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TP-Link Deco Wi-Fi 6 Tri-Band Mesh AX3600, 3-Pack $299.99

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Is there a major selling point of this over the TP-Link Deco X60 Wi-Fi 6 AX3000 which is also on sale right now for $220?

https://www.costco.com/tp-link-de...31942.html
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Is there a major selling point of this over the TP-Link Deco X60 Wi-Fi 6 AX3000 which is also on sale right now for $220?
The major difference in any of these mesh devices is dual band vs tri band.
The X60 is dual band, one 2.4ghz, one 5ghz. If you connect them wirelessly the one 5ghz channel will be used for both 5ghz wifi and the backhaul connection between the devices.

The AX3600 is triband -- one 2.4ghz, two different 5ghz bands. If you connect them wirelessly, you get full use of your 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks, because there's a second channel for it to use to connect the mesh access points to each other.

If you connect them via plugging them in with ethernet on the same network, the wireless backhaul won't be used and you get full use of the 2 bands, and the X60 is fine. If you are wirelessly connecting them, then tri-band is better.
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It looks like the AX3000 is also an outdated model and replaced by the x68
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How will will this work with the M9+ all wireless no hardware except main router.
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How will will this work with the M9+ all wireless no hardware except main router.
According to the manufacturer, they are compatible. Your use the App to add the units to your network, you then use the App to Optimize your network. You can also use the App to replace your current main unit (e.g. M9) with a new main unit.
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This one or the Deco AX5700 ?
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Quote from joeterranova :
The major difference in any of these mesh devices is dual band vs tri band.
The X60 is dual band, one 2.4ghz, one 5ghz. If you connect them wirelessly the one 5ghz channel will be used for both 5ghz wifi and the backhaul connection between the devices.

The AX3600 is triband -- one 2.4ghz, two different 5ghz bands. If you connect them wirelessly, you get full use of your 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks, because there's a second channel for it to use to connect the mesh access points to each other.

If you connect them via plugging them in with ethernet on the same network, the wireless backhaul won't be used and you get full use of the 2 bands, and the X60 is fine. If you are wirelessly connecting them, then tri-band is better.
Thanks for those comments, those are quite insightful. I wanted to add one more comment.

I just got the Deco X-60 from Costco and overall I am quite happy with it, it is imperative you disconnect any D-link switches if any that are in your network. The TP-Link folks use the IEEE 1905.1 standard for backhauls and D-Link switches in the network don't forward the backhaul traffic and inherently the Deco AP's tend to be quite unstable(I have had numerous drops with my work VPN). I am about to do a whole sale swap/replace of all my d-link switches tomorrow and my hope is my drops stop. My brother who did the same has had a pretty solid network.

I will keep this thread posted with updates soon.
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I am seeing 329.99$ after logging in. Is it targeted?
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