TP-Link unveiled the first WiGig router

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Nowadays all our devices are connected to our networks, from the phone and the computer to fridge. So upload and download speeds have become quite an important deal and average routers aren’t enough.

TP-Link has made public the world’s first 802.11ad router, the Talon AD7200, a device that delivers ultra-fast-speed of up to 4.6Gbps on 60GHz bands. But it isn’t just a WiGig router, it also supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz WI-Fi protocols, being able to reach speeds up to 800Mbsp on 2.4GHz and 1773Gbsp on 5GHz.

Talon AD7200 also features MU-MIMO technology, which enables Wi-Fi for every device with multi-user support, improves connections to individual Wi-Fi devices and reduces bottlenecks when multiple gadgets are linked to it.

According to TP-Link’s press release, this router has eight fold-flat antennas with high-powered amplifiers which give it quite and unique look and supercharges the Wi-Fi signal, keeping devices connected at all time. It also has four Gigabit Ethernet ports and two USB 3.0 ports for quick file transmission.

Acer announced the world’s first the world's first 802.11ad laptop and now there’s a router to support it, but what 802.11ad exactly is? It seems to be the successor of 802.11ac, but it isn’t. While 802.11ac main goal is to provide house-wide wireless LAN connection, 802.11ad works with short-range interconnectivity between devices, such as smartphone-TV.

TP-Link claims you will be able to download 4K-HD videos in four minutes or transfer a thousand photos to a storage device in five seconds. For now it haven’t announced the device’s prize, but it will be available in U.S. stores in early 2016.

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January 14, 2016 by
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