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TP-Link Mesh Wi-Fi System Now Shipping

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

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    TP-Link just announced that the Deco M5, its entry in the distributed/mesh Wi-Fi system market, is now available. The Deco M5 comes in a three-unit pack and includes several security features, as well the usual router-based capabilities. TP-Link's announcement did not mention the Deco M5 Plus Router with Powerline that was also announced at CES 2017.

    Deco M5 supports TP-Link’s HomeCare services, which include exploit and malware protection provided by TrendMicro, SPI firewalling, parental controls, and device access control. The accompanying TP-Link Deco app provides features including remote administration and usage/activity reports.

    Each Demo M5 mesh node is powered by a quad-core processor and includes a simultaneous AC1300 class 2x2 dual band radio supporting maximum link rates of 400 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps in 5 GHz. TP-Link says the Deco M5 system covers up to 4500 square feet and is scalable to incorporate a total of eight units.

    Deco M5 automatically manages how bandwidth is used between devices and identifies the fastest path possible using TP-Link’s Adaptive Routing Technology (ART). The mesh wireless system also includes QoS controls that help prioritize services like streaming, chat or gaming. The system is set up and managed via iOS or Android app.

    Currently available, the three-pack TP-Link Deco M5 system’s MSRP is $299. Individual mesh nodes sell for $129.
     
  2. pege63

    pege63 Very Senior Member

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    A typical connection structures of ethernet backhaul for Deco M5.
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