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AC2200 Smart Whole Home WiFi S

Last Updated: 6 May 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
585
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Review Summary - 492 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 297
coverage, house, deco, mesh, router
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I bought and installed this WiFi system in a neighbor's home. ... This setup was installed in a 3,000 square foot single story home, and signal strength and coverage were both pretty darn good.  ...  "
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" ...  Increased our wifi speed from 25 mbps to 125 mbps in problem area.  ...  "
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" ...  I now have strong WiFi covering my entire house and garage.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the mesh system to extend WiFi coverage to all parts of the house and garden (I have 5 pods).  ...  "
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" ...  I installed 2 in my house (1300 sq ft), and installed the third in my detached garage. ... The signal in the garage is great now, where I previously had issues with the Google Home Mini disconnecting from the network.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought the TP Linkdeco mesh network for my fiancé’s parents and it works like a charm, covers their entire house, not too big to be in the way and was SUPER easy to install with the app it came with .  ...  "
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" ...  I had to upgrade my WIFI router for my new home ~3100sqft. ... Been 3 months i installed it, Wifi coverage is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced my home router, so glad I found this.  ...  "
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Setup
 187
easy, easy to install, app, set, easy to setup
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Set-up is very quick and simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Just follow the instructions and you're golden.  ...  "
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" ...  Once detected and connected over bluetooth, the setup process is as smooth as installing the first 2 devices.  ...  "
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" ...  These were easy to set up once I put my ATT supplied router into bridge mode.  ...  "
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" ...  So much easier than an extender we tried installing!  ...  "
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" ...  Simple and fast setup and activation.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I was able to get my ISP to turn off the wifi in my modem set up was very simple.  ...  "
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" ...  The app was easy to install and only took a single call from my cable company to clarify the type of IP address I had.  ...  "
Capacity
 176
coverage, wifi, floor, sq ft, deco
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Works great and two story house  ...  "
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" ...  Now my home has good WiFi signal even in back of house.  ...  "
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" ...  Was deciding between this and the m5, decided to go with the newest model and I'm very happy with the coverage throughout the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised and eliminated the dead spaces in my house.  ...  "
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" ...  My speed through out my whole house capped at around 240 mbps with them.  ...  "
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" ...  Additionally, I also get a great signal in many areas outside, in the yard and on the porch.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased this for my mom and dad's house.  ...  "
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" ...  The three units cover my whole house of 2700 ft including a perimeter around the house.  ...  "
Wifi
 162
network, mesh, deco, router, coverage
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Hoping that I could get stable fast wifi in my home. ... Orbi required me reboot my router almost daily. ... As far as the WiFi, I am happy with its performance.  ...  "
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" ...  The app works really well and wi-fi speed seems to be much more consistent.  ...  "
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" ...  solved weak wi fi reception in 2 areas  ...  "
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" ...  But it’s a nice to have for security of your network: you’ll be notified when a new device joins your network, you can assign an owner, do qos traffic shaping  ...  "
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" ...  Most of the devices connected to my older router started connected quickly and showed no interruptions. ... I thought I may have to setup in AP mode to make it work but Router mode seems to work just fine. ... If you are looking for a straight out of the box mesh WiFi solution with decent speeds this is a great pick!  ...  "
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" ...  Such an amazing upgrade from our old spotty WiFi system. ... I also really like the mobile app that lets me see/manage every device that is connected to my network.  ...  "
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" ...  A mesh uses the same SSID on all devices and has the same or better coverage but with greater performance than using extenders. ... Great coverage and can be easily expanded if you have a WIFI dead zone  ...  "
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" ...  (I found it works better if you turn the router on first and THEN turn on the M5) ... System: Service Provider Router (non-broadcasting WiFi) using DHCP and NAT with some reserved IP addresses.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 144
setup, set, easy to install, easy to set, app
+98%
-2%
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" ...  So easy to set up anyone could do it.  ...  "
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" ...  In a way, it's counter intuitive to why you buy a mesh  ...  "
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" ...  Anyway, it was super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up is easy using the app.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was super easy. ... I have the Orbi RBK50 system in my other home and the TP-link is a bit easier to setup, but both are nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Easier to install than a wireless extender and significantly more reliable  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to install, and I’ve had great coverage throughout my home thus far.  ...  "
