TP-Link Deco BE85 review: a Wi-Fi 7 router with impeccable performance

 The digital world is evolving at breakneck speed, with technological innovations constantly pushing the boundaries of what we took for granted. The TP-Link Deco BE85 positions itself at the forefront of this revolution, introducing Wi-Fi 7 – the latest standard in wireless connectivity. This new generation of Wi-Fi promises unprecedented performance, supporting the way we interact with our devices and the digital world.

With the Deco BE85, just certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, TP-Link offers us a glimpse of the future of connectivity. In anticipation of the imminent and massive adoption of Wi-Fi 7 technology by many devices, equipping yourself with this type of product today means ensuring you are ready for the future, while enjoying comfortable network performance with old standards that remain compatible.

A quality but imposing design

The TP-Link Deco BE85 can be sold alone to take advantage of a classic Wi-Fi 7 router or with an additional module to create a mesh network, but the modules are identical. The whole thing is quite heavy and imposing, right down to the power supplies and mains cables, but the design is rather pleasant.

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Each module has several ports, including USB-A 3.0 for connecting storage media to share files. Above a combined SFP+ port (allows fiber data to be converted into Ethernet cable with an SFP module) and RJ45 10 Gbit/s then another 10 Gbit/s WAN/LAN port. Two additional 2.5 Gbps RJ45 WAN/LAN ports can be used for less bandwidth-intensive devices.

Above the WPS button can be used to easily pair a device with the router. It is possible to pair more than 200 devices.

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Cooling of the components is ensured by the holes located at the top and bottom of the device. There is no way to attach the device to a wall and it will automatically have to be placed on the floor or on a piece of furniture.

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Installing the Deco BE85: child's play

A quick start guide invites you to install the application and lists the meaning of the color codes emitted by the indicator diode. The wizard provides a fairly simple step-by-step procedure to follow for connecting the router.