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Costco Wholesale has 3-Pack TP-Link Deco M9 Plus AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi Router (DECOM9PLUS) on sale for $159.99 valid for Costco Members only. Shipping is free.

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About the Product
  • Cover up to 6,500 sq. ft w/ high performance WiFi and eliminates dead zones/buffering
  • Three WiFi bands supporting up to 100 devices
  • Built-in Smart Hub that easily connects to ZigBee, Bluetooth or WiFi smart home
  • Free Lifetime Subscription to TP-Link HomeCare featuring antivirus, robust parental controls and QoS
  • Easy setup/management
  • Works w/ Alexa
  • Universally compatible w/ any ISP/modem
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  • Includes a 2-year limited warranty w/ purchase (w/ Costco Concierge Services)

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  • Product typically arrives approx. 3-5 business days from time of order
  • Limit of 3 per member
  • Offer valid through May 27, 2021 or while promotion last
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  • This product has earned an average of 4.5/5 star rating w/ over 4500+ customer reviews on Costco
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I have had this system for a year now, and it has been great. I chose this system over Netgear Orbi, because Netgear changes over $70 for antivirus and another $60/year parental controls with bedtime feature. These are included with the Deco system.

Features:
Whole Home Wi-Fi Coverage–Cover up to 6,500 sq. ft.
Tri-Band Speed for More Devices – Three Wi-Fi bands with dynamic backhaul to support up to 100 devices
Intelligent Wi-Fi Network – Deco M9 Plus unites your home under a single Wi-Fi name and password
Built-In Smart Hub – Deco M9 Plus directly connects your favorite ZigBee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi smart home products
Protect Your Smart Home – Advanced Wi-Fi encryption and comprehensive antivirus powered by Trend Micro™

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I have this system for around 6 months. I purchased mine refurbished for $139 from BHPhoto and I have been super delighted with it. I have mine set up with ethernet backhauling and I purchased ceiling brackets to mount them upside down overhead. Those brackets are optional accessories available on Amazon and they are great.

No wire clutter on the floors since my CAT6 cables run-up in the attic. This router can also control some smart devices and you can have the router switch things on and off through Alexa, Google Assistant and the Deco app. YMMV on which smart devices are compatible. But they work with my TP-link Kasa Smart plugs and Philips smart bulbs. It also handles Bluetooth and Zigbee devices.

While it doesn't have as many advanced manual features as many other routers do such has my Synology rt2600ac (my home office router) or my EdgeRouter X. It does have some.

Support for IPv6
Specify your own subnet
IP range
DNS
VLAN
Address Reservation
Port Forwarding
DDNS
UPnP
Connection Alerts to cell phones (I know when someone connects to the network via a notification to my cell phone)
QoS
Parental Controls
Antivirus (TrendMicro)
Intrusion Prevention System
Infected Device Quarantine
Malicious Content Filter
Blacklist
Can operate in Router and AP mode
Smart Actions (A smart device can trigger another) I have this set up with Wyze to trigger a lamp if the Wyze v3 camera detects a person in the backyard and front porch (postal worker & amazon delivery). If I see that lamp on, I look at what triggered it on the Wyze app cam footage.
Both 5Ghz antennas can be used when it senses a need for higher demand according to the marketing material. But I don't know how to verify this claim from TP-Link.
Supports IFTTT
Shows me the real-time UP/DOWN bandwidth usage of every client connected to it.
Produces monthly usage and security reports on the app with graphs, how often a smart device has been triggered or automation routine executed through the router. (those performed inside Alexa and Google Assistant don't show). I like that because my Synology devices do the same.
If the ethernet haul switch goes down, it automatically switches to wifi backhaul


It covers my home end to end (2,234 sqft), a separate garage, driveway, and the rear deck. I have wyze v3 monitoring the driveway and Eufy doorbell cams. This system is also expandable so you can add additional nodes like most other mesh systems. If you need more coverage, just add more deco nodes.

I keep all of my IoT devices, TV and Nvidia Shield Pro 2019x2, approximately 42 devices and growing.

I do keep my home office computers and network printers behind the Synology rt2600ac, separated from all of the other devices. Separate VLan.

Best of all, it's affordable, and few IoT devices make use of 5Ghz, much less WIFI 6. Perhaps my Pixel Phone and Google Nest Hubs use the 5Ghz band. 4K TVs, streaming boxes, and Plex server are connected via ethernet to a gigabit switch.

For me, it's sort of a poor man's version of Ubiquiti APs. Good enough for now until AX routers mature. I would love to upgrade late this year or next to a Ubiquiti Dream Machine Pro, but for now, this works and it works pretty well. Very reliable. I wish my Synology was as reliable.
Can't directly comment on the M9, but I have the M5 and it's been rock solid for two years now.

Originally got it because the house I lived in was only 1,100 sqft but 90% cinder block walls so a single wireless router wasn't cutting it. Only wireless backhaul at that point and zero issues.

