Mesh networking is becoming a popular option for people that need to cover a large area so a well-known player in the router market. TP-link has launched its Deco M5, Whole-Home Wi-Fi Systems mesh router networking solution. The newly launched mesh router comprises three units that are capable of covering 4,500 square feet of space. And you can add more of them later to cover even larger areas — which is the point of mesh networking.
Each router has dual-band AC1000 support with 400 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 867 Mbps on 5 GHz band. The same as competing kits linke Google Wifi, Luma and Eero. Tt supports MU-MIMO data streaming. The mesh router makes use of the company’s Adaptive Routing Technology (ART). Meaning it helps in quickly identifying and selecting the fastest path for your devices to connect to the network. In terms of functionality, much like other mesh networks. Deco M5 makes use of 3 separate units to ensure that the Wi-Fi coverage is evenly spread across all areas in a particular environment like home, office etc.
With Deco, you’ve the ability to control how bandwidth is used. That making it easy to prioritize services and devices for heavy-bandwidth tasks such as online gaming, HD video streaming or video chats’. The company said. Accompanying the Deco M5 is the Deco mobile app. Which TP-Link claims that will help the users breeze through the set-up process with comprehensive instructions and visuals. Once the set-up process is finished, the Deco M5 mobile app becomes a very useful tool in managing the network.
The Deco M5 will sell in a 3-pack for $300, that’s supposed to cover 4,500 square feet. And each units will be available for $129. It is supposed to become available sometime this week.