Product Comparison: TP-LINK Deco P7 vs TP-LINK Deco M5


General Specifications
Brand
TP-LINK
TP-LINK
Model
Deco P7
Deco M5
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Mesh Wi-Fi with PowerlineDeco P7 is a mesh router that supports powerline networking. Powerline and wireless connections work together to link Deco units, providing even faster network speeds and truly seamless coverage.Wi-Fi + Powerline Hybrid BandwidthDeco P7 combines dual-band Wi-Fi and powerline connections to transmit data between Deco units.
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
2x power adapter, Ethernet cable, 2x satellites
3x units, 3x power adapter, Ethernet cable
Designated Areas
Up to 4000 sq. ft.
Up to 5.500 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
1267 Mbps
1267 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK Deco P7 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Hybrid with Powerline Backhaul
  • The delivered internet speed is super fast and accessible throughout the whole house.
  • The two units are delivering the full speed of our 100 Mb/s Virgin broadband throughout the house (an extended old two-storied terrace house, not large but with solid brick interior walls).
  • Attaching my laptop to this network gives me far better speeds than I achieved before, there have been no dropouts which was the reason for upgrading to these more expensive devices.
  • Not only has this system delivered surprisingly fast speeds throughout the house, but it has been completely stable.
  • The wifi drops off at bit at the far end of the house, but still getting a reasonable download speed. If you have a larger house, just purchased another mesh unit.
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
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
Width
4.7 in.
4.7 in.
Depth
4.7 in.
4.7 in.
Weight
0.97 lbs.
1.45 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
TP-LINK Deco P7 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Hybrid with Powerline Backhaul
  • 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 three small items I no longer have to put items needing an ethernet connection (like my NAS) next to my Virgin router.
  • Right from opening the box you can tell this is a high quality product, even the packaging for and design of each Deco is great to help it fit in with your home.
  • The bandwidth available is similar to the router with little loss. Also they do not look too bad being smaller than a side plate in diameter.
  • The size is right and the setup is simple.
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
WPA/WPA2-PSK
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, SPI Firewall
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
TP-LINK Deco P7 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Hybrid with Powerline Backhaul
  • These little units are more than adequate, and with 802.11ac at 5GHz I am getting full speed wireless everywhere in the house.
  • 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.
  • Like the additional security features too - antivirus, intrusion protection & quarantine. Also has parental controls which will be of use to others (our kids now adults).
  • If you need to split the 2.4GHz & 5GHz bands then you will need to look elsewhere.
  • A number of devices seem not to be able to cope with a combined 2.4 and 5ghz wireless network during their setup. Once complete re-enabling the 5ghz seems to be fine.
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
2xLAN (in satellites)
WAN/LAN
Easy App Controls
Yes
Yes
Processor
Qualcomm Quad-core CPU
Quad-core CPU
Memory
Flash 32 MB and SDRAM 256 MB
Flash 32 MB and SDRAM 256 MB
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
Extras
Parental controls, 3-year built-in antivirus, Reporting, QoS
3-year built-in antivirus, Parental controls, QoS, Reporting
What customers say about "Features"
TP-LINK Deco P7 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Hybrid with Powerline Backhaul
  • The additional security via Trend is excellent, you can view reports on the app of potential threats it has identified and blocked.
  • Package arrived earlier than expected. I am not usually a fan of Android apps but the TP-Link Deco installation app made installation easy and quick.
  • I am very impressed with the effectiveness of this as well as with the ease of use of setup and the excellent app!
  • The app is an absolute gem. It allows you to be able monitor traffic and increase throughput in places where you want certain devices to take priority over others.
  • The app won't work if the internet connection goes down, so no good for a private LAN or with unreliable internet.
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
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, IC, FCC, RCM, IDA, RoHS, KC, NCC, BSMI, JPA, JRF, VCCI
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