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Star vs Daisy Chain-Pros/Cons?

We’re building a new home and it’s in the framing stage. We have the opportunity to setup our Orbi devices (1 router and 3 satellites) using an Ethernet backhaul configuration. Are there advantages or disadvantages of using a daisy chain versus star? I can easily prewire for either configuration now.
Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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@RayintheGreatNW wrote:
We’re building a new home and it’s in the framing stage. We have the opportunity to setup our Orbi devices (1 router and 3 satellites) using an Ethernet backhaul configuration. Are there advantages or disadvantages of using a daisy chain versus star? I can easily prewire for either configuration now.

100% for wired Backhaul.  Daisy-Chain only if wiring is not an option.

 

Check out this post for my experiments, which could give you an idea of what to expect.

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Let me clarify. I’m going to run Ethernet wire, there is no question about that. My question is should I run the Ethernet wiring in a daisy chain topology (eg router and satellites are connected in a linear series or daisy chained) or in a star topology where each satellite is physically connected to the router?
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Star topology is a better choice since it will eliminate the extra hop via Satellite.

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Juts to add, it probably won't make a difference performance wise, but star topology can avoid a single point of failure within your network in the event that the middle Satellite is down.

 

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