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TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, 3 pack - £149.99 Amazon
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TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, 3 pack - £149.99 Amazon

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Posted 20th May

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  • Seamless Wi-Fi in every room: Covers up to 5500 sq ft with high performance mesh Wi-Fi, get rid of Wi-Fi boosters or extenders and keep 100+ devices connected at the same time. Operating Temperature: 0 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius
  • Secure Wi-Fi for everyone: Get the secure whole-home Wi-Fi with HomeCare protecting every device at no additional cost for 3 years
  • Easy setup in minutes: Download the TP-Link Deco app, plug in your system and follow the instructions to get your home network up and running in minutes
  • Ideal way to find the connection: TP-Link Adaptive Routing Technology (ART) chooses the fastest path for device connections and keeps your network running as fast as possible
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa: Control your home network using voice commands and more fun to use different apps and devices
  • Comes with 3 years manufacturer's warranty
  • Router/Wi-Fi booster replacement
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I got this and it is absolutely amazing!! I replaced the Virgin "super" hub 3 because WiFi kept dropping and signal was poor in rooms far away from the router. This is so easy to setup with an app that guides you through the process. It's also easy to put your old router into modem mode. Then sit back and enjoy an amazing signal THROUGHOUT your home without dropping. Absolute lifesaver during lockdown when we have many devices connected.

It also had features such as the ability to block websites on specific devices. Eg. You can block Roblox and redirect it to TT Rock Stars if you like.
mikmikmikmik20/05/2020 11:36

What makes these worth £50 more than the …What makes these worth £50 more than the M4?https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-Deco-E4-Seamless-Replacement/dp/B07RXLF5XZ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=TP-Link+Deco+E4&qid=1589970895&s=computers&sr=1-2or these?https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-Wall-Plug-Extender-Booster-Replacement/dp/B081HD62CB/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=TP-Link+Deco+E4&qid=1589970895&s=computers&sr=1-18


Compared to the E4 they’re faster (AC1300 rather than AC1200) with more antennas and smaller. The Ethernet is also faster (1gbps vs 100Mbps).
Edited by: "ian13" 20th May
Temporarily out of stock now how long does that take I have a laptop on order since 6th this month and no email to say when still probably get cancelled I guess is there anyway to tell I expect not asking doesn't help at all
mikmikmikmik20/05/2020 11:36

What makes these worth £50 more than the M4?


I believe the main factor is that the M5 devices use a dedicated 5GHz backhaul channel, whereas that M4 devices lack this and will do the backhaul over the wired or share the user channels.

Apologies, the M5 does not have dedicated backhaul, I was confusing with the M9. They're still a good bit of kit though.

tl;dr they're a little faster as they have more internal antennae, supporting more MU-MIMO channels

One nice thing to note about the Deco stuff, though, is that it all works together, so M4, M5, those mains range extenders, etc. all work within the same management environment. This make the system easy to upgrade and extend, much more so than slinging a load of random APs and range extenders around your house and hoping for the best.
Edited by: "WiteWulf" 20th May
tezray20/05/2020 11:47

Temporarily out of stock now how long does that take I have a laptop on …Temporarily out of stock now how long does that take I have a laptop on order since 6th this month and no email to say when still probably get cancelled I guess is there anyway to tell I expect not asking doesn't help at all


It does depend. I’ve ordered 3 things from Amazon that have been out of stock recently - and got them all within a week. They’re in stock with lots of suppliers (and were in stock with Amazon earlier today) so I suspect the wait won’t be long.
I had really high hopes for these...but they just did not perform how I expected. Still had dark spots in our house, and really had to spend a while trying all sorts of different locations for each of the routers to find coverage that I was at least happy with. With the 5500ft coverage advertised, I really didn't expect to have to worry too much about the positions...given the house is not huge.

