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TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-Pack) $160.64 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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  • +4 votes

    Very happy with my Deco M5. Much better than the Wifi repeater I was using before it.

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      does yours come with usb-c charging or DC input? really prefer the former but from looking around the packaging doesn't specify

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        Amazon listing and comments say AC power source.

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      Yeah, I agree. Picked up a three pack in a deal last year. It's been quite handy. They certainly look good and unobtrusive. In a double brick now and I've done some testing here and there, signal is plenty strong. Maybe not perfect of course, but you can't tell streaming. The bottle neck is Optus cable.

      DC adapter to run them, no usb C or usb ports. Just two network ports and the power in.

    • +2 votes

      I spent waaay too much money on different repeaters.

      Deco 5 has vastly improved my network.

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        Amazon has allowed me to return my last repeater. Was sick of dropouts and inconsistent speed and multiple ssids….

  • +4 votes

    if you have Goodguys commercial access they have the 3 pack for $182

    TP-LINK AC1300 Whole Home Mesh WiFi System
    DECO M5(3-PACK)

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      Do they actually have any?
      Every TP-Link order I've placed with them has been cancelled due to lack of stock.

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        around Melb they do. on the goldie apparently Helensvale has stock… but at that price I'd be happy with the $8 delivery

  • +3 votes

    Not sure these things are as good as some of the new WiFi 6 routers on the market. My AX6000 Xiaomi gives me 100% coverage with the router sitting on the lower floor whilst in my bedroom diagonally on the upper floor, I get 100% signal on my phone.

    Whilst I am aware mesh provides added benefits if you are looking to just extend a signal or coverage…..

    My granny flat is separated 20m away from the router. With closed doors I get 95% signal on my smart plug behind a fridge.

    Seems i can maintain a connection 500m down the road on my phone it is insane, although need to test this to see if this is actually the case.

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      Hey mate were did you get yours from, AliExpress?

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      Deco M5 is capable of around 850Mbps wired Ethernet and around 460Mbps on Wi-Fi 5 which is adequate for most NBN users. Wi-Fi 6 performs better if you have Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices.

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      Have you been able to change the firmware to English?
      Also any recommended means of parental controls with this? I really want to commit to this router for the price but those couple of things hold me back :/

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        I use the miwifi app. That is in English.
        Havent looked into parental controls but I don't think it has them.

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          Thanks

    • +1 vote

      m5 may not br as good as wifi 6. But then again one is newer than the other. And there’s the m9 which is better than the m5.

      I think for a lot of people the m5 at that price point would suit.

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      Seems awesome! I can't help but think about what's going on though to make it so strong. I always think about that phone tower above that ABC building that supposedly cause breast cancer to all these women working under it.

      Anyway how long did it take to arrive from AliExpress? At that price I might have to try.

      Cheers,

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    Anyone using these in AP mode off a Telstra Smartmodem? Works ok?

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    I'm looking for advice from the learned OzB crew - I am looking at making a few jumps on a meshed network, going 10m from the source modem, then 50m away, then 60m away. Anyway I could achieve this with a meshed network? Final receiving point is about 110m away from where the modem will be, with a couple of powered points in between to make the jumps.

    I'm not sure what the best way to get internet to that location is, which FYI is for a streaming camera for cricket. It will be a stable and stationery device receiving the signal, which I imagine helps…

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      If this is outside get a directional antenna always an option

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      Ubiquiti sell Unifi access points designed for outdoor use.

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    Ordered before it went up.

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    Installed. In AP mode with my Telstra router. Very happy with coverage and speed.