Deco configuration - Will this work ?

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Deco configuration - Will this work ?
Deco configuration - Will this work ?
2019-05-04 17:08:50
Model: Deco M5  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.8.6

I am using a cable modem, then plugged into the main Deco M5, then an 8 port switch (with local devices connected) and then a 50 foot run of cat 5 (out of one port of the switch) to the other end of the house with another 8 port switch and then the second Deco M5 plugged into that switch plus other local devices plugged into that switch.

 

If I only use the one switch at the remote Deco M5 everything works great, but if I introduce the switch after the main Deco M5 I lose everything at the remote switch.

 

Any ideas ?

 

Thanks in advance!!!

 

-Ken

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Re:Deco configuration - Will this work ?
2019-05-06 22:57:42

@KenWVT 

 

So a few possiblities here:  

 

1.  Your switch or switches are not Auto-MDI/MDIX complaint.  If that is case you may need to connect the swtiches together using a Crossover cable or if they have an uplink port connect the switches using tthat.

 

2.  The switches connected to each other are creating a broadcase storm.

 

A simple solution that could solve both issues is to have it setup like this:

 

Modem - Base Deco -Swtich -50 ft run-  Remote Deco -Switch.  

 

Best Regards 

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