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TP-Link’s Deco HC4 is a budget, AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi option for small to medium homes

Three-piece TP-Link's Deco HC4 Mesh Wi-Fi Router
TP-Link's Deco HC4 won't break your bank.

Wi-Fi is an important staple in our lives when it comes to stable Netflix streaming and Zoom calls, and having more options for us means competitive prices that won’t break your bank.

Meet TP-Link’s Deco HC4, a budget-oriented Mesh Wi-Fi solution for most homes that would like to improve their Wi-Fi coverage without breaking the bank.

Deco HC4 Specifications

  • 2.4GHz: 300Mbps

  • 5GHz: 867Mbps

  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports (automatically senses between WAN or LAN)

  • Router or Access Point mode

  • Parental Controls

  • Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Port Forwarding

  • Amazon Alexa

Coverage wise, TP-Link’s marketing claims that their three-pack of HC4’s can cover homes of up to 5,500 square feet, or about 510 square meters.

Three scenarios on the different types of homes that the HC4 Mesh Wi-Fi can be configured.
TP-Link markets these as multi-storey capable Mesh Wi-Fi routers (Image source: TP-Link)

Each of the nodes will also connect to each other on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz signal, with the option of Gigabit Ethernet Backhaul if available.

There’s also built-in VLAN with options for SingTel-specific setup for customers who are using their fibre and MIO TV services, so it’ll be compatible with Singtel’s fibre ONT.

Parents that want to filter or limit Internet usage will be glad to know that they can create profiles to monitor websites visited or suspend connectivity when required.

TP Link is selling them in either packs of two or three, and they’re currently being sold on Shopee for $109 which you can check out below.

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