One Router and three access points
I recently added a mesh point to my existing router + 2 mesh points setup and noticed after setup the new mesh point shows as a "device" that's connected to the router via WIFI. I was expecting to see the third mesh point show like the other two in 'System' on the iOS app. Is this normal or did I set it up incorrectly?
@Vishnu-Radhakrishnan Sounds like the mesh point may be configured in 3rd party extender mode, not as a mesh point.
When you plug in the mesh point initially, the AmpliFi app (and AmpliFi LCD screen) will display a message saying "New Mesh Point Detected. Add to Network"
Is this how you added it? If not, you need to factory reset that meshpoint and add it again this way.
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@UI-Brett - No. I don't remember seeing a message on the app. I went into 'Add Site' and selected 'Set up Amplifi Standalone Mesh Point' and completed setup only to see the new mesh point display as a device that's connected to the router via wifi.
I purchased the router + 2 mesh points combo a while back and the new mesh point last week to get better wifi coverage in the house.
@Vishnu-Radhakrishnan So the steps you described is for 3rd party mode, not meshing it into one network.
Factory reset the mesh point, place it in the same room as the router for it to initially be seen via bluetooth, and wait for the message to appear on your LCD screen of the router, or on the main page of your AmpliFi app.
@UI-Brett That worked! Thank you
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Can the mesh point can connect to another mesh point to extend it?
@Jesus-Ignacio-Bustamante-Rivas Yes they can. The system will automatically configure where each mesh point connects, based on best performance