TP-Link is a popular networking product brand which we have used for both commercial and residential installations over the last two years. In the last six months, we have installed over 30 networks for Airbnbs in the Greater Toronto Area using TP-Link routers and mesh wifi systems. We have found these products to be reliable, easy to configure, and definitely competitive in terms of pricing compared to other brands such as Cisco, Linksys, Amazon eero or Netgear.
Here are three TP-Link Mesh Wifi systems you should consider if you want to upgrade your network in 2022, eliminate dead spots and build a fast, reliable wifi network.
Features: Covers up to 4,000 sq ft, Wifi 6, can support up to 150 devices, strong parental controls, remote management
Pros: Compact design, competitive pricing (C$199 as of the time of this post), WPA3 encryption
Cons: Compatibility issues with some older devices
Features: Three nodes to cover your basement, main floor and upstairs; AC1200 seamless roaming, parental controls, covers up to 4,500 square feet. Can support up to 100 devices.
Pros: Excellent price (C$129), Fully compatible with 2.4GHz and 5GHz devices including older generation. Easy set up using the Deco app
Cons: Not Wifi 6 compatible.
Features: Wifi 6 traditional router with 6 antennas, Beamforming, USB 3 Port, TP-Link HomeShield, compatible with TP-Link OneMesh range extenders. Can support 200+ devices.
Pros: Excellent for streaming, long range coverage without additional nodes
Cons: Higher price ($179.97). Possible compatibility issues with older devices
Features: 12-streams beamforming, ultra-fast wifi for extreme gaming (up to 4,804Mbps on 5GHz and 1,148Mbps on 2.4GHz) tri-band; 8 antennas, compact futuristic design
Pros: Dedicated gaming band isolated from the rest of the network, 8 Gigabit LAN ports
Cons: almost none
Features: Covers up to 5,500 square feet, can support up to 100 devices., robust parental controls
Pros: Easy set up usign the Deco app
Cons: More expensive than the Deco E4 without any major upgrades; not Wifi 6 compatible
Do you need advice in selecting the right router for your network, or for upgrading your existing wifi system? Please contact our team in Mississauga for assistance.