TP-Link today announced the launch of its next-generation Archer AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Router in Canada.
"Wi-Fi 6 is the next standard of wireless performance," said Ivan Li, General Manager of TP-Link Canada Inc., in Richmond Hill, Ontario. "Offering Wi-Fi 6 products support our mission to continue to evolve with the lifestyle of our consumers and satisfy the demands of tomorrow. Consumers can expect our AX6000 router to be as robust as it is competitive."
The Archer AX6000 (MSRP $399.99 CAD) is based on Broadcom's next-generation 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) chipset. It's designed to deliver up to 1,148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, and 4,804Mbps on the 5GHz band. The CPU is a 64-bit quad-core model, running at 1.8GHz.
OFDMA technology (orthogonal frequency-division multiple access) optimizes bandwidth by allowing simultaneous up-link and down-link transmissions from multiple users. This allows a single frequency to carry more data packets. This is combined with 8x8 MU-MIMO, which doubles spatial streams compared to 802.11ac 4x4 MU-MIMO. The result is a more efficient utilization of the available bandwidth.
The AX6000 also includes a 2.5 gigabit WAN port, and 8 gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. It's also got 2 USB 3.0 ports, one Type C and one Type A.
Following the launch of the AX6000, TP-Link is adding two other routers in the new line.
The AX11000 (MSRP $549.99 CAD) is aimed at gamers who want higher capacity and speed, with lower latency.
The AX50 (MSRP $199.99 CAD) is a "sleek" model incorporating Wi-Fi Gig+6 by Intel, intended to provide stronger connections in high-density homes of up to 256 devices.
All TP-Link AX routers include TP-Link HomeCare to guard against advanced cyber threats, assist in password protection and provide parental controls. Easy setup is provided by TP-Link's Tether mobile app, available for Android and iOS.
TP-Link Next-Gen AX Routers are available at Best Buy Canada.