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TP-Link Deco M4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System 2 pack - £75.23 @ Amazon
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Posted 10th Jun

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£70 is the cheapest price I can see for the e4 model which isn't as powerful
This seems like a pretty good deal

Wireless: 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz+ 867 Mbps on 5 GHz
2 Gigabit Ethernet ports (WAN/LAN auto-sensing) per Deco unit
Mesh protocol 802.11k/v/r
Compatible with IPv6
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Good price if you only need 2. Otherwise these seem to come up at £100 for 3 quite often. Had a 3 pack for a couple of months and great performance and reliability so far.
ahenners10/06/2020 13:01

Good price if you only need 2. Otherwise these seem to come up at £100 for …Good price if you only need 2. Otherwise these seem to come up at £100 for 3 quite often. Had a 3 pack for a couple of months and great performance and reliability so far.


Me too. It seems good although my SkyQ box loses connection now and again which hardly ever happened before, even with my old router that had rubbish wi-fi. I also have an Amazon smart plug that also loses connection more often. To be fair it could be due to interference - I'll have to try moving the Deco routers.
Edited by: "bassmanbish" 10th Jun
Man got excited first time used notifications and it’s a two pack and not the three
How well do these work with virgin super hub
bassmanbish10/06/2020 13:17

Me too. It seems good although my SkyQ box loses connection now and again …Me too. It seems good although my SkyQ box loses connection now and again which hardly ever happened before, even with my old router that had rubbish wi-fi. I also have an Amazon smart plug that also loses connection more often. To be fair it could be due to interference - I'll have to try moving the Deco routers.


These are good, but there are two issues with them that tp-link need to fix.

Wifi channel - they need to allow the consumer which wifi channel they want so a less congested channel can be chosen.

Hidden "DHCP" when in access point mode - in access point mode, apparently there is an issue where the dhcp kicks in and essentially starts throwing out ip address that have already pushed out by the router which then caused issues with devices accessing the Internet.

I dont have an issue with the second point as I was able to overcome this with a setting in openwrt, but had issues when it was off, but it resolved the issue.

It could be interference issues, but moving them probably won't change much if there they are using a channel that is congested in your area. I have heard that the sky q boxes do not work well because they implement their own mesh network if you have more than one box. Dont quote me on that as it is what I heard.
Does this offer backhaul traffic?
Tempted. Getting rid of my e4 as it's to slow for my virgin 200mbps boradband, but I see the 3 disk mini BT setup is avaiable for the same price now.

Any thoughts on which is better?
Edited by: "FinbarMcDougal" 10th Jun
JubMasterFlex10/06/2020 13:48

Does this offer backhaul traffic?


Not via wireless, only via daisy chaining via patch cable. They do have another model that has a third wireless channel (5ghz) that is solely just for communicating with each node and then you have 2.4 and 5ghz for all your general devices.
mastermjr2004110/06/2020 13:44

These are good, but there are two issues with them that tp-link need to …These are good, but there are two issues with them that tp-link need to fix.Wifi channel - they need to allow the consumer which wifi channel they want so a less congested channel can be chosen.Hidden "DHCP" when in access point mode - in access point mode, apparently there is an issue where the dhcp kicks in and essentially starts throwing out ip address that have already pushed out by the router which then caused issues with devices accessing the Internet.I dont have an issue with the second point as I was able to overcome this with a setting in openwrt, but had issues when it was off, but it resolved the issue.It could be interference issues, but moving them probably won't change much if there they are using a channel that is congested in your area. I have heard that the sky q boxes do not work well because they implement their own mesh network if you have more than one box. Dont quote me on that as it is what I heard.


Many thanks for the info; I've read the same thing about the channel issue and the SkyQ box internal wi-fi somewhere. I don't have extra Sky boxes so I didn't think it's own mesh network would be the issue. I'll try turning off my SkyQ box's own wi-fi (in installer menu) and see if that changes anything.
mastermjr2004110/06/2020 13:52

Not via wireless, only via daisy chaining via patch cable. They do have …Not via wireless, only via daisy chaining via patch cable. They do have another model that has a third wireless channel (5ghz) that is solely just for communicating with each node and then you have 2.4 and 5ghz for all your general devices.


Good to know - cheers!
bassmanbish10/06/2020 13:52

Many thanks for the info; I've read the same thing about the channel issue …Many thanks for the info; I've read the same thing about the channel issue and the SkyQ box internal wi-fi somewhere. I don't have extra Sky boxes so I didn't think it's own mesh network would be the issue. I'll try turning off my SkyQ box's own wi-fi (in installer menu) and see if that changes anything.


