By Christine Persaud
TP-Link has introduced a pair of new WiFi6 mesh routers to the Canadian market, the Deco X20 and the Deco X60.
Scheduled to start shipping April 23, the Deco X20 and X60 boast next-generation Wi-Fi 6 technology and supports MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and 1024-QAM, thus increasing whole network capacity and efficiency and offering an efficient network that quadruples the average throughput on connected devices in dense environments. This, says the company, improves network capacity, cuts down on latency, and ensures a responsive network.
Both are tested to connect up to 150 devices without dragging down performance. The latest 1024-QAM and higher symbol rate combines to boost speeds up to 1.8 Gbps for the X20, which is ideal for bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming and 4K video. The X60, meanwhile, can boost speeds up to 3 Gbps. Families will enjoy immersive live streaming with flawless video and clear audio without buffering. The X20 offers Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1,800 Mbps—1,201 Mbps on 5 GHz and 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz, and the X60 Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 3,000 Mbps—2,400 Mbps on 5 GHz and 575 Mbps on 2.4 GHz.
BSS Coloring detects and marks data frames from neighboring networks, avoiding unnecessary slowdowns and minimizing Wi-Fi interference. With Beamforming, the routers identify the location of your connected devices and concentrates the signal towards them, optimizing wireless connections.
Advanced WP3 encryption and TP-Link HomeCare powered by Trend Micro provides a secure mesh network. TP-Link HomeCare technology comes with antivirus, Parental Controls, and QoS, protecting private data and IoT devices from digital intruders. The security database updates automatically to keep the network safe from cyber threats.
For setup and management, the Deco app takes care of configuration, getting the network up and running in minutes; and it works with Alexa for voice control.
The TP-Link Deco X20 will be available in a three-pack configuration for an MSRP of $400, and the X60 in a three-pack as well for $550.