Can anyone advise on how to set up wired (ethernet) backhaul for the pods? I have done my research, and, the Plume pods allow this, but, I don't see any instructions on doing this with the xFi pods.
I don't have the xFi pods, but my Orbi does backhaul with no setup. I suspect you should just test the pods by connectng an ethernet cable to one of them and a device to see if the device gets an SSID.
I am curious about the official answer as well, from what I can tell the short answer is no, at least not out of the box. In fact, plugging in the wired network the gateway is plugged into causes the pod to go "offline" according to the pod details even the initial screen shows it as online. The documentation does say not to plug the ethernet port into the gateway as they won't register correctly, but there is no reference to how to backhaul support or configuration once they are activated.
Do you have an idea of when ethernet backhaul would be available? I am interested in improving my home's wifi, but would like to wait for when I can ethernet backhaul. Thanks.
We do not currently have a set time for when this ability will be launched. You're welcome to check back at a later time to see if anything has changed. Thank you!
I would like to know if the support for ethernet backhaul for the xFi pods is going to be released soon. I found a couple of older posts where xFinity employees said that it was being worked on as of 6 months ago. Any updates?
jljimene12 -- Thanks for taking the time to reach out & we appreciate your interest. We don't have any additional details about support for ethernet backhaul at this time.