Mercku M6 Ax1800 Mesh Wifi vs Deco X20 vs Asus Xd4

Mercku introduces new series of mesh wifi system base on latest wifi-6 technology – the Mercku M6 mesh wifi. How will this product compete with other similar products such as Asus Xd4 and TP-link Deco X20?

Mercku M6

Mercku, probably you’ve just heard of this brand. Yes, because Mercku is actually a new networking product’s vendor founded around 2017 in Canada which now has global offices in Canada, Germany and China. Today you can find more startups with their competing products in the market including Meshforce with its Meshforce m3 and the latest product Meshforce M7. The eero originally was startup product and has been acquired by Amazon with its latest product is eero 6 and eero 6 Pro mesh wifi.

Mercku M6 is designed with very stylist tower model with a beautiful curved body casing and comes with three color options  black, white and red which is very attractive compared to other router products in the market so far which mostly dominated with black and white colors.

Wifi-6

Previously Mercku released few models of mesh wifi systems including Mercku M2 (as the Queen) with its Bee’s satellite, and with couple of combinations between the Queen and the bees you may found in the market. Today you can find new release of Mercku M6 mesh wifi based on latest wifi-6 technology.

Mercku M6 Ax1800
Mercku M6 Ax1800

Ax1800

Mesh ax1800 wifi-6 products are the most widely available in the market so far, which are released by almost all vendors, including startup products. This Ax1800 is the lowest network segment on wifi-6 technology, the same as ac1200 on wifi-5.

Why is this ax1800 worth having even though most of the wifi devices in our homes are still based on wireless ac? All wifi technologies from the latest generation will always be backward compatible with previous generation technologies, so that your investment products with future technology can be guaranteed to compatible with previous versions.

Mercku’s debut in wifi-6 technology is represented with its Mercku M6 ax1800 mesh wifi router like other ax1800 mesh wifi products including Asus xd4 mini and TP-link Deco x20.

Mercku M6 Interfaces
Mercku M6 Interfaces

Highlights

  • Simultaneous dual band ax1800 mesh wifi-6 (573Mbs + 1201Mbps) with stylist model and three color options, cosmo black, pearl white and maroon red.
  • Designed with patented WHEMS antenna technology with 5dBi high gain each band for solid wifi connections to connected clients
  • One Gigabit WAN port and two Gigabit LAN ports
  • Covers up to 3,000 sq ft each unit
  • Supports IP6 and latest WPA3 wifi encryption
  • Easy to setup and manage with its Mercku mobile app
  • Stylist body designed with efficient heat dissipation for better processing performance  

   Cons

  • No USB port

One unit of this Mercku M6 ax1800 is sold under $150 in some online shops, originally its MSRP is around $180, and still expensive compared with others. You can combine with any EasyMesh compliant devices to create whole home mesh wifi. You can connect two Mercku M6 units to form mesh ax1800 network easily by pressing ‘connect’ button or via Mercku app with your mobile devices. See how to connect m6s.

See also Asus rp-ax56 ax1800 range extender when you need to expand coverage with dual band ax1800 wifi.

Mercku M6 vs Asus vs Deco

How can this product compete with several similar products on the market so far such as the Asus xd4 mini and the Deco x20?

All the three products are designed with the same ax1800 wifi-6 technology; each radio band delivers the same wifi speed technically.

High gain antennas

Mercku M6 comes with patented WHEMS high gain antenna, the internal antenna design with 5dBi high gain antenna; that is strong enough to cover up to 3,000 sq ft each unit. In general, most internal antennas are usually designed with standard 2 or 3 dBi gain. You can compare that with the Deco x20 which can only cover up to 4,800 sq ft for 3 nodes. While Asus xda covers up to 4,800 sq ft for 3 nodes. Note that those are technical coverage; they might be different in the real world.

TP-link Deco X20 AX1800
TP-link Deco X20 AX1800

Security protection

Mercku m6 is not equipped with specific network security protection, but Deco and Asus are. See here that Deco x20 comes with free lifetime TP-Link HomeCare, while Asus xd4 comes with free lifetime Asus AiProtection. M6 comes with parental control in general and latest support to WPA3.

Read more detail on the following table 1 for spec comparison between Mercku m6 and deco x20. Consider the price different when you require two units of m6 and 3 units of x20.

Table 1 Mercku m6 vs Deco x20

ModelMercku M6TP-link Deco X20
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax1800 mesh router with EasyMesh featureSimultaneous dual band ax1800 MU-MIMO mesh wifi
Wifi speeds573Mbps @2.4GHz 2×2 1201Mbps @5GHz 2×21,200Mbps @5GHz 574Mbps @2.4GHz
AntennasWHEMS patented antenna High gain 5dBi each band4x internal antennas / Deco unit             
Coverage3,000 sq ft / unitUp to 5,800 sq ft / 3-pk
BackhaulShared WifiShared wifi and optional wired backhaul
Ethernet Ports1x Gigabit WAN 2x Gigabit LAN2x LAN/WAN Gigabit Ethernet Ports
ProcessorQuad core Qualcomm ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz processor with 1Gb NAND flash and 512MB RAM DDR31GHz quad core CPU
SecurityParental controlSupports Latest WPA3 encryption and a free lifetime subscription to TP-Link HomeCare
Smart homeUnknownWorks with Alexa
Price$149.99 /unit$249.00 /3-pack

The following table 2 shows you spec comparison table between m6 and Asus xd4. See that price different is also much, two units of m6 costs around $300.0 while 3 units of xd4 costs around $280.0.

Asus Xd4 mini ax1800
Asus Xd4 mini ax1800

Table 2 Mercku m6 vs Asus xd4

ModelMercku M6Asus XD4 mesh wifi (3-pack)
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band ax1800 mesh routerSimultaneous dual band ax1800 with 2×2 MIMO Aimesh technology
Wifi speeds573Mbps @2.4GHz 2×2 1201Mbps @5GHz 2×2802.11n : up to 300 Mbps 802.11ac : up to 867 Mbps 802.11ax (2.4GHz) : up to 574 Mbps 802.11ax (5GHz) : up to 1201 Mbps
AntennasWHEMS patented antenna High gain 5dBi each band2x Internal dual-band antenna
Coverage3,000 sq ft / unit4,800 sq ft /3-pk
BackhaulShared WifiWifi and optional Ethernet backhaul
Ethernet Ports1x Gigabit WAN 2x Gigabit LANRJ45 for 1000 BaseT for WAN/LAN x 1, RJ45 for 1000 BaseT for LAN x 1
ProcessorQuad core Qualcomm ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz processor with 1Gb NAND flash and 512MB RAM DDR3Broadcom 1.5Ghz Quad-Core CPU
SecurityParental controlFree for life AiProtection commercial grade security powered by Trend Micro; Support WPA3-personal
Smart homeUnknownWorks with Alexa
Price$149.99 /unit$279.99

With the above two comparison tables you can choose which one is suitable to meet your home needs. With small size home you may consider Mercku m6, when you have multiple storey building with multiple rooms you may consider Deco or Asus.

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