TP-Link Smart Hub & Whole Home WiFi Mesh System

(2 customer reviews)
BrandTP-Link
Frequency Band ClassSingle-Band
Wireless Type802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Included ComponentsNo
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Color2 Pack
  • Whole home coverage – cover up to 4, 500 sq. Ft. With seamless, high-performance Wi-Fi and eliminate dead zones and buffering
  • Faster tri-band speed for more devices
  • Intelligent Wi-Fi network – Deco M9 Plus unites your home under a single Wi-Fi name and password while delivering the best connections as you walk from room to room
  • Built-in smart hub – Connects your ZigBee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi smart home products, saving you the cost and space of extra hubs and control them all from the intuitive app. Operating temperature -10 to 40 degree Celsius
  • Protect your smart home – safeguard your home network and every connected device against intruders, viruses and malware with advanced Wi-Fi encryption and comprehensive Antivirus by Trend Micro
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Device detailed description

Deco M9 Plus delivers seamless wireless connectivity to the entire home. It improves upon tri-band Wi-Fi systems with TP-Link ONE mesh, which combines dedicated and dynamic backhaul technology for stronger performance. And it introduces ZigBee and Bluetooth Smart home radios for connecting and controlling Smart devices without extra hubs. maximum wireless transmission rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE standard 802.11 Specifications. Range and coverage specifications along with the number of connected devices were defined according to test results under normal usage conditions. Actual wireless transmission rate, wireless coverage, and number of connected devices are not guaranteed, and will vary as a result of 1) environmental factors, including building materials, physical objects and obstacles, 2) network conditions, including local interference, volume and density of traffic, product location, network complexity, and network overhead and 3) client limitations, including rated performance, location, connection quality, and client condition. mu-mimo capability requires client devices that also support MU-MIMO. *Free lifetime subscription to TP-Link HomeCare is included with purchase on select TP-Link models at no additional cost. “Lifetime Subscription” refers solely to the life of the purchased device and can not be transferred. TP-Link reserves the right to modify the service and feature at anytime.

Features and specification

Integration Supported smart home integration

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Interface Smart device connectivity interface

Product guides and documentsUser Guide (PDF)User Manual (PDF)

Frequently asked question

Does the deco m9 support poe and ethernet backhaul?

The Deco M9 Plus supports Ethernet Backhaul out of the box. Each unit is powered by their own power supply - they do not support PoE. Best Regards, … see more The Deco M9 Plus supports Ethernet Backhaul out of the box. Each unit is powered by their own power supply - they do not support PoE. Best Regards, TP-Link Support

How well does the m9 work with an at&t u-verse router?

I use it with my ATT u-verse router. I turned off the wifi on the router itself, and have the m9 set up in Router operating mode. I did this so i could use the Deco parental controls and other features. If you just use them in access point mode, it seems more limiting. One thing I found just yesterday was i had to … see more I use it with my ATT u-verse router. I turned off the wifi on the router itself, and have the m9 set up in Router operating mode. I did this so i could use the Deco parental controls and other features. If you just use them in access point mode, it seems more limiting. One thing I found just yesterday was i had to turn off Fast Roaming so my Yamaha app would see my network receivers. Other than that it works flawlessly, we get max speeds across the house and into the yard.

Can this 2 pack of M9 Plus be used with 220 volts?

Hi, Yes, the input power is 100~240V. Best Regards, … see more Hi, Yes, the input power is 100~240V. Best Regards, TP-Link Support

Will these deco disks interfere with our ring.com alarm system? the ring base station uses a combination of z-wave, zigbee to connect to all sensors

They shouldn't, though you may be able to add them to the router's Zigbee hub and control them through the router.

