Deco Whole-Home Wi-Fi Deco M5

  • Deco uses a system of units to achieve seamless whole-home Wi-Fi coverage — eliminate weak signal areas once and for all!
  • With advanced Deco Mesh Technology, units work together to form one unified whole-home network with the same network name. Devices automatically switch between Decos as you move through your home for the fastest possible speeds.
  • A Deco M5 three-pack delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 5500 square feet, while a Deco M5 two-pack delivers up to 3800 square feet. And if that’s not enough, simply add more Decos to the network anytime to increase coverage.
  • Deco M5 provides fast and stable connections with speeds of up to 1267Mbps and works with any internet service provider (ISP) and modem.
  • Deco can handle traffic from even the busiest of networks, providing lag-free connections for over 100 devices.
  • TP-Link HomeCareTM provides a suite of personalized and secure features, including Parental Controls, built-in Antivirus and Quality of Service (QoS).
  • Setup is easier than ever with the Deco app there to walk you through every step.

The Most Secure Whole-Home
Mesh Wi-Fi System

Connect and Protect Every Device

  •   Experience Deco
  • “If you're looking to ditch your traditional router-extender setup for a whole-home Wi-Fi system, put the TP-Link Deco M5 Wi-Fi System on your short list”

It Takes a Wi-Fi System for Complete Coverage

Average routers are designed to send Wi-Fi in all directions but don’t always reach every room. Range extenders improve coverage but create multiple networks for you to navigate.

Deco M5 uses several units working together to replace your router and create seamless Wi-Fi in every room. Each Deco mesh router can work independently to cover up to 1,500 sq. ft. and three units
working together deliver up to 4,500 sq. ft. of fast Wi-Fi. For even more coverage, you can use
up to 10 Deco units on a single network.

  • Small Home
    1 Unit - 1,500 square feet
  • Medium Home
    2 Units - 3,000 square feet
  • Large Home
    3 Units - 4,500 square feet

Three Separate Devices, All in One Deco.

  • Mesh Wi-Fi
  • Security Box
  • Parental Controls Device

Deco for the Best Wi-Fi

Deco includes three separate features in one device—seamless coverage, antivirus and parental controls.

Not only do you get strong Wi-Fi in every room of your home, you also get the most secure whole-home Wi-Fi with HomeCare protecting every device.



    Protects every device from cyber threats.

    Parental Controls

    Keep your family safe while online.

    Quality of Service

    Prioritize devices and applications.

Setup Just Got a Lot Easier

With just a few minutes and the Deco app, you can get your entire home network up and running. Just unpack your Deco units, download the “TP-Link Deco” app for Android or iOS, and follow the on-screen directions. Deco will take care of the rest, even helping you place each unit in the best spot.


The Reviews Are In

Deco Takes Care
of Everything

It provides fast Wi-Fi, antivirus, parental
controls and QoS—all in one device.


HomeCare for Protection, Safety and Fast Wi-Fi

You don’t need to buy a separate security box device like Cujo or Circle to add security to your network. Deco includes TP-Link HomeCareTM powered by Trend MicroTM*, which comes with antivirus, parental controls and QoS.

*TP-Link HomeCareTM powered by Trend MicroTM (HomeCare) is included for 3 years from date of activation at no additional cost. Deactivation of HomeCare will disable certain parental controls and security protections. For a complete list of HomeCare functionalities go to

  •   Antivirus

    Every device that uses Wi-Fi is protected by Deco. That includes things that don’t normally have protection from cyber threats, like Wi-Fi cameras, smart locks and game consoles. It even protects devices that your friends use at your home.

  •   Parental Controls

    Whether you want to block websites, set time limits, see which sites your kids are using or pause the internet, you can with Deco. And you can do it all from the app.

  •   Prioritize What Matters

    Choose which devices or activities you want Deco to prioritize with Quality of Service (QoS). In just a few taps, you can make sure your laptop or streaming movie is first in line for Wi-Fi or Ethernet.


(Adaptive Routing Technology)

Deco uses ART (Adaptive Routing Technology) to deliver the fastest Wi-Fi possible to each device.

As more devices connect to your network, Deco balances the demand by finding the best path to send information across your home.

With Deco and ART working together, you're free to move from room to room as you stream, game, download and browse—all on a seamless Wi-Fi connection.

Works with Alexa and IFTTT

Add new devices to your network, prioritize devices and activities, share the guest Wi-Fi password and more with Amazon Alexa and your voice.

Trigger actions when devices are connecting, disconnecting or being added to your network and set triggers to prioritize a device or an activity with anything that works with IFTTT.

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    Deco M5 Eero 1st Gen Luma Google WiFi
Wi-Fi Features MU-MIMO        
Auto Path Selection        
AP Steering        
Band Steering        
Ease of Use Mobile App        
Bluetooth Onboarding        
Location Assistant        
Device List        
Easy Guest Wi-Fi Sharing        
Software & Security Network Scanning        
Router-based Antivirus     Cloud based  
Firewall Security        
QoS (By Device)        
QoS (By Application)        
Device Activity Report        
Parental Controls (Time Restrictive)        
Parental Controls (URL Filtering)        
Monthly Usage Reports        
Auto FW Update        

*Please note that the comparison was compiled based on product information available from product brochures/websites as of 4/12 2017. No actual testing was performed.

