TP-LINK - Deco AC1300 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (3-pack) - white

Improve internet connectivity with this handy TP-LINK Deco dual-band Wi-Fi system. The three power adapters included in this set disperse a strong wireless signal over a maximum 4,500-foot area, so you stay securely connected. Install the Deco app on your smart device to monitor this TP-LINK Deco dual-band Wi-Fi system and change its settings to suit your home.

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Overview

What's Included


  • TP-LINK Deco AC1300 Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System (3-pack)
  • 3x Power Adapters
  • RJ45 Ethernet Cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

Features


Whole-home Wi-Fi solution

Keeps your network strong irrespective of the size or construction of your home. The Deco system creates a unified Wi-Fi network so you can enjoy one seamless connection as you move around the house.

Wireless-AC technology

Backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks, enables easy upgrade.

2.4GHz wireless frequency (802.11 b/g/n compliant) and 5GHz wireless frequency (802.11 ac/n/a compliant)

For fast data transfer speeds.

MU-MIMO technology

Gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection so that multiple devices connect at the same time without slowing down the network.

TP-Link ART™ (Adaptive Routing Technology)

ART keeps your network running as fast as possible by choosing the best path for each connection to follow.

Two Gigabit Ethernet ports

Offer a high-speed wired network connection and can be configured as WAN or LAN.

WPA/WPA2 encryption

Provides active protection against security threats.

SPI firewall

Protects your network devices from malicious attacks.

Parental control

Lets you automatically block specific content on the connected devices.


Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Wi-Fi System!

    Posted
    TechOnDeck
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    All right, let’s first get this out of the way. Yes, the Deco units do look like a stylish smoke detector, right? Now that I have put that in your head, let’s get on with the mini review below. Setting Up Your Deco M5 Wi-Fi System To set up your Deco M5 Wi-Fi system, you will need an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, with bluetooth capability. You will also need to install the free Deco app for setting up and maintaining the system. The Deco app will walk you through the setup process, with text and graphics, along the way. Setting them up is easy to do, and you will be up and running in just a short amount of time. As of now, the Deco app is the only way to set them up and maintain them. There is no web-based management page for you to log into, like you would typically do with a router. This may not be that big of a deal for most these days, but if you do not own a smartphone or tablet, you can’t set the system up. And for this reason, I would like to see TP-Link add the ability to set up the system with a web-based page, soon. Why not? Now about the Deco app. The Deco app menu system is laid out nicely, all the settings are easy to find and navigate. I think Tp-Link did a nice job with the Deco app. Below are the system requirements for your Android or iOS device: Android 4.3 or later iOS 8.0 or later Bluetooth 4.0 or later And of course, there are a set of parental controls for those of you with kids, which are easily setup within the Deco app. You are able to restrict websites based on age and content ratings, as well as by categories. 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. There are several more settings as well, but that should give you a basic idea of the Parental controls. Performance The Deco M5 whole-home Wi-Fi system is powered by a quad-core processor, is a dual-band AC1300 system capable of throughput speeds of 400 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band, and it supports MU-MIMO. It also automatically optimizes Wi-Fi connections for each of your devices. According to the specifications, each Deco unit covers 1,500 to 1,800 square feet. When using all 3 included Deco units, the range expands up to 4,500 square feet. That’s fantastic wireless coverage! I live in a smallish 4 bedroom home with a large yard, and the Deco M5 system provides excellent coverage in and around my home. I am getting nearly the same Speed Test results using the Deco M5 system, as I do when connected to my main AC router. And so far, I haven’t experienced a single issue while streaming HD content on multiple devices at once. Everything has played nicely. I haven’t had a chance to test out online gaming with the Deco system yet, but I feel confident it will handle the job very well, as the wireless coverage has been strong and reliable for everything else. And for those devices that require an Ethernet cable to connect to your network, no need to worry, each Deco unit has 2 Gigabit ports to connect them to. So not only can you connect devices wirelessly, but with an Ethernet cable as well. I am happy to see Tp-link include these Gigabit ports, as there are older devices that do not have wireless capability. 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. Up to 10 Deco units can be used on the same network. Final Thoughts Don’t let their small size fool you, there is some serious technology packed inside the Deco M5 Wi-Fi system. And you do not have to be a computer wiz to set it up. It’s super easy to get it set up and running, and once setup, provides excellent wireless coverage. And having the 3-year built-in antivirus and malware protection, ensures that all of your connected devices are protected on the network. The build quality of the Deco units is solid. And I do like how they look. They should blend into any home or office setting nicely. They are also small and won’t take up much space, wherever you decide to place them. Just make sure to place them out in the open, as each Deco unit has vent-holes located on the bottom for heat dissipation. You don’t want to place them inside of an enclosure, or anywhere that will trap heat. The Deco M5 system has a lot to like about it, but unfortunately, it’s not cheap. Currently set at $300 US dollars, this is an expensive system. I wish you the best in setting up your network!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat/Fast little devices

