I got a DecoM5 kit (3 points) with the latest firmware installed on it.
I run these in routermode, so that I can parental control (which is a nice feature).
Now to my questions / problems.
We are a big familly (5 kids in different ages 10-18). All kids have iPads from school, smartphones, and topped with 3 PS4.
Since they are all in different ages, we set some different user groups with different sets of policys.
10 yo. Have internet time in between 1700-1900 on his phone amd PS4.
He also have the iPad from school, which is open in between 1400-1700 (Should only be used for homework and schoolrelated stuff).
14 - xx yo, internet time phones 1000-2300, except for streamingsites (youtube, etc. what is it with teenagers and youtube anyway????).
iPad 1500-2100 (schoolwork).
Every kid have its own group, so that they can be taken offline when they misbehave (money, candy, grounded does not work... Take their internet and you raise HELL).
Since i have approx 8-9 different groups in my system, I can have a smart control over the network, and I can prioritize some services / devices in the network.
1. Parental control fails from time to time. When a group has been in "PAUSE" mode, I noticed that it sometimes got crashed when its been taken out of PAUSE mode.
On PS4 for example, we get NAT error, and the device will not be able to connect as it should.
Other devices will be kept in offline state etc.
When this occur, I need to delete the entire group and re-create it.
2. During the afternoon, when everybody gets home, there will be a lot of devices connected (phones, ipads, couple of PC´s, smart-tv, wifi speaker, chromecasts, etc).
The TV starts to lag. I have a 250/250 fiber connection in the house, and I can see that we peak perhaps 60-70 mbit. So I dont have a BW issue, but the TV is laggy.
Last time I checked in Deco app, I could see 17 connected devices in total. If I close down some of the devices, the TV works better.
According to your specs, the system could handle 100 devices?
TV is connected via WIFI. Signal strengt TV - AP is like 95% (3 meters of open space in between AP and TV).
TV traffic has been prioritized as well. (Nothing else is)
3. My 3 deco devices is located in differnet floors (got 3 floors), they are connected with ethernet cable in between.
From the gameroom, I get approx 70 mbit of internet speed, Speedtest from decosystem gives me approx 230-240 mbit.
I have like 15 meters of Cat6 cable from Deco to gameroom.
The cable has been tested "OK". So it feels like my deco is loosing a lot of speed?
Any tips ?!
I have been running DecoM5 for 1,5 year, and I am (except the above) a happy customer that.
Thanks for a great product...