Product Comparison: TP-LINK Deco M4 vs TP-LINK Deco M5


General Specifications
Brand
TP-LINK
TP-LINK
Model
Deco M4
Deco M5
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Enjoy smooth streaming and fast downloading when moving around your home, Deco units work together to form one unified Wi-Fi network with a single network name, creating a truly seamless online experience.
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.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
3x nodes, 3x power adapter, Ethernet cable
3x power adapter, Ethernet cable, 3x nodes
Designated Areas
Up to 4000 sq. ft.
Up to 5.500 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
1200 Mbps
1267 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK Deco M4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • All areas of our house now have decent Wi-Fi coverage & with a good speed.
  • Perfect choice to get rid of all dead WiFi area at home.
  • Very good for mid size town house. Easy to set up.
  • Great coverage - 3000 ft house. Full signal everywhere indoors and out.
  • Advanced features - all but absent. Bad coverage.
TP-LINK Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • 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
7.5 in.
1.5 in.
Width
3.6 in.
4.7 in.
Depth
3.6 in.
4.7 in.
Weight
2.1 lbs.
1.45 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
TP-LINK Deco M4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • The unit is very good size. Great units.
  • The M4 provides a great solution and is very compact.
  • The weight is great. They are very light.
  • Great sizes. Can be placed in any corner of the house.
  • The units are a little bigger than expected - about the size of a bottle of wine without the neck.
TP-LINK Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • 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
WPA/WPA2-PSK
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, SPI Firewall
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
TP-LINK Deco M4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • Signal is strong throughout the house, including through a double skinned brick wall into our extension.
  • I like that I have a Single SSD across 5G and 2.4 GHz bands.
  • Very easy to setup. Great WiFi signal. Great speed.
  • Really poor signal strength and frequent dropouts.
  • Sometimes my devices choose the slower 2.4GHz band, and I'm still not sure why.
TP-LINK Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • 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
WAN/2xLAN
WAN/LAN
Easy App Controls
Yes
Yes
Processor
Qualcomm CPU
Quad-core CPU
Memory
16 MB Flash and 128 MB RAM
Flash 32 MB and SDRAM 256 MB
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
Extras
Router/ Access Point Mode, Optional Ethernet Backhaul, Guest network, MU-MIMO, Auto Path Selection, Self-Healing, AP Steering, Band Steering, Beamforming Technology, QoS
3-year built-in antivirus, Parental controls, QoS, Reporting
What customers say about "Features"
TP-LINK Deco M4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • Setup is easy. Everything is done systematically from the smartphone app.
  • Great product, excellent price compared to other wholesome mesh, fairly easy to install.
  • The deco units were easy to set up I connected them up to the ont and everything worked flawlessly.
  • Good app and easy to use. Great units.
  • Super easy to setup - simply plug your internet into either of the two ports on your first pod, download the app, turn it on and click next a few times.
TP-LINK Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • 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, FCC, IC, RoHS
CE, FCC
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