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Legacy Open Mesh: What is "lonely mode"?

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Question

What is "lonely mode?"

Environment

  • Datto access points

Answer

If four Internet checks in a row fail, a node in repeater mode will fall back into 'lonely mode'. The node assumes that it operates on a wrong WiFi channel (the channel might have been changed).

In lonely mode, the node turns itself into a wifi client and scans through all channels in the hope to find an internet connection somewhere else. Scanning all channels takes roughly 5-6 minutes.

The WiFi LED will blink red when a node is in this state.

Note: In this mode normal WiFi operations are disabled; otherwise the node would not be able to scan and switch channels.


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