TP-Link Introduces the First Wi-Fi 6 Range Extender to Its RE Portfolio
Shenzhen, China – Dec. 31, 2019 – TP-Link, the world's leading customer and business products provider, today announced the launch of the first Wi-Fi 6 (also known as AX Wi-Fi) range extender with OneMeshTM technology — RE505X. Different from the previous RE products powered by 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), RE505X takes advantage of next generation Wi-Fi technology — 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) which is designed to boost speed, improve efficiency, and reduce congestion in heavy bandwidth scenarios. Now, RE505X is available in most leading retailers both online and offline.
More than a traditional Wi-Fi range extender
RE505X is able to work with any Wi-Fi router to eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones and creates a Mesh network by connecting to a OneMeshTM router for seamless whole-home coverage.
Up to 1.5 Gbps Wi-Fi 6 speed
Equipped with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, 1024-QAM (higher efficiency) and a wider channel (160 MHz compared to the 80 MHz on Wi-Fi 5), the RE505X range extender delivers wireless speeds greatly surpassing what was previously available.
Wi-Fi 6 enhances average throughput 4×, allowing it to serve more devices and provide a superior online experience.
RE505X significantly reduces wireless latency by utilizing OFDMA technology which allows the network to deliver more data to multiple devices, rather than just delivering data to one device at a time. This vast improvement in efficiency now works for both upload and download.
The TP-Link Tether app provides clear directions and simple visuals, making setup fast and easy. Network control and management are available remotely through the app.
Access point mode
RE505X can work as an access point that acts as a portal for devices to connect to the local network. The access point mode is used to extend the wireless coverage of an existing router and to increase the number of users that can connect to it. Also, an Ethernet cable runs from a router to an access point, which transforms the wired signal into a wireless one.
TP-Link is a global innovator and provider of consumer and SMB networking products and the world's No.1 provider of WLAN and broadband CPE devices*, with products available in over 170 countries to tens of millions of customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-Link continues to provide award-winning networking products in wireless routers, cable/DSL gateways, power line adapters, range extenders, cloud cameras, smart home and accessories for global end-users. For small and medium business customers, TP-LINK endeavors to provide stable Business Wi-Fi solutions along with reliable enterprise Switches and Routers.
*According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q1 2019 Release.
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