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TP-Link Deco M5 AC1300 Wireless Mesh System Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Jun 16, 2017 5:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: TP-Link

Tyler's Router Test System Specifications




Wireless Throughput





The Deco uses bandsteering, so short of using a legacy device to test 2.4GHz throughput, we were stuck testing 5GHz only. With that, throughput was top notch for the 5GHz band reaching 598 Mbps, the highest of the four I have tested.




Mobile throughput with my iPhone gave us 545 Mbps, pretty much the peak of the iPhone chipset.




Something I should have added previously was a test of the Mesh backhaul system. With the Deco M5, I tested in several stages by wiring test clients to each mesh point. As you can see, within 10ft, the Mesh backhaul is operating around 340 Mbps, but after its dips down to 80 Mbps.

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