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Deco M5 Mesh Wi-fi - 3 Pack £149.99 @ Amazon NOW £133.50 for Prime Day
Posted 20th Aug 2020

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Boost your home Wi-fi coverage with mesh system. This was recently £102 (edit not £142) from Amazon Italy (from memory) which was the cheapest it had been seen for a while (edit, likely cheapest ever from Italy).

NOW £133.50 for Prime Day

Edit - scratch this....Only a few quid more from UK.

However, still the cheapest it’s been on Amazon UK for over a month but has been this price before.

Torn between this and saving £40 with the S4 three pack.
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These were £102 via amazon italy, rather than £142
Irfy201520/08/2020 21:49

These were £102 via amazon italy, rather than £142


Yeah, I bought them too at that. They did come with a EU plug which was to be expected really. I'm really impressed with them for the few days they've been operating so far. I ditched the bt homehub6 and replaced with a hg612 basic modem and these, running in router mode.
Not much of a deal been this price for a while now and at other retailers.
Would this work

VIRGIN SH3(Modem mode) > 1st Main mesh (Thingy!) > wifi into 2nd Mesh > Wired into 3rd Mesh
Plus I would have a switch to make up for the lost ports from router for a few devices/hubs from mesh 1..
Need to get half decent speeds down to back of garage which is 52ft long, was planning on having Mesh 2 under the stairs or wherever in garage had the best connection to Mesh 1. Then I was going to route Cat5 from wherever I set Mesh 2 through to Mesh 3 Location.

Would I lose or gain much inside the main house swapping out the SH3 with the main Mesh device. Obviously #2 and #3 won't be in the house but at least I would have WiFi in the rear garden as a plus

Cheers for any info, especially if someone has done anything similar
Decided to buy these as I’ve head enough of the rubbish WiFi that comes with Virgin as these have some good reviews. Due to arrive today.

Been looking for a while, and decided to jump if they fell below £150. Seems that a number of other retailers have also dropped their price now to the same as Amazon. Just missed the Amazon Italy price.

Regarding Amazon’s (UK) historic price, see below:

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Cheaper on ebay through currys @ 142.50 , with 1% topcashback as well.
Thinking of getting the p9 because coverage is the biggest issue in my house, its a long terraced property. Do you think something like this would work or even the S4 or do you think I'd need the P9 for the powerline backhaul?
Marc_Smithhkc20/08/2020 22:46

Would this workVIRGIN SH3(Modem mode) > 1st Main mesh (Thingy!) > wifi …Would this workVIRGIN SH3(Modem mode) > 1st Main mesh (Thingy!) > wifi into 2nd Mesh > Wired into 3rd MeshPlus I would have a switch to make up for the lost ports from router for a few devices/hubs from mesh 1..Need to get half decent speeds down to back of garage which is 52ft long, was planning on having Mesh 2 under the stairs or wherever in garage had the best connection to Mesh 1. Then I was going to route Cat5 from wherever I set Mesh 2 through to Mesh 3 Location. Would I lose or gain much inside the main house swapping out the SH3 with the main Mesh device. Obviously #2 and #3 won't be in the house but at least I would have WiFi in the rear garden as a plusCheers for any info, especially if someone has done anything similar


I have this setup. Internal network speeds are much better than they were previously.
I've got a switch in the main deco unit, and my office pc plugs straight into a unit too. Signal reaches out into the garden well.

The WiFi signal from even one of these units is much better than the superhub.
Hope that helps!
s12321/08/2020 08:34

Thinking of getting the p9 because coverage is the biggest issue in my …Thinking of getting the p9 because coverage is the biggest issue in my house, its a long terraced property. Do you think something like this would work or even the S4 or do you think I'd need the P9 for the powerline backhaul?


Have you tried powerline? I have a TPlink powerline system (500mbps). If i'm in the next room to the router & primary powerline plug (ie on the same ring) I can get 50-60mbps. Upstairs i am getting.... 2-3mbps.
Modern-ish wiring, 2003 house.
This is the 3rd house i've had powerline in & frankly I find it rubbish.I've got a set of Asus ZenWifi AX XT8 on the way as I cant stand the rubbish connection anymore.
Wondering if i should save £250 and have this instead of the Asus now.... :/

