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TP-LINK DECO E4 AC1200 Whole-Home Mesh WI-FI (3-PACK) - £98.49 Delivered @ Box
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TP-LINK DECO E4 AC1200 Whole-Home Mesh WI-FI (3-PACK) - £98.49 Delivered @ Box

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Posted 7th Jun
This is better value to buy 3-er pack than 2 pack for £65

  • 2x 10/100 Mbps ports
  • Wi-Fi dead-zone killer
  • 11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO technology
  • Parental controls limits time online and blocks inappropriate content
  • Assisted setup
  • Three modes in one: router/access point/range extender
  • DECO E4 (3-PACK)

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  • Deco uses a system of units to achieve seamless whole-home Wi-Fi coverage — eliminate weak signal areas once and for all!
  • With advanced Deco Mesh Technology, units work together to form a unified network with a single network name. Devices automatically switch between Decos as you move through your home for the fastest possible speeds.
  • A Deco E4 three-pack delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 4,000 square feet (EU version). And if that’s not enough, simply add more Decos to the network anytime to increase coverage.
  • Deco E4 provides fast and stable connections with speeds of up to 1167 Mbps and works with the major internet service provider (ISP) and modem.
  • Deco can handle traffic from even the busiest of networks, providing lag-free connections for up to 100 devices.
  • Parental Controls limits online time and block inappropriate websites according to unique profiles created for each family member.
  • Setup is easier than ever with the Deco app there to walk you through every step.

WI-FI DEAD ZONE KILLERDeco E4 is the simplest way to guarantee a strong Wi-Fi signal in every corner of your home up to 4,000 Square feet(3-pack).Wireless connections and optional Ethernet backhaul work together to link Deco units, providing even faster network speeds and truly seamless coverage.Want more coverage? Simply add another Deco.


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SEAMLESS ROAMING WITH ONE WI-FI NAMETP-Link Mesh means Deco units work together to form one unified network. Your phone or tablet automatically connects to the fastest Deco as you move through your home, creating a truly seamless Wi-Fi experience.


NO MORE BUFFERINGNetwork speeds three times faster than previous generation routers, thanks to 802.11ac wireless technology, make Deco capable of providing a lag-free connection to up to 100 devices.


2-IN-1 ROUTER AND ACCESS POINT MODESFlexible and multifunctional, the Deco E4 includes a variety of features allowing it to serve as a router or access point. Just choose the mode for your actual network demands and experience the maximum wireless flexibility.


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ROBUST PARENTAL CONTROLSSimple, intuitive parental controls make it easy to keep your children safe while they’re online.

  • User Profiles: Easily create a profile for each family member and set custom time limits and online time allowances
  • Filter Levels: Keep your family safe online with one-touch security settings that block websites based on age-appropriateness
  • Time Limits: Set limits on how much time each person in your family can spend online
  • Insights: Check out which sites your children visit and how much time they are spending on each to ensure your children are safe while they're having fun online
  • Suspend Connectivity: Take a break from Wi-Fi for dinner and family game nights. Just tap a button to suspend internet access for everyone in your home

ALL DECOS WORK TOGETHERDeco E4 is compatible with other Deco models to form Mesh network. Expand Mesh Wi-Fi coverage anytime by simply adding more Decos.
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seems from comments on the other posts it’s worth waiting for the M4 to get reduce to £99 which they frequently are.
Edited by: "eslick" 7th Jun
Really not a good deal imo. The Deco M4 is regularly posted at £99.99 on here and is gigabit.
It's mentioned in the description but bear in mind that if you internet connection is more than 100Mbp/s you are not gonna be able to utilise it fully due to the Fast Ethernet ports 10/100 Mbp/s.
If you want more than that look for the M4 model which has 10/100/1000 ports.
Me personally I'm waiting for the Amazon offer to go back up - £99 for 3 pack of M4's
Edited by: "otem" 7th Jun
Bought these last week £87.99. 6-7 hours wasted and could not connect to Virgin Superhub3. Disappointed and definitely not simple plug and play. Attached to router ok in modem mode but red light thereafter ( indicating problem.) Couldn't get any further in phone app and had to reset router and reconnect devices (×4!)
I bought M4s for this price a month or so ago. Definitely better to hold out for them dropping again.
mwking00707/06/2020 12:51

Bought these last week £87.99. 6-7 hours wasted and could not connect to …Bought these last week £87.99. 6-7 hours wasted and could not connect to Virgin Superhub3. Disappointed and definitely not simple plug and play. Attached to router ok in modem mode but red light thereafter ( indicating problem.) Couldn't get any further in phone app and had to reset router and reconnect devices (×4!)


