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Legacy Open Mesh: Will Roaming Work If Gateway Nodes Are Connected to Different ISPs Within a Network?

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Question

Will roaming work if gateway nodes are connected to different ISPs within a network?

Environment

  • Open Mesh Access Points

Answer

No, the connection will drop when switching between any repeater or gateway node that is associated with a different ISP. Even though the nodes are cloud-managed, all of the network traffic is handled locally, so if a device roams from one ISP to another, the connection will break.

If a client device is within range of two different APs using different ISPs, it could bounce back and forth between them, breaking the connection each time. In this scenario it's recommended that you separate them into their own Cloudtrax network(s) configured with different SSIDs.


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