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TP-Link Deco M9 Plus

"The TP-Link Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wi-Fi System is an excellent performer that offers a robust feature set, including the ability to serve as a home automation hub that controls numerous smart home devices."
As posted by pcmag.com

Pros

  • Built-in malware and virus protection
  • Robust parental controls
  • Alexa and IFTTT compatible
  • Strong coverage and performance
  • Easy to setup and configure

Cons

  • Cannot separate radio bands
  • Can't use USB port
  • No Z-Wave support
  • Not the fastest router on the market
  • Quite expensive

Product Details

Date First Available:
11 September 2019

Overall Rating

92.9%
The overall rating was calculated based on 19575 customer and expert reviews from 13 review sites and 6 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mesh WiFi Systems:
  • 96.6%
    Setup
  • 95.2%
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  • 97.2%
    Performance
  • 92.9%
    Build Quality
  • 94.4%
    Design
  • 93.6%
    Range
  • 92.5%
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7
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Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    BHPHOTOVIDEO.COM
    69 reviews
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    AMAZON.IN
    406 reviews
    ₹14,999.00
  • TP-Link - Deco M9 Plus – AC2200 Smart Home Mesh WiFi System (3-pack)

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $249.99
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    EBAY.COM
    956 reviews
    $258.88
  • TP-Link Deco M9 Plus

    WALMART.COM
    1,615 reviews
    $302.95
  • Deco M9 Plus Whole Home WiFi System - Triple Pack

    CURRYS.CO.UK
    336,161 reviews
    £329.0
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Expert Reviews

The TP-Link Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wi-Fi System is an excellent performer that offers a robust feature set, including the ability to serve as a home automation hub that controls numerous smart home devices.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Easy to install.
  • Solid throughput in testing.
  • Dedicated backhaul band.
  • Built-in malware and virus protection.
  • Robust parental controls.
  • Controls numerous smart home devices.
  • Alexa and IFTTT compatible.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • Lacks Z-Wave support.
  • Cannot separate radio bands.

While its security software and an easy installation app distinguish the Deco M9 Plus from the mesh networking crowd, its otherwise midrange performance is marred by sometimes erratic behavior.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Home Automation connections
  • Simple, straight-forward setup
  • Network security software

Cons

  • Erratic behavior
  • Need to use TP-Link Deco app
  • Can't use USB port

Opening the Mesh concept to the internet of things

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Strong coverage and performance
  • Easy to setup and configure
  • Parental controls and antivirus included

Cons

  • A little on the pricey side
  • Not all smart-home devices are supported (yet)

There's dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love.

Read more on pcworld.com

Pros

  • Adds extra bandwidth to its dedicated wireless backhaul on the fly
  • Also supports hardwired backhaul, if you have the infrastructure for it
  • Built-in, if basic, smart home hub

Cons

  • No Z-Wave support
  • Not the fastest router on the market
  • Low-profile enclosure keeps the antennas low, too

Wireless mesh Wi-Fi is the best way to get a strong signal all around your home, but with so many mesh systems basically doing the same thing, it’s becoming...

Read more on the-ambient.com

Pros

  • Zigbee hub
  • Alexa control of the router
  • Excellent parental controls

Cons

  • No Alexa control of devices
  • Quite expensive
  • Limited smart device support

TP-Link's newest mesh router ticks every box and it's less expensive than it once was

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Excellent coverage
  • Handy smart home hub
  • Built-in antivirus and parental controls

Cons

  • Relatively pricey
  • Costly for what you get
  • Expensive compared to other mesh systems

Throw your other hubs to the curb. You'll be able to center your smart home around TP-Link's Mesh Wi-Fi system.

Read more on cnet.com

The Internet used to be easy. If you’re only watching low-resolution videos and checking your email, then you don’t need that much bandwidth from your Wi-Fi connection. But these days, we have much greater expectations. We expect our connections to be able to stream Netflix in one part of our home while downloading a game in another. And even though the data burden is getting bigger, we expect those connections to stay stable Which is why mesh networks are the latest big trend in Wi-Fi. People don’t want to have to sit six feet from their router to get a

Read more on nerdtechy.com

TP-Link's newest mesh router not only purports  to provide fast internet connections to more than 100 devices throughout your home, but also serves as a smart home hub for all of your connected devices. Meet the Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wi-Fi System, the latest multitasker in your life. A one-pack costs $180.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

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