What are the ports on OM Series devices used for?

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OM Series devices include two ethernet ports.  One port can be used as the WAN interface, while the second ethernet port can be used for any LAN devices such as a switch, VOIP phone, computer or another OM Series access point.

There is no designated WAN and LAN port.  Both ports will act as both WAN and LAN.  The firmware on the unit is able to determine which is which.

You can daisy chain the OM2P node to another OM2P node via an ethernet cable so long as you're running ng-r397 firmware or later.

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    Aaron Delia

    Can both ethernet ports be used at the same time when in repeater mode? Example 2 wired pc's ?

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    Bryan Patterson

    Aaron - Yes, you can use both ports on an OM series AP for clients. Just make sure the devices plugged into them use DHCP in order for the firmware to properly set up the ports.

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    Radoslaw Ciszkiewicz

    For some reason when I'm connecting a dumb switch to one of the port and then a PC with DHCP to the switch, I'm net getting online. When I plug it in directly without the switch it's working fine. I can then plug the switch and the PC to the switch and I'm good. Is there a way to statically set the ports to ac as a LAN port?

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    Bryan Patterson

    No, DHCP is the only way for the firmware to properly initialize the ethernet ports for wired clients.

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    Lance Keashly

    Is there a way to tell what clients are plugged into the ethernet ports on an access point?

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    Lance Keashly

    Will devices plugged directly into an access point's Ethernet port have bandwidth throttling?

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    Bryan Patterson

    @Lance - Wired clients will show up in the client list as "wired" rather than having an RSSI signal level. Under Configure -> Advanced is where you choose what SSID to bridge wired clients to. If that SSID has throttling or a splash page, wired clients will also get those settings.

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    Jens

    How can I see in Manage-Accesspoints when a router is daisy-chained into another?

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    Jens

    If 2 routers are daisy-chained I propose the second one has the same Up/down speeds like the mesh speed shows from the first one, right?
    What does the mesh-speed in Manage-Accesspoint of the daisy-chained router means then? It is the only one with that channel, so it cannot mesh with others.

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    Bryan Patterson

    Jens - You can't see in Cloudtrax if a node is daisy chained however you may be able to deduce it based on signal strength and mesh speeds. The mesh speed is determined by a small ~50KB speed test taken every five minutes. This speed test isn't prioritized over other client traffic so it can vary depending on how much traffic is on the network. Your 24 hour mesh speed average is the best indication of the health of the network.

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