Deco M5 Outperforms Google Wi-Fi

With over two decades in global networking, we know what it takes to make great Wi-Fi. We applied our expertise to mesh Wi-Fi and created Deco M5, then reached out to Allion USA, a third-party engineering firm, to put it to the test.

Allion USA compared Deco M5 to Google Wi-Fi using a two-story; 3,000 sq. ft. home. The results? Deco M5 outperformed Google Wi-Fi in both speed and range.


After testing, Allion USA found that Deco M5’s Wi-Fi was stronger than Google Wi-Fi at every test point. Deco M5 also delivered faster Wi-Fi speeds, too.

Deco M5 beat Google Wi-Fi by speeds up to 209 Mbps1 faster in the office and up to 161 Mbps1 faster in the living room. That means that whether you’re streaming movies, gaming online or having a video conference with colleagues, the Wi-Fi’s always strong and fast.

With all the choices out there for Wi-Fi, you want the right one for your home. Deco M5 delivers the best Wi-Fi to every room no matter your home’s size or shape—and we have the results to back it up.

Learn more about the other benefits Deco M5 can provide for your home.

Test performed by Allion USA with an Apple MacBook Air.  Individual results may vary depending on home layout, construction, network client, and interference.  MacBook Air is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Google Wifi is a registered trademark of Google Inc.

1 – Refers to combined download and upload speeds.

Features Raised to a Fine Art

Assisted Setup

Deco helps you quickly find the perfect spot to place each unit.

  1. Download the Deco app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  2. Follow the instructions in the app to set up your primary Deco.


HomeCare gives Deco the most comprehensive security of any whole-home Wi-Fi system.

Included with HomeCare:

  • Robust Parental Controls

    Manage content and control when each device can access the internet.

  • 3-Year Built-In Antivirus

    Protect all connected devices in your home from viruses and malware.

  • Usage Report

    Review a monthly list of usage, blocked content and security threats.

  • Quality of Service

    Prioritize devices and applications for faster performance when needed.

  •   ART

    Automatically chooses the clearest path for all your devices based on the location of each Deco unit.

  •   Speedtest

    Check on the upload and download speeds of your network to keep it running at full speed.

  •   24/7 Support

    Contact us anytime for no-cost technical service, including setup assistance, for the lifetime of your product.


Using the Deco App

It’s All in the Details.


  • Quad-core CPU
  • Wireless 400 Mbps on
    2.4 GHz + 867 Mbps on 5 GHz
  • 4 internal antennas per Deco unit
  • 2 Gigabit ports per Deco unit
  • 1 USB Type-C port
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • IPv6 compatible
  • Product dimensions
    (120 mm dia x 38 mm h)

How can we help you?

  Setup & Requirements


Deco M5 Whole-Home Wi-Fi Setup

Just Add Power

Simply download the app and let it do the work of finding the strongest spot for placement. No pulling cords or counting to 15, Deco guides you straight out of the box for a seamless setup experience.

System requirements:

  • Android 4.3 or later
  • iOS 8.0 or later
  • Bluetooth 4.0 or later

    Wireless Settings


    Using the Deco App


    Using Advanced Settings

Processor Quad-core CPU
Interface 2 LAN/WAN Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Button 1 Reset button on the underside
External Power Supply 12 V/1.2 A
Flash 32 MB
Dimensions Φ4.7 in. x 1.3 in. (Φ120 mm x 38 mm)
Antenna 4 internal antennas per Deco unit
Bluetooth version 4.2 and above
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11 ac/n/a 5 GHz, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
Frequency 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Signal Rate 400 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
867 Mbps on 5 GHz
Transmit Power FCC: <30 dBm
CE: <20 dBm (2.4 GHz)
<23 dBm (5 GHz)
Wireless Security WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Advanced Functions TP-Link Mesh Technology:
Auto Path Selection
AP Steering
Band Steering
Quality of Service WMM
IPv6 Support
WAN Type Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE
Management Local Management, Remote Management
DHCP Server, Client
Port Forwarding Support
Access Control Blacklist
Firewall Security SPI Firewall
Protocols Supports IPv4 and IPv6
Advanced Features Homecare:
Parental Controls
Quality of Service
Advanced Functions Speedtest
Monthly Usage Reports
Auto FW Update
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Guest Network 2.4 GHz guest network * 1
5 GHz guest network * 1
Beamforming Support
APP Easy setup by Deco App
Certification CE, FCC, IC, NCC, BSMI, IDA,
Package Contents ● Deco M5 (3-pack):
3 Deco units
1 RJ45 Ethernet Cable
3 Power Adapters

● Deco M5 (1-pack):
1 Deco unit
1 RJ45 Ethernet Cable
1 Power Adapter
Smartphone/Tablet Requirements iOS 8.0 or later
Android 4.3 or later
Bluetooth 4.0 or later
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing