Link Aggregation / Design Assistance

Link Aggregation / Design Assistance

Link Aggregation / Design Assistance
Link Aggregation / Design Assistance
2024-05-26 08:14:41 - last edited 3 weeks ago
Model: ER605 (TL-R605)  
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: 2.2.3 Build 20231201 Rel.32918

Hello Team, 

 

I am trying to design my home network around the business equipment from the Omada line, as it's generally reasonable cost, and provides some interesting features. 

 

Basically, I have an ER605 VPN router, that doesn't work quite well with meshing third part access points, so I'd like to purchase 2x EAP653 AX3000, as well as PoE switch TL-SG1005P. 

 

Now, I want to create the following topology. 

 

WAN Side:

 

ONT Gateway (third party) - - > ER605 WAN port (standard 1GPBS connection). This is already set up. 

 

LAN Side:

 

LAN port 1 of ER605 - - > LAN port 1 of TL-SG1005P. 

LAN port 2 of ER605 - - > LAN port 2 of TL-SG1005P. 

LAN port 3 of ER605 - - > My home NAS

LAN port 4 of switch - - > 1st of EAP653 AX3000. 

LAN port 5 of switch - - > 2nd of EAP653 AX3000. 

 

I want to create link aggregation on ports 1&2 of ER605 and TL-SG1005P, so that my LAN side of the network can take advantage of the full 2x EAP653 AX3000 1GBPS speeds and provide PoE to both Access Points through the switch. If I join the PoE switch with the router via a 1GBPS single link, my internal LAN speed will be limited to 2x500MBPS simultaneously on the two access points. Since I have NAS hosted in my home network, and other bandwidth intensive services, the internal speed just won't cut it with a single link. 

 

Alternatively, I can use 2xOC200 PoE controllers for the access points, and link them directly to ER605, through separate ports, however that expands the cost greatly, as the OC200s are interestingly somewhat expensive. 

 

I can also try with a cheap PoE injector solution, but not sure what effect it's gonna have on the network speed. 

 

My question is, can Link Aggregation be set up on the LAN side between the ER605 and the TL-SG1005P, maybe through LACP or some other method? 

 

Thank you, all! 

 

 

 

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Re:Link Aggregation / Design Assistance
2024-05-26 09:51:02 - last edited 2024-05-26 10:03:29

wdamyanov wrote

 

My question is, can Link Aggregation be set up on the LAN side between the ER605 and the TL-SG1005P, maybe through LACP or some other method? 

 

Thank you, all! 

 

 

 

  @wdamyanov 

 

you cannot use LAG or LAPC on the ER605. and the TL-SG1005P is not an omada switch, this is also unmanageable.

I would recommend you SG2008P if you are going to have an Omda switch that is manageable, this switch can use LAG/LAPC but it will not help since you cannot use LAG/LAPC on any of the other things you have.

 

Another thing is that the TL-SG1005P is not a POE+ switch, you need it for the access point, so forget about that switch.

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2024-05-26 10:15:01 - last edited 2024-05-26 10:17:06

  @MR.S 

 

I think I may have found a solution. The ER605 has all the available ports I need for the two access points. I'm thinking of using two separate TL-POE150S to power up the access points, and directly connect them to the available LAN ports on the ER605. I also  looked at EAP615 Wall AX1800 as an alternative solution for an access point, as it has lower power requirements that the TL-POE150S can handle, and the AP does seem to have a few switch ports on it, that I can connect additional devices like laptops etc. 

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Re:Link Aggregation / Design Assistance
2024-05-26 10:44:29

  @wdamyanov 

 

TL-POE150S is not a POE+ adapter. you need something like that TL-POE160S, but price of 2 adapter is almost half off what a SG2008P cost..

I'm not familiar with the EAP615 Wall so I can't help you there.

 

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2024-05-26 11:46:54

  @MR.S 

 

Yes, you are correct, I just noticed this. The TL-POE150S would still power the AP, but I won't be able to use the PoE pass-through of the AP, without a PoE+ injector. That should be fine for my applications, as long as the injector doesn't deteriorate the signal. 

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Re:Link Aggregation / Design Assistance
3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

Hi @wdamyanov 

Thanks for posting in our business forum.

wdamyanov wrote

  @MR.S 

 

Yes, you are correct, I just noticed this. The TL-POE150S would still power the AP, but I won't be able to use the PoE pass-through of the AP, without a PoE+ injector. That should be fine for my applications, as long as the injector doesn't deteriorate the signal. 

It powers but won't / may not be stable when heavy loads happen.

As for the LAG, you may vote on this: https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/621674

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