Ever wondered why your devices lose its connection whenever you move from one place to another? Ever thought of the solution for this trouble? Everyone nowadays is opting for far better networking technology named “Mesh Network” kits that promise to fix Wi-Fi dead zones. This is never possible for one single router to reach every corner of a house. So Mesh Network like the new TP-Link Deco M9 Plus has worked superbly of turning the dissatisfactions of absolute Wi-Fi inclusion in the home. Such multi-unit solution might be a bit pricier than those of the router, yet they’re really worth it.
What is “Mesh Network?”
Mesh Network is a common technology that has been used for larger scale of commercial applicants. Mesh network basically works for a type of radio signal and enables different kinds of gadgets to piggyback off each other as hubs in a network, every hub spreading the radio flag somewhat more distant than the last. To the consumer space, Wi-Fi Mesh network is a new concept but the technology works more or less in similar way. Regular mesh networking kit includes few routers, called Nodes. Nodes basically work as satellites for your Wi-Fi network. One of these nodes acts as a gateway and associates with internet through your modem. Each node connects with each other, extending your remote inclusion every time you include another node.
- 5GHz wireless channel
- 8 omni-directional internal antennas
- Processor: Quad-core CPU
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Controlled by “Amazon Echo.”
TP-Link Deco M9 Plus kit has only two units than having three units to place around your home. These two routers create a “mesh network,” that strongly connects to spread Wi-Fi evenly, letting you not to worry about hitting an internet dead zone. A pair of Deco M9 Plus routers can provide a strong Wi-Fi signal for an area of up to 4,500 square feet (420 square meters), which is enough to cover most apartments and homes handling more than 100 connections at once.
Deco M9 Plus routers itself have a built in suite of antivirus and anti-malware software called HomeCare. The antivirus keeps constantly updated to prevent the latest cyber threats from getting onto your network and infecting your machines.
The general look of Deco M9 Plus is incredible, and similarly as with any semblance of the Google Wifi and Netgear Orbi units before them, these are intended to go in your normal home, instead of looking like simply one more bit of tech that we litter our homes with.
A single LED over the units act as a status marker, with green signals everything is associated and working. While the yellow, beating blue and strong blue are just indicators of device configuration. Red implies that the Deco has an issue, despite the fact is very unusual, and nothing that a quick look at the TP Link Deco app, or at worse a reset, won’t fix.
Deco M9 Plus has the Wireless Connectivity of 400 Mbps on 2.4GHz + 867 Mbps on 5GHz (1) + 867 Mbps on 5GHz (2) which does an impressive job of providing solid coverage in a modest sized house. The dedicated 5GHz backhaul channel means that performance is more consistent than ever, and roaming seemed smoother too. Also the respective app is great, and makes monitoring the network as straightforward as possible.
To sum-up, the Deco M9 Plus is a quality mesh solution providing a whole package of great coverage, decent throughput and protection to your devices from bugs.