Leading networking brand TP-Link has announced three significant additions to its popular Deco line of wireless mesh networks and wireless access points. The Deco Wi-Fi Ultimate Whole Home Solution includes a weatherproof access point, powerline mesh system and unit that can be powered over an Ethernet network.
These three new Deco products can provide a mesh network indoors and outdoors. It is ideal for use in buildings with thick stone walls or complex layouts that are difficult to cover. The new Deco units can be installed on ceilings, walls and other hard-to-reach surfaces, increasing Wi-Fi coverage everywhere.
The first new model is the TP-Link Deco X50-PoE AX3000. It is a dual-band Power over Ethernet mesh system and is available in kits comprising three units and uses the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard. Each unit has two built-in PoE/WAN/LAN auto-sensing ports, a 2.5 multi-Gig PoE port and up to 3.0 Gbps wireless speed. Wi-Fi is split with 2,402 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 574 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. A pack of three Deco PX50-PoE units can cover an area of up to 6,500 square feet and can manage up to 150 devices.
The Deco X50-PoE can be installed anywhere there is an Ethernet socket. The sleek unit can be ceiling-mounted or wall-mounted for better Wi-Fi transmission, seamless coverage, and more robust Wi-Fi 6 performance. Thanks to PoE (Power over Ethernet), these units can be placed even where there is no electrical outlet and can use the Ethernet connection as a data backhaul alongside its dual-band Wi-Fi.
The Deco X50-Outdoor AX3000 is a dual-band mesh access point that can extend a Wi-Fi network in the garden or areas of a business, such as a courtyard or other open space. All Deco Wi-Fi units offer smart roaming with AI-based mesh technology that allows users to seamlessly switch between individual Deco units that all use the same network name. The system is smart and easy to set up, making it possible to extend a Wi-Fi network almost anywhere.
The Deco X50-Outdoor uses ultra-fast Wi-Fi 6 outdoors with speeds of up to 3.0 Gbps split between the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands. Each unit can cover an area of up to 2,500 square feet and manage up to 150 client devices.
The Deco X50-Outdoor is certified waterproof and dustproof to withstand dust particles and heavy rain. Thanks to PoE, outdoor installation is easy, allowing the unit to be mounted on a pole, wall or table.
Perhaps the most exciting unit of the three new Deco products is the PX50. This new Deco is the long-awaited successor to TP-Link’s excellent Deco P9 and combines dual-band Wi-Fi 6 AX3000 and G.hn 1500Mbps Powerline. Powerline sends data over electrical circuits in a home or office using wires like an Ethernet network. Powerline is ideal for buildings with thick walls that may interfere with or restrict Wi-Fi signals.
The Deco PX50 offers Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3.0 Gbps, split across the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands. A kit of three Deco PX50 units can wirelessly cover areas up to 6,500 square feet and can manage up to 150 devices. Using Powerline backhaul, the Deco PX50 adds a third lane for data to flow, giving it the kind of performance you might get from a tri-band mesh router, establishing stronger connections between individual Deco units.
All three Deco units use the latest WPA3 encryption to send data over Wi-Fi, and TP-Link’s HomeShield is also built in for an extra layer of security. HomeShield can block inappropriate content and includes a full suite of parental controls to protect family members from unwanted content. Additionally, TP-Link supports Quality of Service (QoS) and network protection to keep the home network as safe and secure as possible.
Price and availability: The Deco X50-PoE AX3000 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System with PoE (3-Pack) retails for $349.99 and is available on Amazon. The Deco X50-Outdoor AX3000 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Unit (Single Pack) costs $149.99 and is available for pre-order on Amazon and will begin shipping in late November. The Deco PX50 AX3000 Powerline Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (3-Pack) will be priced at $299.99 and ready to ship in December, just in time for the Christmas reunion season.
More information: www.tp-link.com/us