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" ...  The system has an easy set up and walks you through step by step.  ...  "
Software Platform
 118
google, deco, devices, setup, parental
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Bought this to replace a Google WiFi mesh system.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a TP-link HOMECARE subscription included for 3yrs which features parental control, antivirus and QoS. ... Im usually a huge skeptic of paid antivirus subscriptions because you can get free versions online(havent had a paid antivirus for bout 8yrs now) but when this item’s script expires, i’m definitely paying for it.  ...  "
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" ...  So I removed the newly added device, started over, removed the newly updated device, plugged in a different device, and then went through the setup process all over again.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to use, but i dont like phone only interface, but who doesnt have a smart phone now.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the interface a little better than the google one also.  ...  "
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" ...  Great system, very easy to set up using their mobile app.  ...  "
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" ...  the app it comes with is super easy to use and includes a firewall and antivirus which is nice  ...  "
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" ...  The app gives you easy control of your network, and allows you to give certain devices priority status.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 91
connected, smart, app, deco, smart hub
+84%
-16%
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" ...  A notification popped up on my phone yesterday saying that my daughter's friend Marie's iPhone had joined the network.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a two story home with numerous devices connected.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug it in, use your phones bluetooth to connect and perform the setup. ... Things I like are being able to edit the name of devices connected to the network from the phone application.  ...  "
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" ...  This system was slightly cheaper and was rated faster than Google and had built in security for all connected devices. ... I can easily add new devices and get alerts when they connect or disconnect. ... I love the IFTTT integration. ... Finally, I also love that I can temporarily or perminantly give devices priority on the network by simply going to the app or asking Google to do it for me (via IFTTT).  ...  "
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" ...  Especially love the ability to prioritize devices and monitor usage of different device s.  ...  "
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" ...  I also really like the mobile app that lets me see/manage every device that is connected to my network.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up - connect node, automatically used Bluetooth when connection failed.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great mesh wireless system.  ...  "
Apps
 77
deco, setup, tp link, follow, download the app
+86%
-14%
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" ...  The management app is clean and intuitive, with more control than I was expecting.  ...  "
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" ...  a. Download the app  ...  "
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" ...  First the setup was extremely simple using the app and i was up and running very quickly. ... The app is very usefull to someone who was not a fan of managing his modem and routers.  ...  "
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" ...  The iPhone app made this the simplest network I ever installed.  ...  "
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" ...  The app walks you through the few steps to ensure you are placing the pucks correctly and that they are connected.  ...  "
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" ...  Download app, follow simple directions or watch a YouTube, and done!  ...  "
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" ...  Their app was beautifully programmed and made it extremely seamless for me to set them up.  ...  "
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" ...  I have TP Link HS200's and HS210's connected to it, and it can control them through it's Deco app.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 58
working, weeks, month, units, years
+71%
-29%
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" ...  This fixed all of those problems. ... As long as it lasts a few years, my rating is 5 stars!  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using them for months now and they work perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  It installed pretty easily and worked great for about three days.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this running in our home for well over a month now.  ...  "
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" ...  Has not failed me yet.  ...  "
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" ...  So far working flawlessly  ...  "
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" ...  Running for a month without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  I have waited and writing this review after about 1 month of usage.  ...  "
ISP
 50
modem, internet, wifi, deco, isp
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Installed 3 of deco to replace old tp-link router (c1900).  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first experience with mesh router systems.  ...  "
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" ...  I had no problems installing this router.  ...  "
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" ...  We originally got the xFi Pods from Comcast.  ...  "
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" ...  I upgrade our speed through our ISP.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using at&t ISP.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been a network professional for over 20 years and this is by far one of the simplest and best wireless solutions I have ever encountered. ... The performance at any of the wireless units is almost exactly the same as wire speed at the modem.  ...  "
