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How to Configure TP-Link Deco M5
How to Configure TP-Link Deco M5

This guide will assist you in connecting your TP-Link Deco M5 (AC1300 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System) to SpinTel network.

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Is TP-Link Deco M5 NBN Ready?

The TP-Link Deco M5 is a popular nbn™ modem router that will work with SpinTel for FTTC, HFC, FTTP, and Fixed Wireless NBN services.

To setup and configure the TP-Link Deco M5, follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install the Deco app - Scan the QR code below or go to Google Play or the App Store to download the Deco app. Install the app on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.

  2. Login with TP-Link ID - Log in or sign up to set up a TP-Link ID.

    Note: If you already have a TP-Link Cloud account, you can log in with your account.

  3. Tap Let’s begin.

  4. Identify your Deco - Choose your Deco model.

  5. Prepare your Deco device - Once you verify you have everything, click NEXT to proceed.

  6. Power off your modem and remove the backup battery if it has one.

  7. Plug in your Deco - Connect one of your Deco units to the UNID port of the NBN box via Ethernet cable and power on both devices.

  8. Wait for the ‘Internet’ light to be stable on your modem.

  9. Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and wait until Deco’s LED light pulses blue.

    Note: If the LED is not pulsing blue, press the RESET on Deco for one second, the LED will turn to yellow. Just wait for about 2 minutes until the LED turn to pulsing blue and go on.

  10. Your smartphone will attempt to find and link to the Deco.

    In case it fails to find the Deco in this step:

    1) Make sure the smartphone supports Bluetooth 4.0 or later.

    2) Switch to another smartphone and restart the onboarding process.

  11. Select a location - Select a location for this Deco. If its location is not listed, you can create a new one by choosing Custom. This will be the name of your Deco.

  12. Set up internet connection - Select PPPoE for the connection type and enter the NBN username and password sent to you via email when the order was completed.

  13. Create your Wi-Fi network - Set a network name and a password. These will be the name and password you use to connect your devices to Wi-Fi.

  14. Connect to your Wi-Fi network - Connect your phone/tablet to the Deco’s Wi-Fi.

  15. Setup complete. Connect all your devices to the Deco network to test. Reboot if needed.

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