BT internet, BT TV Box, Deco P9, Need more ethernet ports - suggestions, replacing 7010 and 7020P

BT internet, BT TV Box, Deco P9, Need more ethernet ports - suggestions, replacing 7010 and 7020P
BT internet, BT TV Box, Deco P9, Need more ethernet ports - suggestions, replacing 7010 and 7020P
2020-07-05 09:28:00 - last edited 2020-08-28 11:08:43
Model: Deco P9
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version: 1.1.0

Hello - suggestions welcome - 

 

Background

BT Internet, Smart Hub One, BT TV box.  Used to use a tp link powerline PA7010 out of BT modem/router that went to a power PA7020P to get internet from the Smart Hub to the BT TV box. Worked fine for about 4 months, and system had worked fine in prior house for a year, needed an occasional reset once a month. Now just kaput. No idea why, tried resets tried all sorts, the 7010 simply acts like it does not want to reset, all I get is a slow green/red flashing pulse out of the 7010. Nothing absolutely nothing has changed in the house. Did i say nothing? Nothing.

 

Bought a P9 system (I had a few deadspots in the house so thought why not), set it up, but stupid me, I thought the 7020P would work via the powerline connection as another node, but it looks like I misread the article i found in my research before buying the P9.

 

Problem

Suggestions needed to solve this problem - is there a model within the deco range/with powerline that has more than one ethernet socket available for devices (think BT TV box, has to be ethernet connect, and xbox, and LG web tv), that would work nice and seamlessly with the P9 without me tearing my hair out with an experience like this 7010/7020. Or can someone recommend a low cost switch that they think works seamlessly with a P9 node with no drama again.

Just to advise as most have said with smarthub on here already, I am running the P9 network in access point mode, and was hoping my 7020P would talk to it but it doesn't, unless I am missing something. 

 

Thanks so much.

 

In summary, a model recommendation or switch recommendation please - unless there is a genius here who can get a 7020P powerline to talk to a p9. Thank so much.

 

 

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2020-08-28 11:08:39 - last edited 2020-08-28 11:08:43

@dazedconfused 

 

Hello, apologies for the super late reply.

 

Before giving you a direct answer, we would like to know how would you like to install all those Deco P9s and the PA7010 and 7020P first. How many Deco P9s do you have? Are they connected as below?

ISP modem router-->main P9 (AP mode)-->2nd P9-->PA7010-->PA7020P? Are all of them connected via Ethernet cables? 

 

The Deco P9 should be compatible with the PA7010 and PA7020P, which means there is no issue to use them in the same network, but they cannot build up the mesh network. What you mean is that there is no internet at all when plugging the PA7010 to the 2nd P9 with Ethernet cable? What if you connect a computer to the other Ethernet port on the PA7010, is there internet access or will you be able to get an IP address?

 

Thanks a lot.

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Re:BT internet, BT TV Box, Deco P9, Need more ethernet ports - suggestions, replacing 7010 and 7020P-Solution
2020-08-28 11:08:39 - last edited 2020-08-28 11:08:43

@dazedconfused 

 

Hello, apologies for the super late reply.

 

Before giving you a direct answer, we would like to know how would you like to install all those Deco P9s and the PA7010 and 7020P first. How many Deco P9s do you have? Are they connected as below?

ISP modem router-->main P9 (AP mode)-->2nd P9-->PA7010-->PA7020P? Are all of them connected via Ethernet cables? 

 

The Deco P9 should be compatible with the PA7010 and PA7020P, which means there is no issue to use them in the same network, but they cannot build up the mesh network. What you mean is that there is no internet at all when plugging the PA7010 to the 2nd P9 with Ethernet cable? What if you connect a computer to the other Ethernet port on the PA7010, is there internet access or will you be able to get an IP address?

 

Thanks a lot.

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