What you need to know
- TP-Link announced the Archer AX206 and Archer AX96 routers at CES 2021.
- The ARcher AX206 supports speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
- Both routers support the 6Ghz band and Wi-Fi 6E.
TP-Link announced several new Archer routers, including the AX11000 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router with 10G Ports (Archer AX206) that supports Wi-Fi speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Alongside that speedy AX11000, TP-LInk announced the AX7800 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router (Archer AX X96) that supports Wi-Fi 6E. TP-Link hasn't shared pricing or availability details for the new routers, other than stating that they'll arrive in 2021.
The Archer AX11000 is a 10G router that supports Wi-Fi speeds up to 10 Gbps. It supports the 6GHz band for Wi-Fi 6E, which covers more frequencies than the standard 2.4GHz and 5Ghz routers. It also supports TP-Link HomeShield, which helps protect devices on your network and provides options for parental controls. On the wired side of things, the Archer AX11000 has a 10 Gbps WAN/LAN SFP+ port, a 10 Gbps WAN/LAN port, and a 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port.
The Archer AX7800 is slower than the Archer AX11000, but it still supports incredibly fast speeds of up to 7,800 Mbps with tri-band Wi-Fi. It also supports the 6GHz band for Wi-Fi 6E. The router features smart antennas that boost coverage and improve its wireless connection. It also supports AI-driven mesh and seamless roaming, which enables you to move around your home without losing a connection. Like the other new Archer router, the Archer AX96 supports TP-Link HomeShield.
TP-LInk also announced the Deco Voice X20 at CES 2021 today, which combines a smart speaker with a mesh Wi-Fi 6 system.