TP-Link Deco E4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Seamless and Speedy (AC1200)(Pack of 3) Work with Amazon Echo/Alexa- £89.99 delivered @ Amazon
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TP-Link Deco E4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Seamless and Speedy (AC1200)(Pack of 3) Work with Amazon Echo/Alexa- £89.99 delivered @ Amazon

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Posted 1st AugEdited by:"apur32"
  • Seamless whole-home Wi-Fi coverage (Up to 4,000 sq ft, Ideal for 3-5 bedroom houses): eliminate weak signal areas once for all and simply add more Decos to the network anytime to increase coverage
  • Provides fast and stable connections with speeds of up to 1167 Mbps and works with all internet service provider (ISP) and modem
  • Provides lag-free connections for up to 100 devices and devices can automatically switch between Decos for the fastest possible speeds
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa: Control your home network using voice commands and more fun to use different apps and devices
  • Parental Controls: Limit 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
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Spend the extra £10 and get M4 as they have 1Gb ports

These only have 100Mb so if your internet is quicker than 100Mb these will limit you
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Is this better than the S4?
Is this better then the M4 which I bought but not opened yet
Spend the extra £10 and get M4 as they have 1Gb ports

These only have 100Mb so if your internet is quicker than 100Mb these will limit you
Good post I bought the nova 3 . Should I buy these ?
Anyone know if these can be linked to the BT Whole Home Discs?
Neil_David01/08/2020 19:08

Anyone know if these can be linked to the BT Whole Home Discs?


Nope
savvyshopper65601/08/2020 18:26

Is this better than the S4?


was12301/08/2020 18:27

Is this better then the M4 which I bought but not opened yet



No, as said above pay the extra tenner and get the M4.


this was posted a week or so ago and went hot, can’t understand why when the m4 or s4 are slightly more.
Edited by: "eslick" 1st Aug
was12301/08/2020 18:27

Is this better then the M4 which I bought but not opened yet


No.
The M4 is fantastic. And I only paid a tenner more than this for it. GET THE M4!
Looking at Mesh currently as just had Virgin 1GB installed. What is best system to utilise the speed I have ?
Are the M4's the best Mesh system for the price? Looking to spend around that much but not sure what to go for
The quad pack of BT Mini's are the same price
amazon.co.uk/gp/…WRF

And I've also seen these quad pack MW5's which are a bit cheaper, not sure if they're better or worse?
ebuyer , com/920…ack
(remove the spaces between "ebuyer . com")

Any tips on what to go for? Thanks in advance
Edited by: "xbox-360-elite" 1st Aug
Kingydaman01/08/2020 19:58

Looking at Mesh currently as just had Virgin 1GB installed. What is best …Looking at Mesh currently as just had Virgin 1GB installed. What is best system to utilise the speed I have ?


The TP link deco m4 or above, at those speeds though you might want to consider the P versions.
xbox-360-elite01/08/2020 20:14

Are the M4's the best Mesh system for the price? Looking to spend around …Are the M4's the best Mesh system for the price? Looking to spend around that much but not sure what to go forThe quad pack of BT Mini's are the same pricehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07YVRWRFAnd I've also seen these quad pack MW5's which are a bit cheaper, not sure if they're better or worse? https://www.ebuyer , com/920666-tenda-nova-mw5-home-mesh-wifi-system-quad-pack-mw5-4-pack(remove the spaces between "ebuyer . com")Any tips on what to go for? Thanks in advance


Thanks . Was looking at Netgears RBK 852 but sooooo expensive!!!
Was looking at the M4s but my poxy VM Hub 3 works well enough to not merit spending £100. Has 19 devices connected at this moment and sometimes has a few more and does not fail . Maybe I would get more speed upstairs but no need
I have 1 m5 disc plugged into my vm box and 3 of these e4s dotted around my house and we get full 300gbps speed everywhere. Literally as fast as my old powerline set up. If you have patchy wifi the deco system WILL fix it. The fact that you can mix and match units is brilliant too.
zinglebarb01/08/2020 20:53

Was looking at the M4s but my poxy VM Hub 3 works well enough to not merit …Was looking at the M4s but my poxy VM Hub 3 works well enough to not merit spending £100. Has 19 devices connected at this moment and sometimes has a few more and does not fail . Maybe I would get more speed upstairs but no need


