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TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (3-Pack) £159.99 at Amazon
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TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (3-Pack) £159.99 at Amazon

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Posted 10th May 2019

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Cheapest price I've ever seen for this system. I have one at home and it's worked flawlessly since the day I installed it.


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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 and IFTTT: Control your home network using voice commands and more fun to use different apps and devices with IFTTT
  • Comes with 3 years manufacturer's warranty
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this or the BT whole home?
roll_me_some10/05/2019 10:01

this or the BT whole home?


I just bought the BT yesterday, so it better be good. Haha.
roll_me_some10/05/2019 10:01

this or the BT whole home?


I can't comment on the BT one, but this one has been fantastic. Sorted out all the dead spots in my house (it's about 12 years old, so built using those metallic space blankets for insulation in the cavities). I can assign devices to each family member and control their internet access individually, which is great for the kids to make sure their time is limited to certain hours.

It also has content filtering levels to keep young eyes away from the more unsavoury elements of the internet. Again, this can be set individual to each user. All of it set up and controlled by the Deco app.

I'd imagine it's all much the same as the BT one, but I've been more than happy with this system.
rporteo10/05/2019 10:33

I got these a month or so ago, …I got these a month or so ago, brilliant...https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tenda-nova-mw5s-3-whole-home-mesh-wi-fi-system-get-rid-of-wi-fi-dead-zones-3500sq2-on-amazon-3227985


Cancel that link!! For some reason hotukdeals don’t allow this to be posted even though the item is fulfilled by amazon!!
Tenda Nova MW5s-3 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System; Get Rid of Wi-Fi Dead Zones; 3500sq² WiFi Coverage. Compatible with ISP speeds over 100Mbps. Pre Configured (Pack of 3) amazon.co.uk/dp/…V6F
roll_me_some10/05/2019 10:01

this or the BT whole home?


It depends on what you prefer. The BT's WiFi is tri-band, TP-Link Deco M5 is dual band. For most of the users, dual-band will be enough. TP-Link Deco has more features like 3-year anti-virus, better parental controls(URL Filtering for each devices), speed test, works with Alexa and IFTTT. TP-Link also offers 3-year manufacture warranty, while BT only offers 2-year warranty.

I would choose TP-Link Deco at this price. I can add more Deco if I need in future. They just launched more Deco WiFi which can work together.
Smashing.deal10/05/2019 10:40

It depends on what you prefer. The BT's WiFi is tri-band, TP-Link Deco M5 …It depends on what you prefer. The BT's WiFi is tri-band, TP-Link Deco M5 is dual band. For most of the users, dual-band will be enough. TP-Link Deco has more features like 3-year anti-virus, better parental controls(URL Filtering for each devices), speed test, works with Alexa and IFTTT. TP-Link also offers 3-year manufacture warranty, while BT only offers 2-year warranty.I would choose TP-Link Deco at this price. I can add more Deco if I need in future. They just launched more Deco WiFi which can work together.


Sounds good. What exactly can do with Alexa and this?
Fantastic !
Set camel @ £150 but will take this @ £159, have some heat
roll_me_some10/05/2019 10:41

Sounds good. What exactly can do with Alexa and this?


Basically, you can do the things like turn on/off guest WiFi, turn on/off the LED(some people don't like the LED at night), do a speed test or prioritize your devices like gaming and streaming mode.
Smashing.deal10/05/2019 10:53

Basically, you can do the things like turn on/off guest WiFi, turn on/off …Basically, you can do the things like turn on/off guest WiFi, turn on/off the LED(some people don't like the LED at night), do a speed test or prioritize your devices like gaming and streaming mode.


cheers. do you know if this also has a router function unlike the BT whole home?
roll_me_some10/05/2019 10:54

cheers. do you know if this also has a router function unlike the BT whole …cheers. do you know if this also has a router function unlike the BT whole home?


Yes, it has router/access point mode. The default mode is Router. But you need a modem if you want to connect it to the internet. You can use your ISP router as a modem.
Smashing.deal10/05/2019 11:13

Yes, it has router/access point mode. The default mode is Router. But you …Yes, it has router/access point mode. The default mode is Router. But you need a modem if you want to connect it to the internet. You can use your ISP router as a modem.


perfect. sold! can use crappy superhub in modem mode with this unlike the BT whole home. cheers for all the info!
I read this doesn’t have 2.4ghz network (as it auto selects the best one for you), so your old devices (like Alexa) without 5ghz wont connect to it anymore. Not sure how true that it, someone could confirm.
vbhagaur10/05/2019 11:45

I read this doesn’t have 2.4ghz network (as it auto selects the best one f …I read this doesn’t have 2.4ghz network (as it auto selects the best one for you), so your old devices (like Alexa) without 5ghz wont connect to it anymore. Not sure how true that it, someone could confirm.


