How to choose the right Deco
To find the best Deco model for your network, you can follow this article based on your actual usage scenario and network requirement.
Overview of Deco Family
Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be)
Deco BE65/ BE85 / BE95
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Deco XE5300/ XE75 / XE200 and More
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Deco X90 / X50 and More
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Deco M4/ M5 / M9 Plus and More
Point 1: The Internet Access Type
The type of internet connection plays a big role in availability, speed potential, and performance. Fixed connection types, as in a wire are connected directly to your home, including fiber-optic, coaxial cable, and DSL internet. Satellite internet, fixed wireless and the increasingly popular 5G home internet round out your potential wireless internet options.
So how to choose the correct Deco products to match different internet types:
- For fiber-optic and coaxial cable internet.
If you want to use Deco, you might need to get a fiber or cable modem first (also called ONT/ONU, DOCSIS 3.0/3.1 cable modem). In most cases, they have been provided by ISP when you subscribed to their internet service. In this way, almost all the Deco products would work well when connecting to a fiber or cable modem.
How to set up Deco with my existing modem? Please click here.
How to set up Deco with my existing router? Please click here.
- For 4G LTE/5G Mobile internet
Mobile internet is largely designed for your phone, but as the technology improves and speeds increase -- especially with the emergence of 5G -- mobile connections are becoming more practical for home internet use.
In the Deco family, we also have several models which are perfect for 4G LTE/5G Mobile service.
AX6000 and 4G+/5G mobile service right after inserting a SIM card
AX3000 and 4G+/ 5G mobile service right after inserting a SIM card
AX3000 and 4G+ mobile service right after inserting a SIM card
AX1800 and 4G+ mobile service right after inserting a SIM card
For the mobile Mesh gateway, you can also install external antennas manually to strengthen the mobile signals of Deco:
Click here to know how to install 5G external antennas.
Click here to know How to install LTE external antennas.
- For Fixed wireless internet
Similar to 5G, fixed wireless providers send internet signals over the air. But unlike 5G, you'll need a mounted receiver with a direct line of sight to the nearest tower to receive those signals. Please click here to know more details about Fixed wireless internet.
Normally, Service providers will install an antenna or radio receiver at your home which communicates with the nearest wireless base station to give you fixed wireless access. All you need is to connect Deco via Ethernet cable to the Antennas and all Deco products are for your choice.
- For DSL internet,
DSL (also called phone line) is a fixed connection most popular in areas without access to cable or fiber internet. With DSL, your connection to the internet runs through copper phone lines. it's similar to dial-up service in that regard, but DSL is significantly faster than dial-up and won't tie up your phone line.
Here, we also have several candidates for DSL service.
AX5400, Support VOIP, and USB sharing
ITU G.993.2, Up to 35b profile (POTS)
ITU-T G.993.5 (G.vector)
ITU-T G.998.4 (G.INP)
ADSL 2/2+ Standards
Full-rate ANSI T1.413 Issue 2
ITU-T G.992.3 (G.DMT.bis)
- For Satellite Internet,
Satellite internet is the most widely available type of internet because it doesn't rely on ground-laid infrastructure like cables, cellular towers, or line-of-sight antenna connections. Instead, you'll use a mounted dish to connect with geostationary satellites orbiting miles overhead. Starlink might be a rising star for satellite service and All the Deco products work well with Starlink.
Please click here to know how to set up Deco with Starlink Satellite Dish.
Other than the internet connection type, there are other features that you might be interested in before purchasing.
Point 2: Networking Method
All of our Deco products support wired and wireless backhaul (except Deco M3W). Under certain circumstances, the house is separated by thick concrete walls, or the modem is located at the far end of the house, which makes it hard to connect satellite Mesh nodes wirelessly to the main unit. Drilling holes in the wall for dragging a long Ethernet cable is not the optimal choice. In this way, transmitting signals via powerline would be an excellent option.
Here we have Deco P9 and Deco PX50, the Powerline Mesh Networks for your choice.
AX3000+G.hn Powerline Network speeds up to 1500 Mbps
AC1200 +HomePlug AV2 Powerline Network speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Point 3: Indoor/Outdoor POE/Mounting Installation
Most Deco products are designed for indoor use and need to be placed on a flat surface. Now we also have Deco models that support POE and Mounting. One of them could even be installed outdoors to expand the mesh network over longer distances, to other buildings, or simply to the pool.
AX3000; Indoor Ceiling/ Wall-Mounting POE Mesh system
AX3000; Outdoor Pole/ Wall-Mounting POE Mesh system with IP65 Waterproof & Dustproof
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