TP-Link Combines Whole-Home Wi-Fi and Powerline in the Deco P7

Christine Persaud

Published: 07/02/2019 10:15:12 AM EST in Electronics

TP-Link Combines Whole-Home Wi-Fi and Powerline in the Deco P7

TP-Link Canada has announced the availability of the Deco P7, a whole home hybrid Mesh wireless system in Canada that supports powerline connection, aimed at providing stable Wi-Fi everywhere in a building.

Dual-band AC1300 Wi-Fi and AV600 powerline connections combine to create a seamless, fast whole home network. Powerline backhaul allows data to move through walls and other structures without losing transmission strength, thus eliminating weak signal areas.

Users can enjoy fast, secure Wi-Fi for over 100 connected devices with Deco P7. The Deco P7 comes with TP-Link HomeCare which includes robust Parental Controls, dynamic Antivirus and traffic-optimizing Quality of Service (QoS) features, helping homeowners create a personalized and secure family network. The Deco P7 solves many wireless issues in the home.

The Deco units connect to each other to create a network system for the entire home. Having a network system eliminates weak signal areas and dead zones by placing units near hard-to-reach areas or by providing multiple access units for wireless devices to connect to. The Deco P7 operates on the IEEE 802.11r/k/v specifications for a seamless roaming experience.

Powerline technology, meanwhile, uses the building's electrical wiring to create stronger connections between Deco units. Wi-Fi integrated with powerline allows for link aggregation and gives the ability to boost bandwidth effectively. Backhaul bandwidth is improved by up to 60% more, says TP-Link, in the hybrid Wi-Fi system compared to a standard system without Powerline capability. No restrictions from thick walls or long distances, the Deco P7 can even reach as far as the mudroom or backyard.

With advanced HomeCare in partnership with Trend Micro, the Deco P7 is a secure Mesh Wi-Fi system. In addition to parental controls and QoS, HomeCare protects every connected device on the network from outside malware and hackers. Malicious site blocking takes the extra step of preventing users from accessing malicious websites. Live cyberthreat preventions are updated regularly with HomeCare.

A Qualcomm Quad-core CPU gives Deco P7 the processing power to support over 100 devices. 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO technology and AC1300 dual-band speed provide lag-free connections, ensuring a smooth gaming and 4K streaming experience simultaneously. Multiple applications are handled with ease, says the company, to deliver "smooth and stable Wi-Fi for every device in the home."

The Deco app provides clear onboarding instructions with visual aids for setup. Remote network management is also available through the Deco app, such as limiting and monitoring Internet use, pausing Internet, and setting up a guest network.

With each unit covering up to 2,000 square feet, it offers 400Mbps on 2.4GHz, 867Mbps on 5GHz, and HomePlug AV 600 Mbps. There are no limits to data transmission distance or wall restrictions, and additional Deco units can be added to expand Wi-Fi coverage. It is compatible with Amazon Alexa, IFTTT and other Deco models.

The TP-Link Deco P7, which comes in a three-pack, is currently available in Canada for an MSRP of $300.

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TP-Link Combines Whole-Home Wi-Fi and Powerline in the Deco P7

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