When Your WiFi Isn’t Safe,
Your Family Isn’t Safe.

HomeCare TM Protects Both


    What is HomeCare?


    HomeCare Benefits

What is TP-Link HomeCare TM?

TP-Link HomeCare TM  provides a kit of features to help you create a personalized, secure network for the whole family. Features include Antivirus, Parental Controls and QoS (quality of service).


    Parental Controls

    Whether you want to block inappropriate content, set daily limits for the total time spent online, see which sites your kids are using or pause the internet, you can do it with parental controls, all from the convenience of an app.


    Quality of Service

    Choose devices or activities you want to prioritize on your network with Quality of Service (QoS). In just a few taps, you can make sure your laptop or movie stream is first in line for WiFi or Ethernet.



    Every device accesses the internet through your router. That includes products that don’t normally have their own protection from cyber threats. HomeCare TM provides comprehensive antivirus protection for your router, keeping all your connected devices safe.

Adaptive Antivirus

Sensitive information like bank details, medical records and passwords must be kept secure at all times. And with the increasing popularity of smart home devices, such as smart locks and IP cameras, effective network security is no longer something that’s optional.

Antivirus protects every device on your network. It provides malicious content filtering and intrusion prevention, as well as a quarantine for infected devices. An active database protects every connected device from external threats.


    Malicious Site Blocking


    Intrusion Prevention System


    Infected Device Quarantine


    When new malicious URLs go live, HomeCare TM blocks them within 15 minutes, protecting you and your family by automatically preventing access.


    Intrusion prevention identifies and blocks potential threats and fixes vulnerabilities in the network. HomeCare TM protects your Wi-Fi devices from more than 100,000 new threats each day.


    Infected devices detected on your network are automatically quarantined, keeping your personal information safe and preventing the spread of viruses to other devices.


Powerful Parental Controls

Simple, intuitive parental controls make it easy to keep your children safe while they’re online.

Included with HomeCare:

  • User Profiles

    Easily create a profile for each family member and set custom time limits and online time allowances. Assign devices to profiles so rules extend to individual devices as well as family members.

  • Filter Levels

    Keep your family safe online with one-touch security settings that block content based on age-appropriateness.

  • Time Limits

    Set limits on how much time each person in your family can spend online.

  • Insights

    With Insights, you can check out which sites your children visit and how much time they spend on each. It’s a great way to know your children are safe while they’re having fun online.

Customizable Quality of Service

With QoS, you can assign bandwidth to the devices you use most, keeping them running their best. Simple controls let you prioritize bandwidth for streaming, gaming, surfing or video chatting.

Application Priority

Optimize your network by assigning priority for favorite activities like gaming, streaming, chatting and surfing—enjoy what you love without lag.

  Gaming Mode
  Streaming Mode
  • Gaming
  • Streaming
  • Chatting
  • Surfing
  • Download
  •   High
  •   Normal
  •   Low
  •   Off

Device Priority

Choose which devices always have the fastest connections, or set a schedule to assign device priority for different times of the day.

303 Mbps↑
179 Mbps↓
139 Mbps↑
55 Mbps↓
252 Mbps↑
100 Mbps↓
214 Mbps↑
91 Mbps↓

Competitor Comparison——HomeCare

  TP-Link HomeCare TM Netgear Orbi Google Wi-Fi Eero Luma
Custom profile
Content filtering × premium
Site blocking × ×
Device blocking ×
Internet pause
Time schedule(bed time) premium
Time limit premium × ×
Log insight × × ×
Usage monitor premium
Antivirus × × premium premium
QoS by device × ×
QoS by application × × × ×
Free trial Lifetime of Product 1 month all the time 1 month 1 month
Fee $ 0 $4.99 per month $ 0 $99/ year
(or $9.99 per month)
$5 per month
Note1: Statistics by Mar. 2018. Features may vary because of software or policy updating.

Supported Models

Wi-Fi Routers


  • Deco X60 V1/V2

    Deco X60 V1/V2

    AX3000 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Unit

  • Deco X20 V1/V1.20/V2

    Deco X20 V1/V1.20/V2

    AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

  • Deco X25 V1/V2

    Deco X25 V1/V2

    AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

  • Deco M9 Plus V1/V2

    Deco M9 Plus V1/V2

    AC2200 Smart Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

  • Deco M5 V1/V2/V3

    Deco M5 V1/V2/V3

    AC1300 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

  • Deco P7 V1

    Deco P7 V1

    AC1300+AV600 Whole Home Hybrid Mesh Wi-Fi System

Wi-Fi Routers

  • Archer AX11000 V1

    Archer AX11000 V1

    AX11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router

  • Archer GX90 V1

    Archer GX90 V1

    AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router

  • Archer AX6000 V1

    Archer AX6000 V1

    AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Archer AX50 V1

    Archer AX50 V1

    AX3000 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Archer C5400X V1

    Archer C5400X V1

    AC5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Gaming Router

  • Archer C5400 V2

    Archer C5400 V2

    AC5400 Wireless Tri-Band MU-MIMO
    Gigabit Router

  • Archer C4000 V2

    Archer C4000 V2

    AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

  • Archer C3150 V2

    Archer C3150 V2

    AC3150 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

  • Archer A20 V1

    Archer A20 V1

    AC4000 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router

  • Archer C2700 V1

    Archer C2700 V1

    AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

  • Archer C2300 V1

    Archer C2300 V1

    AC2300 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

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HomeCare at Your Fingertips

Create personalized network settings for each member of your family with the Deco or Tether app, or through our browser interface.

  TP-Link Deco
  TP-Link Tether

*Free lifetime subscription to TP-Link HomeCare™ is included with purchase on select TP-Link routers at no additional cost. “Lifetime Subscription” refers solely to the life of the purchased device and can not be transferred. TP-Link reserves the right to modify the service and feature at any time.