EDIT - scratch that no dedicated backhaul so has to be wired or massive speed loss if daisy chained.
Edited by: "stave84" 21st Aug
Have the Virgin SH3, and have been struggling with range as well as low speeds. Once I installed these in a 1,200 sq ft house over 2 floors, it has solved the issue. The speeds I am now getting all the way to the back of the garden (60ft garden) is at the top end of the speed that I’m paying for. Would highly recommend, has sorted years of misery I have experienced to date with Virgin.
mr_dipz21/08/2020 09:57

Have the Virgin SH3, and have been struggling with range as well as low …Have the Virgin SH3, and have been struggling with range as well as low speeds. Once I installed these in a 1,200 sq ft house over 2 floors, it has solved the issue. The speeds I am now getting all the way to the back of the garden (60ft garden) is at the top end of the speed that I’m paying for. Would highly recommend, has sorted years of misery I have experienced to date with Virgin.


Out of interest what virgin connection do you have? We have 200mbps (219 real world wifi from 6ft infront of the router). What about from a device runnign off the furthest node?
These are amazing. Put my Virgin "super" hub in modem mode and now have excellent coverage throughout house and no more disruption. Highly recommended
I bought this a few weeks ago at the same price, at first I wasn't too fussed and was going to return it due to a few niggles I had with it. However I've stuck with is and the latest firmware update seems to have solved a few issues, it's now solid and I've noticed an improvement in the speeds throughout the whole house.
Rampant_Lion21/08/2020 10:06

These are amazing. Put my Virgin "super" hub in modem mode and now have …These are amazing. Put my Virgin "super" hub in modem mode and now have excellent coverage throughout house and no more disruption. Highly recommended


For fear of repeating my question to others, are they all nodes linking to the main one, or daisy chained? Wired or wireless backhaul?
What’s the speed measured off the most distant node?

Thanks in advance!
stave8421/08/2020 09:27

Have you tried powerline? I have a TPlink powerline system (500mbps). If …Have you tried powerline? I have a TPlink powerline system (500mbps). If i'm in the next room to the router & primary powerline plug (ie on the same ring) I can get 50-60mbps. Upstairs i am getting.... 2-3mbps.Modern-ish wiring, 2003 house.This is the 3rd house i've had powerline in & frankly I find it rubbish.I've got a set of Asus ZenWifi AX XT8 on the way as I cant stand the rubbish connection anymore.



I had the exact same problem. Very old terraced house. Used a powerline to go up to the top floor of the house and topped out at about 2mbps (if I was lucky). Upgraded to a M9 mesh, and I have one on the ground floor with a gigabit switch which serves the entertainment center, everything wired in (plus, hue hub, hive hub etc) for reliability. Then the second mesh is on the 1st floor, and that serves the entire 1st floor and top floor. Get about 150mbps on the top floor and full 210mbps on the first floor.

I personally would avoid the powerline backhaul unless you have very modern/new build or have recently overhauled (ie replaced) your electrical wiring throughout the house. The more jumps your powerline has to go through to get to its destination the speed drops of precipitously. If you have wired your house with this in mind then powerline is probably the most sensible option for you and you won't need the mesh, you just need wireless access points at key places in your property for your wireless devices and you'll get the benefit of a much faster lower latency wired network across all your devices. I suspect most won't be set up like this though.

I never really understood the point of a mesh system that needed a powerline backhaul. If your wiring can support a powerline backhaul you don't really need the mesh. What you want at that point is switches and wireless APs.
stave8421/08/2020 11:09

For fear of repeating my question to others, are they all nodes linking to …For fear of repeating my question to others, are they all nodes linking to the main one, or daisy chained? Wired or wireless backhaul?What’s the speed measured off the most distant node?Thanks in advance!



You can't daisy chain a mesh. They don't work like repeaters. This is the best illustration of how a mesh works:
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Each of the nodes have to be in reach of the main router. The further away from the main router the worse your experience at the nodes get.
niefoon21/08/2020 11:35

You can't daisy chain a mesh. They don't work like repeaters. This is the …You can't daisy chain a mesh. They don't work like repeaters. This is the best illustration of how a mesh works: [Image] Each of the nodes have to be in reach of the main router. The further away from the main router the worse your experience at the nodes get.


I thought some can be daisy chained... annoying if not!

