TP-Link Launches Mesh Networking System

Brea, California-based networking products maker TP-Link has jumped into the consumer Wi-Fi mesh networking market, with the launch of a new product called the Deco M5. Mesh networking allows multiple home Wi-Fi routers to communicate with each other to extend Wi-Fi coverage throughout a house, overcoming issues with poor coverage. TP-Link says its Deco M5 Whole-Home Wi-Fi systems will sell as a three-unit multi-pack, both through retailers and also HSN. TP-Link said its Wi-Fi system is capable of speeds up to 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band with support for MU-MIMO data streaming.