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TP-Link Deco Whole Home Mesh WiFi System –Up to 5,500 sq. ft. Coverage and 100+ Devices,WiFi Router/WiFi Extender Replacement, Support Parental Controls/Anitivirus, Seamless Roaming (Deco M5)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WVCB862?

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M5 is dual band while M9 is Tri-band. With a dedicated backhaul the M9 should provide better performance but the coverage should be about the same. The M9 also has some sort of smart hub which I know nothing about.
Just set up the Costco version of these (m9 plus) this week at my brothers house. Easy setup and strong speed throughout the whole house. Its only $40 more and in my opinion worth the price difference. Recommended!
Don't do it! This is a dual band system, which means if you use a wireless backhaul, it's going to eat your bandwidth.

Get the M9 system from Costco for $40 more, It's tri-band and a much better choice for most people (unless you are using a wired backhaul).

(And, of course, the M9 system was $99 at Costco a couple of months ago...but that ship has sailed).

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Just set up the Costco version of these (m9 plus) this week at my brothers house. Easy setup and strong speed throughout the whole house. Its only $40 more and in my opinion worth the price difference. Recommended!
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These are the older M5. How do these compare to the newer M9 that Costco has sold for $199?
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Should I return my Orbi to Costco for this? 300 vs 150 total cost.

It's the orbi rbk 50 - I only have access to internet 225 down and 12 up.
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These are the older M5. How do these compare to the newer M9 that Costco has sold for $199?
M5 is dual band while M9 is Tri-band. With a dedicated backhaul the M9 should provide better performance but the coverage should be about the same. The M9 also has some sort of smart hub which I know nothing about.
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Set this kit up on a previous SD for my folks' house and it's been humming along great. Can use ethernet / wifi as hybrid backbone too depending on your topology.
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How does this or the m9 compare to the netgear nighthawk r7500v2
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I have had a C7 router and an extender for a couple of years, and have recommended the brand to friends and family. However, they updated their Tether iOS app earlier this year, and now you have to create an account with them in order to use it to configure devices that I already had deployed. There is no reason for them to require this, except to collect data about me. I don't want yet another "cloud" account, especially for something that is local. While I can still configure things through a web browser, it was convenient to use the app. They won't be getting any more of my business.
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TP-Link Deco Whole Home Mesh WiFi System –Up to 5,500 sq. ft. Coverage and 100+ Devices,WiFi Router/WiFi Extender Replacement, Support Parental Controls/Anitivirus, Seamless Roaming (Deco M5)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WVCB862?

Don't do it! This is a dual band system, which means if you use a wireless backhaul, it's going to eat your bandwidth.

Get the M9 system from Costco for $40 more, It's tri-band and a much better choice for most people (unless you are using a wired backhaul).

(And, of course, the M9 system was $99 at Costco a couple of months ago...but that ship has sailed).
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If one were to add a m9 to an existing m5 system...how would you do this optimally? Tia!
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If one were to add a m9 to an existing m5 system...how would you do this optimally? Tia!
Recommendation is to add M5s to M9 plus by re-configuring your network.

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/2248/

Seems like there is a easy way to do though the app.

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/2400/
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These are the older M5. How do these compare to the newer M9 that Costco has sold for $199?
M9 is better as mentioned by the OP, but if you dont have speeds over 500Mbps you wont see much of a difference. The other aspect is if you need a smart home hub, cause the M9 gives you that functionality. If you use the wired backhaul you will literally not see much of a difference at all either. Nice thing about the Decos you can mix and match all of them from the 3-5 up to the 9's.

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Should I return my Orbi to Costco for this? 300 vs 150 total cost.

It's the orbi rbk 50 - I only have access to internet 225 down and 12 up.
Besides a drop in some range cause these are all different in peoples houses based on layout and construction, you will probably not see much of a difference. Even less so if you hardwire the Decos. The tribands are extremely nice to have though for those with speeds over 500 megs and are only using wireless.

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If one were to add a m9 to an existing m5 system...how would you do this optimally? Tia!
You would setup the M9 as the main point connected to the modem, any other m9's next in line, then you would put the M5's on the outer fringe of your network. There will be a drop of speed from the hand offs but most people dont even notice. If you need a fringe location with the best possible speeds you would move your M9's in that direction and put the M5 elsewhere. You just dont want to put a M5 in between two M9's cause you bottle neck them. Its pretty simple to do, and if you hardwire works even better.
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How does this or the m9 compare to the netgear nighthawk r7500v2
Better coverage, speeds slightly slower, a little less throughput. Overall performance pretty similar but with better coverage.
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