Yeah, that's nonsense. I run three Alexa devices through it with no issue. You can toggle on and off the network bands in the app. 37621575-g9BSY.jpg
vbhagaur10/05/2019 11:45

I read this doesn’t have 2.4ghz network (as it auto selects the best one f …I read this doesn’t have 2.4ghz network (as it auto selects the best one for you), so your old devices (like Alexa) without 5ghz wont connect to it anymore. Not sure how true that it, someone could confirm.


It has 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. The auto path will make sure that the devices get the best wifi. If the device only supports 2.4Ghz, it can only be connected to 2.4Ghz. The Amazon Echo will connect to the 2.4Ghz. Fox example, if you have 5 devices, 4 of them support both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz, 1 of them only supports 2.4Ghz. The Deco will connect the 2.4Ghz-only device to the 2.4Ghz and maybe 1 dual-band devices to the 2.4Ghz as well, the other 3 devices will be connected to the 5Ghz. It will also be affected by the distance between your devices and Deco WiFi. As you may know, 2.4Ghz can send the signal farther if there're some obstructions. So your devices may be connected to the 2.4Ghz if the 5Ghz can't provide a better WiFi speed.
are these better than wifi extenders?
Oh Yes.
had my deco m5 for nearly a year now. Works perfectly in access point mode. I used to have 6 Wi-Fi extenders covering the house (big three bed extended semi) always seem to be a problem with one of them. Always used get whinged at by the family about poor Wi-Fi signal. Since buying 3 deco's no more problems with Wi-Fi signal. I have 2 Alexa's not problem with them and controls all lights via smart plugs. Works with any device IPad, android etc so far in either 2.4ghz and 5ghz.
I bought a TP-Link VR2800 connected to BT infinity at the end of last year and have not been impressed. Coverage isn't too bad though I would have thought it would be better but the intermittent Wi-Fi is damn annoying. Sometimes the Android devices work but the iOS devices do, then the next day it's the other way round. I have three Raspberry Pis, Amazon Dots, Android Phones. Two iPads, and various Windows, Linux, MacOS machines plus the usual TV's, BluRays, Freesat/View boxes. Oh and a couple of servers, and NASs. So my question is, do all TP-Link devices have Wi-Fi issues with multi-device environments? Would it be best to get this and replace my VR2800 or connect the M5 system to it? I know I will need a modem of some king if the latter. Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.
spcole10/05/2019 13:08

I bought a TP-Link VR2800 connected to BT infinity at the end of last year …I bought a TP-Link VR2800 connected to BT infinity at the end of last year and have not been impressed. Coverage isn't too bad though I would have thought it would be better but the intermittent Wi-Fi is damn annoying. Sometimes the Android devices work but the iOS devices do, then the next day it's the other way round. I have three Raspberry Pis, Amazon Dots, Android Phones. Two iPads, and various Windows, Linux, MacOS machines plus the usual TV's, BluRays, Freesat/View boxes. Oh and a couple of servers, and NASs. So my question is, do all TP-Link devices have Wi-Fi issues with multi-device environments? Would it be best to get this and replace my VR2800 or connect the M5 system to it? I know I will need a modem of some king if the latter. Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.


personally if you want the best set up, (non-Virgin) I got the draytek vigor 130 as modem, edgerouter X (With POE port) and then unifi AP AC LR (maybe couple depending on how your house is set up). Internet was flawless and never got less than 55MB. (max speed available was 60MB on openreach) (was promised 51MB minimum)
Not a great piece of kit - bought set and it has more dropouts than skyq on a good day. Recommend the BT mesh system.
If you can run an Ethernet cable from your router to the other side of your house, I don’t think you can beat the Ubiquiti devices.

I had the Bt WiFi trio for a day and was unimpressed. My house isn’t big and the WiFi signal wasn’t much better than my billion router. On the plus side, sent back to BT shop and they refunded within a day. Good customer service.
tobycgraham10/05/2019 13:26

If you can run an Ethernet cable from your router to the other side of …If you can run an Ethernet cable from your router to the other side of your house, I don’t think you can beat the Ubiquiti devices. I had the Bt WiFi trio for a day and was unimpressed. My house isn’t big and the WiFi signal wasn’t much better than my billion router. On the plus side, sent back to BT shop and they refunded within a day. Good customer service.

Ubiquiti seem to be the gold standard but are not cheap. I use a powerline to get my connection to far end of the home. It works but google WiFi is not that great.
Edited by: "cossy3" 10th May 2019
What is it this Mesh thing now !!!!! :/ :/
vbhagaur10/05/2019 11:45

I read this doesn’t have 2.4ghz network (as it auto selects the best one f …I read this doesn’t have 2.4ghz network (as it auto selects the best one for you), so your old devices (like Alexa) without 5ghz wont connect to it anymore. Not sure how true that it, someone could confirm.


