We're about to move back into the house after a loft conversion and while we've been out I've ditched Sky and ordered NowTV with broadband. I'm hoping to add a Mesh Wifi network to cover the (newly larger!) old Victorian house.
We also use - and love - Sonos!
Does anyone have experience with a setup like this?
I'm looking at TP Link Deco M5 but I'm worried that it doesn't have a bridge mode, nor does NowTV router; will I be alright running TP Link as a router and just using the Now box for the telly?
What do you think? School me!
Hi @Anonymous User,
Did you ever get anywhere with this? I'm in the same predicament and would love to know how you got on.
Considering TP Link myself - any tips on set-up or was it just straight out the box plug-and-play!
Not sure if you'll see this @Anonymous User
This is exactly the setup I am thinking of getting.
However, not sure I will be able to use the Parental Controls on the TP-Link, as I think it only sets up in AP mode NOT router mode.
Is this something you can confirm please?
Using the NOWTV Hub Two, which I know doesn't support bridge mode (or modem only)
Just purchased a TP-Link Deco P9 (3-pack) today from Amazon (other vendors are available) for £149 and have hooked it up seamlessly with my existing NowTV (fibre 76Mb) without having to do anything untoward in terms of turning off the original wireless router (by making it act like a bridge).
Very straightforward. Download the TP-Link app, plug in the main unit - register it via iphone using SSD of unit - then give your new network a name (SSID) and away it went. Add more units as you desire - super easy to control / extend via the app.
I am doubly happy with this set up, as the (iphone) app allows full control of the devices via profiles (akin to people) with ability to throttle, blacklist, age-constrain and review all of the devices. There is also one-touch disablement if the kids are not playing ball and you need to remind them that t'internet is a paid-for utility and not a god-given right.
One final comment - if you go for this, worth RESETting your network SSID to <something_else> first and then give the Deco P9 network SSID as your original (with same network credentials) so that you do not have to reset/reauthenticate the existing devices.
Might post a follow-up once I have validated my SONOS also works - although my various Alexa's are all happily connected and performing
I’m no tech expert but looking to buy the Tenda Nova system to improve WiFi in rear of extension. Is it easy to set up?
I’m considering buying Nova mesh. Would you recommend and is it easy to install?
Yes and yes. Just got the MW3, set of 3.
I was unsure myself reading some other posts but it was easy.
Connect with the supplied network cable from the tenda box. Switch the port speed on the nowtv router to fast ethernet (MW5 and above can use gigabit I believe). Switch off wireless on nowtv router on 2.4 and 5 ghz. Then use tenda app on phone to set up tenda units.