Posted on November 29, 2017
TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh WiFi System Review
Stable & Reliable! Wireless Router/Mesh setup. It has been very stable in my week of ownership without any issues. I have a large two story house with 10+ wireless devices and another 6+ or so smart wifi devices along with an extensive wired network. It handled everything great! Did have a few issues (See cons) Which hopefully will be addressed in an software update for those who want more control with there network, but if you want something that just works without tinkering and need a mesh like setup these are perfect! Very easy to setup with a mobile device tested it on both Android and iPhone/iOS device (Setup in my video here on an Android device). I do like the convince of getting a notification when a new device connects to my network.
As of testing I only had a 24/2 Cable connection, My area finally got 100/10 and it handles it even better!
– Easy setup
– It just works with any hassle!
– Great WiFi Range and awesome coverage when you have more than one.
– Handles tons of devices without issue all at once
What this router needs/Cons:
-First and foremost it needs a Access Point/bridge mode for those that want to put it behind another router and use it just for WiFi (Which I was hoping to use it for)
– Better QoS system for those with slower connections
– Would be nice to have a BW usage monitor as well
Update: Now has an Access point mode!