You're partly right but it is actually and issue with mesh networks as a whole. Had no issues with main echo devices. Had the same problem with BT whole home. Amazon smart plugs couldn't see the network. My UE Blast wouldn't connect and sometimes Google Home thinks it is on a different network and kept asking me to set up voice again. Ended up disabling the whole home wifi and using apple timecapusles x3 on split repeating hardwired network. Very frustrating as the new home hub doesn't give you the option to split the wifi names like home hub 6 (even when not using the mesh service) but is actually an amazing router. Unlike the crap home hub 6 that reset itself every day for me (i had 3!) and takes ages to boot the new one is rock solid. Wish BT give you the option to use older firmware and not mesh. I could use all 2.4 Ghz I guess but that's limiting on 160 mbps broadband.
Edited by: "cantonbean" 10th May 2019
roll_me_some10/05/2019 13:18

personally if you want the best set up, (non-Virgin) I got the draytek …personally if you want the best set up, (non-Virgin) I got the draytek vigor 130 as modem, edgerouter X (With POE port) and then unifi AP AC LR (maybe couple depending on how your house is set up). Internet was flawless and never got less than 55MB. (max speed available was 60MB on openreach) (was promised 51MB minimum)

I've had very similar setup to yours with the unifi AP connected via a powerline adapter which was slowing my network a bit. Swapped the AP with an Amplifi HD mesh and oh my world....... streaming 4K from the other side of the house (can probably do it from half way down the street as well). Double the price of this unit yes but worth every single penny. Draytek, Microtik and Ubiquiti are really the names that I find to be extremely dependable and reliable when it comes to serious networking.
Aiadi10/05/2019 14:54

I've had very similar setup to yours with the unifi AP connected via a …I've had very similar setup to yours with the unifi AP connected via a powerline adapter which was slowing my network a bit. Swapped the AP with an Amplifi HD mesh and oh my world....... streaming 4K from the other side of the house (can probably do it from half way down the street as well). Double the price of this unit yes but worth every single penny. Draytek, Microtik and Ubiquiti are really the names that I find to be extremely dependable and reliable when it comes to serious networking.


the powerline would have been the bottle neck. i just got Ethernet installed in 3 different corners of the house (Cat 6) for about 170..worth it.
Hi all, after recently buying this mesh system, I can confirm the Amazon Echos etc do work. All you have to do is disable the 5GHZ wifi on the DECOs whilst setting up the Amazon devices, then re-enable 5GHZ afterwards. Job done.

No issues so far with any devices
Edited by: "Christopher_Jones7FT" 10th May 2019
Can you add a vpn to this set up ? :/
billingtonrover10/05/2019 16:15

Can you add a vpn to this set up ? :/


Afraid not, that is one of the downsides.

Although for me personally I set up my VPN on individual devices that actually require a VPN.

Another option is to configure a Raspberry Pi with PiVPN and Pi-hole and add that to the network. Google it.
Edited by: "Christopher_Jones7FT" 10th May 2019
Does this work with plusnet router?
Just to chip in as another happy user of these.

They give me great coverage all through the house now.

The only downside of them is that when I introduced them to the house, my Nest thermostat started dropping out and losing its connection to the boiler controller (heat link). I guess just interference.

I could maybe have done something more sophisticated but moving the thermostat closer to the boiler fixed that out.

Otherwise, these things are rock solid and give great coverage.
Can these Tp-links use the wi-fi ssid and password I already have on my router or does it make a seperate ssid and pass?.. cus I read the BT ones cant use the existing ssid and pass you already have, it creates a new network. thanks.
Edited by: "potnoodle" 11th May 2019
potnoodle11/05/2019 01:59

Can these Tp-links use the wi-fi ssid and password I already have on my …Can these Tp-links use the wi-fi ssid and password I already have on my router or does it make a seperate ssid and pass?.. cus I read the BT ones cant use the existing ssid and pass you already have, it creates a new network. thanks.


You can decide the SSID and password if you would like to have the same SSID and password of the router.
can you plug a USB hard drive in and share it across the network with this router?
Can't decide to get these or the bt ones to go with virgin superhub 3. At the moment I have to link archer a7 connected which covers the whole house , can get 150mb in most of house but right in the corner of the dining room where the desk is it drops to 50mb and in the main bedroom it drops to 50mb. Will these give me full speed everywhere up will I still see the same ?
stethorn13/05/2019 11:51

Can't decide to get these or the bt ones to go with virgin superhub 3. At …Can't decide to get these or the bt ones to go with virgin superhub 3. At the moment I have to link archer a7 connected which covers the whole house , can get 150mb in most of house but right in the corner of the dining room where the desk is it drops to 50mb and in the main bedroom it drops to 50mb. Will these give me full speed everywhere up will I still see the same ?


I've just installed these in my home connected to my Superhub 3 and are now getting great speeds all over the house. I am even getting coverage in the garden now, which was flaky before. Highly recommended.
Does anyone know whether two Deco M5's can be hooked up together using gigabit powerline adapters? My ideal situation would be to have the modem router connected to one of the deco's in AP mode, then that AP linked to the other AP via a powerline adapter. I want to do this than the normal repeater setup as wired connection would lead to a higher speed on the secondary AP compared to connecting the two wirelessly.
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