M9plus / P9 mesh configuration question

M9plus / P9 mesh configuration question
M9plus / P9 mesh configuration question
2021-04-05 13:47:59
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I have an existing M9plus 3 node mesh that works well except for weak signal in an outbuilding.  I'm planning on adding P9's to the mesh to get powerline backhaul to the outbuilding to improve performance. I intend to keep an M9 as the main unit with Ethernet connection to one of the P9's.  Is this the best way to set this up? or should the P9 be the main unit? Unfortunately there is no way to link the P9's via Ethernet.

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Re:M9plus / P9 mesh configuration question
2021-04-06 20:54:34

@DKS736 

 

You would want the M9 being the main router.

 

Another setup can be using powerline adapters so you can have the TL-PA7010PKIT, one wired to the main or satellite Deco, and the other wired to the furthest Deco. 

 

modem > M9 > PA7010P ----electrical outlet----PA7010P > (any Deco model)

 

You can get a single Deco node such as an M5 rather than the P9.

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Re:M9plus / P9 mesh configuration question
2021-04-14 21:05:40

@Tony I tried a set of PL7017's but can't get them to connect. Distance is approximately 200' of wire and through a sub panel.  Tried both legs. Units do work inside the house, although speed is not great (50 mbps) with both in the same room. Would a higher quality unit (AV2000) make a difference?

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Re:M9plus / P9 mesh configuration question
2021-05-10 21:00:28

@DKS736 If you have coax in the outerbuiling, I would look at moca network adapters. It runs ethernet over coax.  

 

For the powerline devices, make sure they are plugged directly to the outlet. Any power protector/suppressor will block the signal.

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