I'm planning to buy 3 TP Link Deco M4/M5 (I'm not sure which one to buy yet. It depens of some features) and use them as APs, but I have some questions. The setup that I want to install is the following:
Internet ----> Modem -----> Third-Party Router -------> Deco (AP) ~~~~> Deco (AP) ~~~~> Deco (AP)
1) Do Deco devices in AP mode support Wireless Backhaul, as well as the mesh network feature? Or does it create a star network? As you can see in my diagram, a star network wouldn't work for me...
2) For Deco M5 in Router mode, it's possible to switch off the unwanted WIFI band (2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz) as stated in https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/1591/. Is that also possible in AP mode?
I know that the feature to separate 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz networks is not available for the Deco M4 yet, but will it be in the future?
Thank you very much in advance!