TP-Link Omada EAP670 vs EAP610 Review: Solid SMB APs

This Omada EAP670 vs EAP610 matchup represents the top and bottom tiers of TP-Link’s Wi-Fi 6 business access points (APs). They replace the EAP245 and other Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 variants.

The EAP670 is a top-tier broadcaster, and the EAP610 is entry-level. (In between them, there are a couple of mid-tier models.) Other than the differences in hardware specs and physical sizes, these APs share the same characteristic as the rest of the TP-Link Omada family.

Among other things, they can work together to form an Omada mesh system. In this review, however, I evaluate each as a single standalone PoE access point.

Here’s the bottom line: For the current price of $150 and $90, the Omada EA670 and Omada EA610 are excellent purchases for anyone who needs a quick way to add or scale up Wi-Fi 6 coverage in a large home.

And you’ll figure out which one to get when you’re through with this review. Check out this post on TP-Link’s Omada mesh for more about using multiple units in a robust business Wi-Fi system.

TP-Link Omada EAP670 vs EAP610: The access points and their retail boxes.
TP-Link Omada EAP670 vs EAP610: The access points and their retail boxes.

TP-Link Omada EAP670 vs EAP610: Two excellent access points of different sizes (for different needs)

If you look at the Omada EAP670 or Omada EAP610 individually for the first time, you might be unable to tell one from the other. They are practically the same taking a round shape — designed to be wall- or ceiling-mounted — with one PoE network

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TP-Link Deco X50 Outdoor, PoE, Powerline Now Available

The year 2022 is the year when TP-Link keeps its word. The company today announced the availability of its latest Wi-Fi 6 mesh variants to turn its Deco ecosystems complete — all were first announced at the beginning of the year.

Specifically, if not today, you’ll soon be able to buy the Deco X50 Outdoor, Deco PX50, and Deco X50 PoE that collectively fulfill all situations any residential user would run into while setting up their home network, including Outdoor, Powerline, and PoE.

These new mesh variants make Deco the most flexible mesh brand yet.

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The Deco X50 Outdoor comes with two PoE Gigabit ports and a power port. It’s wall- and pole-mountable.

A trio that meets any needs

All of the new Deco variants share the same Wi-Fi specs. They are all Dual-band broadcasters with up to 3000Mbps Wi-Fi bandwidth (AX3000) — similar to the Deco X60.

As part of the Deco family, all three use the same Deco firmware and mobile app. Consequently, they are super-easy to use, but users need to log in with a TP-Link account to set up and manage their network.

TP-Link and your privacy

It’s important to note that having to sign in with an account means your hardware always connects to the vendor. In TP-Link’s case, you’ll manage your home network entirely or partially through the company.

And that translates into inherent privacy risks. Here’s TP-Link’s Privacy Policy — make sure you are comfortable with what it collects from your network.


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