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Hub 3 - Compatitibly with TP-Link OneMesh

bitkeef
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Here: https://www.virginmedia.com/broadband/intelligent-wifi

This states the Hub 3 can use mesh 'intelligent wifi' technology. 

However, when trying to use TPLink's onemesh (it is a AV1300 which I am going to use for wired and wifi in my office) 

The message states ;The Current Host Router Does Not SUpport OneMesh

I take it even if the hub 3 can have some mesh systems, it is not compatible with tplink 'onemesh' for some reason? 

Hard to find ant definitive information on this, seems like I may need to get  better wifi router and use the hub 3 in modem mode....

Any one using TPLink system with this hub? 

 

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Client62
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I would have expected one AV1300 Power line adaptor to be connected via a network cable to the Hub 3 and another AV1300 Powerline adaptor ( with Wi-Fi ? )  to be installed in your office.  I'm unclear why the Powerline adaptors would require any connection to the VM Hub's Wi-Fi service.

VM Hub 3 "Intelligent Wi-Fi" aka "Smart Wi-Fi" are purely VM marketing terms i.e. not technology and certainly not an approved Wi-Fi standard that can be found in any documents or on other brands of Wi-Fi products.

All that is implied is use of a shared SSID and Auto Channels on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz - this option is purely to support the very limited capabilities of VM Pods.

We keep Smart Wi-Fi disabled as a Hub 3 performing random channel changes results in frequent Wi-Fi dropouts.

Adduxi
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As noted above the "mesh" from VM is for their own proprietary mesh Wifi using the Pods and Hub's.  It will not work with any other mesh providers.  I would even suggest any mesh systems would be similar, i.e. not mixing TP-Link and ASUS.

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bitkeef
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Thanks all. Thought as much. I’ll likely upgrade the wifi router when I can and it will solve this issue. I’m also expanding house so good to do this year 

The powerline is in the office, I just changed to a  wifi powerline for wifi phone signal which is useful for mobile calls. its just different wifi details until i can mesh it with a new router

Client62
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If the Powerline adaptor in the office still has its out of the box Wi-Fi SSID + Password,  follow the instructions for connecting to the Powerline adaptor's web interface and change its broadcast SSID + Password to match the VM Hub.

Note :  Don't configure the Powerline adaptor's Wi-Fi to connect to the VM Hub's via Wi-Fi.

Tudor
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If you are having work done on your home I would investigate having Ethernet cables run to as many locations as possible. Wired in wireless access points are always better for WiFi. 


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I use ASUS AI-Mesh for WiFi propagation and Devolo Powerline for Ethernet to serve the V360 boxes & smart TVs.

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