Deco M4 the vfm mesh router from Tp-Link finally supports power saving mode and wireless scheduling after the march 2023 firmware update.
In wireless scheduling one can schedule when to switch off and on the whole wifi network though day wise scheduling is missing. Here too 2.4ghz can be left out of scheduling if one has iot devices or want low frequency network in night. Wireless scheduling was much needed feature which even the old gen single band router have.
Wi-Fi Dead-zone Killer—Deco uses a system of units to achieve a whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, Eliminating weak signal areas once and for all;Seamless Experience—units work together to form a unified network with a single network name, so phones automatically connect to the fastest Deco as your moving, creating a real seamless Wi-Fi experience
3,800 Sq. ft. Coverage—A Deco M4 (2 packs) delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 3,800 square feet (Lab. data). More Deco’s can be added to the network anytime to increase coverage;Up to 1167 Mbps high-speed—Deco M4 provides fast and stable connections with speeds of up to 1167 Mbps and works with the major internet service provider (ISP) and modem
Up to 100 devices—Deco can handle traffic from even the busiest of networks, providing lag-free connections for up to 100 devic;Easy Setup—With the Deco app, to walk you through every step;Multifunctional—Deco M4 can serve as a router, access point or range extender;Parental Controls—It limits online time and blocks inappropriate websites according to unique profiles created for each family member
App Control——Multi usages including seeing the connected devices, prioritizing certain devices, setting up a guest network and etc;Alexa compatible—Pair with Alexa to control Deco M4 with simple voice commands;Security Protocol: Wpa-Psk/Wpa2-Psk
Power saving and ultra power saving mode and light can also be scheduled. According to internal tests done by Tp-Link it is reported that one can save over 30% power over normal mode. Though TP-Link has not mentioned how this is achieved. Though co did claimed that it can power saving mode can led to reduced speeds on the wifi network.
Tp-Link said other models of DECO will also be pushed with similar features soon.