TP-LINK® Introduces Two Powerful, Next-Generation WiFi Routers that Support New 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Wireless Standard
BREA, Calif. – December 10, 2018 – TP-Link®, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today unveiled two new groundbreaking WiFi routers—the Archer AX6000 and the Archer AX11000. Both routers support the new 802.11ax wireless standard, also known as WiFi 6.
The revolutionary 802.11ax standard features advanced technologies such as OFDMA, AX MU-MIMO, 160MHz channel and 1024 QAM to vastly improve network capacity and efficiency, aiming to support more devices with faster speed. *
Archer AX6000: Ideal Router for the Smart Home
The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link’s first 802.11ax WiFi router. It is designed to speed up your connection and serve more devices simultaneously—making it the perfect router for your modern home or office whether you’re streaming 4k/8k movies, online gaming, experiencing VR, or engaging with your smart devices.
The Archer AX6000 boosts ultra-fast AX WiFi speeds up to 1148 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5 GHz band, providing up to 4x capacity than previous AC WiFi**. An extremely powerful 1.8GHz quad-core processor with two WiFi co-processors and 1GB of RAM ensure peak performance throughout your entire network.
TP-Link HomeCareTM with built-in antivirus protection keep every device on your network secure, with a threat database updated live by Trend MicroTM***. Powerful parental controls enable you to limit time spent online and block inappropriate content according to unique profiles created for each family member.
Archer AX11000: Perfect for Enthusiastic Gamers
TP-Link’s new gaming series flagship, Archer AX11000 is armed with the latest AX WiFi (WiFi 6) and high-end hardware. The AX11000 is an ultra-fast latency-ripper that delivers a great network performance for your gaming experience. This skillful racer transmits data at astonishing tri-band speeds up to 10756 Mbps**, and its revolutionary OFDMA technology and Gaming Accelerator combine to demolish latency and interference, to become the perfect network hub for your gaming needs.
Featuring a sleek chassis, the Archer AX11000 boosts ultra-fast AX WiFi speeds up to 1148 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 4804Mbps on each of the two 5 GHz bands, providing up to 4x capacity than previous AC WiFi**. It comes loaded with a 1.8GHz quad-core CPU with three WiFi co-processor, 1 GB RAM, and 512 MB Flash, making it one of the most powerful gaming routers on the market today. Gaming enthusiasts can further optimize their network for game play through the TP-Link Game Center to optimize bandwidth allocation, see real-time gaming data, and create a VPN tunnel for the best gaming performance. TP-Link Game Protector powered by Trend MicroTM has built in comprehensive antivirus protection to ensure the safety of all your accounts, passwords and documents***.
2.5Gbps WAN port, USB-C 3.0 and More
Both routers are loaded with a 2.5Gbps WAN port and eight gigabit LAN ports ensuring top-speed internet access and wired connections. USB-C 3.0 and USB-A 3.0 ports transfer data at blistering speeds for peak performance. Eight high-gain external antennas deliver a powerful WiFi signal throughout the home, while Rangeboost and Beamforming technology concentrate the wireless signal directly to your devices rather than spreading out the signal haphazardly.
Both routers also support other popular features such as Link Aggregation, Airtime fairness, Smart Connect (Band Steering), DFS, VPN server and multi-operation mode to ensure a great WiFi experience.
Bluetooth Setup and Easy Management
Both routers can be set up through Bluetooth with TP-Link’s popular Tether app, saving you the hassle of setting things up through WiFi or cable. The intuitive app comes with comprehensive features allowing you to manage the network easily at home or remotely.
Both routers work with Alexa and IFTTT, so you can easily add new devices to your network, prioritize devices and activities, turn on/off guest WiFi and more—all via voice commands.
“The Archer AX6000 and Archer AX11000 are two of our most exciting routers to date,” said Louis Liu, CEO at TP-Link USA. “These next-generation, state-of-the routers offer the fastest and most powerful WiFi experience available today, making them the ideal routers for customers that want more from their routers. ”
Availability and Pricing
The AX6000 will be available for pre-order on Amazon today, December 10 for $349.99. The AX11000 will be available in late January 2019 for $449.99.
Founded in 1996, TP-Link is a global provider of reliable networking devices and accessories. The company is consistently ranked by analyst firm IDC as the No. 1 provider of WLAN products****, supplying distribution to more than 170 countries and serving hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
*Uses of 802.11ax WiFi standard and technologies such as 160 MHz channel and MU-MIMO require clients to also support such standard and technologies. Routers featured in this article may not support all the mandatory features as ratified in Draft 3.0 of IEEE 802.11AX specification.
**Maximum wireless transmission rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput, wireless coverage and maximum quantity of connected devices are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions, client limitations, and environmental factors, including building materials, obstacles, volume and density of traffic, and client location. Up to 4X Capacity refers to 4x increase in median throughput under dense environment compared to 4x4 11ac wave 2 router.
***TP-Link HomeCareTM powered by Trend MicroTM (HomeCare) and TP-Link Game Protector powered by Trend MicroTM (Game Protector) are included for 3 years from date of activation at no additional cost, after which would require an opt-in subscription at an additional cost. Opting-out of this subscription will disable certain features. For a complete list of related functionalities go to TP-Link website.
****According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q2 2018 Release. Based on units shipped.
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