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" ...  - capable of letting me max out my gigabit (1000/1000) internet.  ...  "
Ports
 48
gigabit, ethernet backhaul, modem, cable modem, smart hub
+81%
-19%
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" ...  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.  ...  "
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" ...  Prior to using this I was using 2 routers and connected the 2 routers by an AV powerline. ... I was skeptical at first since the "internet" input to one of the Deco is the powerline connection coming from my 1st router.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the two ethernet connectors in each unit as was able to plug my PC & Polycom VOIP phone in.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been trying to get a reliable signal in my shop, about 30’ from my home for years without running a CAT5 cable.  ...  "
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" ...  One unit is plugged directly into your ISP's modem and then the other units simply plug in for power and create a complete mesh network throughout your home automatically.  ...  "
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" ...  One quick thing to note is that my Deco is setup in router mode hooked to a Google fiber network box.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a combo modem\router that was my wifi router, this is connected to a 8 port gigabit switch and I do have cat6 run to various places throughout the house. ... gigabit pass through and gigabit back haul perfection!  ...  "
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" ...  The 2 cat5 ports in the back of each unit is a must for me.  ...  "
Overall performance
 44
speeds, performance, increased, fast, speed tests
+93%
-7%
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" ...  It is rock solid and lightning fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Within 15 minutes, I had set up all three Decos and was enjoying the lightening 400mbps speeds that i had been paying for for 4 years!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Speeds are 120-150mbs on the middle floor.  ...  "
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" ...  It has only been about 24 hours or so since I have it now, but my speeds increased from 10Mbps to 110Mbps by using this Mesh wifi system, through out my house. ... Great speed and connectivity.  ...  "
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" ...  And the speed is noticeably better in every location.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve conducted several speed tests and see that my connection is significantly stronger in areas of my home where I used to experience lag and buffering issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Speed isn't a monster importance for me but did improve quite a bit!  ...  "
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" ...  The speed is incredible too. ... I pay for 100 MBits service and have been frequently getting 130 on speed tests.  ...  "
Firmware
 27
update, updates, upgrade, latest, deco
+56%
-44%
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" ...  All installed without issue and each obtained a firmware upgrade sequentially while being installed.  ...  "
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" ...  I did have to download a firmware update for each unit during setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recommend, just make sure you do firmware update after unboxing.  ...  "
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" ...  When I added the 1st device, I received a prompt to update the firmware, so I did.  ...  "
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" ...  We received about 4 firmware updates since installing the system.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to individually set up the other decos, connect to the web, upgrade their firmware, and then factory reset them. ... Only then could they be discovered and connect with the master deco unit which had the upgraded firmware.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve gone through at least one firmware update and experienced no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  By comparison, I don’t know what the higher priced products may deliver more than the Deco system, yet with integrated antivirus, automatic firmware updates, and being compatible with Alexa, there’s a ton of value I’m getting from the Deco M5.  ...  "
Price
 23
money, worth, cost, worth every penny, m9
+87%
-13%
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" ...  But the performance and easy setup of this product make it well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  These are certainly competitively priced.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price/ performance it beats any other competitors.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is worth buying  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great buy at the $189 price point for three units vs. the M9 for two units at $289 The main difference between M5 and M9 is the M9 comes with tri-band wi-fi radios as opposed to the dual band with the M5.  ...  "
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" ...  Other similar systems are likely as good, but the price make this a best value IMHO.  ...  "
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" ...  I researched and price compared.  ...  "
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" ...  Half the price of similar products.  ...  "
Features
 20
feature, security features, limited, home, deco
+85%
-15%
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" ...  After the updates, tons of features appeared.  ...  "
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" ...  The main reasons was the security features offered. ... 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.  ...  "
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" ...  Loved all features so far.  ...  "
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" ...  The features are limited but adequate for most home installations.  ...  "
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" ...  Deco has completely different level of reliability, speed and features. ... At the first glance it doesn’t look like a well developed feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Time/parental control works very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The security features are not really why I purchased this unit but now, I don’t know how I lived without the level of visibility across my home network.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't had a chance to test other features.  ...  "
