Every home in the UK has a router. It is the essential equipment that controls how you access the internet or stream your favourite movies.
Home technology evolves each year, this year Wi-Fi 6 is widely available. and the evolution of router technology and innovation is keeping pace.
One of the more unique router innovations at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas is the TP-Link Archer AXE200 Omni Router. This router stands out for several reasons.
The TP-Link Archer AXE200 Omni Router is the first router to manage its antenna’s position in real time. What you get are four antennas that fold out automatically and then rotate. Why is that helpful?
Over 50% of home owners in the UK (https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2017/08/uswitch-study-claims-43-million-uk-adults-blighted-poor-broadband.html ) report poor Wi-Fi connection in the home. If you are suffering poor Wi-Fi connection or your amazon fire stick continues to buffer, this is because of poor Wi-Fi connection.
All new Wi-Fi routers should improve the coverage of your Wi-Fi, the rotating antennae of the TP-Link Archer AXE200 Omni Router track the location of the device and direct the Wi-Fi signal to the device.
Rotating antenna might be enough to make you consider introducing this to your home, but Wi-Fi 6 routers have more to offer.
All home routers operate on two “bands”, 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz. The TP-Link Archer AXE200 Omni router comes with enhanced tri-band speed and operates on the 6Ghz band.
Wi-Fi 6 compatibility also enables the router to take advantage of the additional bandwidth while it also reduces latency.
The router also offers dual Multi-Gig ports (this means high speeds from all ports) which includes one 10Gbps and one 2.5Gbps Port. These are ideal for those who are looking for exceptional speeds and connectivity and as it currently stands, this is the first Wi-Fi 6 router that has two Multi-Gig ports.
Improvements from Wi-Fi 6 and new Wi-Fi 6 routers such as the TP-Link Archer AXE200 Omni Router mean that this router is going to change the way in which we connect.
If security is a concern, then fear not as this router supports OneMesh, the proprietary home network solution offered by TP Link and is offered with Home shield, monitoring their security performance once they join the network. With a firewall, Home Shield blocks unauthorised access, encrypts your data, and protects against cyber threats and attacks to offer online protection.
If you like the look of this router, you might have to wait a little longer to get your hands on it because it is still in the prototype stages, but it is certainly something to keep an eye on.
If you are wondering if your existing router is Wi-Fi enabled, it is not. However, there are plenty of Wi-Fi 6 enabled routers available on the market, so there is no need to wait to make the jump to Wi-Fi 6 now!
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If you want to take advantage of Wi-Fi 6, you should consider using the services of a Wi-Fi expert. This will ensure that your network is optimised and set up to provide seamless connectivity.
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