I've got an existing wireless network with two access points on it:
- A TP-Link Archer C2600 on 2.4GHz (802.11b/g/n mixed) and 5GHz (802.11a/n/ac mixed), with WPA/WPA2-Personal security;
- A UniFi AP-AC-LR device, extending the network through a powerline ethernet adapter. I set the SSID and password the same as the TP-Link device.
Most devices seem to like this setup, they switch between the two networks according to which one has better signal for the device location.
I would like to add an outdoor access point similar to the UniFi Mesh Access point, UAP-AC-M-US, but I'm confused by the "Mesh" terminology in its description. Is this device meant to be used in a different kind of network setup than I have here? Or does "Mesh" here just loosely mean "co-existing with other devices"?
Thanks for any insight you can offer, or corrections of any misunderstandings I might have.