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TP-Link goes big on Wi-Fi 7 with new fancy-shaped routers

(Pocket-lint) – TP-Link has announced a selection of Wi-Fi 7 routers and mesh networking systems, with claimed wireless speeds of up to 33Gbps.

The TP-Link Archer BE900 leads the way – which the manufacturer claims is the “world’s first quad-band Wi-Fi 7 router”. It supports 2.4 GHz, two 5 GHz bands, and the new 6 GHz band. It is capable of reaching speeds of up to 24 Gbps over Wi-Fi.

Additionally, the router has two 10 Gbps WAN/LAN ports and four LAN ports capable of 2.5 Gbps transfer speeds. There’s also a single 1Gbps LAN port, plus a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port.

TP-Link will also showcase step-down models – the Archer BE800 and BE550 – with speeds of up to 19 Gbps and 9.2 Gbps respectively.


Gamers will also be served with a dedicated router – the TP-Link Archer GE800 – which is capable of 7-speed Wi-Fi “over 18Gbps”. It has two 10 Gbps Ethernet ports and two 2.5 Gbps ports. It should therefore be adequate to handle gaming demands, even during intense Internet activity in the household.

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Finally, a whole-home Wi-Fi 7 mesh system has also been announced – the Deco BE95.

It promises speeds of up to 33 Gbps using four frequencies between mesh points, two of which are 6 GHz bands. There are also two 10 Gbps Ethernet ports on each unit.

Deco BE85 and Deco BE65 tri-band points will also be available, with speeds of up to 22 Gbps and 11 Gbps respectively.

The Archer BE900, Deco BE95, and BE85 will be available for pre-order starting December 31, 2022, priced at $699.99, $1,199.99 (2-pack), and $999.99 (2-pack) respectively. They will be shipped from the first quarter of 2023.

The other products will be available early next year.

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Written by Rik Henderson.