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TP-Link mesh system with T-mobile gateway

  • 4 July 2022
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I have the T-Mobile Home Internet Gateway. I would like to add a wifi 6 mesh system in order to have wifi throughout my house. How should I go about installing the TP-Link Deco x20 to the T-Mobile gateway? Do I need to disable the T-Mo wifi? What should I watch out for? Any advice appreciated. Thanks!

Ron


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If you will not be using the built in wifi, then it is best to disable. As for using the mesh system, the simplest method is AP (Access Point) mode where the mesh just passes all wifi devices to the gateway router to manage DHCP. However, most of your mesh system features will be disabled (QOS, guest network, DNS, etc.)

if you want the full features of the mesh, then you want to configure to DHCP mode but that will create 2 layers of NAT on your network which some devices and gaming systems seem to have problems.

I would recommend starting with DHCP to see if all your devices and services work. If it all checks out, keep in that mode. If you start having problems, then try AP mode.

wait… what? I have DHCP on auto, and my old WiFi plugged into the TM gateway. I am unfamiliar with how to configure my tp-link AX1800 or Deco M9 to AP mode.I see no options in the app for that. Either way, will AP mode still have the MESH network advantages?

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wait… what? I have DHCP on auto, and my old WiFi plugged into the TM gateway. I am unfamiliar with how to configure my tp-link AX1800 or Deco M9 to AP mode.I see no options in the app for that. Either way, will AP mode still have the MESH network advantages?

I’m not familiar with tp-link, but Asus supports both AP and DHCP for mesh.

wait… what? I have DHCP on auto, and my old WiFi plugged into the TM gateway. I am unfamiliar with how to configure my tp-link AX1800 or Deco M9 to AP mode.I see no options in the app for that. Either way, will AP mode still have the MESH network advantages?

Ok so I found AP mode to my Deco and the AX1800 is the primary router. Anyone know how to disable the WiFi on the gateway? I don’t recall and off option on the Network tab

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wait… what? I have DHCP on auto, and my old WiFi plugged into the TM gateway. I am unfamiliar with how to configure my tp-link AX1800 or Deco M9 to AP mode.I see no options in the app for that. Either way, will AP mode still have the MESH network advantages?

Ok so I found AP mode to my Deco and the AX1800 is the primary router. Anyone know how to disable the WiFi on the gateway? I don’t recall and off option on the Network tab

There is no app or UI way to disable wifi on the new Arcadyan gateway so you have to run some scripts detailed in the video below:

 

 

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