TP-link Deco M9 Three Band Mesh Wifi System

We’ve seen that TP-link Deco M5, the first generation of Deco mesh wifi system is well known and competing with other dual band mesh wifi system so far in the market including Google mesh and first generation of Eero home. Like Eero that enhances its 1st G eero to become new Eero Pro with three band mesh wifi system, TP-link introduces new TP-link Deco M9 three band mesh wifi system. We’ll compare Deco vs Orbi and Deco vs Plume superpod.

What this product does

The main differences between the 1st G Deco and this 2nd G Deco (M9) are that the dual vs three band and dynamic backhaul up to 1,500Mbps for Deco M9.

Three band

Deco M9 offers three band with wifi speeds up to 867Mbps @5Ghz band 1 and band 2 and up to 400Mbps @2.4Ghz band 3 for total up to 2,200Mbps. Compare with Plume superpod which delivers three band up to 867Mbps @5Ghz band 1; 1750Mbps @5Ghz band 2 and 400Mbps @2.4Ghz band 3.

Dynamic backhaul

Few models of mesh wifi system come with dedicated backhaul for communication between point units, and couple of later models come with dynamic backhaul. TP-link Deco M9 is not just based on dynamic backhaul but the bandwidth can grow up and down depends on how heavy the traffic is. The heavier traffic the more bandwidth (more backhaul) needed.

TP-link Deco M9 AC2200 Three band
TP-link Deco M9 AC2200 Three band

One 5Ghz band can dynamically acts as the main backhaul and the other two bands can support the backhaul up to 50% of its bandwidth. This makes different between Deco M9 and new Plume Superpod that features dynamic backhaul for auto selected band only.

The first generation of mesh wifi system doesn’t offer certain backhaul such as Netgear Orbi or Linksys Velop three band mesh system.

Smart home hub

In addition of TP-link Kasa SR20 smart home router that acts like a hub of smart home devices, TP-link Deco M9 is also designed to act as smart home hub for Zigbee, Bluetooth and wifi devices. any Zigbee devices can easily communicate with other smart things devices and other wifi devices.

This is a new era of smart home with smart things devices to come in the future.


  • Three band AC2200 mesh wifi system
  • Wifi speeds 2200Mbps (867 + 867 + 400Mbps)
  • Single network name unified whole home wifi with advanced Deco technology
  • A dynamic backhaul up to 1,500Mbps for best wifi performance
  • Cover up to 4,500 sq ft with two pack Deco M9 ideal for most home size
  • Can handle up to 100 devices
  • Built-in TP-link HomeCare for antivirus, QoS, parental control etc
  • Acts as smart home hub for Zigbee, Bluetooth and wifi devices

To learn more spec details and manufacturer’s description as well as current price in Amazon, click the link below.

Click here for TP-link Deco M9

Deco M9 vs Plume Superpod

Deco M9 delivers total bandwidth of up to 2,200Mbps with dynamic backhaul range from 867Mbps @5Ghz up to 1,500Mbps (50% of another 867Mbps @5Ghz band 2 plus 50% of 400Mbps @2.4Ghz band 3). So the backhaul can grow up and down depends how heavy the traffic is.

Plume Superpod AC3000 three band mesh wifi system
Plume Superpod AC3000 three band mesh wifi system

Plume Superpod is slightly higher bandwidth up to 3,000Mbps three band (1730Mbps @5Ghz band 1, 867Mbps @5Ghz band 2 and 400Mbps @2.4Ghz band 3). The backhaul is auto selected band, the best available band for backhaul.

Click here to learn more details Plume Superpod

Deco M9 vs Orbi AC3000

You may also compare with Orbi AC3000 three band which delivers up to 1,733Mbps (@5GHz band 1) + 866Mbps (@5GHz band 2) + 400Mbps (@2.4GHz band 3), there is no dedicated backhaul or dynamic backhaul.

The number of Gigabit Ethernet ports offered by Orbi is twice as more as Deco M9 which is only two ports (WAN/LAN) port.

Click here to learn Orbi RBK50

TP-link Deco M9 is one of innovative mesh wifi system that supports smart home devices and is solid signal with dynamic backhaul up to 1,500Mbps depends on heavy traffic.

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For affordable mesh wifi system you may try this new brand name – the MeshForce M1 Dual Band AC1200 Mesh Wifi system which is today becoming best rated mesh router in some online store.

For single all in one device you may consider Netgear C7500-100nas Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem with Wifi – high speed wireless ac3200 router with built-in 32/8 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.

To expand the range of your existing wifi network in home think about this Netgear Nighthawk X6 vs Linksys RE9000 Range Extender or replace with this TP-link Archer C5400X vs Netgear Gaming Router for gamers in mind.

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