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TP-Link Deco M5 AC1300 Wireless Mesh System Review (Page 4)

By Tyler Bernath from Jun 16, 2017 @ 12:40 CDT
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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United States: The TP-Link Deco Whole Home Mesh WiFi System - Homecare Support, Seamless Roaming, Dynamic Backhaul, Adaptive Routing, Up to 5,500 sq. ft. Coverage (M5) retails for $169.99 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The TP-Link Deco M5 AC1300 Wireless Mesh System retails for £ at Amazon UK.

Canada: The TP-Link Deco M5 AC1300 Wireless Mesh System retails for $267.99 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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