Need help connecting1 deco to ethernet.

Need help connecting1 deco to ethernet.
Need help connecting1 deco to ethernet.
2021-05-06 22:33:46 - last edited 2021-05-09 19:20:39
Model: Deco M5
Hardware Version:
Firmware Version: 1.5.3

Hi all!

I need your help desperatly in trying to figure out how to connect 1 deco m5 to ethernet for computer and still have wifi. I have a cable modem and the main deco is connected to that, located downstairs. I have a deco in the living room(dowmstairs) and the last one upstairs. My new job requires the upstairs computer to be wired directly into ethernet (no wi-fi connection, like it is now). Can I just take an ethernet cable and plug it from upstairs deco into my upstairs computer or do I have to do something else?I've tried reading different threads and info but it's confusing to me. I need it in layman's terms. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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Re:Need help connecting1 deco to ethernet.
2021-05-07 01:40:26 - last edited 2021-05-09 19:20:39

@JPMaine 

You can just plug the Ethernet cable from your computer into either of the Ethernet ports on your upstairs satellite Deco M5.  

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Re:Need help connecting1 deco to ethernet.
2021-05-07 02:25:50 - last edited 2021-05-07 02:26:30

By doing only that, that will not allow the computer to show on wifi.. Correct? Thanks again for your help.

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Re:Need help connecting1 deco to ethernet.
2021-05-07 03:14:31 - last edited 2021-05-09 19:20:35

Not sure what you are asking. Your SSID is your network name whether you are connected over Wi-Fi to a Deco Mesh satellite or via an ethernet cable. Even if you took an ethernet cable from your Primary Deco Node to a switch and then ran an ethernet cable 300' to your laptop, the laptop will still be connected to your Home Network which uses your Wi-Fi SSID name. Can you be more explicit what you are trying to either avoid or accomplish?

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Re:Need help connecting1 deco to ethernet.
2021-05-07 12:51:31

@DAServicesLLC 

First- I really appreciate your help. Thank you. I need to avoid the upstairs computer using WiFi to connect to the internet.  If I use my phone upstairs it should catch the wifi from other deco units downstairs. Thanks again.

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Re:Need help connecting1 deco to ethernet.
2021-05-09 21:26:53

@DAServicesLLC I ended up using 2 Deco M5's and connecting them with an Ethernet cable so it now shows as a wired connection and not wifi. Connecting just the Ethernet from 1 deco into computer didn't resolve issue although sure wish it had. Thanks again for your input.

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