Deco M5 - AP vs Router mode - what do I lose?

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Deco M5 - AP vs Router mode - what do I lose?
Deco M5 - AP vs Router mode - what do I lose?
2020-11-17 15:05:37 - last edited 2020-11-19 07:28:36
Model: Deco M5  
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What are the pros and cons for using the Deco M5 in Router Mode and AP mode?

What benefits for each mode?

What do I lose if I switch from Router Mode to AP mode?

Thanks.

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2020-11-19 07:28:31 - last edited 2020-11-19 07:28:36

@harry66 

Hi,

As for the different between the wireless router and access point mode, please refer to this link:

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/2399/

 

Thank you very much.

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2020-11-19 07:28:31 - last edited 2020-11-19 07:28:36

@harry66 

Hi,

As for the different between the wireless router and access point mode, please refer to this link:

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/2399/

 

Thank you very much.

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2020-11-19 10:16:35 - last edited 2020-11-19 10:21:07

Thanks for the link. Can you please ask your dev team to add Parental control to the AP mode? I bought the Deco M5 because all your marketing material advertises Parental control as a major feature. There is no mention in the marketing material that this only applies to Router mode - this is very misleading. It should not be hidden away on a hard to find FAQ that AP mode does not support all the extra features

 

Even the specification page has no mention that Parental control is only for Router mode: https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/deco/deco-m5/#specifications

The FAQ page for Parental Control also does not mention this: https://www.tp-link.com/uk/support/faq/1598/

 

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