This post is aboot the Deco P9 series. That didn't show in the device list so I chose the P7 option since that also has the powerline.
I've currently configured P9s as my mesh network because of the backhaul option. I was using an older Luma setup that I used a DLink av2000 powerline backhaul. System was super reliable but I thought it time for an upgrade. Here's my list of questions in no particular order.
1. Is the built-in backhaul encrypted between units? I didn't see an option to turn that on or off anywhere.
2. Will it interfere with a different powerline system? I have a wired computer that can't be realistically moved that uses my old powerline adapter and I was hopeful the Decos would have the encryption enabled and the two systems would play nice with each other. They don't have to be comparable or compatible, they just need to ignore each other.
3. Would there be ANY benefit to having the Decos plugged into my current powerline backhaul if they don't interfere with each other? How would the Decos load balance between it's built-in powerline and a wired backhaul?
4. Why doesn't my main Deco ( hub ) show the PLC on my network map? Is that normal or is there an issue with the device? The other P9s have the marking. The hub doesn't.
Oh, and one question not related to backhaul. The network scan shows heavy network congestion on the WiFi channels. The app's recommended I switch to a less crowded network. Is there a way to manually change my network channels to a less crowded channel or have the devices scan and change it automatically?
Thanks much for the time.