08-17-2022 06:20 PM
08-18-2022 08:44 AM
I'm assuming you've already tried various reboots, ie node and system?
08-18-2022 07:48 AM
New to the forums. I have an AiMesh network composed of two GT-AX11000 routers connected to one another via ethernet. I have various devices connected to the 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz and 5Ghz-1 bands and they are able to connect to the main router or the mesh node without any problems. So far, so good.
I recently set up a Guest Network using the 2.4Ghz band. All devices can connect to the Guest Network via the main router, but they cannot connect to the Guest Network via the mesh node.
Both GT-AX11000's are running the same latest firmware that is supposed to add support for the Guest Network across all mesh nodes. I enabled the "All" nodes option on Guest Network to ensure devices could connect to any node on the mesh network, but I can't get any device on the Guest Network to connect to the mesh node, even if they're sitting on top of the node and the main router is on an entirely different floor of the house.
08-18-2022 08:48 AM
This looks interesting but it is on an AXE16000. If you change it to include the AiMesh nodes, does it make it work?
08-18-2022 11:59 AM
08-18-2022 03:03 PM
Are you using a computer to check the situation? If so, what are you seeing when you try to access the AiMesh nodes.
If I can understand your process, I can try it also.
08-19-2022 05:57 AM
I am logged into my main router's admin GUI to monitor what device connects to which router (main router or AiMesh Node router, both are GT-AX11000). I have several different devices that connect to the Guest Network via the main router. I can see they're connecting to the Guest Network via the main router by looking at the AiMesh client list in the GUI. None of these devices can connect to the Guest Network via the Ai Mesh Node, even if they're positioned right next to the node.
There are a couple of different ways you can test this.
One way is to select the device in the client list and click on "optimize". Doing so SHOULD find the nearest AiMesh Node to the device or the node with the strongest signal, and connect the device to that node. However, in my case, it always just reconnects the device to the main router, even if the signal the main router is broadcasting is extremely weak or far away.
Another way is to force bind a device to a specific AiMesh node. I tried this as well, but in every case, I get a warning saying that the device is bound to the node but the signal is extremely weak and unstable and the device will likely have horrible performance. Again, this is even though the node is right next to the device. Interestingly, when I do this, the forced device still appears in the main router's client list, and NOT the node's client list, even though in theory it is now connected to the node.
All of this ONLY happens with the Guest Network. The same devices move seamlessly and perfectly from main router to node if they're connected to any non-Guest network. I have not connected a computer to the Guest Network, since most of my computers are hard wired. But I've connected an iPhone 11 Pro, a thermostat, some security cameras, my alarm base station, and a few other devices. All fail to connect to the Guest Network via the node.
08-19-2022 08:39 AM
Have you tried turning the 2.4ghz off and use both 5ghz for testing?
I have 3 choices of guest network in each channel have you tried all3?
open or passworded?
08-20-2022 05:28 AM