How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with your Deco devices

Re:How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with Deco M5
2017-08-15 16:30:51

Funky123 wrote

Dear TP, I did check and it most certainly looks like the Deco units need to be in wireless range even when hard wired, if a unit is out of WiFi range it goes red and is reported in app as not connected. The thing is that this behavior is not consistent nor immediately. However, there surely is something fishy with the wired backhaul.


how is your network topology? if the two decos are connected directly, the Ethernet back haul should be working even the wireless is disconnected.
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Re:How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with Deco M5
2017-08-15 16:33:18

Srkerd wrote

Is there a solution to this issue yet? I have 4 decos main deck as router connected to internet modem, one wirelessly connected to the main deco and the other two connected via the Ethernet port. The ones connected via Ethernet is not working... ( they are not in the wireless range of the main unit.)I tried setting them up wirelessly first then moving them but it doesn't work. P.S all are updated to the latest firmware 1.1.1 build 20170614


Can you share your topology? If the two decos are wired into a switch, then the switch is wired into the router, the Ethernet back haul won't work.
The two decos should be connected to the main deco or not the router.
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Re:How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with Deco M5
2017-08-16 00:35:07
I have the exact same star pattern shown in the original post. However I am done waiting and ordered a competitors mesh system...

uutommi wrote

Can you share your topology? If the two decos are wired into a switch, then the switch is wired into the router, the Ethernet back haul won't work.The two decos should be connected to the main deco or not the router.
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Re:How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with Deco M5
2017-08-16 17:09:39
If you haven't send the decos back. You can email TP-Link support for help.
Launch the Deco app, tap the " " icon at the upper left corner, tap [B]Help -> [B]Email Us .[/B][/B]
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Re:How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with Deco M5
2017-08-17 00:37:38
How do I check ethernet backhaul is working?
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Re:How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with Deco M5
2017-08-17 05:37:16

Srkerd wrote

I have the exact same star pattern shown in the original post. However I am done waiting and ordered a competitors mesh system...


Good call!! I managed to email Amazon and they are allowing me to return my Deco M5 even though it was after the 30 days! Now there is a company with good customer service and support!!
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Re:How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with Deco M5
2017-09-12 06:04:31
Do I have to reconfigure the 2 APs (on the Deco App itself, aside from doing the physical start topology) if I want to have a wired backhaul (I originally set it up as daisy chained network)? Also, I currently have 192.168.0.x LAN, is there a way to change that to say 10.x.x.x network?
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Re:How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with Deco M5
2017-09-13 09:39:47

jlan421 wrote

Do I have to reconfigure the 2 APs (on the Deco App itself, aside from doing the physical start topology) if I want to have a wired backhaul (I originally set it up as daisy chained network)? Also, I currently have 192.168.0.x LAN, is there a way to change that to say 10.x.x.x network?


You only need to configure the first deco unit,the first unit is workingas router mode by default. After it's setup, you can change it into AP mode if needed. Then add the other deco units into the system via the app, then they will obtain the settings, from the first deco unit. http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-1590.html
No matter the first unit is router or AP, the additional units act as RE (when connected wirelessly), or AP ( when hardwired to each other).
The Ip of the deco connton be modify. You can find more explanations from Frequent Asked Questions
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Can Recommend me smart switch that work with Deco Ethernet Back-haul?
2017-11-12 15:10:41
Hi TP lInk,

Pls recommend me a smart switch brand and model which works on Deco Ethernet Back-haul.
Current try to use Old Dlink DSG-1005A Giga smart switch Ethernet Back-haul not working.
Direct Deco to Deco working fine. Planing to backhaul the rest deco with Homeplug soon. Pls advise...
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Re:How to set up Ethernet Backhaul with Deco M5
2017-11-16 10:11:26

vtngmmk wrote

Hi TP lInk,

Pls recommend me a smart switch brand and model which works on Deco Ethernet Back-haul.
Current try to use Old Dlink DSG-1005A Giga smart switch Ethernet Back-haul not working.
Direct Deco to Deco working fine. Planing to backhaul the rest deco with Homeplug soon. Pls advise...


I'm planning to buy a TP-Link switch but was wondering if you ever got backhaul working properly? I was using an old Buffalo router (with DHCP/NAT/configured IP) but backhaul wouldn't work consistently.
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