Update: on further investigation I don't think it's possible to disable the SkyQ's wifi broadcasting and still connect the box wirelessly - please feel free to let me know if I'm wrong. Also, I've realised that I haven't disabled my Zyxel router's wifi (my Decos are in router mode). I'm by no means an expert so wondered if this might be causing interference - I'll switch it off and see if that helps.
tom619510/06/2020 13:43

How well do these work with virgin super hub


Bought E4s recently and no joy working with VM superhub3. Many reviewers have managed but not me ( nor the VM engineer!)
Set hub to Modem mode, attached node, started app, linked phone app to node and then stalled when all nodes went red ( indicating a problem.) In app help no use and many hours wasted trying over and having to reset hub to factory router setting. Good luck if you try em! Was getting 100mbps before and after trying ( got them to improve range and maintain high speed throughout house) so no idea why they didn't work.
Edited by: "mwking007" 10th Jun
tom619510/06/2020 13:43

How well do these work with virgin super hub



I use these with a Virgin SH3 and currently getting full speeds and signal (110mbps) at all corners of my 3 bed victorian terrace including garden. I use in Router mode (with the SH in modem mode) and have 1 unit upstairs hallway (Modem), 1 in the lounge (front of house) and one in kitchen (rear).
Have the E3 2 pack which works well for me and my VM SH3, but could do with at least one additional node to cover all the house, so I am considering this and add my E3 unit to it.
Edited by: "Rickardo" 10th Jun
FinbarMcDougal10/06/2020 13:48

Tempted. Getting rid of my e4 as it's to slow for my virgin 200mbps …Tempted. Getting rid of my e4 as it's to slow for my virgin 200mbps boradband, but I see the 3 disk mini BT setup is avaiable for the same price now.Any thoughts on which is better?


You need the bigger disk from what I have read on them to get the higher virgin speeds. These though seem to get better reviews.
I just read someone saying that you can’t change channel, which for me is a must
hey guys

how does this compare to the E4?
i have just bought the E4 (still packaged) for £65

is it worth upgrading to this?
Mendoza10/06/2020 15:55

I just read someone saying that you can’t change channel, which for me is a …I just read someone saying that you can’t change channel, which for me is a must



That is correct you cant change it.

Also I notice my M9s do cut internet every now and again, its a pain but its well documented on the web and seems TPLink dont/wont fix it so I am guessing it will apply to all models.

I will be honest I sent my M4s back as their performance was so poor for me personally (range/speed) so have now got some M5s which i received today to add to the M9s and hoping these will be better
Edited by: "nictry" 10th Jun
Anyone have any ideas on what’s the best single wifi booster?
tom619510/06/2020 13:43

How well do these work with virgin super hub


Really well - I have 3 Deco P9s.

On the Virgin Hub there's the option to switch it to 'Modem mode'. You can pop this setting on and then your Deco network can run as your router and use the full features.

Unfortunately I have recently switched to Vodafone which does not offer a Modem mode, but my Deco's still work well as a normal network but with fewer fancy features.
jonginn10/06/2020 17:28

Really well - I have 3 Deco P9s.On the Virgin Hub there's the option to …Really well - I have 3 Deco P9s.On the Virgin Hub there's the option to switch it to 'Modem mode'. You can pop this setting on and then your Deco network can run as your router and use the full features.Unfortunately I have recently switched to Vodafone which does not offer a Modem mode, but my Deco's still work well as a normal network but with fewer fancy features.


Hi did you manage to get the powerline working on the p9s? Mine refused to connect over powerline full stop, even though existing powerline units work fine in the same locations
S2k_8510/06/2020 15:56

hey guyshow does this compare to the E4?i have just bought the E4 (still …hey guyshow does this compare to the E4?i have just bought the E4 (still packaged) for £65is it worth upgrading to this?


The difference is that the M4s are with Gigabith ethernet ports - and the E4 is only 100Mbp/s. Which means that if you have internet faster than 100Mbp/s you are not gonna be able to use more than 100 with the E4.

BTW there are few units M4 (3-Pack) with status Renewed listed on £95.99 (atm 15 available). I'm tempted but if I wait a bit probably amazon is gonna relist brand new for £99 again.

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I have virgin 200mbs super hub downstairs corner of the house, the Wi-Fi is shocking. I’m running gigabit power lines to my office upstairs (only get 40-50mbs) to the attic for the cctv and one is running spare. What’s the best way to improve the Wi-Fi coverage in my house?
tom619510/06/2020 18:57

I have virgin 200mbs super hub downstairs corner of the house, the Wi-Fi …I have virgin 200mbs super hub downstairs corner of the house, the Wi-Fi is shocking. I’m running gigabit power lines to my office upstairs (only get 40-50mbs) to the attic for the cctv and one is running spare. What’s the best way to improve the Wi-Fi coverage in my house?


I’m on virgin and have this setup with 3 units. This sort of system is best for sub £100, if happy to spend £300+ You can get a tri band mesh system which has WiFi backhaul on an independent channel. I’m only on M100 package but getting full speeds with these everywhere (110ish) with the virgin in modem mode. Would recommend however you will need 1 next to the modem so pribably best getting a pack of 3.

