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Costco Members: 3-Pack TP-Link Deco M9 Plus WiFi Tri-Band w/ Built-In Smart Hub EXPIRED

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Costco Wholesale has 3-Pack TP-Link Deco M9 Plus WiFi Tri-Band w/ Built-In Smart Hub (DECOM9PLUS) on sale for $169.99 valid for Costco Members only. Shipping is free. Thanks bkobe7

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Peace In case you guys are getting those from Costco , Costco is only selling and shipping out Deco M9 Ver2 mixed with M9+ V1 versions which (V2) came with older firmware (1.2.10 Build 20190809 54285 versions back in 2019). You will need an TP Link Deco Utility app (PC) > ID/PW from TPLINK APP to Log in > then manual upgrade to the latest firmware. Smilie

Due to this ongoing firmware issues of M9+ Ver2 that you can't get firmware upgrade via Deco app if your units came as firmware versions from 2019(ex: 1.2.10 Build 20190809 54285). Any other FW that releases in 2020, you should be fine by upgrading via the deco app. https://community.tp-link.com/en/...pic/179488

#1 Utility https://www.tp-link.com/us/suppor...s/#Utility
#2 Firmware: Deco M9 Plus(US)_V2_200921 https://www.tp-link.com/us/suppor.../#Firmware - Published Date: 2020-10-09
#3 What are the differences between different models of Deco? https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/2423/
#4 Wired & WIFI backhaul: If you connect the mesh nodes with an ethernet cable, that's a wire backhaul. If you connect the nodes without a wire, that's WIFI Backhaul Smilie


** Deco X60 AX3000 - Pro: faster on 5ghz compared w M9+ & Con: run warm, no USB ports and only offer dual band. & Cost more $$$ per unit
2,402 Mbps x1 at 5 GHz,
Originally listed on Costco $329.99 but it went on sale some time $250 then $230 now goes back as original price.
Most of the devices on the market right now offer non-wifi 6. if any smart home devices that will offer wifi6 will cost x2 in the next 1 or 2 yrs (home-security). WIFI 6 likely will benefit you if you upgrade your phone/laptop/apple / home camera(2021) device in the next 1 or 2 years. Other technology like smart home devices, tv, appliances will stay at 24ghz for a few more years. We all know that eero & google nest hardware was ok but their software/firmware are really reliable and stable. Deco X60 is one of the early Wifi-6 first gen, there is lots of work required from dev to get the F/W fully compatible with all future devices that support Wifi-6, and hopefully TP-Link still support this 1st gen Wifi-6 Deco firmware for the next 2 - 4 years just like the Deco M5 released Apr. 12, 2017 still get software updated. Comparing Wi-Fi 6E to Wi-Fi 6: https://www.networkcomputing.com/...6e-wi-fi-6


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** Deco M9+ AC2200 - Pro: offered USB 2.0 Port and tri band & Con: Run hot, slower speed than X60, Friendly prices per unit mesh/ac2200
867 Mbps at 5GHz-1
867 Mbps at 5GHz-2,
Originally listed on Costco $199.99 but still goes on sale sometimes, $200 > $100 (price mistake) > $180 > and now $170 BF deals. For $170 with the performance this is a steal deal now and could last for you 2 - 4 yrs then you can just pass this over to your parents. Also most Smart (thermal stats, home security, switches, small smart gadgets) on the market right now and the next 1 or 2 years still offer Wifi-4 (24ghz) so Deco X60 doesn't benefit you at all. If you are going to be using the WIFI backhaul and you currently don't have many WIFI 6 devices. you probably going to get the M9 and upgrade in a 2 or 3 years when WIFI 6E comes out and the WIFI 6 mesh routers go down in price (and hopefully up in reliability).

I personally owned both systems M9+ (3) and X60 (3), I prefer X60 if you guys use mesh wirelessly and your ISP package > 400 MPS you will notice the speed difference. For those who have a 200/200 or 100/100 mps package you guys will not notice much difference since both models performed really well.

I tested (x3 Deco X60 business rental unit) most of my devices on the Wi-Fi 5 (5ghz) network and got the speed test > faster than the M9. I understand that M9+ is a triband and X60 is dual band but somehow X60 (5ghz) signals are out performance of M9+ on all tests. I would recommend you guys set up WiFiman to calculate the -dbm signal and that can help you guys pick the right spots for ur mesh systems: https://play.google.com/store/app...n_US&gl=US

If you are buying new and want it to last even without a hardwire go with the X60 it's that simple. If your pucks have issues talking to each other because of house construction or Wi-Fi issues in your area, then return it for the M9. I would always try the X60 first since if you read any of my above, even though its dual band it still offers more throughput than the M9 which means you will not see degraded wireless performance. If you decide you can ethernet backhaul it later it would just be a plus.


