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deco Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System AC1200 Manual

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Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
Seamless Roaming†| Parental Controls | Adaptive Path Selection | Easy SetupAC1200
Mesh Wi-Fi System

Deco S4


Fast Mesh Wi-Fi for Your Whole Home
Deco is the simplest way to guarantee a strong Wi-Fi signal in every corner of your home. Enjoy fast and stable connections for an army of devices in homes up to 5,500 sq. ft.  Setup is made easier with the Deco app there to walk you through every step.‡

Wi-Fi Dead-Zone Killer
Eliminate weak signal areas with whole-home Wi-Fi. No more searching around for a stable connection.
No More Buffering
3x faster-AC1200 dual-band Wi-Fi ensures smooth gaming and 4K streaming experience with 11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO technology and provides lag-free connections for up to 100 devices.‡
Seamless Roaming with One Wi-Fi Name
Deco units work together to form a unified Wi-Fi network with a single network name. Walk through your home and stay connected with the fastest possible speeds, made possible by Deco’s seamless coverage and Plug & Play Mesh Technology. †
Keeps Itself Fast
Adaptive path selection keeps your network running at top speed by automatically choosing the fastest connection path.
Parental Controls
Limit online time and block inappropriate websites according to unique profiles created for each family member.
Simple Wi-Fi Control
The easy-to-use Deco app lets you set up quickly, see the connected devices, prioritize devices, check internet history, create a guest network, and more.


Assisted Setup
Easily set up Decos and find the ideal spot to place each unit

  • Auto Connection Test – Test the internet connection of your Decos and helps to identify a suitable location for them
  • Remote Management – Manage your Deco network from a smartphone or tablet via the app, no matter where you find yourself
  • Online Upgrade – Keep informed of the latest firmware updates

Quality of Service
Prioritize devices for faster performance when needed

  • For Devices – Give high priority to the devices that need the fastest internet connection

Robust Parental Controls
Manage content and control when each device can access the internet

  • Profiles – Create a profile for each family member, and manage them individually
  • Content Filter – Four levels are available for filtering content, each catering to a specific age group
  • Time Controls – Set daily time limits for the total time spent online and block a person’s internet access between certain times
  • Pause the Internet – Pause a family member’s internet and resume it whenever you like

Safeguard your home network with a firewall and wireless encryption

  • Encryption for Secure Network – WPA/WPA2 encryptions provide active protection against security threats
  • Firewall – Protect your network devices from malicious attacks
  • Blacklist – Add specific devices to the blacklist to protect your network from unauthorized users

Two Modes in One
Choose the router or access point mode for your network needs

  • Router Mode – Create an instant private wireless network
  • Access Point Mode – Create Wi-Fi access for any existing wired network

Work with All Deco Models
Form a Mesh network with your desired
Deco models
All Deco models can work together. Just expand Mesh Wi-Fi coverage anytime by adding more Decos



  • Ports: 2 WAN/LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports, 1 Power port
  • Buttons: 1 Reset button on the underside
  • Antenna Type: 2 internal dual-band antennas per Deco unit
  • Flash: 128Mbit
  • SDRAM: 1Gbit
  • Power Adapter Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz 0.6A
  • Power Adapter Output: 12V 1.5A
  • Dimensions (L*W*H): 6.4 × 3.6 × 3.6 in. (162.3*90.7*90.7mm)


  • Wireless Standards: IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac 5 GHz, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Signal Rate: 867 Mbps at 5 GHz, 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz
  • Transmit Power: FCC: <30 dBm(2.4 GHz), <30 dBm (5 GHz) CE: <20 dBm (2.4 GHz), <23 dBm (5 GHz)
  • Wireless Security: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK


  • Working Mode: Router, Access Point
  • WAN Type:

Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/L2TP/PPTP

  • DHCP: Server, Client
  • Quality of Service: WMM
  • Firewall Security: SPI Firewall
  • Protocols: Supports IPv4 and IPv6
  • Mesh Protocol: 802.11k/v/r
  • Guest Network: 2.4 GHz Guest Network x 1, 5 GHz Guest

Network x 1

  • Features: Parental Controls, QoS (Quality of Service),
    Reporting, Assisted Setup, Address Reservation, Port
    Forwarding, TP-Link DDNS, VLAN, IPv6, LED Control
  • Management: Local Management, Remote Management, Multi-Managers


  •  CE, FCC, RoHS
  • Smartphone/Tablet Requirements:
    iOS 9.0 or later
    Android 4.4 or later
  • Environment:
    Operating Temperature: 0°C~40°C (32°F~104°F)
    Storage Temperature: -40°C~70°C (-40°F~158°F)
    Operating Humidity: 10%~90%
    Storage Humidity: 5%~90%
  • Package Contents for Deco S4 (3-pack):
    3 Deco S4R Units
    3 Power Adapters
    1 RJ45 Ethernet Cable
    1 Quick Installation Guide
  • Package Contents for Deco S4 (2-pack):
    2 Deco S4R Units
    2 Power Adapters
    1 RJ45 Ethernet Cable
    1 Quick Installation Guide
  • Package Contents for Deco S4 (1-pack):
    1 Deco S4R Unit
    1 Power Adapter
    1 RJ45 Ethernet Cable
    1 Quick Installation Guide

Attention: This device may only be used indoors in all EU member states and EFTA countries.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. TP-Link is a registered trademark of TP-Link Technologies Co.. Ltd. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Copyright 02020 TP-Link Technologies Co.. Ltd. All rights reserved. `Seamless roaming requires that clients need to support 802.11k/v/r and may require additional set up. Performance may vary depending on the client’s device.

‘Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage. and quantity of connected devices are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions, client limitations, and environmental factors, including building materials, obstacles. volume and density of traffic, and client location.

‘Use of MU-MIMO requires clients to also support MU-MIMO.


TP-Link AC1200 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System Deco S4