Daisy Chain or not?
Just purchased eero 6+ with the three (3) modules. Planning on using one as my gateway, then will hardwire the remaining two modules in a “daisy chain” fashion which I think is called “backhaul” by Wi-Fi folks. Will use CAT 5e or CAT 6 cable. Third module will connect to a gigabit switch which will connect to two other gigabit switches bc our wired devices are spread out. Diagram shows what I’m thinking, but it’s not cast in concrete so if I’m not doing the best setup, I’m open to suggestions.-Mike
That topology will work fine, but it will be really hard to troubleshoot if you have an issue since there are so many “links in the chain”. It would be better if you could put a switch behind the Family Room eero and then run have independent runs to each of your other switches.
Something like this? BTW, the “X’s” indicate a probable hard wire connection to a device.
Now I just have to make sure all my cables are at least 5e or better, right?
Just curious, if anything (tv, whatever) is connected to a switch with say… CAT 5 Ethernet cable will that degrade Wi-Fi performance and/or wired performance? In that case, would I be better off using Wi-Fi for that device? Also, when I set this up, I intend to rename the network and probably use a new password. Since the old gateway will be gone, will it be gone from my the listing on my devices? And does the eero 6+ gateway need or have 2.4 and 5 gig connections and primary and guest connections? Thanks for all the help guys, I appreciate it. Probably should’ve numbered those questions lol.
- 6 mths agoLast active