I have a client that has a couple of buildings (main and annex) where I have installed a client bridge between the two with the master at the main and the client at the annex. The client bridge has its own unique SSID. The models are GWN 7600LR running in 5g only and the bridge works quite well except when -
On the annex side, there is an additional 7600LR operating in AP mode that is outside on a different SSID than the bridge and with a different master (or even in a standalone mode as its own master) that when I bring it on-line, it manages to somehow take the client AP for the bridge down (off-line) so that the link between the 2 buildings is broken. The purpose of this other AP is to accommodate the folks who walk between the two buildings so that they continue to have WiFi service.
The internal APs in both buildings are running the same SSID (gwn7615 and Draytek 903c) and it was the desire to have the one external 7600 also on the same SSID as a slave to one of the 7615 so that fast roaming would occur as one exited a building to go to the other one.
I am just missing why one 7600 configured completely different from the bridge would have an impact on the client side of the bridge and cause it to go off-line.
I am still planning to test more today, but ran out of time yesterday. It’s like there is a loop, but I am not grasping how yet.
Any thoughts appreciated.