determine nearest root ap , I am little bit confused what I missed of how ap recognize root ap .
Plz explain step by step
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Wherever I unplugged Ethernet cable mesh not happening only power light blinking . Status showing disconnected ap plz help
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It should work.  If you saw all your APs on the ZD's Monitor/Access Points page, and Mesh is enabled on the ZD Configure/Mesh page,then if you disconnect an Eth cable from your AP, and have a power supply (even connect to a PoE switch that isn't connected to your LAN),then that AP should connect to the closest wired AP (Root), as a Mesh AP.
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Ya but but not connected
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How are you powering your AP once you disconnect the Ethernet?  Do you see all the LEDs light up/flash ok?
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i directly plug power cable into ap and now i found one ssid name island so what is password for this ssid ,, now suggest what to do to make this ap as a mesh ap 
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Hello, can you explain me how to configure second r510 Unleashed AP to join the mesh from the frist one using ZD
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Oto the proper ZD firmware. It will no longer be unleashed. Yo)ou need to adopt it onto ZD by connecting to a switch where they can reach the controller. Accept them, let them upgrade the firmware and once they are fully online and managed by ZD you can disconnect them from the switch and power them up with a power supply.

You can't just take a new AP out of the box and have it join a mesh network without first passing through the wired step(*)

*) In SZ 5.1 or later I believe and with APs coming from the factory image 110 they can join a mesh out of the box but not with your current version.
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Thanks man it's working now
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Thanks a lot Michael for prompt response
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