When using all 3 included Deco units, the range expands up to 4,500 square feet. The Deco app is great for not-so-tech-savvy people like me. With the Deco M5 2-Pack, say goodbye to dead spots and enjoy corner-to-corner coverage. Many of the advanced functions you mentioned are missing are now available with the most recent firmware upgrades. Instead of handling anti-virus through the computer, the Deco M5 has the ability to identify and delete viruses from potentially harmful files and software from the system itself. And having the 3-year built-in antivirus and malware protection, ensures that all of your connected devices are protected on the network. Deco provides better coverage and stronger signal than routers and range extenders.
Experience WiFi Like Never Before Deco M5 uses new technology to cover your entire home in powerful WiFi. By boasting upwards of 4500 Sq. Submitted as part of a free sample program. This all can affect how WiFi travels in the home. I bought a fancy stand alone wifi router last year, but that didn't do the trick. The main difference between this, and a standard Wi-Fi router is convenience. Given their size, you can tuck them away on a shelf, hang them on a wall, or leave them on a desk like traditional Wi-Fi routers.
The build quality of the Deco units is solid. As far as speed goes they are pretty speedy, I have seen faster and I have seen much much slower devices. They are not bulky at all and they are easy to move around the house, so they are extremely portable. This all can affect how WiFi travels in the home. However, as we move to Location 2, performance dropped substantially to 158Mbps which is about the average compared to other mesh Wi-Fi systems on the market. The Deco M5 is designed with convenience and performance in mind. Submitted as part of free sample program.
You get all the normal great parental controls, guest controls and more with this system. For example in the QoS menu, you simply choose one general category of services to prioritize or go to a custom menu to prioritize categories of services. I wanted to see how well these Wi-Fi routers performed with me moving around the house, handling the handover traffic. Should have bought this a while ago. Transfer speeds between the two systems is then tested using iPerf 3. That said, after several restarts and a considerable amount of praying to the computer gods, the Deco M5 did eventually get setup. NetSpot Site Survey In order to test the Wi-Fi coverage of the system, I utilized , which is an excellent, easy to use utility that will allow you to create Wi-Fi site surveys.
There is no web-based management page for you to log into, like you would typically do with a router. If you are looking for more advanced features e. Another big bonus with these Wi-Fi routers is the included antivirus. I would recommend this to a friend. I did not have any issues in the setup process, but I attribute that to a newer version of the app and firmware than you were using.
So not only can you connect devices wirelessly, but with an Ethernet cable as well. Also, If you have a very large home or office, and wish to expand the system for even greater coverage, you can add up to seven more Deco units to the initial three. At the bottom is an array of vents along with a small reset button. It is important to understand what this router is and what it is not. No, what they are is basically a home router with range extenders built in. From there I placed unit 3 in the den which had poor signal before, about two rooms away from unit 2. After the mesh network is created, users come into possession of a dual-band network that sports speeds of 400 Mbps on a 2.
The Deco M5 what is this? I started with unit 1 plugged directly into my modem in the master bedroom, then connected unit 2 in the living room placed directly underneath where unit 1 is sitting. I am happy to see Tp-link include these Gigabit ports, as there are older devices that do not have wireless capability. If have no drop spots and the far edges of the home finally get a good signal. And if you do not want a child spending too much time online, you will be able to set time limits for their devices that connect to the internet. All in all, this is an easy setup and go type of package. As of now, the Deco app is the only way to set them up and maintain them.
Love that I can limit the time my kids' wi-fi use and its anti-virus software. I was up and running in under 10 minutes including a firmware and antivirus update. You will also need to install the free Deco app for setting up and maintaining the system. All of the others were significantly more expensive, slightly harder to set up and simply did not work as well. Just make sure to place them out in the open, as each Deco unit has vent-holes located on the bottom for heat dissipation. Performs exactly like the product description - no more dead spots in my 2-story and basement house. Performance Routing Performance Routing performance is tested using two systems.
You can also set time limits and even set bedtimes which is cool. Also, they look very chic too. With the Deco M5 1-Pack, say goodbye to dead spots and enjoy corner-to-corner coverage. Your phone or tablet automatically connects to the fastest Deco as you move through your home, creating a truly seamless online experience. You also get notifications when a new device joins your network.