Archer AX55 Pro Wired Backhaul fraud

Archer AX55 Pro Wired Backhaul fraud

Archer AX55 Pro Wired Backhaul fraud
Archer AX55 Pro Wired Backhaul fraud
2024-06-12 12:41:57 - last edited 2024-06-13 06:33:32
Model: Archer AX55 Pro  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.2.3 Build 20231103 rel.66045(5553)

In this page:

https://www.tp-link.com/us/easymesh/product-list/#wi-fi-routers

When you select "Wifi Routers" and "Wired Backhaul*" filters you get the list of routers with support to:

*Wired Backhaul also refers to the Ethernet Backhaul. Ethernet/Wired Backhaul only works when both your main router and satellite router support EasyMesh Ethernet/Wired backhaul connection. Go to FAQ to learn how to build an ethernet backhaul using two EasyMesh routers.

 

Where the model "Archer AX55 Pro / AX3000 Multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router with 2.5G Port" is listed among them.

 

Therefore, I've bought 2 such TP link routers (main and satellite) only to find out later that only the AX55 (not pro) is supported and through beta drivers

Those beta drivers cannot be installed in the Pro version.

 

Now I have two different subnets (192.168.1.* and 192.168.0.*) which cause visibility issues with the network stuff I have in my home like chromecast, wireless 3d printer, IOT devices, etc.

 

I wish I'm wrong, but there's also no possibility to put the supposed sattellite to bridge mode.

 

Sorry for the rant post, but I do not foresee any 1.2.6 stable drivers for all devices, neither 1.2.6 beta drivers for my AX55 Pro versions any soon.

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Re:Archer AX55 Pro Wired Backhaul fraud-Solution
2024-06-13 02:08:29 - last edited 2024-06-13 03:49:05

  @inieto 

 

Connect to the 2.5Gbps port (like in the image) and observe the negotiated speed in the ethernet status:

 

If you want to be certain that you're connecting to its 5GHz band disable Smart Connect feature:

 

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Re:Archer AX55 Pro Wired Backhaul fraud
2024-06-12 22:58:50

  @inieto 

 

Following the link you mentioned, it seems that's really kind of misleading.

Here's the list of routers that support an ethernet backhaul for Easymesh.

What you could do for now is to put one of the AX55 Pro in AP mode (Case 1) thus having the two routers in the same subnet (e.g.192.168.1.0/24).

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2024-06-12 23:50:40

Thanks  @terziyski 

Since I have the routers in the opposite corners of the house (also, already wired) I can't use the AP mode. Moreover as I understand it will use the 2.4ghz band and I'll be limited on speed.

Do you know if there's any way to configure one AX55 Pro router as bridge mode?

 

Thanks

Ignacio

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Re:Archer AX55 Pro Wired Backhaul fraud
2024-06-13 00:03:26 - last edited 2024-06-13 00:11:14

  @inieto 

 

I don't know what you mean by bridge mode but the AP mode is the way to go in your case.

Bridge mode is usually used when you have a DSL modem router - example (Step 4). AX55 Pro doesn't support this mode.

When in AP mode the AX55 Pro can use both wireless bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) simultaneously.

The difference with mesh with an ethernet backhaul would be that you'll have two wireless SSIDs instead of only one.

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2024-06-13 01:26:38

  @terziyski I've configured it that way

 

But I only get 90Mbps internet this way. As router mode I would get 300Mbps.. It seems that it's communicating through 2.4ghz band to the main router instead of using ethernet.

 

Should I connect it to the 2.5Gbps port like it says on the image? (i'm connecting to the LAN/WAN port-2 that is 1Gbps), since my computer has a 2.5Gbps eth port too.

 

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Re:Archer AX55 Pro Wired Backhaul fraud-Solution
2024-06-13 02:08:29 - last edited 2024-06-13 03:49:05

  @inieto 

 

Connect to the 2.5Gbps port (like in the image) and observe the negotiated speed in the ethernet status:

 

If you want to be certain that you're connecting to its 5GHz band disable Smart Connect feature:

 

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Re:Archer AX55 Pro Wired Backhaul fraud
2024-06-13 03:48:50

  @terziyski 

Thanks! I've not check that before... Before switching cables, both routers were negotiating 100Mbps

primary (LAN3 goes to secondary. 2.5Gbps goes to NAS)

secondary ("1Gbps WAN/LAN" goes to primary, 2.5Gbps goes to my PC)

 

 

After switching cables and rebooting the router I've got 1Gbps in both ends

primary

secondary

and a happy 320 Mbps internet

 

Thanks!!

 

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