Deco m5 prioritizes wifi signal source over ethernet backhaul?
Hi guys. First time poster. As title suggests, I’m having issues with my deco m5 not switching to ethernet backhaul despite a Lan connection.
My setup is basically: main deco in kitchen, slave deco 1 in the living room, slave deco 2 in bedroom upstairs. I have no issues with slave deco 2 via ethernet backhaul. But slave deco 1 is using wifi (2 signal bars) as its mesh connection to the main deco instead of an ethernet connection.
My modem/router setup is as follows. Note i am in AP mode:
_ slave deco 2 (2F)
isp - modem - switch —|- main deco (Kitchen)
|_ slave deco 1 * (L. Room)
*the one with the issue
So i’ve tested the following:
1) removed slave deco 1 from ethernet cable and tested ethernet connection via laptop in living room. Internet works. So in theory, there is no issue with the cable.
2) switched our the slave deco 1 (m5) with a deco e4 and connected the ethernet cable to port in living room, ethernet backhaul works
3) tried to switch slave deco 1 and 2 with each other, ethernet backhaul connection in now slave deco 2 did not work.
4) moved slave deco 1 to another room in 1F (further away from main deco) and connected with ethernet cable, ethernet backhaul works.
So my question is, is there a possibility that the slave deco 1 was too close to main deco so it would use wifi instead of the ethernet backhaul as its primary mesh connection? If that is the case, why did the ethernet backhaul connection work using the deco e4?
Help is appreciated a lot