Deco M5 instability with ethernet backhaul stablity when configured as AP
I've a tp-link 1043N router loaded with Openwrt. I'm running 3 deco m5 as the AP configured as mesh.
Network has TP-Link 2x SG-108 managed switches
Initially had the network configured with all deco's connected to network hanging off these switches in AP mode. I keep finding random wifi and network drops which suggest that there are ip storms occuring on the network.
I then read this https://www.tp-link.com/au/support/faq/1794/ General questions about Ethernet Backhaul feature on your Deco
I then tried using vlans on my network to manage the ethernet backhaul as if it were separate but this it self does not seem to be stable solution either.
Any suggestions. It seems crazy that you have to directly connect to the deco M5s to make use of ethernet backhaul and separate the rest of the network.
I have a lot of network devices and this just does not seem to make sense.
router - deco AP
- switch no vlans - Deco slave
- switch no vlans - switch no vlans - Deco slave
router - switch vlan 1 - deco AP - switch vlan 3 - deco slave
- switch vlan 3 - deco slave
I was thinking of trying
router - swtich vlan 1 - deco AP - switch vlan 2 - deco slave - switch vlan3 - deco slave
If i wifi mesh or use direct cable between decos it seems to be ok.