    Posted
    Chris1433

    This is a review of a free product received from TP-Link as part of the review program. The Deco M5 what is this? Are they smoke detectors? Hockey pucks? No, what they are is basically a home router with range extenders built in. This is done to cover you home the best it can and eliminate dead spots. I would like to call out something right away if you like to customize your network the Deco isn’t for you. However, if you want to quickly and simply cover your home in an umbrella of Wi-Fi goodness this is for you. Each device is packed with some cool features I especially like the parental controls which allow me to select devices to place controls on. You can also set time limits and even set bedtimes which is cool. There is also an antivirus feature which can stop some malicious sites and pick off viruses before they are downloaded. However, this is not a replacement for AV on your computer but it’s a nice extra layer for the hostile internet. The setup of each device is pretty painless, plug it in, wait, hit connect on the app and pick your settings, on the remainder of the devices you just basically hit next a few times and move on. The nice part about the app is no matter where you are you can check on your network. You also get notifications when a new device joins your network. There is also the ability to have a guest network isolated from your home network. This is great alternative to giving friends or relatives your Wi-Fi password or saying “no” like I do which always causes someone to whine. The app also allows you to share your Wi-Fi password via anything your phone will share which is neat. I will never have to repeat my guest password again as they never get it right the first time. As far as speed goes they are pretty speedy, I have seen faster and I have seen much much slower devices. I would put the speed at the high middle level. The bad about the Deco is the lack of customization, you cannot control the DHCP server so you cannot select your IP address, which for the layman is a good thing. It was recently updated to add features too it has an AP mode so you can use this as a basic extender but you lose some of the functionality like AV and parental controls which makes sense because the device is no longer the central point for access. But still nice to have the choice. All in all, this is an easy setup and go type of package. So far, I have to say it’s a pretty neat product and I can’t wait to see what features get added in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hi Chris,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with our Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System! We're thrilled to hear you were able to easily set up the system and you're enjoying its many network management features, robust Wi-Fi coverage, and the Deco App.

      We appreciate your positive feedback; we're always working to evolve the Deco M5 in order to provide you with the best Wi-Fi experience ever. If you have any questions about your Deco M5 in the future, please feel free to e-mail USSupportTeam@TP-Link.com and we'll be more than happy to follow up with you.

      Thank you,
      TP-Link Customer Support

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    There is WiFi literally everywhere in my home.

    Posted
    lagumorph

    I'm typing this review from a remote corner of my home, where previous to installing the TP-Link Deco M5, I had about 1 bar of WiFi signal. To stream video from this room, I had to buy an HDMI extender cable to dangle the Amazon FireTV stick near the ceiling, where it's able to catch a better signal from the router that's situated upstairs. I am now staring at full-strength signal, 55mbps download speed (57 when I'm standing next to the Deco unit that's connected to my router). The FireTV Stick is now plugged directly into the TV (no more extender! hooray!), streaming with no buffering at all. Setup was as easy as download an app, and waiting for the tiny LED light on each Deco unit to change after being plugged in. 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. No signal loss at all. From there I placed unit 3 in the den which had poor signal before, about two rooms away from unit 2. The whole process took about half an hour total, including the prompted firmware updates from the app. I'd noticed some overall improvements as well. The Yi Home security cameras that we have peppered around the house are connecting instantaneously rather than taking 2-3 seconds to load. Faster speeds when connecting to the Synology NAS, less buffering when retrieving HD recordings from HDHomeRun. The included 3 Deco units covers my entire two-level home, with some access in the basement. Looks like it'll be easy enough to pick up additional Deco units if I want to expand the network, or create a guest network. Lastly - LOVE the night mode!! Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hi lagumorph,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with our Deco M5; we appreciate your detailed, positive feedback. We're happy to hear you were able to easily set up your Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, and that you're enjoying vastly improved Wi-Fi coverage and speeds, as well as improved responsiveness from your Fire Stick, security cameras, NAS, and HD recordings.

      The Deco M5 System has a built-in, optional Guest Network feature so you can easily set up guest Wi-Fi and parameters for connecting guests. More info here: http://www.tp-link.com/us/faq-1461.html

      We're always working to evolve the Deco M5 in order to provide you with the best Wi-Fi experience ever. If you have any questions about your Deco M5 in the future, please feel free to e-mail USSupportTeam@TP-Link.com and we'll be more than happy to follow up with you.

      Thank you,
      TP-Link Customer Support

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easiest Setup Ever!

    Posted
    TechReviewGuru

    This is a fantastic concept! It is a hybrid of a Wi-Fi router, and a Range Extender. It is important to understand what this router is and what it is not. The main difference between this, and a standard Wi-Fi router is convenience. The idea is to have a very simple to setup, use, and manage Wi-Fi solution in your home. Consequently, the iPhone/Android Deco app used to control this device is very basic. If you are looking for more advanced features (e.g. Web GUI, VPN server, Port Forwarding, FTP Server, etc.), then this Wi-Fi solution may not be for you. With that said, it's not to say that there are no advanced features at all. In fact, you can setup a guest network, adjust the QOS, parental controls, remote network management, and automatic updates to name a few. You can also customize each device with different prioritization and rules. Setup was a breeze. I was up and running in under 10 minutes (including a firmware and antivirus update). 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 Deco app guided me in placing each unit in the best possible spot. Now for the performance. These Wi-Fi routers exceeded my expectations in my coverage and range tests. I was able to max out my internet speed in every corner of my house (even in awkward far reaching places). One aspect I also really tested a lot was the “seamless Wi-Fi” experience. I wanted to see how well these Wi-Fi routers performed with me moving around the house, handling the handover traffic. I did not notice any lag/drops/freezing whilst doing these tests. Another big bonus with these Wi-Fi routers is the included antivirus. Unlike a standalone antivirus SW, all traffic and all devices are protected. It even updates itself! Overall, I am very pleased with the performance, range, and ease of setup for these Wi-Fi routers. This review was submitted as part of a free sample program from TP-Link.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best router I've owned and I buy flagship models

    Posted
    stephenm806

    This is an awesome idea. One router with a range of 4500sqft is nowhere close to as useful as three strategical placed synced routers with 1500sqft. With this setup you limit the amount or resistance you will incur from walls, other structures. Setup is easy. You download the app and in 5-10 minutes, you will have a amazing Wi-Fi network up and running. I was able to basically max out my upload and download speeds from Verizon running at only 2-3% under max capability. I think this max be the closest I’ve gotten to max on a Wi-Fi router. It also comes with anti-virus software which I like. You get all the normal great parental controls, guest controls and more with this system. I love TP-Link because their router configuration menus are easy to navigate and configure as desired. If you’re not tech savvy you don’t have to worry because TP-Link offers 24hr customer service and will gladly walk you through anything you need to know. I only called them once for another device but my experience was a pleasure. I’ve owned a lot of routers and extenders but this 3 identical router system with 4500sqft is my favorite. I’d recommend this to anyone who has a large area they want to have strong Wi-Fi.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    quick setup, good parental control

    Posted
    RomReader

    Loving how quick setup was. And how much more wi-fi range my 3000 sq ft house is getting. We have a couple wi-fi lag spots in our house and these 4 cute Deco extenders more than made up for them (pic 01). NOTE that you have to download the Deco App on your phone to get these setup & working. The Deco app is great for not-so-tech-savvy people like me. It gives step by step instructions with large letters & buttons (see pic 02). So I got it all setup & working in 15 mins. Not bad at all. Love that I can limit the time my kids' wi-fi use and its anti-virus software. Definitely adding internet safety in my household. Highly recommended. Submitted as part of free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hi RomReader,

      Thanks for sharing your experience with our Deco M5 Mesh Wi-Fi System! We're happy to hear you were able to easily complete the setup using the intuitive Deco App, and that you're enjoying the Deco M5's robust Wi-Fi coverage, network security and management features. We appreciate your positive feedback; we're always working to evolve the Deco M5 in order to provide you with the best Wi-Fi experience ever. If you have any questions about your Deco M5 in the future, please feel free to e-mail Support.Amazon@TP-Link.com and we'll be more than happy to follow up with you.

      Thank you,
      TP-Link Customer Support

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup!

    Posted
    Andie
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Thi was super simple to set-up. It provides fast, reliable wifi all over the house. It is way more effective than my range-extenders. Also, they look very chic too. They are not bulky at all and they are easy to move around the house, so they are extremely portable. Make sure you follow the setup instructions exactly as in instruction, so you might not have any troubles. Overall a good product that works well. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hi Andie,

      Thanks for sharing your experience with our Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System! The Deco M5 is designed with convenience and performance in mind. We're thrilled to hear you were able to easily set it up, and that you're enjoying the aesthetics of your Deco M5 System, as well as its robust Wi-Fi range, speed and performance. We appreciate your positive feedback.

      Thank you,
      TP-Link Customer Support

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST Wifi system yet

    Posted
    smiller14559
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    TP link has knocked it out of the park. This system is amazing. No more buffering while streaming. I work from home and not getting any more dropped connections. The range is amazing. I can easily get connected at my pool and in my woods. LOVE this. BUY IT

    I would recommend this to a friend




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