Just keep your fingers crossed the hub doesn’t need changing, we went from 200 everywhere to new hub getting less than 10 and one test 0.03 and it’s replacement being only slightly better. Virgins excuse was you have 18 devices connected, I told them to stop talking off the script and it’s ridiculous if a router can’t cope with that amount of devices.

gave up in the end and got the M4 and back to normal.
Edited by: "eslick" 1st Aug
eslick01/08/2020 22:31

Just keep your fingers crossed the hub doesn’t need changing, we went from …Just keep your fingers crossed the hub doesn’t need changing, we went from 200 everywhere to new hub getting less than 10 and one test 0.03 and it’s replacement being only slightly better. Virgins excuse was you have 18 devices connected, I told them to stop talking off the script and it’s ridiculous if a router can’t cope with that amount of devices.gave up in the end and got the M4 and back to normal.


yeah I did have the Hub 2 that went down but this is fine for now
I have no idea if other stuff is better, but these are brilliant. Very happy to recommend if you want up to 100 Mbps all over your house and garden.
gyro8501/08/2020 18:29

Spend the extra £10 and get M4 as they have 1Gb ports These only have …Spend the extra £10 and get M4 as they have 1Gb ports These only have 100Mb so if your internet is quicker than 100Mb these will limit you


It's worth nothing the speed is only limited by the hub connected to your router, so if you are looking to add additional nodes to an existing M4 setup these will not be speed limited by the ethernet port.
Is the s4 worth the extra over the m4?
xbox-360-elite01/08/2020 20:14

Are the M4's the best Mesh system for the price? Looking to spend around …Are the M4's the best Mesh system for the price? Looking to spend around that much but not sure what to go forThe quad pack of BT Mini's are the same pricehttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07YVRWRFAnd I've also seen these quad pack MW5's which are a bit cheaper, not sure if they're better or worse? https://www.ebuyer , com/920666-tenda-nova-mw5-home-mesh-wifi-system-quad-pack-mw5-4-pack(remove the spaces between "ebuyer . com")Any tips on what to go for? Thanks in advance


I bought that Quad pack from ebuyer and they were a disaster. Massively varying speeds as low as 1mbps. I tried all the options suggested on here and by doing searches and nothing worked. I sent them back and stumped up the extra for the Deco M5 and haven't looked back. Far better in signal quality and speed, and solid WiFi throughout the house.
Edited by: "Robbo_59" 2nd Aug
gyro8501/08/2020 18:29

Spend the extra £10 and get M4 as they have 1Gb ports These only have …Spend the extra £10 and get M4 as they have 1Gb ports These only have 100Mb so if your internet is quicker than 100Mb these will limit you


Sorry to be a tech doofus, but would one of the trio just plug into the virgin media hub and the other 2 just be scattered around the house? I went for the M4 on your (and others) suggestion.
MungoSplodge02/08/2020 20:33

Sorry to be a tech doofus, but would one of the trio just plug into the …Sorry to be a tech doofus, but would one of the trio just plug into the virgin media hub and the other 2 just be scattered around the house? I went for the M4 on your (and others) suggestion.


Correct, ideally if you can connect each unit to the master unit or daisy chain from each other

It is preferable as the Ethernet backhaul takes the load off the WiFi but if not possible speed is ok for most
gyro8502/08/2020 20:37

Correct, ideally if you can connect each unit to the master unit or daisy …Correct, ideally if you can connect each unit to the master unit or daisy chain from each other It is preferable as the Ethernet backhaul takes the load off the WiFi but if not possible speed is ok for most


Gracias amigo... Ideally they would run on WiFi at the moment... Maybe start drilling through walls and floors at some point but I think the missus would kill me
MungoSplodge02/08/2020 20:45

Gracias amigo... Ideally they would run on WiFi at the moment... Maybe …Gracias amigo... Ideally they would run on WiFi at the moment... Maybe start drilling through walls and floors at some point but I think the missus would kill me


Yes not always feasible.

