I have recently bought a TP-Link Deco M5 mesh wifi system which i plan on using as a router rather than simply an access point. I am also planning on using ethernet backhaul to each node of the mesh system, however TP-Link do not recommend using ethernet backhaul and router mode at the same time when there is an existing router present.
Therefore my question is can i disable the router functionality on my HUAWEI HG659 modem/router so that it will not interfere with the mesh system even when in router mode with ethernet backhaul?
If this is not possible then is there any setting i can change on my HUAWEI router in order to negate any network loops or double NAT problems that may occur with the mesh system?
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Could this please be posted in the community? I have same setup, but can’t get my wired connections to reach the internet.
I have the Huawei in bridge mode and the Deco in router mode, with the desktop Ethernet directly connected to the deco. The desktop dynamically changes IP/DNS to the same (new) network, incl default gateway, but it won’t get any further than that. I can ping the router but not google DNS for example.