Interoperability with other Amplify devices

  • Hi,

    I have an Alien kit and an HD kit, would be so useful if these devices could be used together wirelessly.

    The only way to currently use the HD kit and Alien kit is if I bridge one of these using a wire to the other. Basically 2 very powerful routers sitting on top of each other. Very expensive good looking hardware very limited by lack of interoperability.

  • @manank I have one month old Alien Mesh Kit and former HD + 4 mesh units. Agreed. Your right, that you can't connect wirelessly due to incompatibility of the two units. I planned to do exactly what you suggest but did a little work around.

    Fortunately, I have an ethernet switch located in my family room away from the main Alien unit which I connected my HD as an extender and permitted me to successfully use the older HD mesh units to wirelessly reach out to extreme areas of property, (through steel doors, coated glass and garage firewall) where I thought signal was going to be weak.

    That said, after optimizing the Alien + Alien Mesh are so powerful there was no need to use the HD mesh system so it sits idle until I find another use.

  • @jbenja6460 agreed. Great idea to have a switch. I am just disappointed to have such a beautiful device be useless. I'm setting it up in bridge mode and connecting it to the Alien Mesh (wired) so I have the beautiful screen. That's the only use I can think of as of now.

  • I ended to have now a HD system formed by the main HD and 9 HDs configured as RAMPs with ethernet backbone and in bridge mode and an Alien system formed by the main Alien and 4 Aliens configured as RAMPs with ethernet backbone and in bridge mode, the HD system and the Alien system being configured with different SSIDs, for having a backup, if one of the systems fails and for covering all rooms and the garden. The problem of the Aliens it their ugliness and enormous size, so that they can hardly be placed everywhere where one would be needed. Accordingly, I placed the main Alien and one of the RAMPs in the basement, one in the first floor (in the living room hidden behind the TV) and one in the third floor, but none in the second floor which is covered by two HD ramps. The Aliens obviously are designed to impress certain people, without any regard to usual living room situations and designs, in which such physically massiv and visually massive devices cannot be tolerated. Now I am rather satisfied, since the Aliens provide much faster speeds than the HDs in Wifi 5, and I am prepares for future Wifi 6 clients. Of course, it would be nicer to have smaller Aliens in white color or silver color than these massive black colossuses, which would allow to cover also the second floor with an Alien and would allow to abandon the HDs if I would conclude that the backup for failure is not necessary.

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