An XO can connect to its neighborhood using different configurations and topologies. They are prioritized in terms of connectivity and robustness as
- School Server Mesh
- Access Point
- Mesh Portal Point
- Link Local
The Network Manager will try to connect to the best available configuration according to priority. The configurations will be attempted one by one from top to bottom for all available channels, until eventually one is successfully established. To skip some steps in this procedure, and force a specific configuration you must create and/or edit
 School server mesh
A school server mesh refers to connecting to a mesh network, which also includes a School Server. This is mesh point, which also acts an internet gateway.