I would recommend both routers and you can pick whatever fit your need $$budget / size / requirements / futures / ensure that your devices support wifi 6

Good luck and hope this helps. Smilie Smilie
Ok, I dont have a costco membership.

Bough eero mes system 3 pack from best buy... it seemed to work pretty good. Kept bothering me people saying to go with the TP link deco (in different mesh system threads), since I don't have a wired backhaul and m9 plus is tri band.

I bought the 2-pack tp link Deco for like $200 at best buy.

Installed and in one corner of my house Speeds FOUR X'd.

Unreal, they aren't lying in these threads - this is the one to go with if you don't have a wired backhaul (meaning your mesh system isn't connected by wires, just over the air).
Wired backhaulers - go with the x60 from costco for $229, deal expires today. https://www.costco.com/tp-link-de...31942.html. I just put it in and it is perfect.

It is wifi 6 so future proofed. If you aren't going wired backhaul, I would personally go with the m9.

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Where did you get this info? Don't get me wrong I will buy it at this price. But I can't find any evidence of the sale.
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Where did you get this info? Don't get me wrong I will buy it at this price. But I can't find any evidence of the sale.
Costco ad in the mail.
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How good is this ? Does it support gigabit internet on wifi and ethernet ?
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Can i buy online now and then price adjust with costco
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This is Wifi 5 correct? Not Wifi 6?
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This is Wifi 5 correct? Not Wifi 6?
Yes this is wifi 5 which is ac. Wifi 6 is ax. Also wifi 6 is supposed to support WPA3 for security so if you see that listed for security it is most likely going to be wifi 6 but not 100% of the time.
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I just upgraded to Xfinity 600 mbps. 2100 sq ft home with additional outdoor set up. All the satellite decos will be wifi backhauled. Do I go with this since it has tri bands or do I go with the deco x60 since it has Wifi 6?

Or since my home isn't huge do I just go with something like this?

https://slickdeals.net/f/14451905-starting-november-14th-netgear-nighthawk-ax4-4-stream-ax3000-wi-fi-6-router-rax35-100nas-99?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1
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I had this for a few months. Bought it a while back at $180 from Costco. It works well and the ethernet back haul was great. Kinda waiting for a WiFi 6 mesh deal under $200
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Ok, I dont have a costco membership.

Bough eero mes system 3 pack from best buy... it seemed to work pretty good. Kept bothering me people saying to go with the TP link deco (in different mesh system threads), since I don't have a wired backhaul and m9 plus is tri band.

I bought the 2-pack tp link Deco for like $200 at best buy.

Installed and in one corner of my house Speeds FOUR X'd.

Unreal, they aren't lying in these threads - this is the one to go with if you don't have a wired backhaul (meaning your mesh system isn't connected by wires, just over the air).
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Anybody know which DECO mesh has the best range for a single unit. Goal being to extend mesh to detached garage/yard coverage. I have the M5s now and they work great in the house just lack yard coverage. The M9 looks to be the same small form factor. While the older M4 and the news wifi6 units are taller and more substantial. I assume they have larger antennas? I like the small/plug in form factor of the 5 and 9 but wouldn't mind a larger unit if it covered outside.

thanks
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How good is this ? Does it support gigabit internet on wifi and ethernet ?
I have this exact system with ATT gig internet. With 20 devices connected at this moment, I ran a speed test.

From the Deco app on my iPhone: 879.6 download & 916.9 upload
From my hardwired MacBook Pro: 540.92 download & 500.51 upload
From my wireless MacBook Pro: 318.54 download & 155.40 upload

I love this system, but it does have its quarks. For some reason, I have a dead spot in a room with no reason to have a dead spot. All three of my M9s are on the first floor of a house with a basement and second floor. I found this configuration the best. I'm really considering buying three more, but I think it might be overkill.
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I have this exact system with ATT gig internet. With 20 devices connected at this moment, I ran a speed test.

From the Deco app on my iPhone: 879.6 download & 916.9 upload
From my hardwired MacBook Pro: 540.92 download & 500.51 upload
From my wireless MacBook Pro: 318.54 download & 155.40 upload

I love this system, but it does have its quarks. For some reason, I have a dead spot in a room with no reason to have a dead spot. All three of my M9s are on the first floor of a house with a basement and second floor. I found this configuration the best. I'm really considering buying three more, but I think it might be overkill.
Thanks a lot. Do you use wifi back haul or ethernet ?
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So buy now and get a price adjustment later?
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