Question one wifi networking with 2 internet sources -MESH NETWORK

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Hi,

i have fiber internet to my home. have the modem router from the internet provider. My main router is the ASUS ROG AX11000 connected to the modem through wan cable.

Then this router redistributes wifi and internet access through 4 satellites 2 with dedicated ethernet backhaul and 2 others through wireless backhaul. all 4 of the satellites are RT-AX92U. In total 3 apartments have more or less 130 devices connected among them.

Here is where I need your help.

The second apartment got its own internet connection. so it needs to be used. the simple solution would be to create a second wifi that only for the second apartment and possibly for the third but i DO NOT WANT THAT!

i use Aimesh and I would like to know if i can transfer to my main wireless network a second internet access so i can have more bandwidth/speed!

first of all, does my router allow me to have 2 internet sources? Though that is not possible to bring the 2 sources together due to different locations
Secondly can i use the Aimesh to have one satellite distribute the main wifi (as a satellite) but get internet access through the wan cable slot?

i would like to keep ONE wireless network using the same DCHP

If you have any advice or suggestion feel free to reach out to me!
 
This is where you need to really learn what mesh does and not think it is some magic thing that solves all problems.

All it really is is a renamed form of repeater. Now some of the better mesh units have dedicated radios they can use for a backhual. This is better than simple repeaters but it still is nothing all that special.

In effect you are running a bunch of remote ap, the ones connected via ethernet in particular. This is nothing new. This so called "mesh" solution has been used since the very early days of wifi in enterprise installs and still is none use silly mesh systems.
It has always been one big network that all device can talk to each other on.

Mesh is mostly marketing words to get consumers to buy new equipment.....you know just have to have the new magic toys.

In the end you can not do what you intend for a number of reason but key reason is you are using consumer grade equipment so you can not use some tricky option available in that equipment.

But lets say both your internet connections where in the same place. You still can not really use both connection in the way you think. You could run some kinds of traffic on one and other traffic on the other one. The main use would be a backup connection but even that is not really transparent because your IP will change and you will have to relog into some sites.

You can not for example use 2 connection to increase your download speed of a single file, ignoring torrents. You in many cases can not even use both connections on the same machine unless you are extremely detailed. The example I normally use is say you log into a game authenticaion server using ISP1 and then try to connect to a actual game server using ISP2. The game company will think you are hacking because you are using 2 different IP addresses. This is a very simplitic example, many web sites are made up of many different servers. You would have to somehow have a router or some device that could know all the details about all the sites you connect to. This only really works for a extremely narrow usage you manually configure. You could for example watch netflix on one and run everything else on the other.
 

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