network, IoT, automation

TP-Link unveils new networking offerings at CES 

TP-Link has introduced its latest networking offerings at CES. The Deco now comes with new Voice built-in, WiFi 6E Deco mesh WiFi and Archer router. The 10G router and switch ensure a secure connection, along with the 5G WiFi gateway Deco X80 and the HomeShield premium security service provide fast, easy to manage, and ultra-secure home networking.

Deco WiFi 6 Mesh with Alexa built-in
The Deco Voice X20 features a Mesh WiFi system with smart speakers. Covering up to 4,000 feet(2 pack), the Deco Voice X20 works with TP-Link Mesh technology to form a single, unified network, enabling seamless roaming connectivity as users move through the house without signal drops—even during streaming, video calling and cloud gaming.

Alexa is integrated into the built-in smart speaker, enabling smart home management, voice control and music streaming. Deco Voice X20 also supports Alexa calling, messaging, and announcements (ACM), which expands the range of interactions between Deco units or with other Alexa built-in devices. The Deco Voice X20 is set to launch in the UK in 2021, with exact dates yet to be announced.

Other devices in the WiFi 6 family of products being introduced at CES and coming to the UK in 2021 are the AX7800 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6E System (Deco X96), AX5400 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6E System with Smart Hub (Deco X76 Plus), AX7800 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router (Archer AX96), AX11000 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router with 10G Ports (Archer AX206).

  • AX7800 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6E System — Deco X96 operates on the 6 GHz Band, a newly opened frequency that brings more bandwidth and Lower latency. Overall speeds are boosted to an incredible 7800 Mbps with Tri-Band WiFi. The Deco X96’s AI-Driven Mesh intelligently learns your network environment to provide ideal WiFi unique to your home. Additionally, Smart Antennas establish a stronger backhaul to boost coverage and improve wireless connections, while Seamless Roaming enables you to walk through your home and stay connected at the fastest possible speeds. TP-Link HomeShield provides you with next level security for your network and smart devices.

  • AX5400 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6E System with Smart Hub — Deco X76 Plus also operates on the 6 GHz Band, delivering overall speeds up to 5400 Mbps with Tri-Band WiFi. Its Built-in Smart Hub acts as a smart home hub, bringing all your products together in one app. Other key features include AI-Driven Mesh and Seamless Roaming. TP-Link HomeShield provides you with next level security for your network and smart devices.

  • AX7800 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router – Archer AX96 drives overall speeds up to 7800 Mbps with Tri-Band WiFi. Archer AX96 features a 6 GHz band for dedicated WiFi 6E, enabling a cleaner, broader 6 GHz band. On its 5 GHz band, DL/UL MU-MIMO enables simultaneous transmission to and from clients, reducing latency drastically. TP-Link HomeShield takes security for your network and smart devices to the next level.

Ultimate connection with 10G Port

  • AX11000 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Router with 10G Ports — Archer AX206 is a 10G Router with fast WiFi speeds up to 10 Gbps, along with flexible Multi-Gig. 1× 10 Gbps WAN/LAN SFP+ port, 1× 10 Gbps WAN/LAN port, and 1× 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port enable ultra-fast 10G networking for studios and Ethernet enthusiasts. Archer AX206 also features a 6 GHz band for dedicated WiFi 6E, enabling a cleaner, broader 6 GHz band. The OFDMA and UL/DL MU-MIMO technology eradicates latency and makes it easy to transfer data to and from multiple devices simultaneously, reducing wait times. Plus, it comes with HomeShield Security, which provides network protection, parental controls, and real-time IoT protection.

  • 5-Port 10G Multi-Gigabit Desktop Switch– TL-SX105 is a 5-Port 10G multi-gigabit desktop switch with fast connections with performance of 10G/Multi-Gig bandwidth and devices. Auto-negotiation for 100Mbps/1G/2.5G/5G/10G connections provides optimal performance, while its durable metal casing and desktop/wall-mounting design are well-suited for many environments. TL-SX105 also features a fanless design that ensures silent operation. The 8 ports option is also available if you need to connect more.

There are also new 5/8 ports with 2.5G ports as more affordable options to deliver Multi-Gig performance.

TP-Link is also introducing HomeShield, a premium security service that keeps your home network safe with cutting-edge features for network and smart home protection.

Its real-time scanner automatically identifies IoT devices and better monitors and alerts security issues once they occur. Robust networking protection blocks malicious URLs or other potential threats, and fixes network vulnerabilities. It also prevents DDoS attacks by recording abnormal incoming traffic and refusing requests from enlisted IPs. In addition, HomeShield provides more comprehensive reports to help you get a complete understanding of your home network activities, such as online time analysis and threats.

5G Whole Home WiFi 6 Gateway (Deco X80-5G) – Tapping into the power of 5G, the Deco X80-5G Whole Home WiFi 6 Gateway, available in select international markets, delivers unrivaled performance, increasing download speeds up to 5.0 Gbps, or 33-times faster than 4G. Its whole home Deco mesh technology ensures strong WiFi signals everywhere. Other key features include:

  • AX6000 Dual Band WiFi-4804 Mbps (5 GHz) + 1148 Mbps (2.4 GHz)

  • 1× 2.5 Gbps port + 1× Gigabit port

  • VoLTE/VoIP Telephony-Supports VoIP and DECT base functions

New WiFi 6 EAP for Omada SDN B2B Solutions

TP-Link is also introducing new WiFi 6 devices to its Omada SDN B2B solutions for enterprise customers which make IT set up and management simple and efficient. Also due to launch in the UK this year, the new family of Omada SDN WiFi 6 EAP for business includes:

  • AX6000 Ceiling Mount Tri-Band WiFi 6 Access Point – EAP680 HD that delivers wireless speeds of up to 6 Gbps powered by WiFi 6 technology with a 10G Ethernet port supported by an 802.3bt PoE++ power supply.

  • AX1800 Wall Plate WiFi 6 Access Point – EAP615-Wall that delivers dual-band speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps powered by WiFi 6 technology with four gigabit ports (1×uplink + 3×downlink) and one downlink port offering PoE pass-through.

  • AX1800 Indoor/Outdoor WiFi 6 Access Point- EAP610-Outdoor that delivers dual-band speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps powered by WiFi 6 technology with dedicated high-power amplifier and professional antennas with IP67 weatherproof enclosure.

Deco WiFi for ISP

Finally, TP-Link is introducing the Deco ISP Cloud management system, a more efficient and simple ISP solution. Available now in the UK, the Deco ISP Cloud is an integrated, cloud-based network solution for ISP remote management. It allows WISPs, SIs, and small businesses to monitor and manage all Deco products with a centralised management platform via the cloud.  Learn more at

Read the latest edition of PCR’s monthly magazine below:

Like this content? Sign up for the free PCR Daily Digest email service to get the latest tech news straight to your inbox. You can also follow PCR on Twitter and Facebook.

Check Also

Tiger launches Zoom Phone integration with advanced UC analytics and historic data retention features

A Zoom Phone module aimed at the hybrid remote workforce released by Tiger offers an …