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Was $209. Today's price $162.93. Free same-day delivery.
Good reviews. B on fakespot

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This is the lowest price it ever for one of the better mesh wifi systems.
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3 observations just to keep in mind and might not be relevant to most:

1- it does not do bridge mode (so if your modem is also a router or want to keep your existing router, any devices connected to this will not see the devices on the router as being on the same network)

2- I is not tri-band so unless you plug in the slave units to Ethernet they are working at half speed.

3- Control of these devices is 100% via TP-Link's cloud servers- So no outbound internet connection = no changes to the router... and all your security, data and access info is on TP-Link's servers.....


otherwise seems like a good price
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3 observations just to keep in mind and might not be relevant to most:

1- it does not do bridge mode (so if your modem is also a router or want to keep your existing router, any devices connected to this will not see the devices on the router as being on the same network)
Have you used it personally ?
Just reading the amazon reviews/questions they suggest that bridge mode is indeed supported.
Will find out once its delivered.

<Quote from amazon>

Works in BRIDGE mode along with wireless MESH mode: UNLIKE Google Wifi.
I wanted a "Mesh" network that would allow me to bridge the wireless network with the existing wired network. Google WiFi failed miserably when trying to configure this type of environment. Google Wifi only allows a single network device to be in bridge mode and if you want to add "mesh" network the ability to bridge is disabled. With the Deco devices (3 of them), I have them configured in what TPLINK calls AP mode. In this mode I can bridge the TPLINK devices to my existing wired network. Each of the Deco devices is plugged into an 8 port TPLINK switch. Every wired device plugged into any of the switches (except for Philips Hue Bridge which works only sometimes) connects to the main network and DHCP server without issue. Plus all wireless devices can connect to the configured mesh wireless network. I can get about 170mps on average from my wired connection through my internet provider. I have gotten 100mbps or better from each of the Deco devices when testing the wireless network. As I have not owned the Deco devices long enough to know about their longevity I cannot comment, but I am happy that they do work for the purpose for which they were purchased. NOTE: Using the Deco devices in the "AP" mode, disables quite a bit of the extra functionality that they advertise, but TPLINK documented this very well before configuring this mode. This purchase works for me and my environment. The setup was extremely easy and pretty much everything worked as expected. I would definitely recommend, especially if you want bridge mode along with wireless mesh network

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Have you used it personally ?
Just reading the amazon reviews/questions they suggest that bridge mode is indeed supported.
Will find out once its delivered.

<Quote from amazon>

Works in BRIDGE mode along with wireless MESH mode: UNLIKE Google Wifi.
I wanted a "Mesh" network that would allow me to bridge the wireless network with the existing wired network. Google WiFi failed miserably when trying to configure this type of environment. Google Wifi only allows a single network device to be in bridge mode and if you want to add "mesh" network the ability to bridge is disabled. With the Deco devices (3 of them), I have them configured in what TPLINK calls AP mode. In this mode I can bridge the TPLINK devices to my existing wired network. Each of the Deco devices is plugged into an 8 port TPLINK switch. Every wired device plugged into any of the switches (except for Philips Hue Bridge which works only sometimes) connects to the main network and DHCP server without issue. Plus all wireless devices can connect to the configured mesh wireless network. I can get about 170mps on average from my wired connection through my internet provider. I have gotten 100mbps or better from each of the Deco devices when testing the wireless network. As I have not owned the Deco devices long enough to know about their longevity I cannot comment, but I am happy that they do work for the purpose for which they were purchased. NOTE: Using the Deco devices in the "AP" mode, disables quite a bit of the extra functionality that they advertise, but TPLINK documented this very well before configuring this mode. This purchase works for me and my environment. The setup was extremely easy and pretty much everything worked as expected. I would definitely recommend, especially if you want bridge mode along with wireless mesh network

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Unless the video review (on the Amazon product page)
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awesome deal. thank you. price per node is even cheaper than the 4 pack from costco
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Awesome deal. Thanks
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Deal is dead?
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dead - $219 for me now
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Dead!
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That was shortlived.

But i saw a lot of price fluctuations last couple of days. I would recommend setting up a camel alert for these
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3 observations just to keep in mind and might not be relevant to most:

1- it does not do bridge mode (so if your modem is also a router or want to keep your existing router, any devices connected to this will not see the devices on the router as being on the same network)

2- I is not tri-band so unless you plug in the slave units to Ethernet they are working at half speed.

3- Control of these devices is 100% via TP-Link's cloud servers- So no outbound internet connection = no changes to the router... and all your security, data and access info is on TP-Link's servers.....


otherwise seems like a good price
I know this deal is dead but I own one of these and have been very happy with the purchase. It does indeed have a bridge mode.
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Have you used it personally ?
Just reading the amazon reviews/questions they suggest that bridge mode is indeed supported.
Will find out once its delivered.