Returns
 13
returned, amazon, time, returning, day
+23%
-77%
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" ...  Would return if I could, the most disappointing tech purchases I've made in a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  I had the units for less than a week, so decided to return to Amazon for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  I am now going to return the product.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned these to Amazon after a week.  ...  "
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" ...  Essentially by the time I made the choice to not like it I was outside of the return window and am now out the full price of the set with a device I am unhappy with.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m returning and getting refund.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll be returning these.  ...  "
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" ...  It's too late to return, but maybe I can spare someone else from this frustration!  ...  "
Marketplace
 13
advertised, works, support, received, problem
+77%
-23%
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" ...  The product is performing precisely as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Called Amazon support and they were excellent in resolving my problem. ... Amazon handled it like real professionals and I am real happy at this point in time ... Sent back to amazon and they replaced with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  I later received this email.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank god we did.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works BETTER than advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for $144.97 on Amazon’s black friday 2018  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Cables
 8
power, cord, wired, wire, unit
+100%
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" ...  Went from traditional cable company wired house to a wireless system, cut the cord too. ... into the house phone wiring.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug in all of the wires and power supplies for everything.  ...  "
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" ...  By boosting our reception, we can work our way towards not having to rent equipment from the cable company.  ...  "
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" ...  That's just how they wired it when they brought the cable to my home.  ...  "
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" ...  Would like to see a 90 degree power cable plug.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been trying to get a reliable signal in my shop, about 30’ from my home for years without running a CAT5 cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Update: customer service finally replaced the cord.  ...  "
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" ...  Orbi is cable of deliver really fast speed.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 8
setup, devices, via bluetooth, node, app
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Once detected and connected over bluetooth, the setup process is as smooth as installing the first 2 devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up - connect node, automatically used Bluetooth when connection failed.  ...  "
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" ...  When starting the configuration, the smart phone app connects via Bluetooth, so there's already some support for it.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup was very simple and used bluetooth instead of the annoying WiFi swap that most apps make you do for setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Use Bluetooth to add additional units after setting the first one up.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug it in, use your phones bluetooth to connect and perform the setup.  ...  "
For Kids
 7
years, wife, old, home, children
+100%
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" ...  The parental controls were a nice perk to the system that I’ve used more than I expected with our young boys.  ...  "
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" ...  Time seeing what are kids are doing… Priceless!!  ...  "
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" ...  I used to hear complaints from the wife and kids on a weekly basis.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't have that issue with any other phones (wife's / kids') or computers.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids are 4 1/2 years apart, so this makes it much easier to have different restrictions as my kids get older.  ...  "
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" ...  This system is a must have if you have children, no matter how old they are, without restricting adult usage.  ...  "
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" ...  I really noticed a difference for the better when the kids came home for the holidays.  ...  "
Pedometer
 7
walks, steps, step by step, step, easy
+100%
comment
" ...  Then, once the first one was hooked up, I followed the steps and connected the second Deco without any hiccups.  ...  "
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" ...  Each step matched my action exactly.  ...  "
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" ...  The system has an easy set up and walks you through step by step.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to follow step by step on the app.  ...  "
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" ...  The app walks you through the few steps to ensure you are placing the pucks correctly and that they are connected.  ...  "
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" ...  The app walked me through each step and was up and running in about 10 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  The app walks you through step-by step ... its actually accomplished in only like 4 steps.  ...  "
Video Playback
 7
streaming, videos, hd, music, home
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Finally the video streaming can begin.  ...  "
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" ...  With my old router, playing a 1080 HD video from it to my phone would sometimes pause and buffer.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a total of 4 devices streaming HD video all day because of my kids being at home all the time so a constant and reliable WiFi connection is important in my home.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend watching the company's video before installing.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything seems to just work with no issues, even video streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
