Deco, by default, chooses Channel 4 for 2.4 Ghz band and it appears to work quite well with no other neighbors using. The tech support for my prior Asus router told me to choose only channel 1, 6 and 11. Too bad I was not informed that I could pick channel 4 or other less crowded ones to achieve much better performance. Is this generally true that if I use tools like WiFi Analyzer and find another channel that is less crowded, I can always set Deco to use that channel.
Also, apparently Deco makes it easy and transparent for us not to have to worry about 2.4 Ghz vs. 5 Ghz (there is a 3rd band used for node to node communication, I believe). By that, only single SSID is showing up on the device to be connected. This is great and again, seems to work very well. Occasionally, I do see multiple SSID's with the same name pop up on my Windows 10 PC. For my curiosity, are all 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz signals broadcasted from 3 nodes using the same SSID (channel 48 for the 5 Ghz,), WIll there be a performance issue if I accidentally connect to a more distant node or Deco would manage the throughput accordingly.
Hope the above questions make sense, your help in understanding better how Deco works will be greatly appreciated.