TP-Link, the Chinese computer networking giant has unveiled the Talon AD7200 at CES2106, the world’s first 802.11ad WiGig router.
WiGig is the terminology that’s being used to refer to the 802.11ad protocol, a new wireless communication technology that’s poised to offer much higher transfer speeds with the compromise of restricted range.
The Talon AD7200 isn’t just a WiGig router: it also supports the usual 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi protocols, from 4×4 802.11ac all the way down to a/b/g/n. The idea is that when you’re in range for WiGig, it’ll use WiGig—otherwise it’ll fall back to the slower (but hardier) links. The Talon is capable of up to 800Mbps on 2.4GHz, 1733Mbps on 5GHz, and 4600Mbps on 60GHz (WiGig). Add those together and you get roughly 7200—the name of the router.
- AD7200 Multi-band with 4-Stream technology delivers up to 7200Mbps Wi-Fi speeds over 2.4GHz (800Mbps), 5GHz (1733Mbps), and 60GHZ (4600Mbps) bands
- 60GHz band allows users to stream 4K HD movies in minutes and instantly share thousands of files and photos over an interference-free connection
- MU-MIMO technology enables Wi-Fi for every device with multi-user support
- Powerful 1.4GHz dual-core CPU to enjoy high-speed connections without interruption
- Active 60Ghz adaptive beamforming enables Gigabit performance and dense deployment
- Eight antennas with high-powered amplifiers supercharge your Wi-Fi signal
- Four gigabit Ethernet ports enabling lightning-fast wired connections
- Two USB 3.0 ports to share files, photos, music, and videos across the network
- Beamforming technology to send targeted Wi-Fi signals to individual devices
- Set time limits and block websites through parental controls to keep children safe
- Guest networks provide visitors with Wi-Fi access separate from your main network
- Advanced security encryption to protect your data
- Check network status and adjust Wi-Fi settings from your mobile device (Android, iOS) using the TP-LINK Tether App
- Supports 802.11ad and backwards-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac