TP-Link® Announces their World's First Tri-Band Range Extender

Shenzhen, China, Aug 22, 2016 – TP-Link®, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced the AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender RE550, the first in the world to offer tri-band Wi-Fi. Along with the latest advancements in their home networking portfolio, RE550 will be unveiled at this fall's IFA, which will run from September 2-7 in Berlin, and will be available in German retailers by early 2017.


Let's face it: Wi-Fi has joined water and electricity as a basic home need. A home without a wireless signal is as useful as an empty faucet. It is further essential for the entire home to have strong, stable Wi-Fi, from bedroom to backyard.  As advanced as routers have become, they are not "one size fits all" devices, leaving weak, slow signals in some rooms, or complete dead zones in others.  Range extenders solve this issue by expanding the router's Wi-Fi signal wherever the home needs it.  Now, as more devices join the network, simultaneous wireless demands — HD streaming, gaming, and live video chatting to name a few — have increased, requiring better routers, as well as better range extenders.  This is what makes the RE550 the perfect choice.

Powered by the Qualcomm Atheros chipset, The RE550 was designed to offer the perfect combination of the latest wireless technology to provide the most advanced range extension available, starting with the world's first tri-band Wi-Fi extension.

Range Extender Meets Tri-Band for Modern Wi-Fi

Using 11ac Wi-Fi, The RE550 speeds that can reach up to 2134Mbps in total.  The 400Mbps 2.4GHz band perfectly handles all web surfing, emailing, and social media posting, while two 867Mbps 5GHz bands tackles 4K video streaming, lag-free gaming and large file downloads. Band steering automatically selects the best Wi-Fi band for each device automatically, organizing a balanced network to serve more devices at once.  To maximize coverage of these speeds, the RE550 has four powerful antennas that can connect to any router from farther away, while transmitting a stronger signal in every direction, as well as beamforming to create wider, targeted connections to wireless devices.  Finally, 2×2MU-MIMO technology allows the RE550 to run multiple devices at the same time to achieve speeds up to 2X faster than standard AC range extenders. The result: an intuitively stronger, more stable network for all.


Powerfully Functional, Surprisingly Simple

Because every home is unique, every home Wi-Fi need is just as different, which is why the RE550 is designed to serve them all. AP-Mode enables configuration as a Wi-Fi access point, setting wired devices such as desktop computers, game consoles, and IPTVs free with wireless capability, and a Gigabit Ethernet port enables these wired devices with access to - gigabit speed. For setup, a Smart Signal Indicator light helps to find the right location to place the RE550. 


"A home with unstable, Wi-Fi, filled with dead zones can be a terrible frustration," explained Andy Chen, Director of International Business at TP-Link. "Not only does the RE550 have the power to eliminate these problems, but it also has the technology to support multiple wireless devices in the best way possible.."



Key Features:

  • AC2200 simultaneous tri-band with 4-Stream technology delivers up to 2134Mbps Wi-Fi speeds over 2.4GHz (400Mbps) and two 5GHz (867Mbps each) bands
  • 2×2 MU-MIMO technology allows the router to run multiple devices at the same time to achieve speeds up to 2X faster than standard AC range extenders
  • Beamforming technology to send targeted Wi-Fi signals to individual devices
  • 4 fixed external antennas provide optimal Wi-Fi coverage and reliable connections
  • Gigabit Ethernet port provides gigabit speed for wired devices
  • Supports AP mode to create a new Wi-Fi Access point