What I would like to achieve is two nodes using a wired backhaul. All DHCP, DNS, firewall, etc, handled by my opnsense router. I just want radio handoffs and the like between the mesh devices. Two other mesh units will use radio for the backhaul.
Is all this possible?
Forget the mesh and since you’ve got wiring, use the B1300s as Access Points. Plan your channels and transmit powers to assist with proper handoff.
Some wire, which I want to exploit, and some not. Sadly.
Looks like I have 802.11r and 802.11s working. Well, I really need to configure a second device to know for sure, but I’m caught in VLAN mess right now.
This video helped with the 802.11s: OpenWRT - 802.11s Mesh WiFi Network - YouTube and he has a further 802.11r video that is linked in the description. Not too difficult and the video is recent enough that the openWrt Luci interface matches. Note: I did update my access point to OpenWrt 22.03.2 r19803-9a599fee93.
config wifi-iface 'wifinet2'
option device 'radio1'
option mode 'mesh'
option encryption 'sae'
option mesh_id 'OC288M-mesh'
option mesh_fwding '1'
option mesh_rssi_threshold '0'
option key '<password>f'
option network 'lan'