time, online, gaming, game, videos
+100%
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" ...  This is a game changer for my interwebs!  ...  "
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" ...  As a matter of fact, "SIMPLE" is the name of the game here.  ...  "
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" ...  Two Xbox Ones online at the same time .  ...  "
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" ...  Our use is for streaming video, online gaming, browsing, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  No more lag time, download speeds are back up, no issues gaming or watching streaming tv.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Controls
 6
parental, controls, work, like, control
+100%
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" ...  Time/parental control works very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The parental controls are great.  ...  "
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" ...  The parental controls work great.  ...  "
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" ...  I also really like the parental controls.  ...  "
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" ...  The parental controls are GREAT.  ...  "
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" ...  Parental Controls - Seems to work okay.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
weight, solid, points, one, feels
+100%
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" ...  Finally decided to try a mesh system but didn't want to spend an arm and a leg, especially with little real expectation that it would work any better than the range extender.  ...  "
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" ...  The product feels solid and has a great weight to it with a high quality feel.  ...  "
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" ...  Going with something more sturdy. ... The new one works, looks better, and better constructed.  ...  "
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" ...  When I open the sturdy box the two access points are perfectly aligned and secured. ... The access points feel sturdy and have weight to them - not heavy, just feels like they are well made.  ...  "
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" ...  Protection is out standing also.  ...  "
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" ...  Using this for 8 months now and still rock solid.  ...  "
For Running
 5
run, month
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The M9's do run a bit warm and I was worried about them sitting on top of some of my furniture.  ...  "
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" ...  Running for a month without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a home run.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this running in our home for well over a month now.  ...  "
Lagging
 5
restart, months, 3, 5
+80%
-20%
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" ...  No more buffering or any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Has been up for several months now and I have never had to reboot or restart it.  ...  "
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" ...  Even easier to restart it  ...  "
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" ...  For the first time, I was able to complete a video call witout lag or drop.  ...  "
Internet
 5
speed, download, upload, broadband
+60%
-40%
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" ...  We increased our phone and internet strength.  ...  "
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" ...  This product has a lot of options that I am not using because all I wanted was internet access on the other side of the house, but I am starting to explore the app.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a 75Mbps upload/download speed broadband internet plan with Verizon.  ...  "
Call quality
 5
calls, almost
+60%
-40%
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" ...  no more lost calls, facetime is good now.  ...  "
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" ...  Talk bout waiting but I’m sure glad I did(even if it was 11yrs). ... Set-up time done 730am on a saturday morning, including phone call to spectrum approx took 20-25mins.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially since I can now read my magazines on my tablet in the loo, hear my music in the living room and, ok, answer calls by the pool.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
feels, feel, sturdy, solid, points
+60%
-40%
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" ...  I’m pretty comfortable around Information Technolgy, but I still appreciate Apple’s easy to use products.  ...  "
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" ...  The product feels solid and has a great weight to it with a high quality feel.  ...  "
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" ...  The access points feel sturdy and have weight to them - not heavy, just feels like they are well made.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
works
+100%
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" ...  The product is performing precisely as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works BETTER than advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Data reception
 4
devices, internet, data
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The only issue I have is how to select only the 2.4g.  ...  "
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" ...  It is crazy-slow, and there's no way to select between 2G and 5G on your devices.  ...  "
Storage
 4
shelf, room, mesh
+75%
-25%
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" ...  All the mesh systems I have seen have many pros and cons as MESH is still an evolving space.  ...  "
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" ...  From room to room, from space to space, it was either blasting or whispering.  ...  "
Resolution
 3
hd, enough, 4k, house
+100%
comment
" ...  I can actually stream Ultra HD without buffering.  ...  "
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" ...  SInce setting up the Deco M5 system, I now have sufficient bandwidth in my shop, averaging about 10Mb/s, enough to stream HD video.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
Bluetooth:  Yes