From Wi-Fi 6E to Wi-Fi 7: How Your Deco Mesh Network Takes Advantage of the Latest Technology

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From Wi-Fi 6E to Wi-Fi 7: How Your Deco Mesh Network Takes Advantage of the Latest Technology

Need a Quick Overview of Wi-Fi 7? Check out This Short Overview: 


First, Did You Know that All Deco Models Work Together?

If you are looking to expand the capabilities of your network, you may upgrade your main mesh node to take advantage of some of the latest Deco features. This includes bringing the latest IoT, HomeShield, and VPN Features to your network.


*Please Note: Some features may require each Deco node on the network to be compatible with the feature. Please ensure that all Deco Nodes are up-to-date.  


How is Wi-Fi 7 More Advanced than Wi-Fi 6E?

How Your Deco Mesh Takes Advantage of Multi-Gig Connectivity and Wi-Fi 7

With Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7 becoming the common standards for home networks, it is worth comparing how Wi-Fi 7 directly improves on the technologies of Wi-Fi 6E.


Using the latest advancements, such as Multi-Link Operation, Deco Mesh Nodes can communicate using wireless and wired backhaul methods simultaneously. This is known as Backhaul aggregation and allows you to see much higher speeds and lower latency across your entire network.

As some of our users have already reported, this feature allows you to build multi-gigabit backhauls since the overall throughput is no longer limited by the maximum bandwidth of a wireless band or your ethernet wiring. Some have even mentioned that they no longer require the use of a wired backhaul for their network.

As Wi-Fi 7 compatible devices are released, you can expect to see this same technology for your phones and computers to increase the stability and maximum speeds seen per device, in addition to the improvements seen for your entire network.


Learn More About How Wi-Fi 7 Improves on Wi-Fi 6E to Create a True Whole Home Multi-Gig Mesh Wi-Fi 7 Network


How Fast is Wi-Fi 7 in the Real World? Explore the Deco Sandbox

Have you ever wondered what Wi-Fi 7 looks like in your home, rather than just lab results?

The Deco Sandbox shows a few tests performed using the Deco BE95 in a few different environments and homes provided during our testing. Below, you can see a virtualization of one of our exhibitions from CES, comparing the coverage of networks with either a wired or wireless backhaul.

Explore the Deco Sandbox from CES 2023


Wired Backhaul Wireless Backhaul
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Wi-Fi 7 Deco Comparison:

TP-Link currently has two Wi-Fi 7 deco models available, with many more on the way. Below you can see how the two compare. Predominantly, the Deco BE95 is a quad band-band model with an extra 6GHz band. Both models will bring the latest Wi-Fi 7 technologies to your network.












Deco BE95

Deco BE16000

Deco BE85

Wi-Fi Class




6GHz Wi-Fi (Mbps)

11520 + 11520

5760 + 5760


5 GHz Wi-Fi (Mbps)




2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (Mbps)




Wi-Fi 7 Functions

Multi-Link Operation (MLO), 320 MHz Bandwidth, 4K-QAM, Multi-RU, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, BSS Color

SFP+/RJ45 Combo

1× 10 Gbps SFP+/RJ45 Combo WAN/LAN


1× 10 Gbps SFP+/RJ45 Combo WAN/LAN

Ethernet Ports

2× 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN

1× 10 Gbps WAN/LAN

4 x 2.5Gbps

2× 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN

1× 10 Gbps WAN/LAN

USB Ports

1 x USB 3.0

1 x USB 2.0

1 x USB 3.0

Advanced Functions


IoT Network


IoT Network


IoT Network

Smart Home

Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

VPN Server and Client


Buy Now

Deco BE95(2-Pack) on Amazon

Deco BE95 (2-Pack) on Best Buy

Deco BE16000 (3-Pack) at Costco

Deco BE85 (3-Pack) on Amazon

Deco BE85 (2-Pack) on Amazon

Deco BE85 (3-Pack) on Best Buy

Deco BE85 (2-Pack) on Best Buy

Use of Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be), Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and features including Multi-Link Operation (MLO), 320 MHz Bandwidth, 4K-QAM, Multi-RUs, OFDMA, MU-MIMO and BSS Color requires clients to also support the corresponding features. The 320 MHz bandwidth is only available on the 6 GHz band.


Simultaneously, the 160 MHz and 240 MHz bandwidths or the 320 MHz bandwidth might not be available on the 5 GHz band or the 6 GHz band, respectively, in some regions/countries due to regulatory restrictions. Double channel width and speed refer to 320 MHz compared to 160 MHz for Wi-Fi 6 mesh.





I am looking at replacing a Linksys23851 system with 3 devices.  I need the wired ports in each of the 3 locations so I will need 3 TP-Link devices.


I'm looking at the BE95 as the main hub vs the BE9300.  Is there any advange/features I'd get with the BE9300 that I would not get with the BE95?


Either way, getting WF7 in all 3 locations should the second and 3rd devices be BE95, BE85 or some other choice?