As I have/had sky/virgin over the years and wires had been run outside house I just clipped the Cat6 cables to them and used existing holes wouldn’t even know there then
zinglebarb01/08/2020 20:53

Was looking at the M4s but my poxy VM Hub 3 works well enough to not merit …Was looking at the M4s but my poxy VM Hub 3 works well enough to not merit spending £100. Has 19 devices connected at this moment and sometimes has a few more and does not fail . Maybe I would get more speed upstairs but no need


Great!
MungoSplodge02/08/2020 20:45

Gracias amigo... Ideally they would run on WiFi at the moment... Maybe …Gracias amigo... Ideally they would run on WiFi at the moment... Maybe start drilling through walls and floors at some point but I think the missus would kill me


Wifi will be fine. Perhaps then plug your devices, PC, TV, console etc into the hubs. My M4 works an absolute treat.
gyro8502/08/2020 20:37

Correct, ideally if you can connect each unit to the master unit or daisy …Correct, ideally if you can connect each unit to the master unit or daisy chain from each other It is preferable as the Ethernet backhaul takes the load off the WiFi but if not possible speed is ok for most


This whole system is to prevent wires all over the place. If you were running each unit wired from the hub, you may as well just trail wires from the hub.
can this be used as the core router, e.g. i set my virgin box to modem mode and connect it to one of these (set to router mode)
gyro8502/08/2020 20:52

Yes not always feasible.As I have/had sky/virgin over the years and wires …Yes not always feasible.As I have/had sky/virgin over the years and wires had been run outside house I just clipped the Cat6 cables to them and used existing holes wouldn’t even know there then


Got to say, just got mine today and am now getting 200+ speeds on the new network. Absolutely awesome, thanks mate.
anharone05/08/2020 15:47

can this be used as the core router, e.g. i set my virgin box to modem …can this be used as the core router, e.g. i set my virgin box to modem mode and connect it to one of these (set to router mode)


Yes
Don't know a whole lot about Mesh system's so wanted to know if what I have in mind would work.

I have a long garage which I am in the middle of changing into Garage-Utility-Man Cave

It would currently be really easy to run a cat5 (already have a roll) cable from Garage to man cave. But a bit of a pain currently to run one from Living Room (where modem is) to garage.

Thinking this might work..
1st device connected to VirginSH3 in modem mode.
2nd Connected via WiFi placed in Garage or maybe under the stairs
(Which has access in the garage) with Cat5 cable running from that through Utility and into man cave and either into device 3 or terminated into a Cat5 outlet.

Could this supply a half decent connection into man cave?

Trying to weigh up a few options before I start boarding out and routing cables becomes more difficult
Thanks for any advice I knkw this thread is old
Marc_Smithhkc09/08/2020 08:48

Don't know a whole lot about Mesh system's so wanted to know if what I …Don't know a whole lot about Mesh system's so wanted to know if what I have in mind would work.I have a long garage which I am in the middle of changing into Garage-Utility-Man CaveIt would currently be really easy to run a cat5 (already have a roll) cable from Garage to man cave. But a bit of a pain currently to run one from Living Room (where modem is) to garage.Thinking this might work..1st device connected to VirginSH3 in modem mode.2nd Connected via WiFi placed in Garage or maybe under the stairs (Which has access in the garage) with Cat5 cable running from that through Utility and into man cave and either into device 3 or terminated into a Cat5 outlet.Could this supply a half decent connection into man cave?Trying to weigh up a few options before I start boarding out and routing cables becomes more difficult Thanks for any advice I knkw this thread is old


I am using BT home mesh WiFi 3 disks similar to this system.

First disk. Connected directly to my router with cat5e cable

2nd & 3rd disks . Wireless connected to the main disk.

BT has an app which helps to place these disks in the best locations.

My connection has improved drastically in the house with this system.

You may have to play around with the best possible locations for your wireless disks....
apur3209/08/2020 08:58

I am using BT home mesh WiFi 3 disks similar to this system. First disk. …I am using BT home mesh WiFi 3 disks similar to this system. First disk. Connected directly to my router with cat5e cable2nd & 3rd disks . Wireless connected to the main disk. BT has an app which helps to place these disks in the best locations. My connection has improved drastically in the house with this system.You may have to play around with the best possible locations for your wireless disks....


That's good to hear! Would be interesting to know if i could improve further using the cat5 cable from one of the other devices all the way to back end of the garage. It is 52ft long and once finished will have 2 new partician walls. If I could connect the other end into a cat5 outlet I could utilise the 3rd device upstairs in the house then is my current thinking
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