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Looking for a mesh system that uses cabling, not wifi to wifi nodes

Hi, I'm looking for a WiFi mesh system that can use all hard wired nodes.  I also wanted one I could use a browser to configure.  I have used Asus IMesh, but each node communicates with each other via WiFi and it has caused me issues with distance.  I also used the unifi system, but the tablet app configuration method was wonky to me.

Thanks all.
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Mesh WiFi != Hardwiring

Unlikely you can do this as the entire point of 802.11s Mesh Networks is no wires.

I suppose you could hardwire together many 802.11s base stations (these do have Ethernet ports) + in this case you will no longer have a Mesh Network, you'll have a set of hardwired base stations (which must all run in bridge mode not to connect into the Mesh)... so...

If you do what you're describing, you'll use 3x WiFi 802.11ac base stations, not 802.11s base stations.
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The UniFi method was probably one of your better bets. Or have some other controller based solution.
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David, I wanted to do it that way because sometimes the AP's are too far appart to be reliable, but I can run a cable the distance, I wanted to them to be the same ssid name so it wouldn't confuse people, if its not posible, I undestand.  I guess I didn't totally understand if that is what you were saying.

Masnrock, is the Unfi a controller based solution?
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I'm a fan of the Unifi systems.  With those units, you could hardwire them all to the same switch and tie them into the same wireless network.  They'd all have the same SSID and your devices should move between them without any problems.  I don't believe that's technically a "mesh" system (because of the hardwiring), but it sounds as if it's what you really want.

The Unifi system uses a software-based system to set up the units, but don't really need the controller running for basic operation.
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Masnrock, is the Unfi a controller based solution?
Yes. Their controller is software based. I've never used their mobile app, so I can't say I've experienced that weirdness you mentioned. The web interface I was able to figure out and use without issue.
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thanks masnrock
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Get a chance to try this out?
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no sorry, I had another fire to put out, ill get it done tomorow for sure.
nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.
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if this is still something you’re looking to do it’s a great solution and I use the mobile app for basic management.

if you have a qnap, you can run the controller via a container.

you can host in in the cloud for $10 monthly on a Ubuntu machine.

here is how it looks and I manage quite a few for various clients.

https://prntscr.com/qhrlvh
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so sorry I thought I closed this before.  My bad