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TP-LINK Ships AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers

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TP-LINK, a leading global provider of consumer and SMB networking products, today announced the availability of its Archer C3200 AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers that utilize breakthrough Tri-Band technology to meet and manage the heavy networking demands of today's connected homes. The Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers operate at a combined speed of up to 3.2Gbps, with two 5GHz bands that reach up to 1300Mbps each and one 2.4GHz band that reaches up to 600Mbps, making it ideal for supporting a large number of wireless devices like smartphones, laptops and other connected devices simultaneously.

"With the availability of Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers, consumers can keep all of their favorite Wi-Fi devices running at once using their smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs and other connected devices without having to worry about slowing down the network," said Lewis Wu, executive vice president of TP-LINK USA. "We're utilizing advanced technologies that can handle multiple devices and provide a faster and more reliable experience to keep up with consumers' expectations in today's digital world."



Connect More Devices
With its revolutionary Tri-Band technology, the Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers connect more devices by offering a second 5GHz network. For smart homes with many connected devices, this router is the ideal solution to let everyone load, stream and game at the same time without compromising the home network's overall performance. For example, mobile devices handling everyday tasks like browsing and emailing can be assigned to the traditional 2.4GHz band, while devices that are attempting to complete more bandwidth-intensive online tasks like 4K HD streaming or multi-player online gaming are assigned to the one of the 5GHz bands.

Lightning-fast Wi-Fi
Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers feature one of the fastest combined Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3200Mbps, with 600Mbps over the 2.4GHz band and 1300Mbps on the two 5GHz bands, avoiding the bottlenecks that occur when multiple devices demand high amounts of bandwidth at the same time.

To maintain high performance, Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers leverage one powerful 1GHz dual-core processor emitting fast, stable and responsive performance for all tasks and three co-processors exclusively handle the Wi-Fi tasks over the three Wi-Fi bands to optimize the Wi-Fi performance of the router.

Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers include four gigabit Ethernet ports to enable super-fast connections with other wired devices and one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port to share printers, files and media within the network.

Reach Further
Equipped with six high-performance external antennas, Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers greatly increases the Wi-Fi coverage throughout a large home. The routers utilize beamforming technology in order to easily locate wireless devices and form stronger, more reliable connections.

Archer C3200 Key Features:
  • Tri-Band technology creates three separate Wi-Fi bands to connect more devices to a network without experiencing a drop in performance
  • Combined 3200Mbps Wi-Fi speed over one 2.4GHz (600Mbps) and two 5GHz (1300Mbps each) bands
  • Smart Connect helps devices run faster by assigning them to the best available channel to balance network demand
  • Six high-performance antennas maximize coverage area and stability
  • 1GHz dual-core CPU and three co-processors handle simultaneous connections without interruption
  • Four gigabit Ethernet ports for lightning-fast wired connections
  • USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports to easily share files, photos, music, and video across your network
  • Beamforming for stronger, more reliable wireless connections
  • Intuitive GUI and Tether App for easy installation and network management
Price and Availability
Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers are available today at Fry's and the TP-LINK store and will be available soon at other major retailers in store and online. Featuring a 2-year limited warranty and 24/7 tech support, MSRP for Archer C3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Routers is $259.99.

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Reminds me of a crown rack of lamb. TP link does make good products.
 

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wish i won this instead of my D-link AC3200, at least TP-link have working firmwares.
 
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Reminds me of a crown rack of lamb. TP link does make good products.
yea, 6 antennas then more antennas?

why dont they put some internal antenna? and make it looks better than that one?
 
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It is expensive and routers have the most vulnerabilities which are often left unpatched therefore paying that much for a router is pointless, unless you have another secure router (with BSD or Linux firewall distribution) before this one and you use this one as wireless acces point.
 
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It is expensive and routers have the most vulnerabilities which are often left unpatched therefore paying that much for a router is pointless, unless you have another secure router (with BSD or Linux firewall distribution) before this one and you use this one as wireless acces point.
I wouldn't be surprised if DD-WRT firmware was developed for this at some point in the future. TP-Link have a good record of support AFAIK.
 

