Does Luma support wired (Ethernet) backhaul?

If Ethernet cabling is available through the home, a wired setup can be used instead of a purely wireless configuration, and doing so will maximize the speed and coverage of the Luma network. While Ethernet backhaul is supported, Luma does not yet support setup over this medium. 

It's recommended that all Lumas be set up wirelessly in the same room as the Luma hub (modem-connected) during this process. Once setup is complete, simply unplug the Lumas that are intended to be moved to new locations and reconnect both the power and Ethernet. 


Two Ethernet backhaul configurations are supported:



Star Setup with Switch

The Luma hub is connected to an Ethernet (preferably Gigabit) switch, with the Lumas connected on the other side (as seen below). Other wired devices can be connected to the switch simultaneously which will grant access to the same security and parental control as the wireless devices.



 Daisy Chain Setup

In this configuration, the Lumas are wired directly together in a single chain. This configuration is useful to systems without an available switch but wish to incorporate a wired backhaul setup.




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