Mesh Wifi Systems have taken the world by storm, bringing with them, the ability to distribute Wifi uniformly across home and as such, improve the overall WiFi performance without the need to incorporate range extenders. These mesh systems come in sleek packaging and can fit into any decor with apparent ease, and thus make it an obvious choice for people who have a bigger homes and a taste for great design. However, like all other technology, mesh systems today still suffer from “dark spot” problems, where signals sometimes cannot propagate through thick walls, creating dead zones within the home.
Brands across the market are obviously looking for a solution to this issue, but it looks like TP-Link is ready to jump the queue with their new Deco P9 mesh system.
In this review, we will take a closer look at the newest contender from the TP-Link camp, the TP-Link Deco P9.
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Uniformity and Practicality
The Deco P9 comes as a pack of three, and what you get, are three identical, yet beautifully designed mesh tower elements. For those of you who are new to WiFi mesh systems, it may interest you to know that many of the competing mesh devices in the market feature a ‘main’ unit, with the rest of the mesh elements working under it. However, TP-Link offers you versatility in that respect by giving you three identical towers, so there is no actual ‘main’ unit here as such.
The design itself is quite nondescript, but keen-eyed viewers will notice that the Deco P9 towers are visibly taller than the likes of the Google Nest WiFi or even the Tenda MW6. What this means is that you might notice the towers every time you enter a room, and the sole white finish makes them pop in a room that may have darker furniture. But that said, thanks to the sleek overall design of the towers, they are definitely not an eyesore.