Current house has ethernet to a couple rooms so have ethernet backhaul to one and wireless to another in the bedroom because I prefer to use the ethernet on the node as it obviously performs better than most wireless devices.

It really depends on your square footage, but the fact that you have the option of ethernet backhaul, I would personally recommend them.

For reference, I run 2 home servers, 2 desktops, and basically all my media and gaming devices wired and usually have about 30 wireless clients connected at any given time. Two 8 port switched on two of the nodes. Mix of iot devices, phones, and laptops, both 2.4G and 5G. The one caveat as a power user is the limited control with the simple config interface, but to be honest it's been nice not having to deal with the networking side to focus on other projects.

Sorry for the wall of text, just honestly very happy with my deco setup.
I have had both. I bought the M9 3-pack at Costco. Loved it. Despite what others say here, range was excellent and so was speed. I have gig internet and could get about 500 down on the M9. Indoors, outdoors, you name it, we had connection.

Then a deal for the X60 showed up at Costco. Did we need WIFI6? No. Would it be nice? Sure, since we have gig internet. Unfortunately, the X60 hasn't delivered on the WIFI6 speeds. A WIFI6 laptop gets 600-700 down. My iPhone 11 Pro Max -- about 450, maybe 500 when standing next to one of the AP's.

So, in hindsight, I'd probably be just as happy with the M9 Plus again, especially at $159. I do use ethernet backhaul for all the AP's, but the M9 is tri-band so even that is not needed.

I have, though, bought a few sets of the M9 from Costco for friends/clients and installed them in their gigantic homes and am pleased with the range and performance. I'm also going to have to price match Costco to get some money back once these go on sale (and maybe pick up another set or two for future installs for friends/clients!).

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Sure hope I can remember by then.
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Anyone else have thoughts on these? Been looking to upgrade to a proper mesh. Only downside I see in these is that there is no "main" router with multiple LAN ports, but that can be solved with a switch. Wifi 5 is good enough for me, I can probably ethernet backhaul these, and the price is solid. Just wondering if there's anything I'm missing with these. For reference, I had been waiting for a deal on Orbi RBK50 (missed that walmart clearance, doh) and the RBK752.
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Not bad. We use the M5 and paid more over three years ago. M9 has the tri-band versus dual of the M5.
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I have this. Range is my only compliant. Replaced ONE amplify hd, and that reached farther out than this one
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Quote from PledgeAllegiance :
Anyone else have thoughts on these? Been looking to upgrade to a proper mesh. Only downside I see in these is that there is no "main" router with multiple LAN ports, but that can be solved with a switch. Wifi 5 is good enough for me, I can probably ethernet backhaul these, and the price is solid. Just wondering if there's anything I'm missing with these. For reference, I had been waiting for a deal on Orbi RBK50 (missed that walmart clearance, doh) and the RBK752.
If you're going to wire backhaul, then there may not be a benefit over the cheaper M5 with the same wifi 5 speeds. I have the M5s in AP only, wired between 3 of my 5 units (two are used to basically get wired connections) and it's been great.
Differences in decos:
https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/2423/
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I have this. Range is my only compliant. Replaced ONE amplify hd, and that reached farther out than this one
If this has less range than just one router, that seemingly defeats the purpose of a mesh.
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If this has less range than just one router, that seemingly defeats the purpose of a mesh.
In house is fine and faster. Front yard and backyard is noticeably slower and doesn't reach out as far.
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I bought TP-Link Deco X60 Wi-Fi 6 AX3000 Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, 3-Pack on sale for 229, woukd this be just as good?
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I bought TP-Link Deco X60 Wi-Fi 6 AX3000 Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, 3-Pack on sale for 229, woukd this be just as good?
M9 does not have Wi-Fi 6, so if that matters, what you bought is better.

But otherwise I have read reviews showing that the M9 does a competent job even today (it has been around for a couple of years).
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Anyone else have thoughts on these? Been looking to upgrade to a proper mesh. Only downside I see in these is that there is no "main" router with multiple LAN ports, but that can be solved with a switch. Wifi 5 is good enough for me, I can probably ethernet backhaul these, and the price is solid. Just wondering if there's anything I'm missing with these. For reference, I had been waiting for a deal on Orbi RBK50 (missed that walmart clearance, doh) and the RBK752.
Can't directly comment on the M9, but I have the M5 and it's been rock solid for two years now.

Originally got it because the house I lived in was only 1,100 sqft but 90% cinder block walls so a single wireless router wasn't cutting it. Only wireless backhaul at that point and zero issues.

Current house has ethernet to a couple rooms so have ethernet backhaul to one and wireless to another in the bedroom because I prefer to use the ethernet on the node as it obviously performs better than most wireless devices.

It really depends on your square footage, but the fact that you have the option of ethernet backhaul, I would personally recommend them.

