Deco M5 not a true mesh but rather a hub and spokes system

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Deco M5 not a true mesh but rather a hub and spokes system
Deco M5 not a true mesh but rather a hub and spokes system
2020-06-12 16:24:23
Model: Deco M5  
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Firmware Version: 1.4.4

I have M5 with  three units. Master, Slave 1, and Slave 2. Slave 1 is 35' from Master. Slave 2 is 75' from Master and gets a weak signal. It is only 40' from Slave 1 but according to the app, only gets its signal from Master. I have rebooted Slave 2 and moved Slave 1 around but nothing changes. This is not how a true mesh network should work. Slave 2 should look for the closest signal, which should be coming from slave 1.

 

With a true mesh, you could have a master and a line of slaves where each slave would be seeing the closest in the line for best signal. Instead, with the M5, each slave only looks to master for a signal. That is a hub and spokes configuration.

 

 

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