TP-Link releases Wi-Fi 6 routers2019-01-07 17:36 by Daniela
Tags: TP-Link, Wi-Fi 6, router, 802.11ax, Deco X10, RE300
TP-Link is expanding its wireless networking offerings with a fleet of WiFi 6/802.11ax hardware in both standard and mesh wireless varieties.
On the standard wireless networking front, TP-Link has four new Wi-Fi 6 routers. The Archer AX11000 is a tri-band gaming router that goes on sale this month for $450. The Archer AX6000 is a dual-band router that will sell for $350 in April. An Archer AX1500 model will follow, for an unspecified price.
The Archer AX1800 launches in Q3 2019 for $130. The entry-level dual-stream Broadcom-based router is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU and has maximum link rates of 574 Mbps at 2.4 GHz (40 MHz B/W) and 1201 Mbps at 5 GHz (80 MHz B/W). Other features include beamforming, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, Link Aggregation, band steering, VPN services, and compatibility with Alexa and IFTTT. Available interfaces on the AX1800 include one GbE WAN port, four GbE LAN ports, four external antennas and a USB 2.0 port.
Another newcomer is TP-Link's first AX Wi-Fi range extender, the RE705X. Using a Broadcom-based chipset, the dual-band, two-stream RE705X also uses a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor that pushes data at maximum link rates of 574 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 1201 Mbps at 5 GHz. Features include APS, Beamforming, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, 1024 QDMA, Airtime Fairness, AP Mode, Power Scheduling, WPS setup, cloud-based firmware updates and a single gigabit Ethernet port. The RE705X is scheduled to launch in Q3 2019 with an MSRP of $99.99.
TP-Link is also introducing the Deco X10 Whole Home Mesh WiFi System, its first AX Mesh product to the market. Featuring Mesh technology overlaid with AX speeds, the Deco X10 is designed to provide AX2700 tri-band speeds to every corner of your home with a strong and stable backhaul up to 1.95 Gbps. The combination of AX and Mesh technology makes it the perfect choice for homes that want a network with corner to corner coverage for a high number of devices with less interference. The Deco X10 is scheduled to launch in the Q3 2019 with an MSRP of $349.99 for 2-pack.
TP-Link OneMesh is a new whole-home WiFi solution that allows users to easily create a home network without replacing existing devices or purchasing a whole new WiFi ecosystem. While typical whole home WiFi systems are viewed as expensive by most consumers, OneMesh technology allows TP-Link router users to enjoy the mesh experience by simply upgrading their router's firmware or adding a OneMesh WiFi range extender to their existing devices. OneMesh will be offered alongside all TP-Link small office and home office product lines, including wireless routers, range extenders, XDSL, 3G/4G routers, powerline adapters with seamless roaming, adaptive path selection, band steering and centralized management features.
Today's announcement rounds out TP-Link's current whole home mesh offerings, including the Deco M9 Plus tri-band Mesh WiFi router, which features AC2200 speeds and tri-band WiFi with dedicated backhaul to deliver fast, dependable connections to more than 100 devices throughout your entire home while doubling as a smart home hub for your IoT devices. The Deco M9 Plus is available with an MSRP of $149.99 for 1-pack or $299.99 for a 2-pack.
The new AC1200 dual band RE300 WiFi repeater will be the first OneMesh range extender to market in April 2019, featuring up to 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps at 5 GHz. With new OneMesh technology, the RE300 will work with the Archer C7/Archer A7 (with the OneMesh firmware upgrade in April) to create a flexible mesh WiFi solution for your home.
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