Network Setup Question
Background: My ISP is a DSL provider. They don't exactly offer a simple solution for Bridging the Modem/Gateway. It can be done, but I miss out on Firmware updates, which I think are still critical even though I am using the Router to manage my network.
This weekend I took my DSL Modem/Gateway out of Transparent Bridge Mode and set my Orbi RBR50 Mesh to Access Point Mode or AP Mode.
In my home I have CAT 5e cable running throughout and can connect the two satellites vie ethernet, but currently I have not.
Additionally I have a TP Link 8 port switch. As I write this I failed to grab the Brand and Model before leaving for business.
The current set up is Modem/Gateway doing the routing, Orbi connected to Modem/Gateway, with the Switch connected to the Gateway. Two satellites as mention are not connected via ethernet.
My question is this. Would I be wrong to connect the switch to the Modem/Gateway and then connect the primary Orbi to an ethernet spot in my home and connect the other two satellites to the primary Orbi wirelessly. I would connect the satellites via ethernet, but I did not run multiple leads of ethernet, thus there primary Orbi would only one ethernet cable running to the Switch in this example.
Should I connect the two satellites to ethernet managed by switch connected to the primary Orbi.
Just leave it as is and move about my daily routine.
Thanks for any advice.