Can I connect an AP with MESH backhaul to an AP that already uses MESH backhaul for itself?

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I was asked this question, and I am not sure. The example scenario would look like this:

------ETHERNET------AP330 - - - MESH - - - AP330 - - - MESH - - - AP330

And if yes, how do I need to configure the radio interface of the 2nd AP330? In backhaul mode, or backhaul&access?
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Carsten,
Yes, this should work. You obviously wouldn't want to extend that too far, but I don't foresee any problems with two hops. The middle and right-hand AP330 in your scenario should use backhaul&access (assuming you want clients to connect to the middle AP330).
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Carsten, we use meshing extensively across our three campuses, and often have several mesh hops between portal and client. While fewer is preferable, multiple is sometimes required, especially if the shortest/primary path is temporarily down due to maintenance / update / reboot etc.
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Very cool - thanks Edward for posting the topology map!