10

TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro Review

True Score

83
83
4

Experts

89
280

Consumers

Product Awards

Top 10

GR Certified

Customer Favorite

Expert Rankings

The TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro is an excellent Wi-Fi router for home use, thanks to multi-gig connectivity and mesh functionality. However, the few ports and the need for a subscription for advanced settings may discourage some.

SAVE $120
$349.99
$229.99

We’re reader-supported. Commissions finance our mission. Our ‘True Score‘ system independently powers ratings. Learn more

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro is a mid-range Mesh Wi-Fi system that made its debut in 2022, offering whole-house Wi-Fi connectivity for large homes as big as 7,000 sq. ft. It joins our list of the best-ranked Wi-Fi routers. This 802.11ax dual-band device ships as a three-piece kit with a main router and two satellites. With a 2.5 GbE WAN/LAN port and two 1-GbE LAN ports, this device provides decent connectivity options, although it lacks USB ports. It supports OFDMA data transmission and uses WPA3 encryption for security. Ultra-wide 160 MHz channel bandwidth and MU-MIMO simultaneous streaming will suit homes with plenty of devices to connect. However, it doesn’t support Wi-Fi 6E.

Consensus

our Verdict

The TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro is a great 802.11ax router for home use. Featuring dual 160 MHz bands and impressive Wi-Fi download speeds that reach 644 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 5GHz upload speeds reach 650 Mbps, this device is a good choice for gamers, and streamers. While it doesn’t support Wi-Fi 6E, its dual bands are more than ideal for the typical homeowner, and the mesh 3-in-1 design can service large homes.

However, If you prefer a tri-band Wi-Fi 6E option, be sure to explore our TP-Link Deco XE75 review. The lack of a third bad aside, the X4300 802.11ax router has a 2.5 GbE port as well as two 1 GbE ports that take care of basic connectivity needs, although they might be inadequate for commercial use and some busy homes.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding Wi-Fi speed
    • The TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro is outstanding for large homes. It clocks in at 644 Mbps in 5 GHz download speed testing, ranking among the top 10% in the category.

    • It reached upload speeds of 650 Mbps on the 5 GHz band, scoring among the top 10% of its category.

  • Good range and coverage
    • This device has impressive range and coverage that make it well-suited for large homes and even some small business premises.

  • Simple installation and configuration
    • This dual-band mesh network router has companion apps for simple installation. It works with TP-Link’s HomeShield suite for customizing parental controls and security, although access to advanced settings requires a subscription.

Reason to Avoid

  • Limited connectivity options
    • Although it has an impressive 2.5 gigabit WAN/LAN jack, its relatively few two LAN Gigabit ports and lack of USB ports would be a concern for some homeowners seeking extensive connectivity.

TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro Specs

# of LAN Ports# of LAN Ports2
# of Phone Ports# of Phone Portsn/a
# of WAN Ports# of WAN Ports1
App CompatibleApp CompatibleYes
Available StorageAvailable Storage4000MB
Band TechnologyBand TechnologyDual
Data Encryption TypeData Encryption TypeWPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA3-Personal
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
Frequency BandsFrequency Bands2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz
Integrated ModemIntegrated ModemNo
LAN PortsLAN Ports2 Gb Ethernet
MU-MIMO SupportMU-MIMO SupportYes
Mesh SystemMesh SystemYes
Number of AntennasNumber of Antennas4
Parental ControlsParental ControlsYes
Processor CoresProcessor CoresDual
Processor SpeedProcessor Speed1Ghz
Quality of Service PrioritizationQuality of Service PrioritizationYes
WiFi RangeWiFi Range7000 sq. ft
WiFi SpeedWiFi Speed4.3 Gb
Wired SpeedWired Speed2500 Mb
Wireless StandardWireless StandardAC, AX, N

All Specs

Test Results

2.4 GHz Download speed (Mbits/s)0
2.4 GHz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0
5 GHz Download speed (Mbits/s)644.3333
5 GHz Upload speed (Mbits/s)650
Router Range (ft)0
Latency (ms)0
6 Ghz Download speed (Mbits/s)0
6 Ghz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0

All Tests

Get the Winner of the Day Direct to Your Inbox

Join 1+ million monthly users and become an instant expert with our daily download of reviews, tips and guides.

