TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System at Amazon for £199
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TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System at Amazon for £199

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Found 17th Nov
As with the Hive - I've just ordered this to make sure I get goo Wifi coverage! Seems to have very good reviews and also a 2 port version rather than the BT 1 port version.

Better spec'd also. And now for the same price as the BT mesh 3 hub system!

9 Comments

Aren't these just cheap routers packaged in a 'fun' shape and given a misleading but trendy 'catchphase' name.

cowsindahouse39 m ago

Aren't these just cheap routers packaged in a 'fun' shape and given a …Aren't these just cheap routers packaged in a 'fun' shape and given a misleading but trendy 'catchphase' name.



no

Best getting some TP LINK EAP115 these are great for home use and only thing needs changing is ssid and pwd also do cluster mode

chuf1 h, 5 m ago

Best getting some TP LINK EAP115 these are great for home use and only …Best getting some TP LINK EAP115 these are great for home use and only thing needs changing is ssid and pwd also do cluster mode


See
paulj481 h, 14 m ago

no



See, they are just cheap routers setup in repeater bridge mode... Bought by the gullible? Or is there something special they can do?

cowsindahouse52 m ago

See, they are just cheap routers setup in repeater bridge mode... Bought …See, they are just cheap routers setup in repeater bridge mode... Bought by the gullible? Or is there something special they can do?


These are not 'cheap routers' and are far more than simple repeaters. These create a mesh network, replacing your existing router's Wi-Fi output and giving a consistent signal and network speed around the house. Anyone who has used repeaters, powerline adapters and routers as bridges will know it results in a mishmash of equipment with patchy performance. Even if you can set it up correctly (and, let's be honest, the vast majority of the public can't) it rarely works seamlessly and results in different devices with multiple interfaces to manage.

The huge advantage of this is you are creating an AC-enabled Wi-Fi network with a single management point (either via an app or web interface) that allows you to administer the whole network or the separate discs. My experience is that as long as you position these correctly you will end up with your maximum speeds across your entire house (and, in my case, a separate garden office). As you and your devices move around your property, they will automatically switch to the strongest signal coming from the nearest disc.

For some people, maybe a hack job with old routers or repeaters will work just fine. But even for the sceptical, there's no doubt that this is a far more elegant and reliable solution that not only provides excellent speed and signal strength but virtually no technical knowledge to set up.
Edited by: "Interloper" 17th Nov

These are great but its not true re better spec than bt whole home wifi bt whole home wifi is 1733+400 per disc these are 867+400

Oh also the current bt whole home wifi dual disc deal for £ 100 is a better deal also

But if you prefer tplink these are great also

garrafk8 h, 27 m ago

These are great but its not true re better spec than bt whole home wifi bt …These are great but its not true re better spec than bt whole home wifi bt whole home wifi is 1733+400 per disc these are 867+400


Those are theoretical speeds and, I'd guess, largely meaningless to most people. There is more to the spec than just the stated speeds,
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