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  • Anonymous

    Very good first impressions

    Update (02/20/19):
    Using this for 8 months now and still rock solid. Most of the negative (or neutral) reviews are due to reviews lack of knowledge, or their disappointment that it’s missing some advanced feature that 99.999% of home users could care less about. I’m very tech savvy, 25+ years as a network/telecom systems integrator, designing and configuring business network and telecommunication systems from the ground up. The last think I want to do at home is work on my network…. I just want to plug it in, configure a few settings and it work. That’s exactly what this is.
    Original Review:
    This product was just released and installed, so these are my initial thoughts… I will update this review if/when my experience changes.
    First, I can’t imagine a router installation being any simpler. The included Quick Start Guide, is a booklet about the size of a business card, with one simple instruction repeated in every language known to man… That instruction is (I’m paraphrasing) ‘Download the app, and follow the instructions’. Anyone who can download an app and read, can have this up and running in no time. I AM NOT EXAGGERATING!
    The app is very well done, and makes advanced features like QOS, and Parental Controls simple for anyone to configure and use. With this app, you can manage your network using your mobile device from anywhere in the world, assuming you have an internet connection. I’m not sure if you can configure/manage through other means (web-browser, etc…), I haven’t attempted it, because the app is so convenient and includes everything I need (much better than the Linksys app).
    Although it’s still early in my testing, performance is noticeably improved over my previous router (Linksys AC3200/EA9200 Tri-Band).
    I have A LOT of devices on my network… (6-Laptops, 1-PC, 1-NAS, 8-SmartPhones, 3-Tablets, 1-XBOX One, 1-PlayStation 4, 1-Nintendo Switch, 7-Bose SoundTouch Speakers, 5-Arlo Cameras, 4-Tivo’s, 1-SmartThings hub, 3-Amazon Echos, an Ecobee thermostat, a Rachio Sprinkler Controller, and some WiFi light switches). In my household (of 6), it’s not uncommon to have 2 or 3 online gaming sessions, streaming videos, streaming music, and web surfing all happening simultaneously.
    After installing the Deco’s, the first thing I noticed was my Bose SoundTouch app and speakers (which have always been flaky) became very responsive and trouble free (again it’s still early). Also, there’s a noticeable improvement in areas were the WiFi signal begins to drop off. With the Linksys, in areas where my device would indicate a weak signal (25%-50%) the device would be very slow (1-5 Mbps downloads) and unstable, switching between WiFi and LTE. With the Deco, in areas where devices indicate a similar weak signal, it’s still very stable, and performance is decent (20-30 Mbps downloads). Also… These areas of degraded signal strength are further out with the Deco’s compared to my previous router, as the Deco’s do cover more area.
    For reference. I live in a single story, brick home (constructed in 1971), with 2800 sq ft of living space, plus an attached 2 car garage, and covered patio. I first connected only a single Deco, and tested coverage. The single unit was able to provide WiFi coverage to my entire living space. It would begin to drop off outdoors and in the garage. The single Deco’s coverage was about the same (maybe a little better) as my single Linksys, but was much more stable. Adding the second Deco, increased the coverage and extended it to my outdoor spaces, garage, driveway, etc…
    I’m still playing around with placement of the second unit.
    I bought these on ‘Prime Day’, and while several other mesh systems were discounted that day (Netgear Orbi, Linksys Velop, etc…) and I could have saved almost $100 with one of those, I choose the TP-Link. The main reasons was the security features offered. This system includes 3 years of Antivirus, Intrusion Prevention, and Content Filtering, in addition to some pretty slick QOS and Parental Control features.
    Having these security features on your router doesn’t mean you don’t need antivirus on your computers. It’s meant to be an extra layer of protection and for protecting internet connected devices that can’t have antiviurs installed, like smart TV’s, WiFi Speakers, and Smart Home Hubs/Devices, etc….
    The Deco M9 also has a built in Smart Hub, which allows to to connect zigbee devices such as sensors, light bulbs, light switches, etc… and create automations and notifications based on triggers. I did set up an automation to notify me when a network security threat is detected, but haven’t had any triggers yet, so I can’t say how well it works. I probably won’t use an other automation features, as I already use Samsung SmartThings and I think it has more features and supports more devices than the Deco M9. Although, it can be a great way to introduce your self to this technology without having to invest a smart hub.
    So to recap…the system is super easy to install and manage, looks good, performs well, covers a large area, and includes a comprehensive and robust suite of security, QOS, and Parental Control features, plus a built in smart hub. Oh…. and it also has a 2 year warranty (most have 1 year, or worse 90 days). What more do you want?
    If there is one negative that I found, it’s that the units are not wall mountable without purchasing a third party wall mount kit. Seems like they could have easily included some mounting holes on the bottom to give customers that option.

    10/08/2022
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  • Anonymous

    Wifi Game Changer - Give me the mbps!

    WiFi mesh changed my entire wireless networking experience. We live in an older home built in the 70s (i.e., faraday cage). We’ve tried a host of router options over the past few years, with Apple’s Airport being the best at providing WiFi coverage, albeit lacking coverage on a second floor at the opposite end of the house. Coverage outside was good only for a few feet from the house as well. We tried powerline extenders and even have some devices connected via Cat 6, too, and while they added a little umph, it just didn’t result in remarkable change.
    Enter the TP-Link Deco M9 Plus. The app made this a simple, truly step-by-step setup. The only problem I had was that there were no instructions regarding the password parameters when setting up an account. After a few guesses, I got beyond it and into setup. Each step matched my action exactly. I’d estimate about 10 minutes total setup, including unpacking and the password gaffes. Add 4 minutes more for a firmware update and all was good. Scratch that. All was great.
    My internet download speed skyrocketed. While the Airport could pull 150 mbps+ wireless within 20 feet, that number dropped throughout the house, with some rooms struggling to pull 15-20 mbps, despite pings under 18 ms. With the Deco M9 Plus, I average 160-165 mbps across the entire house. I’m hitting 180-190 mbps standing next to the primary unit next to the modem (and this unit is still not placed in the ideal location due to my modem’s location). And get this, outside my house, on the deck, I’ve pulled down 239 mbps. Heck, I’m hitting 120+ mbps at the end of the driveway. I’m running a simple Netgear 300 mbps modem (no bells and whistles) with Comcast service. I can now run multiple streaming services, FaceTime, and conduct internet browsing concurrently without lag or impact.
    I am only running the two units this mesh system includes. I almost bought an additional M5 so I could ensure further coverage (you can add multiple components from different TP models to the M9 and link them via the app), but there’s no need in this ~2600 sq ft home.
    Sure it’s only been a week (barely), and yes, I rarely write reviews (I don’t write reviews). I spent a lot of time looking at PCMag, CNET, etc reviews and went back and forth between Google’s mesh, Orbi, and other products. I went to a number of brick and mortar stores to talk WiFi shop with salesfolk (Orbi came highly recommended), but I’m really happy with the immediate change I’m experiencing with TP-Link.
    After the improvement I experienced moving from a Motorola WiFi router to the Apple Airport, I figured I’d just stick with Apple, but it doesn’t compare any longer. Sure, the Deco M9 Plus is pricey, but I really feel like this is a good investment and the effects justify the expenditure. I’m interested to see where I’m at in a year with this, but if current performance is any indicator, then I should remain satisfied.

    08/18/2022
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