Product Comparison

TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro Review

True Score

83
73
78
73

Ranking

#

10

/

43

#

39

/

43

#

25

/

43

#

37

/

43

Market Context

The TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro is a mid-range Mesh Wi-Fi system that made its debut in 2022, offering whole-house Wi-Fi connectivity for large homes as…

The TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro is a mid-range Mesh Wi-Fi system that made its debut in 2022, offering whole-house Wi-Fi connectivity for large homes as big as 7,000 sq. ft. It joins our list of the best-ranked Wi-Fi routers. This 802.11ax dual-band device ships as a three-piece kit with a main router and two satellites. With a 2.5 GbE WAN/LAN port and two 1-GbE LAN ports, this device provides decent connectivity options, although it lacks USB ports. It supports OFDMA data transmission and uses WPA3 encryption for security. Ultra-wide 160 MHz channel bandwidth and MU-MIMO simultaneous streaming will suit homes with plenty of devices to connect. However, it doesn’t support Wi-Fi 6E.

With 5 GHz download speeds of up to 644 Mbps and uploads of up to 650 Mbps, the TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro performs much better…

With 5 GHz download speeds of up to 644 Mbps and uploads of up to 650 Mbps, the TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro performs much better than its cousin, the TP-Link Deco X20, which only manages 5 GHz download speeds of 274 Mbps and uploads of about 246 Mbps. However, if you prefer the more affordable option, check out our TP-Link Deco X20 review.

The 5 GHz download speeds of the TP-Link Deco X4300 were clocked at 644 Mbps and its 5 GHz upload speeds at 650 Mbps in…

The 5 GHz download speeds of the TP-Link Deco X4300 were clocked at 644 Mbps and its 5 GHz upload speeds at 650 Mbps in tests, so it’s slightly faster than the eero Pro 6E, which averages 578 Mbps in 5 GHz download and 112 Mbps in 5 GHz download tests. However, being Wi-Fi 6E compliant, the Eero router has a third band, offering more bandwidth, unlike the dual-band TP-Link model.

With 5 GHz download speeds of just 140 Mbps, the Vilo Mesh Wi-Fi system is much slower than the TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro, which reaches…

With 5 GHz download speeds of just 140 Mbps, the Vilo Mesh Wi-Fi system is much slower than the TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro, which reaches download speeds of 644 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. Learn more about the Vilo model in our Vilo mesh Wi-Fi System review.

# of LAN Ports

2

2

1

3

# of Phone Ports

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

# of WAN Ports

1

1

1

1

App Compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Available Storage

4000MB

128 MB

4000MB

16MB

Band Technology

Dual

Dual

Tri

Dual

Data Encryption Type

WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA3-Personal

WPA3

WPA2-PSK, WPA3-Personal

WPA, WPA2

Energy Star Certified

No

No

No

No

Dig Deeper

TP-Link Deco X20 Review →

Eero Pro 6E Review →

Vilo Mesh Wi-Fi System Review →

All Stores

Updated every 24 hours

  • Save $120
    $349.99
    $229.99

    Availability

    In Stock

    Free Shipping

    No
  • Availability

    Free Shipping

Score Card

E

Expert Score

83

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

89

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

83

Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    85.3

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    TP-Link’s Deco X4300 Pro is a three-piece Wi-Fi 6 mesh system that offers very fast… Read More

    By:

    John R. Delaney
  • CNET
    78.11

    Category Trust Rating

    79
    The TP-Link Deco X4300 Pro is a highly capable mesh router, but it’s hard to… Read More

    By:

    Ry Crist
  • Consumer Reports
    50.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR

    By:

    Unknown
  • Windows Central
    79.33

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Deco X4300 Pro is a familiar-looking mesh network set with features that pushes it… Read More

    By:

    Ben Wilson

Customer Scores