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Edited by: "jakeyjakey" 10th Jun
mastermjr2004110/06/2020 13:52

Not via wireless, only via daisy chaining via patch cable. They do have …Not via wireless, only via daisy chaining via patch cable. They do have another model that has a third wireless channel (5ghz) that is solely just for communicating with each node and then you have 2.4 and 5ghz for all your general devices.


I'm looking to buy the three pack of these and interested in hard wiring all of them for the best possible performance.

I have ethernet wired throughout my house and a bunch of switches. Can I just hook up each Deco to a free port on a switch in order to create the mesh, or does the Deco need a dedicated feed, as in taking ethernet from one Deco directly in to the next Deco?

Thanks
Quick question... If I get some of these and put my SuperHub into modem mode, I presume the switch built into the SuperHub still functions OK?
littleickle210/06/2020 18:42

Hi did you manage to get the powerline working on the p9s? Mine refused to …Hi did you manage to get the powerline working on the p9s? Mine refused to connect over powerline full stop, even though existing powerline units work fine in the same locations


No issues here I'm afraid. Make sure they're plugged directly into the wall and not via an extension?
nordberg11/06/2020 07:54

Quick question... If I get some of these and put my SuperHub into modem …Quick question... If I get some of these and put my SuperHub into modem mode, I presume the switch built into the SuperHub still functions OK?


No, when in Modem mode only Ethernet port 1 is available from the Superhub because it switches off the Router mode. You'll need that Ethernet 1 to go straight into the Deco, and then onto another switch if you need it.
Edited by: "jonginn" 11th Jun
jonginn11/06/2020 09:09

No issues here I'm afraid. Make sure they're plugged directly into the …No issues here I'm afraid. Make sure they're plugged directly into the wall and not via an extension?


Ok ta, yeah tried that but no joy
RhysyPoos11/06/2020 02:40

I'm looking to buy the three pack of these and interested in hard wiring …I'm looking to buy the three pack of these and interested in hard wiring all of them for the best possible performance.I have ethernet wired throughout my house and a bunch of switches. Can I just hook up each Deco to a free port on a switch in order to create the mesh, or does the Deco need a dedicated feed, as in taking ethernet from one Deco directly in to the next Deco?Thanks


Looking to do exactly the same, where I have cat6 all around the house and all going back to one switch. Would be good to know the M4s or other decos can plug into a switch rather than to each other.
My virgin SH is shockingly bad Wi-Fi so called them (aggggain(skeptical) )to complain said I’d benefit from 2 of there booster plugs at £6 a month so took the plunge and purchased the deco e4 3 pack form ao via eBay PayPal credit 12 months interest free working out at less than £9 a month they are coming today and now after reading this I’m in panic mode I’m completely non techy and what I believed to be a relatively easy set up does not seem the case!! Heck I don’t even know how to put the dam thing into modem mode if I need too(lol) any help from you guys would be much appreciated
Thanks in advance Jack (:
FinbarMcDougal10/06/2020 13:48

Tempted. Getting rid of my e4 as it's to slow for my virgin 200mbps …Tempted. Getting rid of my e4 as it's to slow for my virgin 200mbps boradband, but I see the 3 disk mini BT setup is avaiable for the same price now.Any thoughts on which is better?

I bought this a couple of days ago for my virgin 200Mbps. All works well but my concern is that while the main node (connected to the SH3) gives WiFi speed of 200+Mbps the the satellite can't get much above 130Mbps over wireless.

My PC that's wired to the satellite gets 200+ but it seems that sharing the single 5ghz band as backhaul and devices really impacts wireless.

I'm not sure if I'll keep these or send them back and consider a tri-band mesh (with a dedicated backhaul band) instead
Edited by: "zba78" 12th Jun
zba7812/06/2020 16:15

I bought this a couple of days ago for my virgin 200Mbps. All works well …I bought this a couple of days ago for my virgin 200Mbps. All works well but my concern is that while the main node (connected to the SH3) gives WiFi speed of 200+Mbps the the satellite can't get much above 130Mbps over wireless. My PC that's wired to the satellite gets 200+ but it seems that sharing the single 5ghz band as backhaul and devices really impacts wireless.I'm not sure if I'll keep these or send them back and consider a tri-band mesh (with a dedicated backhaul band) instead



Just remember you're looking at 3-4 x the price for these. Worth it if you can justify it in your head though as it will work with any house you move to and any ISP you change to.
jonginn11/06/2020 09:11

No, when in Modem mode only Ethernet port 1 is available from the Superhub …No, when in Modem mode only Ethernet port 1 is available from the Superhub because it switches off the Router mode. You'll need that Ethernet 1 to go straight into the Deco, and then onto another switch if you need it.


Thanks!
Does this have a web interface ? Also can the DNS be changed on it
christopher_crowley18/06/2020 12:25

Does this have a web interface ? Also can the DNS be changed on it


No and no. App only. Apparently they’re working on it (web ip)
Edited by: "jakeyjakey" 18th Jun
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