TP-Link reveals Wi-Fi 6E routers and smart home tech – Windows Central
What you need to know
- TP-Link unveiled a range of products including routers, mesh Wi-Fi, and smart home devices.
- Archer AXE200 Omni is the first-ever Wi-Fi 6E router with mechanically rotating smart antennas.
- TP-Link’s Tapo smart home line, including home security cameras, is being introduced to US markets.
Network hardware specialist TP-Link announced its latest offerings at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The leading global provider of consumer and business networking, TP-Link has a range of new cutting-edge technology that it’s proud to unveil. From routers with automatic rotating antennas to a plethora of smart home devices, its hardware is better than ever.
Leading the pack is the CES Innovation Award honouree TP-Link Archer AXE200 Omni (AX11000). It’s a tri-band Wi-Fi 6E router with mechanical antennas that intelligently rotate to capture the strongest wireless signal. With a 6GHz band supporting speeds over 10Gbps, the AXE200 Omni uses its rotating smart antennas to adjust to specific devices and give optimal performance. Under the hood are a 2GHz quad-core CPU, one 10G port, and an extra 2.5G port for flexibility. The Omni is a powerhouse flagship router with a yet-to-be-announced release date.
The first-ever quad-band router from TP-Link, the Archer AXE300 (AXE16000) is a Wi-Fi 6E router with a 6GHz band delivering speeds of up to 16Gbps. It’s the second router featuring a 2GHz quad-core CPU, but with a 10G WAN/LAN port and a second 10G port, the AXE300 has network performance in mind. With more Wi-Fi bands than ever reducing Wi-Fi congestion, each band can be assigned to individual users. Ideal for streaming ultra-HD 8K video, next-generation gaming, and the fastest network-attached storage (NAS) setups, the AXE300 is the fastest Wi-Fi 6E router set for release in Q2 2022.
Providing the best performance for the price, the Archer AXE75 (AXE5400) Wi-Fi 6E tri-band router supports up to 5.4Gbps speeds. Compatible with TP-Link OneMesh range extenders, this affordable hardware equips homes with super-fast connections without breaking the bank. A 1.7GHz quad-core CPU sits inside, ensuring it can handle any heavy-duty network traffic and will release as soon as March 2022.
Stepping up as the flagship Wi-Fi 6E mesh network system for TP-Link, the Deco XE200 (AXE11000) tri-band delivers wireless connections up to 11Gbps with 1024-QAM and a 160GHz channel. The set includes a 10Gbps port, 4.8Gbps backhaul, and 4.8Gbps single-band Wi-Fi, delivering unparalleled mesh Wi-Fi performance. Available as a two-pack covering up to 6,500 square feet or three-pack reaching even further, the Deco XE200 will provide the absolute best Wi-Fi signal for over 200 devices in your home. It releases in Q2 2022.
The Deco XE75 (AXE5400) tri-band Wi-Fi 6E mesh system aims to be the best for everyone, featuring three 1 Gigabit ports and delivering speeds up to 5400Mbps. Using the latest 6E technology, the 6GHz band offers faster speeds and more bandwidth around your network, reducing latency to near-zero. Set for release in March 2022, this is an affordable mesh system offering from TP-Link.
AI-powered networking provided by the Wi-Fi 6 Deco X55 (AX3000) mesh system learns your home environment to provide the best wireless signal. Its dual-band setup delivers speeds up to 3000Mbps and includes three 1 Gigabit ports like its 6E counterpart, the Deco XE75. The Deco X55 is a fantastic way to introduce mesh networking into your home and is due for release in January 2022.
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