I've recently upgraded my contract to full fibre 500 from 150.
My current setup is using the TP-Link Deco S4 mesh system. I have one S4 as my router connected to the ONT and two other S4's as access points connected via Wi-Fi. All cables are Cat6 or Cat5e in some cases over short runs.
The issue I have now is the Deco unit won't provide speeds past about 155Mb/s which was fine on my previous contract as that was the cap.
Using the BT SH2 as the router does provide me with the 500Mb/s speeds I should be getting but as per most users here, I do not like the feature it does/does not provide and don't want it handling my internet settings where possible.
Could someone walk me through the best way to Connect my devices like so: ONT>SH2>Deco S4?
Is there a way to do this without double NAT? I have a lot of IoT devices and a NAS server that require port forwarding.
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1. ONT > SH2 LAN port > Deco LAN port in AP mode
2. ONT > SH2 LAN port > Deco WAN port in router mode.
Option 1. SH2 doing all the routing.
Option 2 SH2 and Deco routing. Double natting.
Thanks for your reply.
I've done some messing around with it tonight and I can't get either of your options to work.
My Deco has a red error light and can't receive internet access which ever way I seem to set it up.
Edit: a factory reset did the trick
This really shouldn't be that difficult... Not sure what I'm doing wrong
What is the wifi spec of the Deco S4? Can it achieve 500Mbps?
5 GHz: 867 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps (802.11n)
And two gigabit ports.
Should manage, no? Getting speeds of ~300Mbs over 5ghz WiFi currently.