<Quote from amazon>

Works in BRIDGE mode along with wireless MESH mode: UNLIKE Google Wifi.
I wanted a "Mesh" network that would allow me to bridge the wireless network with the existing wired network. Google WiFi failed miserably when trying to configure this type of environment. Google Wifi only allows a single network device to be in bridge mode and if you want to add "mesh" network the ability to bridge is disabled. With the Deco devices (3 of them), I have them configured in what TPLINK calls AP mode. In this mode I can bridge the TPLINK devices to my existing wired network. Each of the Deco devices is plugged into an 8 port TPLINK switch. Every wired device plugged into any of the switches (except for Philips Hue Bridge which works only sometimes) connects to the main network and DHCP server without issue. Plus all wireless devices can connect to the configured mesh wireless network. I can get about 170mps on average from my wired connection through my internet provider. I have gotten 100mbps or better from each of the Deco devices when testing the wireless network. As I have not owned the Deco devices long enough to know about their longevity I cannot comment, but I am happy that they do work for the purpose for which they were purchased. NOTE: Using the Deco devices in the "AP" mode, disables quite a bit of the extra functionality that they advertise, but TPLINK documented this very well before configuring this mode. This purchase works for me and my environment. The setup was extremely easy and pretty much everything worked as expected. I would definitely recommend, especially if you want bridge mode along with wireless mesh network

<end Quote>
Quote from cool_cool
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Have you used it personally ?
Just reading the amazon reviews/questions they suggest that bridge mode is indeed supported.
Will find out once its delivered.

<Quote from amazon>

Works in BRIDGE mode along with wireless MESH mode: UNLIKE Google Wifi.
I wanted a "Mesh" network that would allow me to bridge the wireless network with the existing wired network. Google WiFi failed miserably when trying to configure this type of environment. Google Wifi only allows a single network device to be in bridge mode and if you want to add "mesh" network the ability to bridge is disabled. With the Deco devices (3 of them), I have them configured in what TPLINK calls AP mode. In this mode I can bridge the TPLINK devices to my existing wired network. Each of the Deco devices is plugged into an 8 port TPLINK switch. Every wired device plugged into any of the switches (except for Philips Hue Bridge which works only sometimes) connects to the main network and DHCP server without issue. Plus all wireless devices can connect to the configured mesh wireless network. I can get about 170mps on average from my wired connection through my internet provider. I have gotten 100mbps or better from each of the Deco devices when testing the wireless network. As I have not owned the Deco devices long enough to know about their longevity I cannot comment, but I am happy that they do work for the purpose for which they were purchased. NOTE: Using the Deco devices in the "AP" mode, disables quite a bit of the extra functionality that they advertise, but TPLINK documented this very well before configuring this mode. This purchase works for me and my environment. The setup was extremely easy and pretty much everything worked as expected. I would definitely recommend, especially if you want bridge mode along with wireless mesh network

<end Quote>
Quote from cool_cool
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Have you used it personally ?
Just reading the amazon reviews/questions they suggest that bridge mode is indeed supported.
Will find out once its delivered.

<Quote from amazon>

Works in BRIDGE mode along with wireless MESH mode: UNLIKE Google Wifi.
I wanted a "Mesh" network that would allow me to bridge the wireless network with the existing wired network. Google WiFi failed miserably when trying to configure this type of environment. Google Wifi only allows a single network device to be in bridge mode and if you want to add "mesh" network the ability to bridge is disabled. With the Deco devices (3 of them), I have them configured in what TPLINK calls AP mode. In this mode I can bridge the TPLINK devices to my existing wired network. Each of the Deco devices is plugged into an 8 port TPLINK switch. Every wired device plugged into any of the switches (except for Philips Hue Bridge which works only sometimes) connects to the main network and DHCP server without issue. Plus all wireless devices can connect to the configured mesh wireless network. I can get about 170mps on average from my wired connection through my internet provider. I have gotten 100mbps or better from each of the Deco devices when testing the wireless network. As I have not owned the Deco devices long enough to know about their longevity I cannot comment, but I am happy that they do work for the purpose for which they were purchased. NOTE: Using the Deco devices in the "AP" mode, disables quite a bit of the extra functionality that they advertise, but TPLINK documented this very well before configuring this mode. This purchase works for me and my environment. The setup was extremely easy and pretty much everything worked as expected. I would definitely recommend, especially if you want bridge mode along with wireless mesh network

<end Quote>
Any word on how Bridge Mode paid off?
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Any word on how Bridge Mode paid off?
Works great!
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