In the market for wireless mesh systems, the Wi-Fi 6 standard is beginning to carve out an increasingly large share. TP-Link however intends to prove that the old guard has lost none of its interest, with a Deco M9 Plus kit that has everything to please.
While the Orbi range has built its reputation (rightly) on very high level performance, the Deco M9 Plus kit from TP Link intends to play a more versatile score. Admittedly, the performance of this mesh system is below the latest Wi-Fi 6 products, but it remains at a very good level. And at the same time, TP-Link offers many features and a three-module configuration, which will ensure excellent day-to-day comfort and solid network coverage.
- Easy installation and configuration
- Excellent network coverage
- Very good speeds
- Parental controls and antivirus suite included
- Efficient and complete administration interface
- A functional USB port or a 3rd RJ45 port would have been a plus
- No advanced settings for the web interface
NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude prices from shops whose the VAT policy is not clear (known as “grey” shops, typically in the case of imports from China).
The Xiaomi System Mesh AX3000 has it all: convincing performance – even if lower than the initial promise –, rich connectivity and easy installation. It is also rather compact and energy efficient. It only lacks a real parental control to be complete.