Access point for Deco M5

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Access point for Deco M5
Access point for Deco M5
2021-03-29 14:32:03 - last edited 2021-03-29 14:41:48
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I have a deco m5 system. I need to connect my printer up to the network with an ethernet cable connected to an access point other than one of the m5s (the printer location does not suit an m5). 

 

Please can anyone recommend a device they use in a similar situation (I want to avoid forking out for another m5 just for this). 

 

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get other devices I own (including some tp-link ones) to work stably with the M5 as a wireless access point for the printer. So a recommendation that works would be appreciated. 

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Re:Access point for Deco M5
2021-03-30 01:42:36

@jaffs 

Hi, you could have a look at the powerline adapters if the whole place is under same electric meter;

https://www.tp-link.com/home-networking/powerline/

Thank you.

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Re:Access point for Deco M5
2021-03-30 21:40:49

@TP-Link Thanks for your reply. I will certainly look into this if I can't get my alternative tp-link router device as an access point.

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Re:Access point for Deco M5
2021-03-31 09:56:21
I have a powerline Wifi Access point connected to my Deco M5 network and it works well (I use it for IoT devices who don't like a mixed 2.4ghz/5ghz shared SSID)
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Re:Access point for Deco M5
2021-03-31 10:10:29

@richpriest thanks. I may go down this route. The effort involved in getting an old tp-link router to work as an access point is significant. I'm near yet so far in doing this. 

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