EDIT: you can in fact daisy chain. "These nodes are important in efficiently delivering WiFi, as each node serves as a “daisy chain” for other nodes in the system. Even nodes that are furthest from the router can still deliver a strong signal. Nodes"

and from BT's whole home wifi "If you are using the standard (AC2600) discs, then the recently released firmware (v1.02.11 build02) now includes an option via the Web Management Interface (accessible by btwhole.home) to set the network to prefer a daisy chain topology."
Edited by: "stave84" 21st Aug
niefoon21/08/2020 11:27

I never really understood the point of a mesh system that needed a …I never really understood the point of a mesh system that needed a powerline backhaul. If your wiring can support a powerline backhaul you don't really need the mesh. What you want at that point is switches and wireless APs.



Discrete AP's operate independently, so it's entirely upto the device which AP it connects to. And quite often devices will be sticky (hold onto an AP, since the device doesn't know another AP is actually on the same network).

Nodes in a Mesh network should operate intelligently. Theoretically overcoming "stickiness" by pushing devices over to another node. And also ensuring nodes don't interfere with each other (overlapping wireless).

So yes there is some benefit even in that scenario. However, as you say, power line can be very hit and miss. Worse still it can work for a while and then stop working as a new device (or malfunctioning device) starts chucking interference on the ring.
stave8421/08/2020 11:09

For fear of repeating my question to others, are they all nodes linking to …For fear of repeating my question to others, are they all nodes linking to the main one, or daisy chained? Wired or wireless backhaul?What’s the speed measured off the most distant node?Thanks in advance!


Hi,try this link
https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/1794/#:~:text=Ethernet%20Backhaul%20is%20a%20feature,and%20faster%20than%20Wi-Fi

I use mine at opposite corners of the house wirelessly. I haven't measured speeds but it's consistent throughout my house and no issues streaming videos on multiple devices.
Rampant_Lion21/08/2020 12:40

Hi,try this …Hi,try this linkhttps://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/1794/#:~:text=Ethernet%20Backhaul%20is%20a%20feature,and%20faster%20than%20Wi-FiI use mine at opposite corners of the house wirelessly. I haven't measured speeds but it's consistent throughout my house and no issues streaming videos on multiple devices.


Decided to give the BT Whole home a try. ZenWifi also coming tomorrow. If happy with BT will return the zen & save £200. Decided against the M5 based on some reviews.
stave8421/08/2020 14:03

Decided to give the BT Whole home a try. ZenWifi also coming tomorrow. If …Decided to give the BT Whole home a try. ZenWifi also coming tomorrow. If happy with BT will return the zen & save £200. Decided against the M5 based on some reviews.


Hope it works out for you. Nothing more frustrating than poor WiFi especially with the current situation
Sorry to be stupid but what do these do and how would the benefit me?
xmichaelp21/08/2020 15:45

Sorry to be stupid but what do these do and how would the benefit me?


They effectively replace the Wi-fi in your house provided by the stock router you receive from Virgin, BT etc. One plugs in to the stock router and then broadcasts a Wi-fi signal. The others are positioned around your house to take the Wi-fi signal and then resend so you get greater coverage. See @niefoon post above for a graphic that shows better than I’ll have explained.
How does this compare to the deco S4?
OB121/08/2020 23:57

How does this compare to the deco S4?


M5 is higher spec, AC1300 and traffic rates on both frequency higher. 4 antennas vs 2.

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redrhino21/08/2020 17:36

They effectively replace the Wi-fi in your house provided by the stock …They effectively replace the Wi-fi in your house provided by the stock router you receive from Virgin, BT etc. One plugs in to the stock router and then broadcasts a Wi-fi signal. The others are positioned around your house to take the Wi-fi signal and then resend so you get greater coverage. See @niefoon post above for a graphic that shows better than I’ll have explained.


Just a quick question. Do you have to have one plugged into the original virgin (in my case) router?

I’m looking to buy just a two pack, and would like to have the two M5’s upstairs, just boosting WiFi in those two upstairs areas? Is this how it works, or how it works best? I do t really have to plug one in at the router, unless necessary. Cheers!
Miapapa22/08/2020 11:32

Just a quick question. Do you have to have one plugged into the original …Just a quick question. Do you have to have one plugged into the original virgin (in my case) router? I’m looking to buy just a two pack, and would like to have the two M5’s upstairs, just boosting WiFi in those two upstairs areas? Is this how it works, or how it works best? I do t really have to plug one in at the router, unless necessary. Cheers!


