TP-Link Deco PX50! Combination of Wi-Fi and PLC!

In addition to Wi-Fi, PLC (Power Line Communication) power network is also a “no need to pull wires” network construction solution. TP-Link Deco PX50 integrates PLC power network and Mesh Wi-Fi technology, and is the first Mesh Wi-Fi product on the market that supports both AX3000 and Powerline power network specifications.

AX3000‧ Powerline support

Compared with the traditional Mesh Wi-Fi connected purely by Wi-Fi, TP-Link Deco PX50 specially joins the PLC power network, and its Wi-Fi part belongs to the AX3000 specification, with 4 built-in Wi-Fi antennas for 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless spectrum use, with 1 set of 574Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1 set of 2,402Mbps (5GHz) high-speed connection. In addition, it corresponds to the (Gigabit Home Networking) PLC standard and provides a power network connection of up to 1,500Mbps. According to the manufacturer, it can provide up to 300 meters of coverage under the single-phase power of the same electric box. Pay attention to and HomePlug AV/AV2 standards are not compatible. It is worth mentioning that due to the need for PLC power signal conversion, the router has a built-in power transformer directly, and the power cord is directly plugged into the power socket for power supply and network data transmission.

AI-Driven Hybrid Mesh Technology

TP-Link Deco PX50 uses AI-Driven Hybrid Mesh hybrid mesh technology, which combines dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz, 5GHz) and PLC as the data connection between Mesh Backhaul. Simply put, AI can automatically Choosing the best route for Mesh Backhaul connection provides a stronger and more stable connection than simply using Wi-Fi signal for Mesh Backhaul, especially in the Hong Kong housing environment with thicker walls. According to the manufacturer, TP-Link Deco PX50 2-pack supports simultaneous connection of 150 devices and a coverage area of ​​up to 4,500 square feet.

Compatible with Wi-Fi wireless roaming

The wireless part of TP-Link Deco PX50 supports IEEE 802.11r (wireless roaming) and IEEE 802.11k/v technology to provide a truly seamless roaming (Seamless Roaming) experience, and corresponds to Adaptive Path Selection (automatically select the best path and Channel transmission), AP Steering (Mesh automatically selects the signal) and Band Steering (automatically selects the channel) and other functions. In addition, TP-Link Deco PX50
It also corresponds to Deco Mesh Technology, that is, there is no division of host and slave satellites. All Deco routers can work together to connect to each other. The entire system only needs one of the Decos to connect to broadband, and the rest of the Decos can be connected through Wi-Fi signals, LAN or PLC. To make a Mesh connection, build a mesh network.

HomeShield Internet Protection

TP-Link Deco PX50 also integrates HomeShield network protection system to provide home network scanning, parental monitoring, traffic management (QoS), comprehensive reporting and other functions. Users can upgrade to the Pro advanced version, which adds IoT protection, anti-virus and advanced parental control functions. In terms of settings, users only need to use the “TP-Link Deco” App to automatically connect to the SSID of Deco and make settings. After adding the Mesh device, they can also perform Wi-Fi settings, test speed, HomeShield security settings, etc., and can start TP -Link Cloud cloud service, manage routers anytime, anywhere.

Wireless speed measurement

The test uses a pair of TP-Link Deco PX50 to establish a Mesh Wi-Fi network, and connects an independent 1Gbps fiber-optic bandwidth into the house, and uses a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone corresponding to a 2×2 bandwidth and a 160MHz bandwidth to connect to the Deco PX50. Performed with “Speedtest by Ookla” and the same server. Limited by the area of ​​the test environment, the test only needs to use two to cover the entire environment.

Test point download upload A944Mbps900MbpsB432Mbps473Mbps

Test point A: about 1 meter away from the router, without any obstruction.
Test point B: About 4 meters away from the router, separated by 2 walls.

It can be seen from the test that the speed of TP-Link Deco PX50 is as high as 944Mbps in the short distance, which is close to the upper limit of the 1Gbps fiber-optic bandwidth. In the long-distance test, the two Deco PX50s use PLC as a dedicated Backhaul connection, so they provide up to The access speed of 473Mbps is significantly higher than the 300Mbps of pure Wi-Fi as the backhaul connection, which shows the effect of adding PLC.

PLC Backhaul Upper Limit Test

This part tests the upper limit bandwidth of PLC. This time, use the sub-router to connect to the computer with a 1Gps cable connection, and then use “Speedtest by Ookla” to test the upload and download speed. The actual measurement shows that it recorded a high speed of 660.12Mbps download/602.73Mbps upload.

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Network Standard: IEEE 802.11ab/g/n/ac/ax, PLC Operating Spectrum: 2.4GHz+5GHz Dual Spectrum Mode: Simultaneous Operation Wireless Speed ​​Specification: AX3000 Maximum Transmission Speed: 574Mbps+4,804Mbps+1,500Mbps Number of Antennas : 6 built-in WAN/LAN interfaces: 3x1Gbps Price: $1,799 (two bundles) Inquiry: TP-Link product page: Click here

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