Deco M5 home network solution

Deco M5 home network solution
Deco M5 home network solution
2019-01-02 20:02:51

Hi friends,

 

     I'm looking to buy the Deco M5 solution from TP-Link and would like to know if I can use the devices as shown below. Basically I will buy 3 Deco M5 connect them via network cable to a switch and in some Deco M5 use the second ethernet port to connect another device. Can I do this?

 

 

Live long and prosper,

Marcelo Magalhães

Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil

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Re:Deco M5 home network solution
2019-01-02 21:36:48

yes, you can do in ap mode, not in router mode.

 

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Re:Re:Deco M5 home network solution
2019-01-03 08:56:21

Okay, but in AP mode can I use the two ethernets ports of Deco? One for the “input” of the network signal and another for the “output” of the network signal, like a switch / hub?

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Re:Re:Re:Deco M5 home network solution
2019-01-03 10:09:45

In AP mode, you can use the two Ethernet ports as you want.

Deco is suitable for your home network.

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Re:Deco M5 home network solution
2019-01-04 18:35:13

if you want to use router mode, so you can use guest network, parent control,...,

you need to put one Deco M5 between load balance and the switch.

 

 

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Re:Re:Deco M5 home network solution
2019-01-17 14:21:42

Ok. I redesigned my topology to try to take advantage of the mesh network. Is it ok now? So Deco M5 can work in their mesh network?

 

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Re:Re:Deco M5 home network solution
2020-05-05 18:23:37

@marcelovvm 

 

Hi. This redesigned topology is exactly my network setup with the same devices. Did you go ahead and set this up? I would be interested in your experience. I'm no networking expert and I think it could be optimised, for example, I think the modems 1 & 2 could be removed and the load balancer configured to connect directly to ISP. I haven't tried it but interested to see if you had.

 

Regards, Mark.

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Re:Deco M5 home network solution
2020-08-17 01:10:37

@marcelovvm 

 

Hi Marcelo, 

 

I am just new to TP link wifi. Can i ask you this question.

 

I just purchased a Deco M4 3 pack.

  1. Since I already have a modem+router unit, I want all the Deco units in AP mode
  • In AP mode, can i connect all the Deco units to a switch as shown in the diagram below ? Is this possible ?
    • Will I still be able to use just 1 SSID and will fast roaming work 
    • How you setup and tested that this actually works ( see diagram below ). 

 

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