Amazon product: TP-Link WiFi 6 Mesh WiFi, AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi System |Covers up to 5000 Sq. Ft. | Nex-Gen Wi-Fi 6 | Replaces Routers and WiFi Extenders | Parental Control | Works with Alexa (Deco X60 2-Pack)
I purchased these for myself exactly a year ago and they have absolutely fixed any Wi-Fi issues we were experiencing. This year I purchased a set for my parents so they can finally enjoy the simplicity of mesh. | Pros: | – One name, one password (no more thinking about 5Ghz vs 2.4Ghz) | – Wired back-haul works great (wired back-haul prevents speed drops between devices) | – Fast wireless throughput (consistent 175 Mbps down/25 Mbps up, which is my ISP subscription) | – Reliable (no drops or hung devices in my house) | – Seamless roaming (I do not walk and play games or video chat, but everything else handles the transition without interruption) | – Compatibility (everything has connected to them without issue) | – Regular firmware updates (TP-Link is constantly adding functionality to these things) | – Trend Micro antivirus (I can’t say enough, stops all PC attacks before PC antivirus and secures my IoT devices like thermostat and Video Cameras) | – Compact design | – Goes on sale regularly | – Best value proposition in the mesh market by a mile. | Cons: | – Advanced functionality is added in phases (I don’t mind but some may) | – No dedicated antenna for wireless back-haul (50% throughput loss is to be expected if you’re wirelessly pairing them) | – Nothing in-app clearly states when the 3-year antivirus will expire or how to renew | – I am also unsure if the second system will lose a year of antivirus if I set it up under my account. | – The Bluetooth setup did hiccup a couple times on my first set, it was pretty easy to cover come but wasn’t perfect. I don’t know if this is fixed yet as I have not setup the second system yet.