So as outlined in several dozen previous messages, we have tried every conceivable configuration to get past issues with HWMP.
All configurations we have tried to rely on dynamic mesh wds connections between mesh nodes. We have tried putting WDS interfaces into a mesh interface, putting them into bridge and then into mesh, not putting the physical wireless interface into the mesh or putting it in. We have tried routing OSPF over this, we have tried using EoIP tunnels, we have tried bridge filters, static ARP...in other words we have given it a good shot.
The problem is that HWMP just does not work correctly in keeping the FDB updated, which is the whole point. There seems to be flooding that kills the network and then takes a long time to build back up.
We have sent supouts on this, documented our network configurations.
But we have given up.
Tell us when it is really working. Set up a star mesh of 6 nodes with clients hanging off the ethernet of each and then pass traffic between all of the clients over the mesh. If that works, we will be very happy.