TP-Link Releases Three Archer Routers With Wi-Fi 7 – Computers – News

TP-Link has introduced three Wi-Fi 7 routers in the Archer series. The company also releases new products on the net. The routers follow the upcoming IEEE specification standard for the successor to Wi-Fi 6(E).

TP-Link carries, among other things, the Archer BE900 out, which also has a different design from previous Archer models. The BE900 supports quad-band Wi-Fi 7 using one 2.4GHz band, two 5GHz bands, and one 6GHz band. Twelve internal antennas are provided for this purpose. Added together, this translates into a theoretical maximum speed of 24 Gbit/s for wireless connections.

The router also features an Ethernet and SFP+ port with a speed of 10 Gbit/s, a 10 Gbit WAN/LAN port, four 2.5 Gbit/s ports and a single gigabit port. There are also two USB ports on the router.

Additionally, TP-Link releases two more Archer routers, the BE800 and the BE550. The first is a tri-band router with a maximum wireless speed of 19 Gbit/s and six Ethernet ports, two of which can reach 10 Gbit/s and four of which can reach 2.5 Gbit/s. The second router has a maximum speed of 9.2 Gbit/s and has four 2.5 Gbit ports.

The new routers are among the first on the market to support Wi-Fi 7. This standard is currently under development and is the successor to Wi-Fi 6. The official standard has not yet been specified by the IEEE, but the routers work based on a draft which has already been written. It is common for Wi-Fi equipment to be released before the specification is “finished”. Final specification of Wi-Fi 7 is expected in May 2024. Tweakers wrote earlier this year a background article on Wi-Fi 7.

The routers will initially be released for the North American market only. They will be delivered in the first quarter of 2023, but a certain date has not yet been announced. The only known price is that of the BE900. It will cost $700.

BE 900 BE800 BE550
max. speed 6GHz: 11520Mbps
5GHz-1: 5760Mbit/s
5GHz-2: 5760Mbit/s
2.4GHz: 1376Mbit/s
6GHz: 11520Mbps
5GHz: 5760Mbps
2.4GHz: 1376Mbit/s
6GHz: 5760Mbps
5GHz: 2880Mbits/sec
2.4GHz: 574Mbit/s
WAN/LAN connection 10Gbit/s + 10Gbit/s SFP 10Gbit/s + 10Gbit/s SFP 2.5Gbit/sec
LAN connection 4x 2.5Gbit/s, 1x1Gbit/s 4x 2.5Gbit/s 4x 2.5Gbit/s
USB 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.0

From left to right: BE900, BE800, BE550

TP-Link has also introduced a new mesh system to the Deco line. The BE95 decoration Just like Archer routers, it supports Wi-Fi 7 and reaches top speeds of 33 Gbit/s on four frequencies, two of which are on the 6 GHz bands. The device also has a 10 Gbit port.

The company also carries the GE800 router powered off which can prioritize network traffic for gaming via a companion app. That router will be released in Q1 or Q2 at an as-yet-undisclosed price point.

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