Mesh Wi-Fi expands the coverage of a wireless network through a network of a single central access point (CAP or “master” router) and some range extenders (RE or “slave” nodes).
These slave nodes act as extensions and can be placed around your home or office setting to expand the coverage of your Wi-Fi network.
The mesh Wi-Fi network shares one SSD and passphrase, so you don’t need to connect to another network when you move from one place to the other.
Users only need to configure the network setting once with the CAP, just like configuring a single AP, and then it would automatically synchronize configurations with all other nodes (RE).
Most mesh Wi-Fi devices support 802.11/k/v/r, so users can quickly reconnect while moving within the mesh Wi-Fi coverage and switching to different access points. In addition, mesh Wi-Fi uses a single SSID. Users can experience seamless network-roaming without needing to manually switch between different signal sources which causes loss of network connection.
Each access point in the Mesh Wi-Fi network can connect to each other. When an access point fails, the Mesh Wi-Fi network will bypass the faulty/defective node to maintain normal network function.
Prism Mesh Wi-Fi router provides a Mesh-exclusive 5GHz band (802.11ax 4×4), offering superior system performance and enhances Wi-Fi coverage.
lStar Topology –CAP is the only upstream node, and all REs will only connect to CAP.
lDaisy Chain Topology
– CAP, as well as RE, can serve as upstream node
– RE can either connect to CAP or another RE
lHybrid Mode –Any topology with a mix of STAR and Daisy chain is possible.
-In the diagram below:
nRE1 and RE3 are 1 hop away from CAP.
nRE2 is 2 hops away from CAP.
nRE4 is 3 hops away from CAP.
Each CAP (Central AP) can extend up to 8 RE (Range Extender) or extend up to 4 Hops in Prism Mesh Wi-Fi feature.