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TP-Link’s new Wi-Fi 6E mesh router uses 6GHz bands for speed

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Left: Archer router. Right: Deco mesh system

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TP-Link has announced a quad-band Wi-Fi 6E router and a tri-band AI-powered mesh networking system that can cover up to 6,500 square feet.

Announced on Tuesday, TP-Link’s latest networking devices are the Wi-Fi 6E Archer AXE16000 quad-band router and Deco AXE11000 tri-band Wi-Fi system. Both systems offer fast speeds, wide network coverage, and a lot of bandwidth.

Archer quad-band router

The Archer router offers up to 15.6Gbps speeds using quad-band Wi-Fi 6E for multiple users to browse the web, stream video, and download files. The newly supported 6GHz wireless band avoids interference for congestion-free network traffic, and the company promises it offers near-zero latency.

The 2.0GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM deliver fast transmission speeds and smooth operation of devices and apps. Eight high-performance dual-band antennas and beamforming provide enough bandwidth for 16 simultaneous data streams.

The router has a 10Gbps WAN/LAN port, a 10Gbps Ethernet/Fiber combination WAN/LAN port, a 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port, four Gigabit LAN ports, and one USB 3.0 port.

Deco tri-band mesh system

The Deco delivers tri-band Wi-Fi with a 6GHz band, giving a total speed of 10.8Gbps. It adds seven 160MHz channels to reduce network congestion and drops in speed.

The 6GHz band also reinforces the backhaul performance between Deco units, offering a robust network for homes up to 6,500 square feet for the two-pack product.

Using internal high-gain antennas, the Deco provides 16 simultaneous data streams, eight of which are on the 5 GHz band. TP-Link says it has a 10Gbps port that gives ten times the wired speed of a standard Gigabit Ethernet port.

The mesh technology uses artificial intelligence to learn and adjust the system to fit each home environment and network load best. Devices can switch to another network source when necessary using self-learning algorithms.

The Deco offers WPA3 network encryption and TP-Link HomeShield, which blocks unauthorized access, encrypts data, and protects against cyber attacks.

Pricing & Availability

Both products are available with a special $100-off launch discount through Amazon for preorders. The Deco XE200 is available for $799.99 and the Archer AXE300 is available for for $599.99 on Amazon. Both are eligible for a $100 on-page coupon at press time.

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