News TP-Link launches Deco M5 mesh networking stations

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    Nice forum! Hmm kinda miss reading the comments right under the article though :(

    But still! I saw Mesh stuff at Best Buy and they are PRICEY!

    But does mesh allows to use just 1 SSID? unlike my cheap $50 extender that creates an additional SSID and rather annoying to connect....
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You still can! You can't post a comment (and smileys appear to be broken), but you can read 'em just fine:

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    Yes, it does, and in theory should handle proper hand-off so that you'll always be connected to the node with the strongest signal - which is something the old-fashioned method of multiple APs with identical SSIDs struggles to do.
     
  4. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    LOL! I didn't realize that's the comment section! lol sorry first time visit on the new look....

    and thx for answering my question! Might be a good time to invest in mesh-network since between the wife and I (and our 5 yr old), we got 2 laptops, 2 tablets, 3 phones, a TV, a streamer, and my gaming desktop...... and I'm sure a few more I forgot. But having the extender is a mess with sharing or streaming. Steam-streaming is constantly an issue, my Chromecast is flakey, and 1 of the laptop (win10) sometimes won't detect the extended SSID.......
     
  5. MLyons

    MLyons Half doge/ half dev Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Also only the new smileys are broken. The old school ones work perfectly. The ability to comment from the article should be coming soonish i think.
    Also coming soonish
     
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