TP-Link launched the Deco X50-PoE Smart Mesh Wifi router. The model is designed for home environments and small offices. PoE support allows for flexible placements.

According to TP-Link, the model particularly lends itself to stable wireless internet access in homes and small offices. The integrated ethernet ports supports PoE, eliminating the need to position the router near a power outlet.

Functionality

The model provides Wi-Fi 6 speeds of up to 2402Mbps over 5GHz and up to 574Mbps over 2.4GHz. The router includes a 2.5 Gbps and a 1 Gbps port. Both ports can be used for WAN or LAN but not for concurrent WAN.

In addition, all Deco models feature TP-Link HomeShield, a comprehensive security suite with built-in antivirus software, adjustable restrictions for children, device prioritization and network visibility tools.

PoE switch required

The TP-Link Deco X50-PoE Wifi router comes in bundles of one, two and three units. All bundles include a mounting plate for walls and ceilings, general mounting hardware and a power adapter.

It’s important to note that PoE is only supported when using the model in conjunction with a separate PoE switch — for example, the TP-Link TL-SG1005P 5-port gigabit PoE switch, which starts at about €50.

The three-piece router set is now available for €349. The single- and two-unit bundles will be made available later this quarter.

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