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TP-Link Deco M9 Plus AC2200, Mesh Wi-Fi System Tri-band (3-Pack, Refurbished) $129.95 USD + FS

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mockingbird wrote: -2.4Ghz and 5Ghz share the same SSID name - no way around that
You can enable the guest wifi ssid and specify only 2.4ghz for the guest and 5ghz for the main wifi ssid (name them different ssid).

This is what I did, throw all my smart light switches, doorbell etc on the guest ssid and all main devices on the main ssid.



Works flawlessly

FS: Nothing at the moment
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ji2o0k wrote: You can enable the guest wifi ssid and specify only 2.4ghz for the guest and 5ghz for the main wifi ssid (name them different ssid).

This is what I did, throw all my smart light switches, doorbell etc on the guest ssid and all main devices on the main ssid.



Works flawlessly
What's the purpose of doing this?
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I read the whole thread, in the past previous ones and also did some reading on reddit. I usually have a good handle on this but today I am clueless or just haven't searched enough.

Is it possible to use these in access point / wifi mode only? No routing, no dhcp, no dns etc. Just for wireless?

Reason why I am asking is that I have a Bell 3000 Hub that doesn't support traditional bridge mode. Some suggestions that you can use the DMZ feature to enact bridge mode but questionable and I am not interested.

I have no problem with the Bell 3000 Hub as I disable dhcp on it, and I leave wifi on it for dedicated doorbell. I am currently using a Tp-link 245 access point and Raspberry pi-hole for dhcp services/ad blocking. The pi-hole has to run dhcp services cause the Bell 3000 doesn't allow you to set your own internal DNS on it's dhcp offerings.

What I want to do is remove the TP-link 245 and switch over to this m9 plus. I just want the m9 plus for access points. I want to leave my current raspberry running for the pi-hole dns and dhcp. Is this possible?


Edit:
Nevermind, fixed up my google search and sure enough here you go..

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/1842/

Leaving my post in case it helps others. Still would be great to hear from others if they have the same experience.
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Intenze wrote: What's the purpose of doing this?
Just a bit more control on what is on the 2.4ghz vs 5ghz bands.


Mind you, these Tplink M9 plus have band steering and should work well.

I just separated them so also my guests can jump on the 2.4ghz too.

Also I was answering the posters question that you can’t separate out the 2.4ghz vs 5ghz bands so this is a workaround

FS: Nothing at the moment
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ji2o0k wrote: You can enable the guest wifi ssid and specify only 2.4ghz for the guest and 5ghz for the main wifi ssid (name them different ssid).

This is what I did, throw all my smart light switches, doorbell etc on the guest ssid and all main devices on the main ssid.



Works flawlessly
Since I have Kasa light switches and plugs, my M9 found them and took them from the Clients list in to the Smart list with on/off toggles. They still appear in the Kasa app and my RPi Homebridge setup. Just cleans up the list views.

The M9 Plus has Bluetooth 4.2 & ZigBee HA 1.2 for smart devices. I’m hoping TP-Link Deco and Kasa join Matter but not holding my breath.
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I am going to swap my Asus CT8 for this, only because I was about to purchase a 3rd unit to complete my home triangle as currently I have 1 in basement and 1 upstairs, nothing on main floor, after selling my CT8 [which is more powerful] ill still come out ahead with Deco M9 Plus since it has 3 units.
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rugerty100 wrote: How about this Linksys Velop system?

Similar specs, but not sure how it fares in comparison.

Newsletter 10% discount approximately cancels out the price of shipping.
Velop is rock solid as well. I have two 4 node sets across the family, and super satisfied. Barely reboot them.
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So the trend micro works with this? Anyone confirm
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man wrote: Hi
Which beta software you ate referring any link? I installed 1.5.6 on m9plus but getting around 200 mbps. I am on bell fibe 1gb. Any suggestions.
Thanks
Go into the settings
And look for QOS
Total bandwidth
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tokinup wrote: So the trend micro works with this? Anyone confirm
Yes if you had read few post back. I already confirm
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I guess one negative is that it doesn't have wifi 6? Isn't that a big deal?
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tokinup wrote: I guess one negative is that it doesn't have wifi 6? Isn't that a big deal?
No, at this price point WiFi 6 won't be (much? any?) better. Especially if running wirelessly between nodes (as most of them will be dual band,)

one negative is being tp-link. some may be concerned on how they share traffic data to third parties, and blablabla. something like this https://www.notebookcheck.net/TP-Link-r ... 347.0.html
(subject is a bit of click bait, but still)
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tokinup wrote: I guess one negative is that it doesn't have wifi 6? Isn't that a big deal?
Honestly, if data speed matters for a device I make sure it’s wired and not wireless.
I’ll probably buy a Deco Wifi 6 unit (2020 or later) in the future when they become cheaper and make it my main unit still using the M9’s in other places.
Just keep in mind that the 802.11ax standard was finalized in 2019 and first devices shipped 2020.
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Hello Just bought these and awaiting for them to arrive. I am coming from Asus AC86u router as the 2.4ghz keeps failing and losing connections to my devises that rely on 2.4ghz network . I was going to invest in the Asus AX86u but I bought these instead for the mesh network. Has anyone migrated over from an ASUS router did you notice a improvement? did you regret it. One more question can you play around with the settings? or is there a setting I need to change as soon as I set them up? Thanks.
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Just need two units. Anyone wants the third one at cost (GTA)?
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Ramzkh wrote: Hello Just bought these and awaiting for them to arrive. I am coming from Asus AC86u router as the 2.4ghz keeps failing and losing connections to my devises that rely on 2.4ghz network . I was going to invest in the Asus AX86u but I bought these instead for the mesh network. Has anyone migrated over from an ASUS router did you notice a improvement? did you regret it. One more question can you play around with the settings? or is there a setting I need to change as soon as I set them up? Thanks.
I switched from a AC66 to the SmartThings v2 mesh and it was a big improvement going from a single node to a mesh setup. I am on the M9’s now and it been an even bigger improvement.

Are there features of the AC86u you are worried about losing or just the looking for improvement on the 2.4GHz channel? If it’s just the channel, this should solve it being a 3-node mesh with a dedicated wireless backhaul channel (5GHz) if you don’t have wired connections available.
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n40ca4s wrote: Just need two units. Anyone wants the third one at cost (GTA)?
I happen to only want one, are they all identical or does one act like a master pod?

If it's not the case, I'm also in for 1in the GTA if anyone wishes to own 2.
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dealo'day wrote: I happen to only want one, are they all identical or does one act like a master pod?

If it's not the case, I'm also in for 1in the GTA if anyone wishes to own 2.
They are all the same but you assign one node as your Main in the app.
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shopper-X wrote: I switched from a AC66 to the SmartThings v2 mesh and it was a big improvement going from a single node to a mesh setup. I am on the M9’s now and it been an even bigger improvement.

Are there features of the AC86u you are worried about losing or just the looking for improvement on the 2.4GHz channel? If it’s just the channel, this should solve it being a 3-node mesh with a dedicated wireless backhaul channel (5GHz) if you don’t have wired connections available.
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