TP-Link enters mesh router market with Deco M5 Whole-Home Wi-Fi System


TP-Link has launched the Deco M5, a whole-home Wi-Fi system, making an entry into the mesh router market. Currently available as a three-unit multi-pack, the TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Wi-Fi System can presently be bought via HSN and other online and retail stores for a price of  $299 or approximately ₹19,271.

Powered by a quad-core processor, TP-Link says that the three-unit Deco M5 is capable of covering an area of up to 4500 square feet. The company says that scaling up further is also possible, and up to ten Deco M5 units can be added to a single network for coverage across larger spaces.

The Deco M5 is a dual-band system that uses the AC1300 wireless standard. The system is capable of throughput speeds of 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band.  The Deco M5 also lets you control how bandwidth is used, and lets you prioritise services and devices for heavy bandwidth tasks such as HD video streaming, online gaming or video chats. The company claims an intuitive and easy setup process. TP-Link has a Deco mobile app for Android and iOS that lets users setup whole-home Wi-Fi coverage with step-by-step instructions and visuals.

The routers have built-in parental controls and site filtering features, and will let you manage and monitor access of network services for children by time allowance. You can also get monthly usage reports sent to your phone. They also have built-in antivirus and malware protection as security features.

TP-Link’s Deco M5 whole-home Wi-Fi system joins a growing range of mesh networking options, and at $299 (approximately ₹19,271), is competitively priced. TP-Link also has a legacy of great networking products to boast of.