Advertisements KRKaufman, I am using the XT8 as my main Router, It is connected by Ethernet to two CT8's and then connected by WiFi to three other CT8's. My ISP is Comcast with a 1 GB service. The max wirelessly connected nodes recommended by ASUS tech support is four nodes, so by having 2 of my 5 nodes connected by ethernet, I stay below their node limits for wireless nodes. Using the XT8 as my main router has strengthened my entire network profile. I needed all the nodes because one node was needed in my detached garage and another node was needed in my Honeybee Apiary to link up the bee hive monitoring equipment I have in those hives. The reason I need 3 nodes in my house was not due to the size of my house (less than 2,000 sg.ft.) but because it was built in the late 40's and has a massive brick chimney in the middle of the house and the walls are double layer drywall and my WiFi signals were never strong until I installed the ASUS mesh network. It's been one of the best investments (it ain't cheap) I have made in technology. Besides, the ASUS tech support is at the opposite end of the spectrum compared to TiVo. By the way, I really appreciate your clear and truly helpful post to this thread. I was amazed at how much I really didn't understand about how a MoCA setup worked. I doubt I could explain much to anyone by myself, but this community has provided extremely helpful information that has allowed me to set-up my network in a much cleaner, simpler and functioning network. Thanks!