Amazon Prime Day has a lot of Wi-Fi 6 mesh router deals and whether you want to upgrade your existing TP-Link Deco mesh or start a new one, the Deco X20 is a good choice.
This single Deco X20 can be used as a standalone router or as part of a larger mesh. All Decos work together so if you’ve got a Deco mesh in place, the Deco X20 can serve as a fast AX1800 extension or as the base for a new mesh. In general, you want your strongest Deco at the center of your network, connected to your modem. A single Deco X20 can cover up to 2,200 square feet, which is very impressive given its small size (this router is just under five inches tall and 4.33 inches across with no external antennas).
The TP-Link Deco X20 is discounted $20 — or 20% — for Prime Day and given its speed, it’s competitive with standard routers.
The Deco X20 is one of the best Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers you can get thanks to its reasonably fast speeds, great compatibility, and compact size. TP-Link also includes the powerful and free HomeCare software, which offers advanced parental controls and network security.
The AX1800 speed isn’t well-suited to a gigabit internet connection in a mesh but for the speeds most people have, it’s a good fit. The speeds will hold up a lot better with a Wi-Fi 6 compatible Android phone and given how many people might grab a Android phone Prime Day deal it’s not a bad idea to be ready to take full advantage of the connection.
Source: Samuel Contreras / Android Central The Deco X20 shares the same housing as the Deco X60
The Deco X20 is a fairly standard AX1800 router under the hood. This is similar to something like the Eero 6 or Netgear Nighthawk MK62. The speed breaks down into 1,200Mbps on the 5GHz band and 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. The Deco X20 will combine these two bands under a single Wi-Fi name and assign the most sensible band to devices as they connect. If you’re looking to take control of this behavior you’ll need something like the TP-Link Archer AX21.
Overall, the Deco app is easy to use and setting up the Deco only takes a few minutes. Once your Deco is configured, you can use it to access your parental controls and see which devices are connected to your network. You’ll also be able to configure your HomeCare security settings from the app.
If you’re looking to save even more, TP-Link has quite a few discounted Wi-Fi 5 Decos also on sale for Prime Day. Keep in mind that all of these Decos are slower than the Deco X20 so if you’re looking to get more from your network than basic HD video streaming and browsing, moving up to the Deco X20 is a worthwhile investment. You can also use these Decos as expansions for your Deco X20 mesh but keep in mind that you’ll be limited to the slower Wi-Fi 5 speeds if your devices connect to one of these nodes.
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