Product Comparison: TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus vs NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23)


General Specifications
Brand
TP-LINK
NETGEAR
Model
Deco M9 Plus
Orbi AC2200 (RBK23)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Deco M9 Plus acts as a smart home hub, bringing all your products together in one easy-to-use app. Set interactions between ZigBee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices. With Deco M9 Plus, enjoy the magic of the smart home in every room. Deco is the simplest way to guarantee a strong Wi-Fi signal in every corner of your home up to 4, 500 square feet.
Orbi by NETGEAR is a Whole Home Wi-Fi System that delivers AC2200 Wi-Fi up to 4500 square feet. FastLane3 provides better 4K HD gaming & streaming, no matter how many devices connect. Circle with Disney Smart Parental Controls let you easily manage content & time online on any device.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
2x nodes, 2x power adapter, Ethernet cable
3x power adapter, Ethernet cable, Router, 2x satellites
Designated Areas
Up to 4500 sq. ft.
Up to 4500 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
2134 Mbps
2132 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi with Built-in Smart Home Hub
  • The delivered internet speed is super fast and accessible throughout the whole house.
  • Now getting download speeds of over 100mbps down.
  • The speed test results show a continuous line with no drop-outs and fast ping rate. Very pleased with the Deco M9 and highly recommend.
  • The coverage is greater and the speed is excellent. I just tested it at 440 mbps all round my house.
  • The wifi coverage is great, there's no dead spot any more.
NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23) Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage), Tri-Band (2.2 Gbps)
  • Performance is excellent with whole house coverage never dropping below -60dBm and internet access speeds similar to wired connection.
  • Although the router and satellites are all located on the ground floor, upstairs coverage is good.
  • All in all if you are debating about buying this just do it, it will not disappoint, and the coverage and increase in WiFi speed is amazing.
  • Top of the range. Easy to install and customize, much much better seamless reception.
  • Cable connection with it is more than twice the speed I had before, connecting directly with the router.
Size & Weight
Height
2.5 in.
6.6 in.
Width
5.7 in.
5.6 in.
Depth
5.7 in.
2.4 in.
Weight
1.9 lbs.
1.05 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi with Built-in Smart Home Hub
  • They do not look too bad being smaller than a side plate in diameter.
  • It certainly looks like it's built to fit in with the decor of a modern home, similar to the nest smoke alarms, etc.
  • The small units and their chargers are, by our reckoning, very nicely designed, and even smaller (and hence more unobtrusive) than you expect.
  • It is far better at providing the whole house and half the garden with a wifi signal and there being two small items I no longer have to put items needing an ethernet connection (like my NAS) next to my Virgin router.
  • The smaller discrete design was also a consideration.These units are far from an eyesore placed around the house.
NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23) Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage), Tri-Band (2.2 Gbps)
  • The Orbi hardware is on the large size, but its design is unobtrusive with an attractive 'soft' finish to the off-white housings.
  • I’m not complaining but I know some people won’t like the size.
  • Easy to set up, as you might expect to get the power you compromise on size.
  • It’s worth nothing they are VERY large units - the size of a reasonable flower vase. For the size they are, you’d expect them to work very well as they’re obstrusive.
  • The units are large (vase sized) but look pretty good and at least discrete.
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Tri-Band
Tri-Band
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Encryption & Security
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, SPI Firewall
WPA/WPA2-PSK, Guest Wi-Fi network, Circle Smart parental controls
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi with Built-in Smart Home Hub
  • The speed is super fast, even on the second floor. Recommended.
  • Plugged these in and using the app on an iphone managed to quickly set up a network with one name working on 2.4 and 5 with no trouble.
  • The bandwidth available is similar to the router with little loss.
  • Couldn't get full speed from ether of the units so sent them back.
  • I had tried plug in extenders, powerline adaptors and neither gave the bandwidth I expected.
NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23) Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage), Tri-Band (2.2 Gbps)
  • I now have a router and one satellite working (the third will go in the extension when its completed) and yeh, full signal everywhere and full fibre speed.
  • Works great fron one floor to the next with 5m high cealings.
  • Now I have an amazing internet connection, with the same speed guaranteed all over the entire house.
  • Previously used a mess of Powerline adaptors but I have been able to simplify all of this and vastly improve the reliability and speed of my WiFi. Usual great Netgear quality.
  • I have seen a massive improvement on speed and range/coverage throughout my house and garden (especially WiFi cameras that were cutting out). Recommended.
Features
Interfaces
WAN/LAN
WAN/LAN (in router), 2xLAN (in satellites)
Easy App Controls
Yes
Yes
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
Extras
Parental controls, QoS, 3-year built-in antivirus, Reporting, Works with Alexa & IFTTT, Automation
Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, Quick & easy setup with the Orbi app–Pause WiFi, Works with all major Internet Service Providers, Sleek, contemporary design
Processor
Quad-Core 710MHz
Memory
256 MB flash and 512 MB RAM
What customers say about "Features"
TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi with Built-in Smart Home Hub
  • The BT whole home was reliable if left alone, but parental control just seemed to upset it. So far with the deco, parental control seems to work fine.
  • The app too is easy to use and there is a lot of flexibility for controlling various settings if you want to.
  • The parental control is easy to use, now I can block inappropriate content and restrict time spent online for my kids.
  • Easy to set up. App is great. Cheaper than Google version. Good signal in large 3 story house. Very happy.
  • I am very impressed with the effectiveness of this as well as with the ease of use of setup and the excellent app!
NETGEAR Orbi AC2200 (RBK23) Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (Up to 4500 sq ft Coverage), Tri-Band (2.2 Gbps)
  • The app is slick and remarkably quick.
  • I'm not a techie, but I found these devices easy to install (just download the app and follow step by step the instructions).
  • The app is basic but does the job.
  • Connecting the mesh network is App based and simple to do if powered on instructions followed to the letter.
  • Admin app is shoddy and hides far too much functionality.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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