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The best budget router for large homes: TP-Link Deco S4

According to your answers, the right router for your home is the TP-Link Deco S4 — our top budget pick for larger homes.

This mesh Wi-Fi router system works in homes up to 5,500 square feet and allows you to connect up to 100 devices. A mesh system is superior at eliminating dead spots and weak signals so this is the pick for you if you struggle with connectivity problems in areas of your home.

Using TP-Link’s Deco Mesh Technology, three units work together to form one network under a single name. Your devices automatically switch between units depending on where you are in your home for the fastest possible speeds. Each unit includes two Gigabit Ethernet ports, as well, for strong wired connections.

The Deco S4 is great for families, too, with built-in parental controls to limit the kids’ internet time and to block inappropriate content.

And you can easily set up a guest Wi-Fi option so you can safely allow guests and their devices to connect without compromising your network security. Here’s a nice bonus: Change the router settings and permissions with Alexa voice commands.

Range5,500 square feet
TypeMesh
BandsDual-band
Devices100
Bandwidth1-400
ControlsVoice
Connections6

“I’m so happy I decided to give these a try because wow I’m so amazed at how well they work,” one reviewer said. “I bought these so that my guest house can have access to the Wi-Fi from the main house because the signal doesn’t reach there since the distance is too far but after installing these the guest house now gets full coverage with very fast speeds! Also, super easy to set up in their mobile app. I set up one deco with the modem at the main house then set up the second deco in my backyard and the third one in the guest house and works like a charm! 100% recommend.”

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