Strange. Took me under 10m with superhub 3. Turned wifi off on SH3, plug first deco in, then find somewhere to put next node and repeat.

The most plug and play piece of tech I've ever used I think!

In comparison to other options I'd considered (WAPs / extenders / new router), this was so simple I just regretted I'd not done ages ago. Wonder if you had a weird conflict somewhere?
HottyHotty07/06/2020 12:54

Strange. Took me under 10m with superhub 3. Turned wifi off on SH3, plug …Strange. Took me under 10m with superhub 3. Turned wifi off on SH3, plug first deco in, then find somewhere to put next node and repeat.The most plug and play piece of tech I've ever used I think!In comparison to other options I'd considered (WAPs / extenders / new router), this was so simple I just regretted I'd not done ages ago. Wonder if you had a weird conflict somewhere?


I actually had a vm engineer come out to check and all supposedly fine. Tried again as soon as the engineer left (after resetting the nodes) but couldn't get past a flashing red light on first one. Ironically after engineer visit coverage and speed seems much improved so sending back mesh. Very frustrating after hearing how easy many found the whole experience however I'm sure there will be more unfortunates out there too!
This deal is still available hotukdeals.com/dea…332

I bought it and also got the McAfee subscriptions with it which looks good and is free to existing COVR 2022 owners via firmware upgrade :
"The integrated McAfee Protection comes with five-year Secure Home Platform subscription and two-year McAfee LiveSafe Protection, and provides end-to-end security for each and every device connected to a home network."

These are still £197.99 on amazon. I got mine yesterday and was really easy to setup via phone and also has a web interface for those needing a bit more tweaking.
I now can get 72mbps at the bottom of my garden 20m away which was previously a dead spot with my Sky router.

Well worth it IMO.
Hi
Will this work with my Virgin media router and Nas box??
My VM router is the DHCP server and my NAS gets its 192.168.0.xx from it.

If I use my WiFi router for better WiFi, then either i have to use it for a DHCP server at 192.168.1.xx and lose access to my NAS on 192.168.0.xx.

Or I can setup the DHCP on the WiFi router to off and get all DHCP from the VM box, which then means my WiFi router doesn't have an IP address anymore and I can't dial into it anymore.

I suspect I'll have similar problems if I get one of these.

Can I get my WiFi router working in this setup??

To recap I have a WiFi router but can't use it, so my WiFi is bog standard VM box WiFi, which is pants.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 7th Jun
polarbaba07/06/2020 14:30

HiWill this work with my Virgin media router and Nas box??My VM router is …HiWill this work with my Virgin media router and Nas box??My VM router is the DHCP server and my NAS gets its 192.168.0.xx from it.If I use my WiFi router for better WiFi, then either i have to use it for a DHCP server at 192.168.1.xx and lose access to my NAS on 192.168.0.xx.Or I can setup the DHCP on the WiFi router to off and get all DHCP from the VM box, which then means my WiFi router doesn't have an IP address anymore and I can't dial into it anymore.I suspect I'll have similar problems if I get one of these.Can I get my WiFi router working in this setup??To recap I have a WiFi router but can't use it, so my WiFi is bog standard VM box WiFi, which is pants.


As said above wait fir the M4 especially if you have fast VM broadband.
eslick07/06/2020 17:37

As said above wait fir the M4 especially if you have fast VM broadband.


Yes I've got Virgin business 350mbps, so 1gb ethernet pretty much essential.

Also do these work by connecting to the ethernet or do they work over WiFi only?

And can I use the M4 with DHCP disabled and still configure it?? Will it have its own IP address?
polarbaba07/06/2020 18:34

Yes I've got Virgin business 350mbps, so 1gb ethernet pretty much …Yes I've got Virgin business 350mbps, so 1gb ethernet pretty much essential.Also do these work by connecting to the ethernet or do they work over WiFi only?And can I use the M4 with DHCP disabled and still configure it?? Will it have its own IP address?


Will need to leave those questions to an expert
polarbaba07/06/2020 18:34

Yes I've got Virgin business 350mbps, so 1gb ethernet pretty much …Yes I've got Virgin business 350mbps, so 1gb ethernet pretty much essential.Also do these work by connecting to the ethernet or do they work over WiFi only?And can I use the M4 with DHCP disabled and still configure it?? Will it have its own IP address?


Get the p9 version of these, power line function on them so you can utilise the Ethernet ports on the back of the other units for wired connection.
Son's Xbox connected to them in his bedroom and gets better speed than wireless.
boslemstokie07/06/2020 20:43

Get the p9 version of these, power line function on them so you can …Get the p9 version of these, power line function on them so you can utilise the Ethernet ports on the back of the other units for wired connection.Son's Xbox connected to them in his bedroom and gets better speed than wireless.


