Google Nest WiFi vs. TP-Link Deco M9 Plus

Google’s Nest WiFi and TP-Link’s Deco M9 Plus are both high-quality, mesh-based WiFi systems. But which one is the best for your home?

Just when you think that your WiFi signal couldn’t get any worse, it does.

Luckily there’s a solution – mesh routers! These special devices can extend an existing network far beyond the range of what most people receive from their internet service providers and they’re easy enough for anyone in even just one room (or couple) to use

The best way I’ve found so far?

Buying oneself some new gear like this; A typical consumer-grade “mesh” system comes with at least 1 router+2 nodes (a node is a secondary unit that wirelessly connects to the router to help expand the network’s reach). The benefit of owning more than one node is that each will be able to receive and send data from the others, so if you place them in different rooms they can essentially blanket your home in sweet, delicious internet.

Mesh WiFi systems can be a lifesaver for those who work from home, but they often come at the cost of hundreds or even thousands. Today we’re going to compare two popular options: Google Nest and TP-Link Deco M9 Plus mesh networking system

There are pros without cons depending on your situation so make sure you know what’s right before making an expensive purchase!

Price

The Google Nest WiFi router with one node is $270. But if you need more coverage, there’s a bundle available for around the same price as other routers and two nodes (5100 sq ft). You’ll have to empty your wallet though! TP-Link has beaten them when it comes down pricing-to get 4500sq autonomy at only 200 bucks instead of $300; but make sure your home isn’t too spread out.

Deco gives you access to a service known as Deco Antivirus, which blocks malicious websites and protects against network intrusion. Additionally it automatically quarantines compromised devices for easy recovery in case of an attack; this is all part of the free three-year license provided by purchasing your device from TP-Link Homecare! After that period elapses or if there are no more updates available then customers will need to buy another subscription.

Performance & Specs

TP-Link’s system is the clear winner when it comes to performance and specs. It offers up to 4,500 square feet of coverage with speeds of up to 2,200Mbps. The Nest WiFi system only offers up to 2,200 square feet of coverage with speeds of up to 1,733Mbps.

The Deco M9 Plus also has some other features that the Nest WiFi doesn’t have, such as built-in anti-virus protection, parental controls, and guest networking. It’s also compatible with Amazon’s Echo and Google Home devices.

If you’re looking for the best performance and features, the TP-Link Deco M9 Plus is the mesh system for you.

Ease of Use

Google’s Nest WiFi system is very easy to use. The app is simple, and setting up the system is a breeze. The Google Nest WiFi router is a fantastic addition to your home. Not only do you get free reign of its network, but it also functions as an aromatherapy diffuser and speaker for all sorts of music plays! You can even use this device’s built-in voice assistant with ease by asking questions like “how much snow do we have” or if any upcoming events are happening near us right now (I know that just happened). Setting up everything was super easy thanks mostly in part because they’re supported through their app which means absolutely no hassle doing things on Ajia Japanese website;)

The TP-Link Deco M9 Plus system is also easy to use, but the app isn’t as intuitive as Nests.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-use mesh system, the Google Nest WiFi is the way to go.

Bottom Line: Which one’s for you?

Both the Google Nest WiFi and TP-Link Deco M9 Plus are great mesh systems. If you’re looking for the best performance and features, go with the TP-Link Deco M9 Plus.

TP-Link’s Deco M9 Plus certainly comes away from this comparison looking like a better overall value than Nest WiFi. It offers more coverage and gives users versatility with Ethernet ports, but Google’s mesh system may be an even greater option for those who just want to have good WiFi in their homes without much fuss or hassle–especially if you’re already using Android devices through Gmail/Google Calendar (or other compatible apps). I can personally attest that it works great while also patching up big holes created by traditional routers!

To be honest, if you don’t have Ethernet ports on your router then I recommend the Deco M9 Plus. For those who do and want high-speed internet access in every room of their house or office without relying solely upon WiFi coverage–especially gamers!

If you’re looking for an easy-to-use system, go with the Google Nest WiFi. Google Nest also has excellent customer service so there’s no need to worry about getting hacked when using this device as well (though we always recommend caution).

Also read: Netgear Orbi vs. Google WiFi: Which is Better For You?

Features compared in detail

Nest Wifi:

Price: $270 for the router and one node. A bundle of the router and two nodes is also available for around the same price.

Performance & Specs: Offers up to 2,200 square feet of coverage with speeds of up to 1,733Mbps.

Ease of Use: The app is simple, and setting up the system is a breeze.

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus:

Price: $200 for the router and two nodes.

Performance & Specs: Offers up to 4,500 square feet of coverage with speeds of up to 2,200Mbps. The Deco M9 Plus also has some other features that the Nest WiFi doesn’t have, such as built-in anti-virus protection, parental controls, and guest networking. It’s also compatible with Amazon’s Echo and Google Home devices.

Ease of Use: The app isn’t as intuitive as Nest’s, but the system is still easy to use.

So there you have it! Two great mesh WiFi systems that will help you blanket your home in sweet, delicious internet. Whichever you choose, you can’t go wrong!

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I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...