Basic setup is a VM Hub 5 and 3x Linksys Velop mesh network nodes.
1. Let's cover the ethernet connections first:
VM hub ethernet port 1 is connected to 1x mesh node, the "parent" (and the 2x other nodes connected wirelessly as "child" nodes)
port 2 is connected to a Devolo powerline network plug which provides ok network in the outdoor shed
port 3 is connected to a Synology NAS
2. Now the wireless set up:
VM hub broadcasting the default SSID (VM6936)
Mesh nodes broadcasting custom SSID (Whistlestop)
Most of the devices across the house are connected to Whistlestop
3. And the challenge:
Synology NAS connected directly to VM Hub also acts as a file server and a Time Capsule.
Unless the wireless devices are on the VM hub wifi (VM6936) they cannot see the NAS or connect to the Time Capsule. Soon as I switch to the Whistlestop SSID, I can see the NAS in Finder and TimeCapsule works.
This challenge is currently prohibiting me from switching off the VM hub wifi as without connecting to that hub wifi, I can't get TimeCapsule to work on my iMac/Macbook over wifi.
Appreciate any thoughts, ideas!!