Last week I configured a new network consisting of several Ubiquiti Switches and APs, for the tennis club, where I am a member of it. Some of the APs are using wirelessly uplinks because we do not have a complete wired network in the building and outdoor area. To minimize costs, I decided to use the mesh approach to build up the network.
However, I am used to give static IP-Addresses to APs and other network components. Therefore, I configured all APs with static IP-Addresses and afterwards I was wondering why the APs which have a wireless uplink are not “meshing”.
After several hours of searching it turned out that the problem was the static IP-Addresses I gave to the APs which uplinks wirelessly. After switching to DHCP it worked.
Therefore, never give a static IP-Address to an AP which uplinks wirelessly, this currently won´t work!