wiring Deco M4 in AP mode

wiring Deco M4 in AP mode
wiring Deco M4 in AP mode
2020-08-16 14:54:17 - last edited 2020-08-17 05:10:04

 

Hi Everyone,

 

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  ?

 

Thanks...

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Re:wiring Deco M4 in AP mode -Solution
2020-08-17 05:05:26 - last edited 2020-08-17 05:10:13

@ben_sikat yes, I use approximately the same configuration at home. The main Microtik router is used for DHCP, Nat etc and three Decos M4 in AP mode for WiFi. All M4 are connected to the main router by eth directly or through the switch. If you have wifi on your main router - disable it. All Decos form one mesh WiFi network... The only thing to remember - try to use Gbit router/switches to get maximum speed from your WiFi ))

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Re:wiring Deco M4 in AP mode
2020-08-16 18:17:29

@ben_sikat yes to all questions :)

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Re:wiring Deco M4 in AP mode
2020-08-17 01:12:29

@RedRoger Hi RedRoger, Thanks for the reply. Just want to ask, have you tested that kind of setup ? I am new to TP link wifi so I do not know how it behaves. Thanks

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Re:wiring Deco M4 in AP mode -Solution
2020-08-17 05:05:26 - last edited 2020-08-17 05:10:13

@ben_sikat yes, I use approximately the same configuration at home. The main Microtik router is used for DHCP, Nat etc and three Decos M4 in AP mode for WiFi. All M4 are connected to the main router by eth directly or through the switch. If you have wifi on your main router - disable it. All Decos form one mesh WiFi network... The only thing to remember - try to use Gbit router/switches to get maximum speed from your WiFi ))

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Re:wiring Deco M4 in AP mode
2020-08-17 05:19:10

@RedRoger Thanks .

At least now i have the a definite answer. Initially i asked online support about this and to my suprise the tech mentioned this was not possible. Then the tech just kept giving me links which did not really answer my question. Thanks again for taking time to reply to my query. 

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