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I have one of their Wireless N router, cost me $40 on newegg i think. was well worth it, great coverage, 3 antennae, no bugs, plenty of options. 1gigabit ethernet. can't complain. I'd always gone netgear or linksys, but i liked the adjustable antannae, so i took a risk and i'm happy with tp link
 
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For the price you could do 2 routers and a cheap gigabit switch (4port) and have 4 radios and 2 transmission points. Soooo.....
 
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so true ^. the best of the best is always 2x the cost of whats mainstream.
 
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Do you really need two 5 bands? I have one with my nighthawk and run a server/xbox/desktop/cell on the 5 and it's just fine.. sounds like a marketing gimmick to me
 

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Do you really need two 5 bands? I have one with my nighthawk and run a server/xbox/desktop/cell on the 5 and it's just fine.. sounds like a marketing gimmick to me
wifi AC got stagnant after AC1200, now its just slapping 2-3 AC1200's together and claiming its higher. its a chipset thing, not their fault. they're just using hte latest chipsets like my crappy Dlink has.
 
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wifi AC got stagnant after AC1200, now its just slapping 2-3 AC1200's together and claiming its higher. its a chipset thing, not their fault. they're just using hte latest chipsets like my crappy Dlink has.
That's why I was/am jazzed up for the TP-Link Archer C2600. I, personally, think it's a better investment than the C3200 (which rivals Netgears R8000 or Asus AT-AC3200). They are virtually all the same router (Broadcom based chipset with offload processors for separate radios ), with just the in-house firmware splitting them. 3 bands is good if you have 20+ wifi devices at one time and you want to put them all into separate cups, which is not your typical home, more a small business etc.... But even then, who needs 5.0 in that case... Maybe a cell phone store, or cable company store the wants to demo streaming to customers. Then it might make sense....

Anyways, I like the C2600 as it's still your standard dual 2.4 / 5.0 bands. But the throughput on each band has been upped. 800 on the 2.4 (which is almost as fast as some of the lower AC standards) and 1733 on the 5.0.

http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-2_Archer-C2600.html

Only problem still, is you need to make sure your clients can take advantage of that. As more likely than not, your just going to be using your laptops 2x2 connection maxing at 867 on 5.0 band. You need to make sure you have 3x3 (and soon 4x4) clients that can utilize each stream to it's max potential. (Why I still own 2 x Asus PCE-AC68's and am sticking to my Nighthawk R7000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320173

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Also these new MUMIMO EFX is only for all new devices with certain chips in them. The efx won't do full mumimo without all clients having that chip. Linksys has one already but you'd need all new adapters.
 
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Yep! I am interested to see what's going to happen with that. If it get's heavily adopted, or just turns out to be some marketing gimmick. MUMIMO has been advertised I think since the beginning of the year. I think Asus and Netgear were fighting each other with the release of the R8000 vs RT-AC87U selling MUMIMO, MUMIMO, MUMIMO.

But, I don't think, that even today an adapter exists that can use MUMIMO. (IIRC, I think Asus even disabled it via Firmware on their router until "further notice")
 
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Theres Su-mimo and mu-mumo and theres mu-efx and xstream mumimo the later two are closer to true mimo but not quite there yet

The former is QCA's and the later is Broadcom's
 
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yeah... they are already pushing ac7200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! one unreleased mfr that's "the leading brand" allready has plans for one prolly linksys or netgear. I'm like

NOBODY GON GET DAT. ya'all dont got no 'dapters

even bridging them limits it to 1Gbps. unless it has LACP or something. and 10Gbe ports by then you go "eff it!!" and get 10Gbe cards and an enterprise grade 10Gbe switch.
 
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That's what I am really drooling for, 10gbe in the house. I was just making snide comments yesterday that backing up some movies to my home server at 112MBps was just too slow. :toast:

Need MOAR JUICE
 
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