For reference, I run 2 home servers, 2 desktops, and basically all my media and gaming devices wired and usually have about 30 wireless clients connected at any given time. Two 8 port switched on two of the nodes. Mix of iot devices, phones, and laptops, both 2.4G and 5G. The one caveat as a power user is the limited control with the simple config interface, but to be honest it's been nice not having to deal with the networking side to focus on other projects.

Sorry for the wall of text, just honestly very happy with my deco setup.
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Can't directly comment on the M9, but I have the M5 and it's been rock solid for two years now.

Originally got it because the house I lived in was only 1,100 sqft but 90% cinder block walls so a single wireless router wasn't cutting it. Only wireless backhaul at that point and zero issues.

Current house has ethernet to a couple rooms so have ethernet backhaul to one and wireless to another in the bedroom because I prefer to use the ethernet on the node as it obviously performs better than most wireless devices.

It really depends on your square footage, but the fact that you have the option of ethernet backhaul, I would personally recommend them.

For reference, I run 2 home servers, 2 desktops, and basically all my media and gaming devices wired and usually have about 30 wireless clients connected at any given time. Two 8 port switched on two of the nodes. Mix of iot devices, phones, and laptops, both 2.4G and 5G. The one caveat as a power user is the limited control with the simple config interface, but to be honest it's been nice not having to deal with the networking side to focus on other projects.

Sorry for the wall of text, just honestly very happy with my deco setup.
I second M5's reliability, which I expect is reproduced in M5. We have had our M5 for 3 1/2 years, and it has been the easiest technology product to deal with that we have ever experienced.

We have recently lost one of the four units because of the age we suppose (it ran trouble-free the whole time), but putting in a replacement was slam-dunk easy. Everything about M5 has been easy. It is amazing.
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I have this system for around 6 months. I purchased mine refurbished for $139 from BHPhoto and I have been super delighted with it. I have mine set up with ethernet backhauling and I purchased ceiling brackets to mount them upside down overhead. Those brackets are optional accessories available on Amazon and they are great.

No wire clutter on the floors since my CAT6 cables run-up in the attic. This router can also control some smart devices and you can have the router switch things on and off through Alexa, Google Assistant and the Deco app. YMMV on which smart devices are compatible. But they work with my TP-link Kasa Smart plugs and Philips smart bulbs. It also handles Bluetooth and Zigbee devices.

While it doesn't have as many advanced manual features as many other routers do such has my Synology rt2600ac (my home office router) or my EdgeRouter X. It does have some.
  • Support for IPv6
  • Specify your own subnet
  • IP range
  • DNS
  • VLAN
  • Address Reservation
  • Port Forwarding
  • DDNS
  • UPnP
  • Connection Alerts to cell phones (I know when someone connects to the network via a notification to my cell phone)
  • QoS
  • Parental Controls
  • Antivirus (TrendMicro)
  • Intrusion Prevention System
  • Infected Device Quarantine
  • Malicious Content Filter
  • Blacklist
  • Can operate in Router and AP mode
  • Smart Actions (A smart device can trigger another) I have this set up with Wyze to trigger a lamp if the Wyze v3 camera detects a person in the backyard and front porch (postal worker & amazon delivery). If I see that lamp on, I look at what triggered it on the Wyze app cam footage.
  • Both 5Ghz antennas can be used when it senses a need for higher demand according to the marketing material. But I don't know how to verify this claim from TP-Link.
  • Supports IFTTT
  • Shows me the real-time UP/DOWN bandwidth usage of every client connected to it.
  • Produces monthly usage and security reports on the app with graphs, how often a smart device has been triggered or automation routine executed through the router. (those performed inside Alexa and Google Assistant don't show). I like that because my Synology devices do the same.
  • If the ethernet haul switch goes down, it automatically switches to wifi backhaul

It covers my home end to end (2,234 sqft), a separate garage, driveway, and the rear deck. I have wyze v3 monitoring the driveway and Eufy doorbell cams. This system is also expandable so you can add additional nodes like most other mesh systems. If you need more coverage, just add more deco nodes.

I keep all of my IoT devices, TV and Nvidia Shield Pro 2019x2, approximately 42 devices and growing.

I do keep my home office computers and network printers behind the Synology rt2600ac, separated from all of the other devices. Separate VLan.

Best of all, it's affordable, and few IoT devices make use of 5Ghz, much less WIFI 6. Perhaps my Pixel Phone and Google Nest Hubs use the 5Ghz band. 4K TVs, streaming boxes, and Plex server are connected via ethernet to a gigabit switch.

For me, it's sort of a poor man's version of Ubiquiti APs. Good enough for now until AX routers mature. I would love to upgrade late this year or next to a Ubiquiti Dream Machine Pro, but for now, this works and it works pretty well. Very reliable. I wish my Synology was as reliable.
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I bought the two pack refurbished for $129.99 for my sister and a three pack refurb $134.99 back in December for my Mom. Both are working great. So far no complaints, the only thing that is missing is a "scheduled reboot" other than that seems like a solid deal. I might get this for my condo, it might be overkill but i dont mind.
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