Product Comparison: TP-LINK Deco M4 vs TP-LINK Deco P9


General Specifications
Brand
TP-LINK
TP-LINK
Model
Deco M4
Deco P9
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.
Deco P9 combines dual-band Wi-Fi and powerline to establish a stronger mesh network. Powerline technology uses your home’s electrical wiring to create stronger connections between Deco units, reducing the impact of walls and other obstacles on signal.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
3x nodes, 3x power adapter, Ethernet cable
3x nodes, 3x power adapter, Ethernet cable
Designated Areas
Up to 4000 sq. ft.
Up to 6000 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
1200 Mbps
1200 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 P9 Whole Home Powerline Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • I get a great signal in every room of the house and into the garden.
  • This gives me full house coverage with no problem.
  • Network speeds and coverage have been excellent, as I expected.
  • Installation was easy. My third unit initially didn’t connect, but I started over and it worked. Coverage is great.
  • Quick and easy WiFi coverage in whole house.
Size & Weight
Height
7.5 in.
7.5 in.
Width
3.6 in.
3.6 in.
Depth
3.6 in.
3.6 in.
Weight
2.1 lbs.
2.07 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 P9 Whole Home Powerline Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • It's decent, when it works. Compact size.
  • Units are quite small and discrete. Amazing size.
  • Compact sizes. Very easy to place throughout the house.
  • I like the way they look. Great size.
  • Weight and size are excellent. This is what I wanted to get from them.
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/WPA2-PSK
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 P9 Whole Home Powerline Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • The signal in general is much stronger throughout the house and everything is running noticeably faster.
  • The setup was fantastic. The connections seemed strong.
  • The WiFi signal was fast when everything was working.
  • I like that it supports 2.5 and 5 GHz. Wonderful speed.
  • The signal was strong. Great WiFi bands. Fast speed.
Features
Interfaces
WAN/2xLAN
WAN/2xLAN
Easy App Controls
Yes
Yes
Processor
Qualcomm CPU
Qualcomm CPU
Memory
16 MB Flash and 128 MB RAM
16 MB Flash and 128 MB RAM
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
Powerline technology, Router/ Access Point Mode, Optional Ethernet Backhaul, Guest network, MU-MIMO, Auto Path Selection, Self-Healing, AP Steering, Band Steering, Beamforming Technology
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 P9 Whole Home Powerline Mesh Wi-Fi System (Pack of 3)
  • The combination of mesh and powerline network works brilliantly.
  • They were very easy to set up with their app and had the whole system up and running within about 10 minutes.
  • This works well. I can move around the house on one WiFi network.
  • Installation was pretty straightforward. Great units.
  • Easy installation. A very large number of excellent features.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC, IC, RoHS
CE, FCC, IC, RoHS
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