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What is a mesh WiFi network?

A mesh network is made up of multiple access points referred to as ‘nodes’ that will expand the WiFi coverage around your home or office, providing you with seamless uninterrupted WiFi coverage throughout your home.

List of Huawei routers that support mesh WiFi functionality: 
  • HUAWEI WiFi AX3
  • HUAWEI WiFi WS5200
  • HUAWEI Router A1
  • HUAWEI WiFi Mesh
  • HUAWEI WiFi Q2 (3 Pack﹒Hybrid)
  • HUAWEI WiFi Q2 (1 Base + 2 Satellites)
  • HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro
  • HONOR Router 3
Need more coverage? 

If you have dead zones in your home where your computer and other devices cannot connect to your WiFi network. You can set up multiple Huawei WiFi mesh supported routers to transmit a stronger WiFi signal around your home for full WiFi coverage.

How to set up a mesh network
IMPORTANT! 

You must first configure a primary or main router to access the internet and then you can connect another router as a secondary router to form a mesh network.

If the main router is already configured you do not need to reconfigure it.

Follow the instructions in either article to assist you to set up your main router should it need to be set up again.

PPPoE is used for an Openserve and Vodacom connection only.
DHCP is used for all the other fibre providers.

Set up the mesh network

With the main router configured and ready for use, you can now link a second router to connect in a cascade arrangement and create your mesh network.

  • Ensure the second router is plugged into a power supply and turned on.
More than 1 extra router? 

You can use the same steps when setting up more than 2 routers/nodes on your mesh network.

There are 2 methods that can be used to set up the second router:

  1. Wireless connection by touching the ‘H’ button.
  2. Wired connection.
Method 1: Wireless connection by touching the ‘H’ button
  • Place the second router near the main router, recommended within 1 meter and connect the second router to the power supply.
IMPORTANT! 

If your secondary Huawei/any WiFi mesh supported router was previously configured, please reset it to the factory default settings.

Once both routers are powered up:

  • Wait approximately 1 minute until the indicator of the main router slowly flashes.
  • Then press and release the ‘H button’ on top of both routers. This will allow the devices to scan and pair with each other.
  • The indicator will flash faster. When the indicator of the secondary router remains steady green, it indicates that the connection is successful.
  • Once the connection is successful, the WiFi name and password of the secondary router will be the same as those of the main router.
Method 2: Wired connection
  • Connect an ethernet cable from a LAN port on the main router to the WAN port of the secondary router.
  • Wait approximately 1 minute until the indicator of the main router slowly flashes.
  • Then press and release the ‘H button’, found on top of both routers.
  • The indicator will flash faster. When the indicator of the secondary router remains steady green, it indicates that the connection is successful.
  • Once the connection is successful, the WiFi name and password of the secondary router will be the same as those of the main router.
  • Place the second router in a location where WiFi coverage is needed.
Tip. 

For optimal WiFi coverage, it is recommended that there are no more than two walls in between your main and secondary router.

You have successfully completed the mesh network configuration! You may now connect your device to the network and will be able to get connections throughout the premises where nodes are located.

Use the App to set up your mesh network. 

You can read our helpful article on How to set up a mesh network with your Huawei Fibre router using the Huawei AI Life app for assistance setting up your mesh network using an alternative method.

Did You Know? 

You can use your old WiFi router as a repeater/range extender to boost the signal strength of your home WiFi. How to set up your extra router as a Wi-Fi repeater.

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