9-2-2022 at 8:10 PM - PDT
So, let me get this straight, in plain English.... You're saying that one 'should' connect EACH MESH Node in a Daisy Chain, Node to Node to Node in order to perform your 'back haul' scenario....
This presumes that one has Ethernet in the walls to accommodate the Wired Connections from Node to Node to Node.... NOW, IF a person had Ethernet in the walls already, this makes a MESH System 'kinda moot', as you already have a superior Wired Connection throughout the home. In my family's situation, (which I've mentioned in many other Threads here in the DBS Forum), we CANNOT accomplish this as our home DOES NOT have Ethernet in the Walls. Our home was built in 1978, and while dad did major remodeling in 1996 he DID NOT put Ethernet in the walls, even then. Our solution to obtaining 'Wired' capabilities at EVERY STB, (Wireless Joey for our DISH Setup), we implemented our Linksys MESH Network.
With our MESH Network, we Wired ALL TV equipment at each TV location, (some Gigabit Switches were needed), and then connected said equipment by Cat-5 to EACH respective Node. The 'Child' Nodes, (we have four, one at each TV location), then communicate Wirelessly to the main Router Node. The Router Node then connects by Cat-5 to our U-Verse Gateway. We implemented this Network this way in order to obtain 'Wired' Ethernet connections to ALL TV Equipment. However; this means that we are GREATLY over provisioned with our MESH System's Wireless.
Even though we are over provisioned, we have NO issues on WiFi Connections via the MESH System; nor do we have any issues on the now Wired devices.
Our Main Router Node is a Tri-Band Linksys AC-2200, and our four 'Child' Nodes are all Dual Band AC-1300 models. DISH sold us the Tri-Band and two, (2), AC-1300 Nodes, and we added two, (2), more AC-1300's to eliminate the DISH WAPs that were getting in the way and causing HUGE pixelation issues on the Wireless Joeys. Our Hopper3 DVR required the use of DISH Network's Hopper Internet Connector to replace the stock NIC in the H3; as the H3's NIC was INCOMPATIBLE with our U-Verse Gateway. ALL DISH Equipment, therefore, is 100Mb Ethernet Connected by Cat-5, again, to each respective TV Location's MESH Node.
We even added a ROKU Ultra 4K and Wired it to the Node. We've had NO issues streaming Disney+, Paramount+, Prime Video, nor with Netflix. All streaming services run smoothly, no buffering, stuttering nor freezes. The DISH Network Equipment, likewise, has no issues in viewing live nor recorded TV shows. IF there's ANY issues with 'Hops' from Node to Node to Node to Router Node, we are NOT experiencing anything dramatic nor noticeable in our viewing experiences on any of our equipment. Speed Tests throughout the home on Wireless Devices show FULL 50Mb VDSL Broadband Speeds, and Wired Devices are communicating at FULL Gigabit, (100Mb on the Joeys), LAN Speeds over the entire Network. We've had NO noticeable 'bottlenecks' of any kind.
I'm NOT disputing that these 'bottlenecks' from 'Hop' to 'Hop' DON'T exist, but in our setup, we're NOT experiencing ANY problems. [EDIT:]
Our home is 3,436 Sq. Ft. and is two stories.