TP-Link,one of the known household brands for Wireless accesspoints unleashed one of their latest product innovations, the Deco M9 plus. Known for providing simple and affordable Wi-Fi for the home, the Deco M9 is a promising new product since it incorporates not just a basic wifi, but boasts a whole lot of powerful and useful features that you have never imagined that can be put in one tiny device.
The Deco M9 plus is proud to introduce the mesh Wi-Fi system and smart hub functionality, that is aimed to provide Wi-Fi that’s “Fast. Smart. Everywhere”. TP-Link’s Deco M9 Plus which was unveiled to the media on a presscon last June 22. The AC2200 Smart Home Mesh Wi-Fi System Deco M9 Plus is the simplest way to guarantee a strong Wi-Fi signal in every corner of homes up to 400 square meters with just two Deco units. Users can enjoy fast, secure Wi-Fi for over 100 connected devices, and take control of all their smart home devices with Deco M9 Plus, with no need to buy an additional hub. Wi-Fi dead-zone killer.
By placing the Deco M9 plus units in different rooms, they work together to form a MESH or a web-like unified whole-home network to eliminate weak signal areas. Thus, your Phones and tablets automatically switch to the fastest Deco M9 unit that is available as you move through their homes, creating a truly seamless online experience. It supports IEEE 802.11r as well as 802.11k/v mean roaming from one Deco to another is so smooth even unnoticeable, even during streaming.
Deco M9 Plus delivers super-fast Wi-Fi to devices in every part of the home with its 8 built-in antennas. The AC2200 Wi-Fi system transmits three separate wireless tri-band for combined speeds of up to 2,134 Mbps : one radio transmits at 400Mbps 2.4GHz band for surfing, online shopping and audio streaming, the second radio at high-speed 867Mbps 5GHz band for lag-free 4k streaming and gaming, and a 3rd radio 867Mbps 5GHz band as backhaul. The Deco M9 has a total of 3 radios transmitting at different speeds and frequencies.
The Smart Connect technology automatically assigns each device to the optimum band to balance traffic and maintain fast connections. The Deco M9 Plus utilizes a single 5GHz band as wireless backhaul when traffic is light, but can count on the other 5GHz band and the 2.4GHz band for backhaul when traffic gets heavy, delivering speeds of over 1000Mbps — ideal for users with gigabit fiber connections. Just imagine that!
The Built-in smart hub that brings all your smart home devices onto one platform. Unlike other devices, only the Deco M9 Plus is compatible with smartbulbs, smartswitches, locks, sensors, plugs, cameras and a long list with compatible brands that you can see in their website that includes TP-Link and other leading brands.
The Deco M9 plus has can connect more devices with its MIMO (Multiple in Multiple Out) and dynamic antennas and is powered with a Qualcomm Quad-core CPU, giving Deco M9 Plus the processing power to support over 100 devices, with speeds up to three times faster than previous generation routers.
A range of powerful features help to make Deco M9 Plus one of the most advanced tri-band Wi-Fi mesh routers in the market today by providing the TP-Link HomeCare, which is a suite of features that include parental controls, built-in homegrown antivirus and traffic-optimizing Quality of Service (QoS). All TP-Link products are easy to setup and manage. When it is first time to connect your smartphone to Deco M9 Plus via Bluetooth, just follow the step-by-step instructions given in the Deco App to configure the network the way you want it. Simple, fast and smart!
To summarize, here are the key features of the Deco M9 plus
• Maximized range: Wi-Fi coverages up to 400 square meters (using 2 units based on internal test)
• Superior AC2200 tri-band speeds: 1 x 400Mbps on 2.4GHz + 2 x 867Mbps on 5GHz
• Smart hub: Connects to and controls all your smart home devices
• Compatibility: Compatible with TP-Link smart devices, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT and other leading brands,
• More devices: Supports 100+ device connections
• Enhanced backhaul: Uses all three Wi-Fi bands as backhaul when traffic gets heavy, with speeds of over 1000Mbps
• TP-Link HomeCareTM: Parental Controls, QoS and Built-in Antivirus software
• Easy setup and management: App-based setup and convenient network management thanks to the Deco app
• Powerful processing: Qualcomm Quad-core CPUs
• Expand anytime: Add more Decos to expand Wi-Fi coverage to match your home’s scale • Supports IPv6
The Deco M9 plus sounds promising with all its latest features in a single device First impression of the product is it is compact, lightweight, stylish with its white finish. All the said features of the TP-Link Deco M9 plus are available with the Enterprise grade Wi-Fi accesspoints that i have sold and installed before and it is surprising to know it is now available for SOHO.
I have some reservations and would need to actually want to see if the performance of the device is not sacrificed when all the features are turned-on and loaded with multiple users. My wishlist is that it comes with a built-in PoE port so that it can be installed simply on roofs and ceilings without having problems of power outlet and an optional PoE injector.
How much is the Deco M9 plus? It is sold for a bundle of 2 units for the retail price of P17,500 only.
When is the Deco M9 plus available in the Philippines? It will be made available to the general public by July 22, 2018 through its accredited dealers nationwide.