Perhaps my expectations were too high, but this was not a complete home solution for me, and for £150, I did expect that it would be. I returned them to look out for something else.
kingjubba20/05/2020 11:56

I had really high hopes for these...but they just did not perform how I …I had really high hopes for these...but they just did not perform how I expected. Still had dark spots in our house, and really had to spend a while trying all sorts of different locations for each of the routers to find coverage that I was at least happy with. With the 5500ft coverage advertised, I really didn't expect to have to worry too much about the positions...given the house is not huge.Perhaps my expectations were too high, but this was not a complete home solution for me, and for £150, I did expect that it would be. I returned them to look out for something else.


What did you go for instead out of interest?
I’m in this dilemma too....looking at eeros and the AmpliFi stuff but really don’t know what to get particularly with WiFi 6 stuff floating around as well...
If someone owns a set of there could you tell me if you can hardwire a device to one of the boxes that is away from the router and still get good speeds or can you only connect via wi-fi?
Got two of these Deco M5's to replace a TP-Link Archer router and the wifi coverage is much better! Don't forget that coverage very much depends on environment (thick walls, foil backed insulation, interference etc etc will all affect coverage) and location relative to each other (they won't work well if spaced too far apart etc and make sure they are equally spaced as much as possible so that you don't end up with one piggybacking through another to get to the main unit!).
WiteWulf20/05/2020 11:49

I believe the main factor is that the M5 devices use a dedicated 5GHz …I believe the main factor is that the M5 devices use a dedicated 5GHz backhaul channel, whereas that M4 devices lack this and will do the backhaul over the wired or share the user channels.Apologies, the M5 does not have dedicated backhaul, I was confusing with the M9. They're still a good bit of kit though.tl;dr they're a little faster as they have more internal antennae, supporting more MU-MIMO channels One nice thing to note about the Deco stuff, though, is that it all works together, so M4, M5, those mains range extenders, etc. all work within the same management environment. This make the system easy to upgrade and extend, much more so than slinging a load of random APs and range extenders around your house and hoping for the best.


I believe you can have a back haul if you wired them all up with ethernet but you would need a M9 to have a back haul wireless channel. I have the M5 and it's sorted my issues and I have a house with a very large extension. My 200mb connection and I get just over 100mb on the furthest point in extension. Delighted with it
Replaced the mw3 with these (I was having drop out with mw3) and they've been faultless, also have a better range than mw3. Highly recommended 🔥
Siddas20/05/2020 12:42

If someone owns a set of there could you tell me if you can hardwire a …If someone owns a set of there could you tell me if you can hardwire a device to one of the boxes that is away from the router and still get good speeds or can you only connect via wi-fi?


Yes via ethernet
Have been waiting for a BT Wholehome deal but wonder if I should bite here?
whosagooner20/05/2020 14:25

Have been waiting for a BT Wholehome deal but wonder if I should bite here?


Yep
I also have these and again been faultless for me, so easy to set up and massive coverage In a 4 bed semi, easily get this down bottom of garden too, if your umming and arr-ing with these, don't, they won't let you down.
ian1320/05/2020 11:39

Compared to the E4 they’re faster (AC1300 rather than AC1200) with more a …Compared to the E4 they’re faster (AC1300 rather than AC1200) with more antennas and smaller. The Ethernet is also faster (1gbps vs 100Mbps).


I've just received my M4's and they do include gigabit ports - Ports: 2 WAN/LAN Gigabit Ethernet Ports, 1 Power Port. The E4's have the 100Mbps ports.

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Rampant_Lion20/05/2020 12:07

What did you go for instead out of interest?


I haven't gone for anything else just yet. When I was researching all the options it was between the M5s and the BT Whole Home kit (3x units for both).

Both similar price, but at least I can safely say the M5 just did not completely tick all the boxes for me.

And it is very much down to environment, which I accept. But my home is 2 floors, large but not massive. Has mostly solid interior walls, and I'm assuming this is really cause most of the issues.

Really thought these would just blast the whole house though....given its 5500 sq ft, which is huge.
Any views if these would suit my aims :

Current setup
- nowtv/sky fibre hub two modem/router is in hallway.
- powerline adapters connecting a pc upstairs.
- all other devices in house are wifi connections
- wifi strength at end of kitchen is weak. Approx 30ft from modem/router.

