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1,000 times better than Google
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 18, 2022
So, my point of reference is Google's mesh network. Terrible speeds, the absolute worst support bar none, and their solution to everything is to factory reset the network - enormous pain.
Plug and play with the Deco - and that's also compared to Google, which boasts ease of use. You setup the main router, don't have to scan anything, just gets discovered, and same with the points/pucks/repeaters/whatever you want to call them.
Easy peazy. And the speed is nearly 10 times Google mesh (I pay for 600, get nearly 700 hardline, saw 40-50 with Google, getting nearly 500 consistently with Deco and I've clocked 690 probably with only a few devices connected).
I did have to contact support for a port forwarding issue, but legitimately talked to a human and they solved it in less than 10 minutes. I'd been emailing Google support for literally over one month and still haven't gotten an answer from them outside of factory resetting for a 4th time. So Google won - I gave up and just get to eat the $250 for their paperweights. I have higher hopes for the Deco and so far it's savvy.
My only gripe is that you can't reserve an IP and **then** port forward. When port forwarding, it will assign a static IP, which overwrites any IP you've assigned.
Small gripe and I made the changes - that's what support walked me through.
Orbi stops supporting their hardware near immediately and you have to pay for support, Google customer support is an actual oxymoron, and after learning the hard way way Ring & Blink are bad news I opted against Eeros.
Good to go for now.