TP-Link Deco M5 AC3900 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage (Works with Alexa and IFTTT, Router and Wi-Fi Extender Replacement, Antivirus Security Protection and Parental Controls) - Pack of 3 Amazon - £189.99
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TP-Link Deco M5 AC3900 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage (Works with Alexa and IFTTT, Router and Wi-Fi Extender Replacement, Antivirus Security Protection and Parental Controls) - Pack of 3 Amazon - £189.99

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Found 29th Apr
Better than BT Whole home Wifi for same price
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Would this work better than a MU MIMO router?
Better?? Any Information to back that up??
I thought bt WiFi cost only £89? This is more than double the price!
This doesn't have a wireless backhaul, does it? I think it has an optional wired backhual, but that is a pain to set up.
Great price I paid £229 for it. Having done a lot of research I came to the conclusion this was the best whole Home WiFi solution for me. The parental controls are great and have been particularly helpful in controlling my children’s online usage. I have now got universal coverage with the three units working over WiFi giving me my maximum WiFi Fibre speed throughout my large home and garden. You can do wired Ethernet backhaul if you wish on a more recent firmware update. I also have a gigabit switch plugged into the unit which works great. Also the fact it does have a router internally helps like me if you need one or you can set it up as an access point like the BT system. I would thoroughly recommend.
What does this give me over my router and power plugs?

my Virgin router is pants so went for a TP-Link router and that struggles with the walls in my house too!

I’ve started using power plugs but I keep getting connection issues on Netflix (wired to the plug) even though the WiFi on my phone works fine.
r8sso13 m ago

What does this give me over my router and power plugs?my Virgin router is …What does this give me over my router and power plugs?my Virgin router is pants so went for a TP-Link router and that struggles with the walls in my house too! I’ve started using power plugs but I keep getting connection issues on Netflix (wired to the plug) even though the WiFi on my phone works fine.


Power plugs are usually very laggy, mesh networks are relatively new and each unit effectively work as a team to provide a " mesh" or web to give a more consistent WiFi connection.

Really are very good, the BT one's are pretty much plug and play and work with any ISP.

With Regards to parental controls, I cannot comment on these but again the BT one's make all that very easy.
r8sso15 m ago

What does this give me over my router and power plugs?my Virgin router is …What does this give me over my router and power plugs?my Virgin router is pants so went for a TP-Link router and that struggles with the walls in my house too! I’ve started using power plugs but I keep getting connection issues on Netflix (wired to the plug) even though the WiFi on my phone works fine.


Have you googled whether anybody else with your model of powerline is having issues? Trying a long ethernet lead could prove it to be the powerline adaptor if it solves the problem
I have the BT one with direct Ethernet cables to each one (not Ethernet over powerline). Works well. Is this system considerably better?
I bought this from Amazon in early January for £179.99. It's been flawless. And that's from someone who knows nothing about networking etc
I would agree with the above, it’s the flawless nature of it and the excellent app interface. I believe there were firmware issues with the BT unit that affected some users though my brother has the BT system and has no such issues. The inbuilt antivirus on the TP system has also been a great feature. For me it came down to the parental features inbuilt and the range of the WiFi units.
woster2 h, 35 m ago

Would this work better than a MU MIMO router?


Yes. I had a Netgear Nighthawk AC router and the WiFi coverage and consistent speed of these units to me made a huge difference. Also managed to get rid of the WiFi extender needed for my Ring Doorbell to operate. No longer an issue with the Deco system. (note: the Deco supports MU-MIMO data streaming).
Edited by: "JamesPestell" 29th Apr
JamesPestell8 m ago

Yes. I had a Netgear Nighthawk AC router and the WiFi coverage and …Yes. I had a Netgear Nighthawk AC router and the WiFi coverage and consistent speed of these units to me made a huge difference. Also managed to get rid of the WiFi extender needed for my Ring Doorbell to operate. No longer an issue with the Deco system. (note: the Deco supports MU-MIMO data streaming).


Ah so it is MU mimo? Interesting. I assume need a modem? I’m with TalkTalk router and can’t use it only as a modem
woster3 m ago

Ah so it is MU mimo? Interesting. I assume need a modem? I’m with TalkTalk …Ah so it is MU mimo? Interesting. I assume need a modem? I’m with TalkTalk router and can’t use it only as a modem


Yes it does need a modem I had one when my Fibre was installed. The Deco unit you decide out of the three you plug by Ethernet into the modem will become the Gateway router unit.
JamesPestell8 m ago

Yes it does need a modem I had one when my Fibre was installed. The Deco …Yes it does need a modem I had one when my Fibre was installed. The Deco unit you decide out of the three you plug by Ethernet into the modem will become the Gateway router unit.


Yeah nice one pal. Don’t have fibre but need something to help with all the streaming traffic. Hoping a MU mimo solution will help.
Buy a Ubiquiti Networks device. Probably only need one for your whole house. Enterprise class, none of this home stuff. I replaced 2 triple BT Whole Home WiFi packs with a single Ubiquiti AC-LR for less than £90, placed on the ceiling of our landing. It’s been rock solid. Slightly more effort to setup though.
ianlash5 m ago

Buy a Ubiquiti Networks device. Probably only need one for your whole …Buy a Ubiquiti Networks device. Probably only need one for your whole house. Enterprise class, none of this home stuff. I replaced 2 triple BT Whole Home WiFi packs with a single Ubiquiti AC-LR for less than £90, placed on the ceiling of our landing. It’s been rock solid. Slightly more effort to setup though.



^ What he said.
ianlash28 m ago

Buy a Ubiquiti Networks device. Probably only need one for your whole …Buy a Ubiquiti Networks device. Probably only need one for your whole house. Enterprise class, none of this home stuff. I replaced 2 triple BT Whole Home WiFi packs with a single Ubiquiti AC-LR for less than £90, placed on the ceiling of our landing. It’s been rock solid. Slightly more effort to setup though.


Got rid of our Cisco set up in work and got the ubiquiti AC ones, very pleased with them
I've just replaced my M5 setup that i also added a 4th node to. With 2 Ubquiti AP Lite access points.
Then installed the controller onto windows.
Far better experience.

the M5 needed rebooted every 1-2 weeks. Would not connect via App very reliably.
The 'Traffic' monitoring, only volume, was useless.

Also the hand off between mobile device an nodes sucks.
Some advice please if you could?

What the difference is between these units and the BT ones?
I notice Alexa compatibility mentioned on the TP ones, not sure what use this would be for a WiFi system?
Also someone has mentioned Ubiquiti Networks device - would this be better than either of the above?
Edited by: "replicant69" 1st May
Better in what way?

It's slower close range, and long range.

expertreviews.co.uk/tp-…own

It's better if you want the 2 years AV...
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