World’s First 802.11ad Router By TP-Link Makes Your Wi-Fi Three Times Faster


tp link routerShort Bytes: At CES 2016, TP-Link unveiled the world’s first 802.11ad Router. The new TP-LINK Talon AD7200 supports data transfer rate up to 7.2Gbps. This big black router has eight adjustable antennas that can fold down.

Gone are the days when your Wi-Fi router was an ugly little box that sat in your living room’s corner. Today, it has become the most important gadget of your home, thanks to the new-age technologies that allow all your household appliance to desire some internet. As a result, your router needs more power.

Well, TP-Link has just answered your prayers with the world’s first 802.11ad Router. For those who don’t know, 802.11ad is a more powerful 60GHz WiFi standard that sits on top of the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

The TP-LINK Talon AD7200 supports data transfer rate up to 7.2Gbps. The router does this by combining different bands. While 5GHz band gives up at maximum 1,733Mbps, the 60GHz band can reach wireless data transfer speeds of up to 4,600Mbps. As a result, your router allows seamless streaming of a 4K movie over Wi-Fi. 

If you are aware of the MU-MIMO technology, you must be aware of the fact that it allows you to connect multiple devices to your router at a time without making compromises with the speed. The same technology reduces bottlenecks in TP-LINK Talon AD7200 while serving the internet to multiple devices.

Talking about the looks, the router is big in size and black in color. It has eight adjustable antennas that can fold down. For connectivity, you get four gigabit ethernet ports and two USB 3.0 ports for external drives.

The final price of the TP-LINK Talon AD7200 router hasn’t been announced yet, but don’t expect it be a cheap luxury.

Image: TP-Link

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Adarsh Verma

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