Legacy Open Mesh: Will My Open Mesh AP Work as a Router?

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Question

Will my Open Mesh Access Point work as a router?

Environment

  • Open Mesh Access Points

Answer

Yes, you can connect any Open Mesh access point directly to a modem and it will handle DHCP to Open-Mesh repeaters and client devices. However, we recommend putting a router in place to use multiple gateways, take advantage of bridge mode, use port forwarding and firewall features, etc.

See Should I use Open Mesh access points as a router? for more information on limitations.

note: This topology relies on the ISP using DHCP on the backend. If this changes for any reason, the entire network could go down.


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