Looking for device recommendation

Looking for device recommendation

Looking for device recommendation
Looking for device recommendation
2022-09-09 17:11:18
Model: CPE510  
Hardware Version: V3
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Hi all,

 

I'm looking for a new device recommendation.

 

I have two CPE510's about to be deployed to extend internet to a remote part of my property.

Instead of using only ethernet cable to connect the Access Point CPE510 into my home's Deco M90 mesh network, which would require drilling another hole in the side of my home, I'd rather connect it by purchasing another OUTDOOR class device to connect to the Access Point CPE510 to bridge the network wirelessly into my home. Distance from the new device to the closest M90 will be about 20 to 25 feet.

Any recommendations on which device to use?

Am I correct that this new device would be best configured to operate in "bridge" mode?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Mike

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Re:Looking for device recommendation
2022-09-12 08:19:34

  @mrjones1 

 

If the distance only have 20 to 25 feet, you can consider using the EAP outdoor product to extend WiFi, but the EAP also requires a wired connection to the router to extend WiFi.

 

CPE products are not recommended for Bridge mode:

CPE is equipped with directional antenna as it is designed for point-to-point long-distance network transmission, its wireless signal is mainly focused on its front panel and has a very limited degree angle, we can say that there is almost no signal on its side and back panel. If you use it on repeater mode, the performance may not be so good, and it requires that both the front-end Internet source device and client device should be all within cpe wifi angle.
You can refer this link to see cpe wifi angle:
https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1044/

 

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Re:Looking for device recommendation
2022-09-12 18:23:16

Hi  @Virgo,

Thanks for the assistance. The EAP devices were initially on my list, until as you confirm, I figured out they require a wired connection to the router (which I assume could be any Deco in a mesh network).

I'm currently looking at the Powerline extender devices (ethernet over power) to get the signal through the wall. They would work nicely, but I'd still have to build an enclosure to protect the outside one from the elements.

I may just end up buying a Deco M5 and put it in a ventilated enclosure outside to protect it, its power adapter, and the POE adapter for the CPE from the weather.

 

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Re:Looking for device recommendation
2022-09-12 19:53:02

Hi  @Virgo,

One more question. On a kit like TL-WPA7517KIT (AV1000 wired + AV1000 wireless), normally the AV1000 is connected via ethernet cable to a router, and the AV1000 wireless is used as an access point for wireless devices. Can the roles be reversed?  i.e. Could I use the AV1000 wireless to connect to wirelessly connect to a Deco M9, and use the AV1000 connected via ethernet cable to the CPE510 Access Point?

 

Like this:

Deco M9 <- WIFI -> AV1000 wireless <- power line -> AV1000 <- ethernet cable -> CPE510 Access Point <- WIFI -> CPE510 Client <-ethernet cable-> Deco M5
 

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Re:Looking for device recommendation
2022-09-14 04:02:55

  @mrjones1 

 

All these products you have seem to be Home products and this side of the section is for Business products, it's hard to get a proper answer, maybe you can go to the Home section and ask again.

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