TP-Link introduces next-generation routers that support Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard

TP-Link unveiled two new WiFi routers—the Archer AX6000 and the Archer AX11000. Both routers support the new 802.11ax wireless standard, also known as Wi-Fi 6.

The 802.11ax standard features technologies such as OFDMA, AX MU-MIMO, 160MHz channel and 1024 QAM to improve network capacity and efficiency, aiming to support more devices with faster speed.

Archer AX6000: 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 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. A 1.8GHz quad-core processor with two WiFi co-processors and 1GB of RAM ensure 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. Parental controls enable you to limit time spent online and block inappropriate content according to profiles created for each family member.

Archer AX11000: For gamers

TP-Link’s Archer AX11000 is armed with the AX WiFi (WiFi 6) and high-end hardware. The AX11000 is a latency-ripper that delivers a network performance for your gaming experience. This racer transmits data at tri-band speeds up to 10756 Mbps, and its 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 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 with a 1.8GHz quad-core CPU with three WiFi co-processor, 1 GB RAM, and 512 MB Flash.

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 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 external antennas deliver a WiFi signal throughout the home, while Rangeboost and Beamforming technology concentrate the wireless signal to your devices rather than spreading out the signal haphazardly.

Both routers also support other 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 management

Both routers can be set up through Bluetooth with TP-Link’s Tether app, saving you the hassle of setting things up through WiFi or cable. The app comes with features, allowing you to manage the network at home or remotely.

Both routers work with Alexa and IFTTT, so you can 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.”

The AX6000 is available for pre-order on Amazon, and the AX11000 will be available in late January 2019.

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