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TP-Link Deco X20 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System (2 Pack) $243 + $8 Shipping @ The Good Guys Commercial (Membership Required)

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Great Deal on the Deco X20 Wifi 6 Mesh system.

Deal is through The Good Guys Commercial Site. Normal Price is $449.

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  • -2 votes

    How to get account?

  • +2 votes

    I'm hoping the 2 pack Deco M9 I have on backorder with TGGC comes through….

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      I'm not holding my breath…

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      Yeah i cancelled mine today, GG had no ETA

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      How much was the M9-2pack?

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        its 240 currently

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        My M9 2-pack was shipped today from TGGC. It took them over 2 weeks to post it though.

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      I received shipping info today- arriving Tuesday

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      I finally got my Deco M5 3 pack today had sat on backorder for ages with no indication of anything then all of a sudden ready for pickup

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    this or the m9 plus ? same price

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      Personally I think the X20's are the better deal if only because of Wifi 6 and the benefits and future proofing that comes with that. Plus these are normally $449 vs $399 for the M9 Plus.

      I guess it depends on how much you value the dedicated backhaul on the M9 Plus. You really can't go wrong at this price with either.

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      If you are after coverage area go for m9 plus. If you are after high speed, go for x20.

      x20: upto 370 sq m
      m9 plus: upto 420 sq m

      This might help you as well.
      https://www.tp-link.com/au/support/faq/2423/

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    Is this muuuuuch better than using a strategically placed wifi extender?

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      Yes. But the Tenda MW3 will be to. I had the Tenda AND have the Deco M5 and there no real world difference.

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        what speeds did you get on both?

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        Maybe in your use case but here are the differences..

        Deco M5
        1000 Mbps WAN & LAN.
        Quad-core processor @ 638MHz & 256MB of RAM.
        Dual band AC1300 with 4 antennas on each node.
        VLAN 802.1q support.

        Nova MW3
        100 Mbps WAN & LAN.
        Single-core processor @ 600MHz & 64MB of RAM.
        Dual band AC1200 with 2 antennas on each node.
        No VLAN 802.1q support.

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    bought the tenda mesh wifi with 4 cubs for $140. strategically placed them in 4 corners of our house. automatically connects to strongest node/cube whenever i move in the house. no dead zones. highly recommended. replaced my wifi extender. mesh wifi only good for large houses tho. wifi extenders are a good choice if u simply want to extend a little further in a smaller house/different structural integrity.

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      What model did you buy? MW6 (3pk) is not much cheaper than this deal.

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        Get the mw3, most bang for your buck

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        Also note, you can mix and match the MW3's and MW6's. I run an MW6 as the primary node (to utilise the gigabit interface) and have a second MW6 connected to my NAS. I then have an additional 2 x MW3's strategically placed around the house. This setup overcomes the bottleneck of having the 100Mbit Ethernet on the primary node.

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    Hmm ideally I'd probably get the 3 pack and/or a tri-band system, but at this price this is pretty tempting.

    Will these provide good performance at 15 metres from the unit through say 4 plasterboard walls? I imagine the lack of tri-band also isn't that important when I won't really be doing any file transfers within the network (i.e. just internet traffic).

    Alternatives would be Netgear Orbi RBK20 or M9 Plus…

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      FWIW I "upgraded" to the Deco X20's from an RBK40 system which theoretically should be better due to the dedicated backhaul, but I haven't found that to be the case.

      I have 2 of the Deco X20 nodes at opposite ends of my 4 bedroom house and experience no issues at all. The maximum speed on the Deco X20 will be faster than the M9 Plus or RBK20 if using Wifi 6 and connected to the first node. Of course throughput will be less the further you go down the chain due to the lack of dedicated backhaul, but unless you have gigabit NBN you won't notice this.

      The reason I upgraded was the huge benefit with TP-Link on all nodes being able to be used as the main router or satellite which is something Netgear makes impossible with the Orbi. It's so cheap and easy to just add more Deco's without being forced to buy more routers you can't use when expanding your system due to how difficult it is to find standalone Orbi Satellites.

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        Thanks mate, good to hear. So no issues hitting 100mbps+ at 15 odd metres through a few walls?

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          None whatsoever in my household. My main Deco is in my office which is room number 4. My Master Bedroom is room number one right at the other end of the house which is about 20 metres away with plenty of walls and a kitchen and bathroom in between. It is showing that the 2 nodes are connected with 2 out of 3 bar wifi reception and no issues.

          The signal and reach is really good.

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    I have these (2 pack) in a 2 storey 340sqm home and get great WiFi coverage in all areas. Even where I thought the signal would be lower due to distance I was still getting my 100mbps. I was really surprised at the whole of home coverage with even just one of these in the middle of the house even upstairs. Highly recommend especially for future proofing. More current phones and tablets should have WiFi 6 compatibility already.

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    Looks like a good deal but I dont have access to the site otherwise I would buy now

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    Can this x20 run Ethernet backhaul between units?

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      Yes. That's how I now have it setup. As long as you don't have them connected to any D-Link ethernet switches (The website specifically mentions D-Link as an issue and I can confirm it is) they work great.

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        thanks. im considering ditching my orbi RBK50 for a few of these. the only downside is they only have 2 network ports on these. so presumably im going to have to have one plug for the ISP router, and then 1 into a switch, then lots of things hanging off the switch (including the other node).

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          The lack of ethernet ports is the only real downside to these. I have ethernet switches all over the place now. To be fair, it's an issue on virtually all mesh systems now outside of the high end Orbi's.

          In terms of the speeds from these, if you are using ethernet backhaul these are the same speed as the new Wifi 6 Orbi 752 which costs over $800! The Orbi shows AX4200 speed, but only 1800mbps of that is available to the user, the rest is backhaul which is not freed up if you are using ethernet backhaul and just sits idle.

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          Why do you want to ditch the Orbis? Is it just for wifi6, do you have devices?

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            @fredblogs: they are really temperamental. when it works its great, but lately some issues with video conf calls for work.

            i suspect that its getting confused and switching between AP's, and possibly even between 2.4 / 5Ghz bands.

            Still playing with settings, hoping to get some more stability.

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    Thanks OP. Bought for $243. Can anyone else confirm that the price has changed for them too?

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      It changed about a week ago to $243. Since it's only $3 difference it didn't seem worth worrying about :)

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    I spoke to GG and they checked the commerical pricing yesterday and they said it was now $275. Can anyone post or send me a screen shot of the current GG Commercial price please. Thanks.

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    Also is it possible to add another two units to the first two, so you have a mesh of 4 ? And use gigabit ethernet backhaul on the all of them to talk to each other?
    Cheers

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      Yep, that's what I've done. I have 4 units all now wired in. Works perfectly.

      It's an amazingly affordable way to get 4 Wifi 6 access points around your home. With ethernet backhaul each point is just as powerful as the far more expensive Netgear Orbi RBK752 as the Netgear units have the exact same amount of bandwith available for devices as the Deco X20's.

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      You can mix and match wired/wireless backhaul however you like.
      If it's wired and you disconnect it, in a minute or so it automatically re-connects using wireless and vice-versa.

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    My login seems to have been disabled "please contact your Administrator for further assistance"
    Can anyone confirm if the price is still $243? Thanks

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      Yes.

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        Brilliant - thanks.
        I think I'll pop an post in the classified to see if I can get someone with access to buy a set for me.

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    I added a couple of these to my m5 network - working great (at least they did after I updated the firmware, the original firmware gave speeds in single digit Mb's.)