TP-Link Unveils New Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router with IoT Protection

Reading, UK – 6th May 2021: TP-Link®, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announces the UK launch of the Archer AX90, its new full-featured AX6600 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi 6 Router.

The Archer AX90 is perfectly designed for busy homes with its outstanding performance and competitive pricing at £249.99 RRP. The Archer AX90 presents robust WiFi 6 features, a powerful quad-core Broadcom CPU, and the brand new HomeShield™ security system, delivering more value to the high-end router category.

The Archer AX90 incorporates TP-Link’s OneMesh™ technology, a simple way to form a seamless Mesh network with a single WiFi name to eliminate wireless dead-zones and boost signal strength throughout the home. Using two OneMesh compatible devices (router and range extender or powerline adapter), it intelligently connects devices with the strongest wireless signal for the best WiFi experience possible as users move through their home. OneMesh is an alternative mesh solution to the Deco range and a full list of OneMesh compatible devices can be found here: https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-ax90/

Partnering with Avira™, TP-Link arms the Archer AX90 with the latest HomeShield™ security system to guard clients, including IoT devices, from all cyberattacks. Whether it’s a phone, laptop, TV box, or a smart home camera, the new HomeShield™ protects them all and schedules a daily scan to identify weak points in your network to prevent emerging threats.

Full-Speed WiFi 6 for Multiple 8K

The Archer AX90 has 8-Stream WiFi 6 with OFDMA, 1024-QAM, a faster symbol rate, and TWT, which combines to provide faster speeds, broader coverage, higher capacity, and better power saving on clients. The Archer AX90 also features 4×4 MU-MIMO and HT160, enabling multiple clients to reach up to 4.8 Gbps WiFi speed. It supports simultaneous transmissions with lower latency thanks to OFDMA integration, keeping multiple 8K streams smooth and lag free.

Accessible Tri-Band WiFi 6

The Archer AX90 offers three asymmetrical WiFi 6 bands—4804 Mbps (5 GHz) + 1201 Mbps (5 GHz) + 574 Mbps (2.4 GHz) — to boost signal directions, broaden coverage, clear out congestions, and reduce interference. As different bands work on separate channels, tri-band routers form more signal beams at the same time without creating interference. The different bandwidths for each signal optimise performance and meet the connectivity needs of most modern homes. 5 GHz WiFi connections are highly suited for devices such as games consoles and smart TVs which require high bandwidth levels for seamless streaming and in-play experiences. Meanwhile, 2.4GHz provides strong WiFi connections for less bandwidth-demanding devices and smart home devices that operate outside of the Zigbee or Z-wave IoT channels.

Stunning Selection of Ports

One 2.5 Gbps port, four Gigabit ports and dual USB ports are packed into the Archer AX90, providing versatile connectivity for this powerful network hub. The function of the 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port and Gigabit WAN/LAN port can easily be tweaked in the intuitive management panel to deliver a more user-friendly experience.

Whether it’s used to connect a high-speed network over 1 Gbps or set as the gateway for a 2.5 Gbps NAS, Archer AX90 is dedicated to our customers needing this new generation of connectivity. Two USB ports add a practical tool for users to easily store and share across the home network. With built-in VPN server functions, TP-Link customers can securely access the files from outside.

HomeShield Powered by Avira

The all-new HomeShield powered by Avira makes Archer AX90 the first TP-Link router able to guard IoT smart home devices. Today, routers are the gateway of smart homes and are easily becoming a channel through which hackers infiltrate to exploit vulnerable IoT devices. Given that these attacks either go through or directly target routers, it is critical that the router is positioned securely on the network. With Avira’sAI technology and deep antivirus experience, HomeShield on the Archer AX90 starts by securing the home WiFi gateway and continues to protect the home network and all devices.

Key Features:

  • Super Fast WiFi – 4804 Mbps (5 GHz) + 1201 Mbps (5 GHz) + 574 Mbps (2.4 GHz).
  • Maximised Coverage – Eight high-gain antennas and Beamforming ensure vast coverage.
  • Ultra Connectivity – 2.5 Gbps Port, four Gigabit Ports, and dual USB ports meet most connection needs.
  • More Devices with Less Lag – OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology deliver data to multiple devices, simultaneously.
  • TP-Link HomeShield – Comprehensive service kits defend your network against the latest cyber threats and improve network management.
  • Powerful CPU – 1.5 GHz quad-core processor ensures fast transmission speeds and smooth operation of numerous devices and applications.
  • Next-Level WiFi Security—WPA3 protocol reinforces WiFi encryption for improved security.

“Future-proofing home networks with network speed and security is more important than ever. We’re proud to make this vision a reality with the Archer AX90. Equipped with OneMesh™ technology, the AX90 provides a flexible whole-home WiFi ecosystem that boosts signal strength and allows for an uninterrupted experience. We are excited to be launching our latest WiFi 6 router and support consumer connectivity needs as our work, lives and homes become smarter and more digital,’ commented Will Liu, Managing Director at TP-Link UK.

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About TP-Link
 

Founded in 1996, TP-Link is a global provider of reliable networking devices and accessories involved in all aspects of everyday life. 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.

With a proven heritage of stability, performance and value, TP-Link has curated a portfolio of products that meets the networking needs of all individuals. Now, as the connected lifestyle continues to evolve, the company is expanding today to exceed the demands of tomorrow.

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