TP-Link Deco M4 Unifi Setup Guide

TP-Link Deco is a Unifi compatible mesh WiFi system. It offfers exceptional value for money at less than RM400 for a pack of 2 units and delivers good performance as well. In this article, we will show you how you can setup it to work with Unifi.

However, the Deco M4 does not support HyppTV at the moment. It is coming soon in a future firmware update.

Unifi PPPoE username and password

Your will first need to obtain the TM Unifi PPPoE username and password as we are aiming for a complete replacement of the wireless router with this mesh WiFi system. The PPPoE details can be obtained  by calling TM customer service and they will revert back to you typically within 24 hours. The password is case-sensitive so make sure you write it down carefully.

Sample:

TP-Link Deco Setup

The main unit will be connected to LAN 1 of the Unifi BTU Modem while the second unit can be placed anywhere in the home. We will first setup the main unit then only proceed to the second unit.

TP-Link Deco app

TP-Link Deco mesh WiFi system can only be configured and managed using the Deco app. The app is available on the iOS App Store and Android Play Store.

Step 1: Create a TP-Link ID

Before you start, you will need to create a TP-Link ID as all Deco mesh WiFi devices will be tied to TP-Link cloud. 

Step 2: Begin the process

Once your account is created and verified, you will be able to setup your Deco Mesh WiFi system. 

Step 3: Selecting the model

Select your mesh WiFi system. It will be Deco M4 in this case. 

Step 4: Follow the setup guide

The app will now guide you to configure the router. Turn on one of the Deco M4 and connect it to LAN 1 of TM Unifi BTU modem. 

Step 5: Connect to the WiFi of Deco M4

At this point, the Deco app will request you to connect to the WiFi network of the Deco M4. The default WiFi name of the Deco M4 is labeled below the unit.

Step 6: Connect to the WiFi of Deco M4

Navigate to the setting screen of your phone and connect to the WiFi name of the Deco M4. Once you are done, navigate back to the Deco app.  The process is the same for an Android device. Click “I Have Connceted” once you are back to the app.

Step 7: Selecting a location

Select where you are going to place the device. This is just for easier identification sake.

Step 8: Insert the Unifi PPPoE details

Insert the TM Unifi PPPoE username and password on the Deco app. Once completed, click VLAN Settings.

Step 9: Configure VLAN settings

Turn on the VLAN toggle and select the Malaysia-TM Unifi profile.

Step 10: Creating the WiFi network

Insert your desired Username and Password for your mesh WiFi network.

Step 11: Connect to the new WiFi network

Your setup for the main unit is completed now. You can connect to the new WiFi name and it should be working properly.

Step 12: Testing and verification

The app will then perform some testing to verify that the Internet connection is working properly. Once you see the screen above, you are ready to add the second Deco M4 to the mesh network.

Step 13: Selecting the model

Select your relevant model for the second unit. Deco M4 in our case here. 

Step 14: Turn on the second unit

Turn on the second unit and wait until the LED on the Deco M4 is pulsing blue/cyan. Click the button and the main unit will then automatically connect to the second unit and complete the setup of the mesh network.

Step 15: Selecting the location

Select where you will be placing the second Deco M4 for easier identification.

Step 16: Completion

Once you are done, your Deco M4 mesh network setup is completed. The app will perform a testing to make sure everything is working properly, 

Step 17: Complete

Once the setup is completed, you will be directed to the home screen where you will see all connected devices. It is a good time to check for firmware updates to make sure your Deco have the latest system.

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