Deco Setup Walkthrough (For Deco M5/M9/P7/M1300, etc.)

When You Set Up
Updated 02-16-2024 20:27:43 PM 1424099
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Note: Features available to Deco Mesh Systems may vary by model and software version. All steps and images described here are only examples and may not reflect your actual Deco experience.

Before you begin:

1. To ensure a smooth setup process, please disable the Power-Saving mode on your smartphone.

2. For iOS14 and above, enabling the Local Network feature is REQUIRED to complete the configuration process.

3. Deco Mesh Systems can only be set up via the Deco app, which is available on Android and iOS.

The Deco M5 is used in the example below.

Step 1. Open the Google Play or the App Store to download the Deco app. Install the Deco app on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.

Step 2. Open Deco app. Log in or sign up to create a TP-Link ID.

Note: If you already have a TP-Link ID, you can log in with your existing credentials.

Step 3. Tap Let’s begin.

Step 4. Select your Deco model.

Step 5. Unpack the contents of the box. Once you have verified all its contents are present, move on to the next step.

Step 6. Power off your modem and remove the backup battery if it has one.

Step 7. Connect one of your Deco units to your modem using an Ethernet cable and power on both devices.

Connect the Ethernet cable between one of your Deco’s WAN/LAN ports and the modem or modem-router as shown in Picture 1 or, to an Ethernet port on the wall (if applicable), as seen like Picture 2.

Picture 1

Picture 2

Step 8. Wait for the ‘Internet’ light on your modem to indicate a stable connection status.

Step 9. Enable Bluetooth on your phone and wait until the Deco’s LED pulses blue.

Note: If the LED is not pulsing blue, press the RESET button on the Deco for one second. The LED will turn yellow. Wait for approximately 2 minutes until the LED changes its status to pulsing blue before proceeding.

Step 10. Your smartphone will attempt to find and connect to the Deco.

If the connection attempt fails:

1) Ensure the smartphone supports Bluetooth 4.0 or later.

2) Try using another smartphone and restart the setup process.

Step 11. Assign your connected Deco to a room. The location will also be used as this Deco’s name.

Step 12.. Select your Internet connection type. Common types include PPPoE, Dynamic IP, and Static IP. Select and fill in VLAN ID if required by your ISP (if required, this information should be provided by your ISP). The Common connection types are for reference only.

NOTE: For Connection Type, you can choose Dynamic IP if the Deco wired to a main router/Modem Router, as shown in Picture 1. Alternatively, you may need to confirm with ISP whether your Modem is connected directly to your ISP or a bridge Modem as shown in Picture 2

Picture 1

Picture 2

If your ISP requires a VLAN ID, please obtain the VLAN ID from your ISP and enter it using the in-app instructions.

Step 13. Create your Wi-Fi network name and password.

Step 14. Connect your phone or tablet to the Deco’s Wi-Fi network.

Step 15. Congratulations! Setup is complete. You can now connect all your devices to the Deco Mesh Wi-Fi network.


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