BARCELONA, Spain — Jan. 23, 2017 TP-Link®, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced the AC2600 RE650 Wi-Fi Range Extender, which will top the company's impressive lineup of range extenders as its most powerful yet. Along with the latest innovations in their smartphone, smart home, and home networking portfolios, the RE650 will be unveiled at winter's Mobile World Congress, which will run from Feb. 27-March 2 in Barcelona, and will be available in Spanish retailers by spring 2017.
The Wi-Fi needs of a home has exponentially increased in the last few years. What was once a living room television connected to streaming services has turned into multiple smartphones, tablets and laptops accessing high-definition audio and video for television, movies and gaming, all at the same time. Modern routers are keeping up with evolving Wi-Fi expectations, but many homes suffer diminished speed and stability as they move to farther-away areas. Range extenders help expand wireless coverage, and the RE650 has the power to carry a strong router's speed and strength to wherever a home needs it most.
Cover the Whole Home with Blazing-Fast Wi-Fi
With AC2600 speed, the RE650 eliminates Wi-Fi dead zones with unrivaled speed and range. 800Mbps 2.4GHz reaches throughout the home to web surfing, emailing and even video chatting. For more demanding uses, 1733Mbps 5GHz on 802.11ac wave 2 uses 4-Stream and 4×4 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 4x faster wireless speed for 4K video streaming, lag-free gaming and large file downloads. To maximize coverage of these speeds, the RE650 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. If a fast home router is limited by a lack of coverage, the RE650 will carry these speeds throughout the home so more devices can connect fast wherever they are, whenever they want.
Powerfully Functional, Surprisingly Simple
Because every home is unique, every home Wi-Fi need is just as different, which is why the RE650 is designed to serve them all. Multi-Mode enables configuration as a range extender or Wi-Fi access point, setting wired devices such as desktop computers, game consoles, and IPTVs free with wireless capability. For setup, the RE button with LED light makes pairing with the router quick and easy. And with TP-Link's Tether app, easily configure and manage the range extender through a smartphone.
"Wi-Fi networks have gotten so fast in the last few years, requiring much more powerful routers than ever before," explained Andy Chen, Director of International Business at TP-Link. "To reliably expand a home network, range extenders need to be just as powerful. We're always excited to share products like the RE650, since they are made for such demands as fast Wi-Fi speeds for multiple devices at the same time."
- AC2600 simultaneous dual band with 4-Stream technology delivers up to 2533Mbps* Wi-Fi speeds over 2.4GHz (800Mbps) and 5GHz (1733Mbps) bands
- 4×4 MU-MIMO technology allows the router to run multiple devices at the same time to achieve speeds up to 4x faster than standard AC range extenders
- Beamforming technology sends targeted Wi-Fi signals to individual devices
- Four 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