[FEATURE REQUEST] Ability to use Wireless Backhaul in Access Point mode with Deco M5?

[FEATURE REQUEST] Ability to use Wireless Backhaul in Access Point mode with Deco M5?
[FEATURE REQUEST] Ability to use Wireless Backhaul in Access Point mode with Deco M5?
2017-11-29 18:22:26
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Hello TP-Link!

I was wondering if I as an end-user and customer could please make a suggest a new feature/function for your TP-Link Deco M5 WiFi system? That is, I currently already own a (3-pack) set of TP-Link Deco M5 devices but I am missing a feature/function that I would like to request you consider for future firmware upgrades.

Can you please add the ability to use Wireless Backhaul in Access Point mode with future Deco M5 firmware?

My point is; I have a other router and only want to use my three TP-Link Deco M5 devices in “Access Point” mode (sometimes also called “Bridge mode”) for wireless access to my LAN but to one of the downside/limitation to the “Access Point” mode on the TP-Link Deco M5 WiFi system does then not allow me use utilize the wireless backhaul mesh ability, which is the main point of mesh capable wireless access points like the TP-Link Deco M5 WiFi system.

When you today switch the TP-Link Deco M5 WiFi system to “Access Point” mode it means that you have to physically connect a wired LAN-cable (RJ-45 UTP) to each of the TP-Link Deco M5 devices to use as a Ethernet backhaul, instead of being able to utilize a wireless backhaul mesh, and to me this is a huge limitation in the currect firmware.

So my suggestion and feature request to you for future firmware updates to your TP-Link Deco M5 WiFi system is that you allow users to still use utilize the wireless backhaul mesh ability in “Access Point” mode, so we that way do not have to physically connect a LAN-cable (RJ-45 UTP) to each of the TP-Link Deco M5 devices for wired backhaul.

I always want to have the option to use either Wireless Backhaul or Ethernet Backhaul when in enabling “Access Point” mode on the TP-Link Deco M5 WiFi system. These two functions that are Wireless Backhaul and Access Point mode should not be mutually exclusive, I want to use both functions at the same time.

This has to be a software limitation right that could be solved with a firmware update, right?

Regards / Andreas Setterlind
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Re:[FEATURE REQUEST] Ability to use Wireless Backhaul in Access Point mode with Deco M5?
2017-11-30 15:31:36
Hi Gamester17, I think you are getting feed with false info.
The Deco can, in fact, utilize wireless backhaul when its operating under "AP" mode.
Read this FAQ here please: http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-1842.html
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