Looking for a mesh system and on a budget? Here’s some excellent news! Continuing the trend of affordable mesh systems – starting with the recent launch of the OneMesh approach – TP-Link today announced an all-new budget home networking solution: the Deco W2400 Dual-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi System. It’s a 2-pack mesh that costs just $99.99, easily one of the most affordable on the market.
While sharing a similar design, Wi-Fi specs, and functionality as the Deco M4, the Deco W2400 does have some specific differences, including the lack of Gigabit Ethernet support and the 2-pack configuration — the M4 includes three pieces of hardware that costs $180.
TP-Link says the new system can cover up to 3000 ft² (280 m²) and handle up to 100 devices concurrently. Like all mesh systems, the W2400 offers seamless hand-off and easy management. It features adaptive path selection (APS), allowing each mesh point to pick the fastest data stream to connect automatically.
The system uses the Deco mobile app (available to Android and iOS devices). You can also use the apps to control Internet access via a robust Parental Controls feature.
Key features of the Deco W2400 includes:
- Dual-band AC1200 Wi-Fi 5 (300Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps on 5GHz)
- Up to 3000 ft² Wi-Fi coverage (with the standard 2-pack)
- Seamless roaming, supporting IEEE 802.11k/v/r
- Up to 100 concurrent clients support
- Parental controls
- Access Point mode
- Easy setup and management with Deco App
- Compatible with both Amazon Alexa and IFTTT
The TP-Link Deco W2400 Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System is currently available for $99 exclusively at Walmart.