Adding and Editing Meshpoint Settings

You can add a new meshpoint configuration or edit an existing meshpoint configuration.

  1. Click Add to create a new mesh point configuration, if an existing configuration does not meet your requirements.

    Click Edit to modify or override the attributes of a existing mesh point configuration. If necessary, existing configurations can be selected and permanently removed by clicking Delete.

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    Mesh Point Settings Screen
  2. Define the following General mesh point settings:

    MeshConnex Policy

    Provide a name for the Mesh Connex Policy. Use the Create icon to create a new Mesh Connex Policy. To edit an existing policy, select it from the dropdown and click the Edit icon. For more information on creating or editing a Mesh Connex Policy, see MeshConnex Policies.

    Is Root

    Select the root behavior of this access point. True means that this access point is a root node for this mesh network, and False means that it is not a root node. A root mesh point is defined as a mesh point that is connected to the WAN and provides a wired backhaul to the network.

    Root Selection Method

    Use the drop-down menu to determine whether this mesh point is the root or non-root mesh point. Select either None (the default setting) or auto-mint.

    Set as Cost Root

    Select this option to set the mesh point as the cost root for mesh point root selection. This setting is disabled by default.

    Monitor Critical Resources

    Select this option to enable critical resource monitoring for this mesh point.

    Monitor Primary Port Link

    Select to enable monitoring of primary port link is enabled for this mesh connex policy. If the primary port link is not present and if the device is a mesh root, it is automatically changed to a non-root device. When the primary port link becomes available again, the non-root device is changed back to a root device.

    Wired Peer Exclude

    Select this option to exclude wired peers when creating mesh links.

    Path Method

    Select the method used for path selection in a mesh network. Available options include:

    • None – No criteria are used in root path selection.

    • uniform – The path selection method is uniform (two paths are considered equivalent if the average value is the same for these paths).

    • mobile-snr-leaf – The access point is mounted on a vehicle or a mobile platform (WiNG models only). The path to the route is selected based on the SNR (Signal To Noise Ratio) with the neighbor device.

    • snr-leaf – The path with the best signal to noise ratio is always selected.

    Minimum Threshold

    Enter the minimum value for SNR above which a candidate for the next hop in a dynamic mesh network is considered. This field along with Signal Strength Delta and Sustained Time Period are used to dynamically select the next hop in a dynamic mesh network.The default setting is 0 dB.

    Signal Strength Delta

    Enter a delta value in dB. A candidate for selection as a next hop in a dynamic mesh network must have a SNR higher than the value configured here. This field along with the Minimum Threshold and Sustained Time Period are used to dynamically select the next hop in a dynamic mesh network. The default setting is 1 dB.

    Sustained Time Period

    Enter the time duration in seconds (0 - 600) or minutes (0 - 10). This indicates the duration that a signal must sustain the constraints specified in the Minimum Threshold and Signal Strength Delta path hysteresis values. These values are used to dynamically select the next hop in a dynamic mesh network. The default setting is 1 second.

    SNR Delta Range

    Select the root selection method hysteresis (from 1 - 100dB) SNR delta range a candidate must sustain. The default setting is 1 dB.



    An AP 7161 model access point can be deployed as a VMM (vehicular mounted modem) to provide wireless network access to a mobile vehicle such as a car or train. A VMM provides layer 2 mobility for connected devices. VMM does not provide layer 3 services, such as IP mobility. For VMM deployment considerations, see Vehicle Mounted Modem (VMM) Deployment Considerations.

  3. Set the following Root Path Preference values:

    Preferred Neighbor

    Specify the MAC address of a preferred neighbor for this mesh point.

    Preferred Root

    Specify the MAC address of a preferred mesh root for this mesh point.

    Preferred Interface

    Select the preferred Interface for this mesh point. Select None to set no preferences. The other interface choices are 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.