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Three 5g CPE Pro2 and AX3 will it work?

iDriver

Member
Hi guys, I have been going around in ever decreasing circles with this today and concede defeat.
I have a Three network Huawei 5g CPE Pro2 and as a stand alone system it’s brilliant when in same or adjacent rooms, (400mbps + download speeds). However the wifi in a garden room is very patchy so I figured adding a 4core Huawei AX3 was the answer.
my thought was that the AX3 would link to the CPE via wifi and act as an AX3/CPE mesh?
I can link the AX3 to the CPE via cat5 cable and it appears both work as a mesh. However, if I disconnect the Cat5 cable from the AX3 it goes offline and when I look up devices in the Huawei AI Life app it shows the AX3 as a blocked device. But there is no option in the app to unblock it?
any ideas PLEASE!
 

johnro

Pro Member
cpe pro 2 is not a mesh unit

just a brilliant 5g router

you could add a 2nd ax3 and let them both connect together then move them around where you need them
or get a cheap box.co.uk (£30) huawei mesh kit (1 router and 2 satellites with powerline too) and then you'll have 4 mesh units to play with



Or just change your ax3 to repeater mode for your cpe pro 2's wifi
 
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Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
cpe pro 2 is not a mesh unit

just a brilliant 5g router

you could add a 2nd ax3 and let them both connect together then move them around where you need them
or get a cheap box.co.uk (£30) huawei mesh kit (1 router and 2 satellites with powerline too) and then you'll have 4 mesh units to play with



Or just change your ax3 to repeater mode for your cpe pro 2's wifi
you can use the router in a mesh system with huaweis own routers using the HiLink protocol included
 

meemee

Casual Member
i've got this exact setup and you can link then as bubblefish6 says.

the CPE Pro2 wifi range is a lot better than one of the AX3 but using them in a mesh system will provide better overall coverage.

for the price they're way faster than anything else but they have poor range and even poorer software.
 

johnro

Pro Member
802.11s is currently not supported. HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro 2 would support 802.11s or easy mesh upon HOTA (HUAWEI-Over-the-Air) update.

this is still confusing to me.
is it a proper mesh they're using or just a chinese knockoff?
 
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