Aims
- increase wifi in kitchen. 5ghz specifically as for oculus quest virtual desktop. I would place one of the deco units in kitchen.
- possibly replace the powerline adapters by having upstairs pc plugged via Ethernet cable into one of the deco units instead - I would place this unit next to the pc.

May have to run the decos in access point mode?

Thanks for any help
mrbojangles20/05/2020 15:26

Any views if these would suit my aims :Current setup- nowtv/sky fibre hub …Any views if these would suit my aims :Current setup- nowtv/sky fibre hub two modem/router is in hallway. - powerline adapters connecting a pc upstairs. - all other devices in house are wifi connections- wifi strength at end of kitchen is weak. Approx 30ft from modem/router.Aims- increase wifi in kitchen. 5ghz specifically as for oculus quest virtual desktop. I would place one of the deco units in kitchen.- possibly replace the powerline adapters by having upstairs pc plugged via Ethernet cable into one of the deco units instead - I would place this unit next to the pc.May have to run the decos in access point mode?Thanks for any help



It all depends what your aim is for each device. Each device has individual maximum capabilities in some cases cable might be better than wifi depending on hardware. In numerous cases it might be just enough to move router location to more centre point and that would fulfil most of needs as end device is not capable achieving more.
I would not blindly trust gigabit ports on those deco units without proper benchmarking test either.
downey9120/05/2020 13:52

Yes via ethernet


Thank you. That's just what I needed to know.
Siddas20/05/2020 20:52

Thank you. That's just what I needed to know.


No worries. I'm using these in a 3 bed victorian house (very thick walls), and I've now got full WiFi signal, with max speed throughout the house, plus the rear garden. Great app too, very simply to set up and use.
got this after returning amazon eero (3 pack) which sucked at roaming / handing off my device when i moved through the house leaving me connected to the furthest hub at times. this roams real good and I'm getting max speed from loft down to kitchen extension and garden, 1 deco on each floor. the app is pretty good with more extensive options than eero, security, parental controls and profiles for groups and speed priority put it ahead of eero as well.
If you can run a couple of Ethernet cables from your router. I’d recommend a couple of Ubiquiti Lite APs.
I had the M5, a Linksys mesh system and other router based solutions. Only the Lite APs gave me rock solid coverage.
kingjubba20/05/2020 11:56

I had really high hopes for these...but they just did not perform how I …I had really high hopes for these...but they just did not perform how I expected. Still had dark spots in our house, and really had to spend a while trying all sorts of different locations for each of the routers to find coverage that I was at least happy with. With the 5500ft coverage advertised, I really didn't expect to have to worry too much about the positions...given the house is not huge.Perhaps my expectations were too high, but this was not a complete home solution for me, and for £150, I did expect that it would be. I returned them to look out for something else.


Did you definitely change your original router to modem mode only? I had (slightly) similar issues and it turned out my router was also still emitting it’s own WiFi signal. I wonder if that just causes interference issues, amongst other things...?
DevilSiddy21/05/2020 09:10

Did you definitely change your original router to modem mode only? I had …Did you definitely change your original router to modem mode only? I had (slightly) similar issues and it turned out my router was also still emitting it’s own WiFi signal. I wonder if that just causes interference issues, amongst other things...?


Yeah I switched off the WiFi signal from the original router. I couldn't see a modem only option with it, but you could disable both 2.4 and 5Ghz signals...I setup the mesh network with a different ssid too.
kingjubba21/05/2020 11:01

Yeah I switched off the WiFi signal from the original router. I couldn't …Yeah I switched off the WiFi signal from the original router. I couldn't see a modem only option with it, but you could disable both 2.4 and 5Ghz signals...I setup the mesh network with a different ssid too.


Fair enough...sounds like everything was set up right so not much more you can do. Good luck in your search for a new system! I’m sure there are more powerful products out there.
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