Deco M5, Can I connect a wired computer to a secondary deco in access point mode?

Deco M5, Can I connect a wired computer to a secondary deco in access point mode?
Deco M5, Can I connect a wired computer to a secondary deco in access point mode?
2020-05-24 01:47:09
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Hardware Version: V3
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I am looking to purchaes the 3 Deco M5 set. This will be setup in access point mode. The main deco will be connected to a LAN port on a wired router. The second deco will be connected to the first deco wirelessly.

 

With this setup, can I use one of the ethernet ports on the second deco to plug in a wired computer?

 

Thanks

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Re:Deco M5, Can I connect a wired computer to a secondary deco in access point mode?
2020-05-26 18:27:33

@rc4401 

 

Yes, you will be able to do that.

 

As a side note, if the Deco is in AP Mode you can have more then one Deco wired to the main router. In Router Mode only one Deco is to be wired to the router.

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Re:Deco M5, Can I connect a wired computer to a secondary deco in access point mode?
2020-07-24 20:53:40

@Tony 

Can you explain the advantage of all 3 connected as AP MODE (ac points ) or  ROUTER MODE one connected with 2 and 3  ?

 

I was thinking of the the ROUTER MODE - 

ISP >  M5 ( port 1)   #1

           M5 (port 2)  >  tp-link (TL-SG105)  IN  (port 1)   --
                                                                       (port 2 ) out - M5 (port 1) #2 in 
                                                                                              M5 (port 2) #2 out to TV

                                                                        (port 3) out - M5 (port 1) #3  in 

                                                                                             M5 (port 2) #3 future use
Will this give the best stable wifi and tv streaming? Is the ethernet backhaul the best case if possble?

 

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Re:Deco M5, Can I connect a wired computer to a secondary deco in access point mode?
2020-07-24 22:50:35

@71charger 

 

Wired is always the best connection so if you can wire the entire Deco network that gives the best speed and signal. What you showed as the topology looks good.

 

In looking at Router Mode vs AP Mode.

 

Router Mode gives you all the features the Deco has to offer, in AP Mode you lose most features. However, in router mode, all satellite units need to connect behind the main Deco. In AP Mode, you can actually wire multiple Deco units directly to the main router (non-Deco).

 

More info on AP Mode: https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/1842/

 

Article that talk about Router Mode vs AP Mode: https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/2399/

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Re:Deco M5, Can I connect a wired computer to a secondary deco in access point mode?
2020-07-29 01:23:50 - last edited 2020-07-29 01:24:19

@Tony 
I have it all connected as outlined and it is working great so far. 

I have top internet  everywhere in house on both floors,  and the patio connection as well (with added benefit of reaching my external garage that is 40 feet away)

Thanks for the information.

 

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Re:Deco M5, Can I connect a wired computer to a secondary deco in access point mode?
2020-07-29 22:03:27

@71charger 

 

Very welcome.

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