I’m trying to figure out best practice for a streamlined installation. I’ve been configuring my A5 radios with different SSIDs, but this requires logging into the radio for each installation to configure the SSID. This adds to the on-site time or specific radio configuration time.
What are others doing? Same SSID and PSK across all Mikrotik A5 radios? Multiple SSIDs so they auto connect to a default one, then are configured to connect to another afterward?
Also, I’d like to know if there is an easy way to access the GUI after the fallback IP disappears. I always log into the fallback IP, and once the radio gets a signal, the fallback IP fails and the new IP has to be figured out to do anything else.
[With my ePMP Cambium hardware, I configure different SSIDs, but I set the radio with just the PSK. Then, the radio picks the SSID with the strongest signal that works with the PSK. Afterward, I can lock the SM to a specific SSID if desired. Also, I can usually work with the default IP throughout the process.]