Do you recommend to use 2 Amplifi HD routers in Bridge mode to extend network and ensure roaming ?


  • Hi,
    I have 2 floors with very thick walls.
    My amplifi HD + the 2 mesh access points gives a good coverage for the first floor, but not for the 2nd floor.
    I tried to an additiaonal mesh access point on the second floor but still very weak signal.

    The main objective is to have a good wifi coverage on both floor, and seamless roaming.

    I am thinking of buying an additional Amplifi HD router for the second floor, and connect it to the first one with an eth cable and set it in bridge mode.

    What do you recommend ?

    Thank you

    Sam


  • @Haissam-HASSAN the second router would act as an access point when it is configured. Therefore there is no bridge mode. Once configured you would add the ethernet connection as described in the help information https://help.amplifi.com/hc/en-us.


  • I have a similar situation, my home has 3 floors. Currently, I have a Netgear CM1100 modem connected to an Edgerouter X (and a Netgear switch GS116NA), and then I run ethernet (some cat5e and some cat6a) to 5 access point which are routers converted to access points (two Netgear X8 R8500, two Netgear X6 R8000, and an ASUS RT-AC68U).

    These all work great because I have LAN ports on each to have ethernet to devices like desktops, laptops, Android streaming devices etc. I really prefer wired rather than wireless for streaming content and Mac's or PC's.

    All these devices work great, but it's not all smooth when it comes to wireless access. It does not hand off wireless connections well and there are many manual interventions to select the correct wireless connection when you move from room to room.

    I was wondering if I could move to two or more Amplifi HD Mesh devices with 3 or 4 Amplifi antennas. Would this be advisable? And would you suggest I keep the Edgerouter X and connect the Amplifi HD devices as access points?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks


  • @sj_usa honestly, since you already have an erx (and either a cloud key or hosted cloud key), and wired backhaul, it might be cheaper to buy unifi access points and replace the routers with those APs...


  • @Raghu-Kannan What would the advantage be of using the Unifi AP vs the converted router AP's?


  • @sj_usa cost and one controller interface (via the unifi panel), since your erx is already routing traffic (I assume) and your afi HD will be in Bridge mode.