I don't need powerline as I've connected every room with cat 6 ports. So it's just a matter of plugging them in for me .
Can I ask, please, as I'm having trouble with a Mesh kit I bought (and am trying to arrange to return)...

What speeds do you get connecting through your various Meshes?

My fibre broadband on a wired connection gets a good, solid 57Mbps-63Mbps down and about 16-17Mbps up.

On my old D-Link Wireless Access Point which is a pitifully weak signal, and prone to dropping a lot, I'm getting on average 48-54Mbps down and 12-14Mbps up.

On the Tenda Nova MW5 Mesh I'm getting really wild fluctuations of speed. It's been installed 5 days and for 4 of those days even sitting three feet away from the principal base station (the cube) got me max 23Mbps down and barely 8Mbps up. And most of the time it was even less than that. And even though I'm in a small three bed semi and the satellites are placed in very reasonable range, one upstairs and on the opposite side of the house to the base station and the other downstairs almost immediately below the upstairs satellite, most of the time when the Mesh DOES eventually switch nodes the speed through a satellite is down to between 4Mbps and 8Mbps down and barely 2Mbps up...

The base station is wired directly into a dedicated gigabit network router/firewall and is set up to act as a wireless bridge on it's own dedicated subnet. There are no rules or NAT in place which would impede the routing through the firewall/router.

In the past I've generally had reasonable luck with wifi gear, bought recommended equipment and found that simply turning on bridge/WAP modes I do away with a lot of the quirks of wireless gear and just get pure, secure, wireless network with all the inherent limitations of the cheaper, older wifi gear I tend to buy. On this occasion I've just got too many devices all wanting to connect to wifi in the house, including Netflix streaming etc. and found issues with signal strength on my old gear during 'work from home' season, and so finally got round to installing this Tenda Mesh bought in the post-Christmas price crash from Currys.

And I don't think I've ever installed wifi gear that so quickly gave me the 'this is so below the advertised standards' disappointment.

I'm even more confused having come to test it again while writing this query, and finding that while sitting in the same room as the base station, my wireless speeds are currently matching (and in some tests slightly exceeding) my wired connection in the same room... Which is bizarre. Suddenly it wants to perform.

I can only imagine that there's a contention on the broadcast channels in my vicinity, but the problem is that the Tenda kit is an 'idiot proof' set up, governed by a smartphone app, and lacks any of the configurability of changing the channels, it seems...

As I understand it these peak speeds I'm getting at the moment are literally at the limit of my fibre connection, so I shouldn't expect bigger numbers. I haven't yet figured out an app on various platforms to test the speeds of local network access in file transfers, etc.

I'd just love to know what any of you guys on similar domestic fibre connections with a similar sort of setup are seeing from this kind of equipment to know whether this is just as good as it gets, or if there's something I can do to make it better, or if there's genuinely a good case to return or sell on this equipment and get a different brand (don't have an extravagant budget to play with and HAVE TO impress a streaming/homeworking wife with whatever I do...)
ahenners07/06/2020 12:53

I bought M4s for this price a month or so ago. Definitely better to hold …I bought M4s for this price a month or so ago. Definitely better to hold out for them dropping again.



How are you finding the router functionality on the M4?

Presume you can do normal SOHO router features like port forward, set DHCP subnet, etc? Any glaring omissions you've spotted?
Mentos11/06/2020 11:30

How are you finding the router functionality on the M4? Presume you can do …How are you finding the router functionality on the M4? Presume you can do normal SOHO router features like port forward, set DHCP subnet, etc? Any glaring omissions you've spotted?


I'm not using it as a router so can't advise I'm afraid. It's used as an access point and hooked up to the Huawei 4G router I have via WAN port, with the WiFi on that turned off.
Have this and very happy. Our line is 60-65megs. 1 unit connected to Sky Router via cable. Another unit upstairs in the bedroom. I connect my desktop to this one via cable and I am amazed that I am getting 60megs. Did not think that was possible, since there's no cables between the Decos in our house.

If you're speed is under 100megs and you have WiFi cold spots, then this should help ten fold. App is easy to use. We have ~ 10 devices connected to the WiFi in the evening and no complaints since installing these. Never checked my WiFi using an analyser or anything like that - pretty much a noob and I got it set up in about 20mins.
Edited by: "123sonny123" 11th Jun
Anyone using it with BT fibre? Easy to set up?
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