As in this one:


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Thanks for all the brilliant advice re my powerline question. I currently use 3 powerline adapters and one powerline wireless AP and they work just fine in my house, I can't explain why. The problem I have is stickiness, I could put up with it before having to WFH but now it's a pain in the backside.
Miapapa22/08/2020 11:32

Just a quick question. Do you have to have one plugged into the original …Just a quick question. Do you have to have one plugged into the original virgin (in my case) router? I’m looking to buy just a two pack, and would like to have the two M5’s upstairs, just boosting WiFi in those two upstairs areas? Is this how it works, or how it works best? I do t really have to plug one in at the router, unless necessary. Cheers!


One needs to go in to the Virgin router by cable, they don’t take the Wi-fi signal from router and then repeat it. (Although there are other products that do that but that’s different to the Mesh concept).

Subject to the size of your house you’d likely find the two pack an improvement on the Virgin issued wifi.

If you can run an Ethernet cable from router to upstairs then you could run a separate network upstairs using these.
Edited by: "redrhino" 22nd Aug
I wanted to come back and comment to update anyone wondering:
I've now had chance to test both the ASUS ZenWifi AX XT8 (wifi 6) at £400 and the BT WholeHome AC2600 3 disk pack at £170.

BOTH of the above set ups gave me full internet speed (220mbps on our virgin 200mb plan) and stable connection in a big house through multiple walls. I was SUPER impressed with the zenwifi and presumed it was because it was a high end system, but the BT one is equally as good.
Cant comment on the Deco M5 from the listing (perhaps someone else can directly compare to BT/ASUS?) but frankly i'm glad i've just saved £200+ not keeping the Asus system.
Cheers, thats really helpful, I appreciate that.
Miapapa22/08/2020 11:32

Just a quick question. Do you have to have one plugged into the original …Just a quick question. Do you have to have one plugged into the original virgin (in my case) router? I’m looking to buy just a two pack, and would like to have the two M5’s upstairs, just boosting WiFi in those two upstairs areas? Is this how it works, or how it works best? I do t really have to plug one in at the router, unless necessary. Cheers!



redrhino22/08/2020 12:35

One needs to go in to the Virgin router by cable, they don’t take the W …One needs to go in to the Virgin router by cable, they don’t take the Wi-fi signal from router and then repeat it. (Although there are other products that do that but that’s different to the Mesh concept).Subject to the size of your house you’d likely find the two pack an improvement on the Virgin issued wifi.If you can run an Ethernet cable from router to upstairs then you could run a separate network upstairs using these.


I strongly recommend the BT WholeHome system for this Miapapa. You'd need the 3 disk system (1 with your router & 2 upstairs for what you need) and it's great. You will likely find 1 disk downstairs & 1 upstairs is enough though i suspect.
Thanks I will have a look at that as well
store.google.com/pro…ifi

How does this compare to the Deco or the BT? Im not that tech savvy and I am already with Google for the Nest Camera system so it might be good to have everything working together on one app?

Is it better/or worse quality - and worth the extra expense?
Miapapa22/08/2020 16:30

https://store.google.com/product/nest_wifiHow does this compare to the …https://store.google.com/product/nest_wifiHow does this compare to the Deco or the BT? Im not that tech savvy and I am already with Google for the Nest Camera system so it might be good to have everything working together on one app?Is it better/or worse quality - and worth the extra expense?


It’s the same idea as those in this post or the BT Whole Home (as Stave84 mentioned). The Nest is a single product and for increased coverage you buy multiples similar to this. You’d need to confirm the range of individual units to see what’s needed for your coverage requirements.
I bought these 2-3 months ago as the WiFi from the standard Sky router was poor and unreliable. I'm very happy with them providing fast and stable WiFi throughout the house. I tried the option of backhaul via powerline, but the powerline speed was slower than just the normal hub to hub connection.
Robbo_5922/08/2020 22:08

I bought these 2-3 months ago as the WiFi from the standard Sky router was …I bought these 2-3 months ago as the WiFi from the standard Sky router was poor and unreliable. I'm very happy with them providing fast and stable WiFi throughout the house. I tried the option of backhaul via powerline, but the powerline speed was slower than just the normal hub to hub connection.


Very useful note on the speed, thanks! I run an extra access point via PowerLine, and it’s one more element of the network to go wrong. WiFi down? Reset both access point and PowerLine.

i like the idea of the P7 and P9 for speed reasons, and when PowerLine works well, it’s great! When it’s misbehaving, I want a mesh network like this. Good to know it won’t be terribly slow if I ditch the PowerLine backhaul
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