Use existing ASUS router as AP to extend Deco network range?

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Use existing ASUS router as AP to extend Deco network range?
Use existing ASUS router as AP to extend Deco network range?
2021-02-01 23:06:18 - last edited 2021-02-01 23:07:57

I just set up my DECO Mesh system and it works great - love it but I still have a weak spot out by my patio set outside.  I'm wondering if I can use my existing ASUS router (if I configure it to work in AP mode - not router mode) to extend network coverage to that area.  Thoughts? 

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Re:Use existing ASUS router as AP to extend Deco network range?
2021-02-02 18:39:17

@PVT 

 

That would work.

 

You can make the network name the same or different. Just note, having the ASUS the same name of your Deco does not mean you still have a mesh network. It will come down to the device itself on how it will jump from the nearby Deco node to the ASUS and vice versa.

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Re:Use existing ASUS router as AP to extend Deco network range?
2021-02-02 20:28:39

@Tony 

Thx Tony!  I'll make sure the name is unique and give it a shot. Cheers!

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Re:Use existing ASUS router as AP to extend Deco network range?
2021-02-02 20:30:05

@Tony 

Adding a third party access point to the mesh Network won't disable the mesh aspect right? The mesh network will exist...

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Re:Use existing ASUS router as AP to extend Deco network range?
2021-02-03 21:08:24

@PVT 

 

Right, the Deco system will still work normally, if the AP has the same name or not.

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Re:Use existing ASUS router as AP to extend Deco network range?
2021-02-04 03:19:13

@Tony 

Thx Tony!  Will give it a try. Cheers. 

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