syadnom, did you solve your doubts?
or is there any other expert on similar solutions? (maybe a Mikrotik support... Uldis?)
I am thinking about the same topology.
My access points will be 751g-2hnd, all of them wired to a 1200 that will be the mesh portal.
I don't know how many switches will be between the access points but I want a roaming user to go through the whole warehouse without disconnections (2 or 3 ping packets are acceptable moving on, when it stands the connection must be stable on the better signal)
Each access point will have at least 2 SSID, one for guests (an hotspot network managed from the 1200) and one for the production network. I am wondering (not yet tried anything, I'll try next week ,if I'll have time) which is the best solution, where best is:
- more stable connetions
- best signal for everyone
- less interference
I never tried hwmp+ before, but seems to me a good, reading documentation, but maybe I misunderstood...
I am thinking on this:
- an eoip interface connecs each 751 with the 1200, and I don't mind anymore about intermediate switches
- on each 751 I'll have 2 ssid -> 2 hwmp -> 2 vlans over the eoip
- on the 1200 I'll have hwmp (as portal), one connecting all the "vlan1" of the eoip tunnels and the other connecting all the "vlan2"
- on the 1200 one of the hwmp will have an hostpot and I will route the traffic to internet for guests
- the other hwmp will connect to the local network
If in theory this can work, my doubts are:
1. to link the right hwmp to the local network should I put the network as a port of that hwmp or I'll better put hwmp and the network in a bridge?
2. should I put each 751 on a different channel or use the same for all
3. if the same is better, will I force the same mac address on all (Virtual)AP or is better to have different mac addresses
The latter question is strange, I know, but I would like to minimize the configuration differencies on access points and minimize the effort to put the right channel to void interferencies, and I read somewere in the forum someone saying that using same channel and mac there will be a better roaming (naturally I am sure that non-wireless links must have different mac addresses)
any help or suggestion will be appreciated... I'll pay with karma...