Product Comparison: Google GA00158-UK vs TP-LINK Deco M5


General Specifications
Brand
Google
TP-LINK
Model
GA00158-UK
Deco M5
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Google Wifi points work with your modem and internet provider to give your devices a fast signal in every room. Unlike traditional routers and range extenders, Google Wifi can give you both great speed and complete coverage of your home. All communication between devices on your network is encrypted and your system’s security is updated automatically to give you peace of mind.
TP-Link Doce M5 Wi-Fi mesh provides a seamless, secure Wi-Fi for every room. Whether you’re watching a movie, gaming online or running your home with smart products, you should never have to worry about your Wi-Fi. TP-Link have designed Deco M5 to harness the power of three separate AC1300 units and deliver up to 5,500 sq ft of seamless Wi-Fi (each unit covers up to 2,000 sq ft).
Key Specs
Kit Contents
3x nodes, 3x power adapter, Ethernet cable
3x units, 3x power adapter, Ethernet cable
Designated Areas
Up to 1380 sq. ft.
Up to 5.500 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
1200 Mbps
1267 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • A 40mbs increase all because of the single Google WiFi unit. It's just a miracle, amazeballs, incredible!
  • This has sorted out our problem completely with really good wifi coverage throughout the house with speeds pretty much the same as if I was standing by the router.
  • I got the mesh units up and running and talking to each other and apparently all giving very good data speeds.
  • Easy set-up, good coverage of flat, speeds are good.
  • WiFi connections says it is connected to the WiFi but no speed at all .network dropping off . Happens on all my devices.
TP-LINK Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi, Up to 3000 sq ft Coverage (Works with Amazon Echo/Alexa and IFTTT) (Pack of 2)
  • Step up TP link and hey presto, we have decent speed WiFi throughout the house, plus some of the outbuildings.
  • Unobtrusive, took just 15 mins to set up and brought my WiFi speed almost to the same level as a wired connection.
  • Best ever used home wifi .. very easy to setup and top speeds across our house.
  • Fast in the room the initial deco was installed. Deco in next room is only getting speeds of around 10% of original. Actually slower than my virgin router from the other room.
  • Excellent in initial room - very poor in room 5-10 metres away.
Size & Weight
Height
2.7 in.
1.5 in.
Width
4.1 in.
4.7 in.
Depth
4.1 in.
4.7 in.
Weight
0.75 lbs.
1.45 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • They are small in size and unobtrusive sitting on a living room table. Very pleased with this product.
  • It is the size of a traditional whiskey glass, and weight just about the same.
  • I like the small size of the units though, and the scheduled offline times for devices + parental filtering.
  • My only criticism is the big price tag and the big size of the devices. I expected the "pucks" to be much smaller to easily hide away.
  • I completely underestimated the size of the routers... each one is fairly substantial and definitely stand out when plugged in in a visible location.
TP-LINK Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi, Up to 3000 sq ft Coverage (Works with Amazon Echo/Alexa and IFTTT) (Pack of 2)
  • Each of the three disc are identical in size. The one you choose to attach to your modem becomes the “main” one.
  • Small size but powerful and easy install.
  • Super happy with this wifi system so far and its also smaller in size and the price is fair for three units.
  • The Deco system comes with three small units, which are each the size of a small plate.
  • It is so lightweight that even weight of slightly dangling, connected Ethernet cables can actually put it off balance and make it tilt.
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Dual-Band
Dual-Band
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz
2.4Ghz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Encryption & Security
WPA2-PSK
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, SPI Firewall
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • Seems that it more than doubled my wifi bandwidth, and has removed all the dead spots. Can highly recommend!
  • I like the fact that Google Wifi uses the same network name for both 2.4/5Ghz bands, it's a nice feature which allows devices to select the band automatically.
  • Super easy set-up, convenient app to monitor things from, 2.4 and 5 settings are combined so no more switching to the faster on.
  • The google wifi puts out a simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signal and each of your devices can choose with signal it needs and if your device can do both, it will choose the frequency with the strongest signal.
  • Smart home sockets mostly use 2.4 GHz and typically require the managing device to be on 2.4GHz. iOS devices connect to 5Ghz. Looks like google is using this to force us all to Android. This surely is an anti-trust violation.
TP-LINK Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi, Up to 3000 sq ft Coverage (Works with Amazon Echo/Alexa and IFTTT) (Pack of 2)
  • I stream 4K content ... my download speeds in the far reaches of the house are 180-200Mb ! Why I never knew about these earlier I’ll never know.
  • I have good speeds around the house. Well done TP-Link.
  • It really works brilliantly. Very easy to install and really does give you a strong fast signal in all rooms.
  • Dead zones and restarting was a routine process. After installing these Decos just 2 filled the house with almost full speed adding the third was just because I could but nonetheless they just work and there are no regrets.
  • Now with Deco I have consistent straight through wifi speed of up to the 73Mbps (again using Speedtest on the device and not the Deco speedtest), rarely going below 60-65Mbps.
Features
Interfaces
2x WAN/LAN
WAN/LAN
Easy App Controls
Yes
Yes
Processor
Quad-core ARM CPU
Quad-core CPU
Memory
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
Flash 32 MB and SDRAM 256 MB
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
Extras
Expandable mesh Wi-Fi, TX Beamforming, Bluetooth Smart Ready
3-year built-in antivirus, Parental controls, QoS, Reporting
What customers say about "Features"
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • Software wise, it's more than functional, and allows you to see all the devices on your network, as well as gives you an idea of the speed.
  • The app works well and helps you get the hubs in the right place. It does things behind the scenes which make sure you get the best signal.
  • The app, shows all connected devices, shows if they are using the wifi and how much.
  • The units look great, the app is very well designed and easy to use.
  • There are no advanced settins on the Google wifi app which is a shame. I get why not. It is meant to be plug and forget.
TP-LINK Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi, Up to 3000 sq ft Coverage (Works with Amazon Echo/Alexa and IFTTT) (Pack of 2)
  • Love the controls.. we are now getting the max mbps that comes in to our house through our WiFi .. HAPPY DAYS .. and also it has a guest wifi and parental controls .. wow..
  • The app that comes with it is fantastic and has some useful tools like seeing who is using the internet and stopping viruses. They are easy to use and clear to operate.
  • The app is dead easy to use and maintains the mesh without a hitch. Highly recommended.
  • The set up went exactly as it should with no hitches - a complete idiot could follow the instructions in the app.
  • Great product. Straightforward to set up, and app works well on the phone.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, IC, FCC, RCM, IDA, RoHS, KC, NCC, BSMI, JPA, JRF, VCCI
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
121.00 $


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