TP-LINK Talon AD7200 – World’s First AD Router Announced

by | May 24, 2016


On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, TP-LINK® announced the availability of the TP-LINK Talon AD7200 802.11ad Wireless Router. The Talon AD7200 clocks in at speeds up to three times faster than when theoretical maximum speeds are compared according to 802.11ac 5GHz wireless specifications. A new 60GHz band that can reach speeds faster than Gigabit Ethernet makes the new AD7200, running at 4.6 Gigabits per second, the world's fastest wireless router.

The speed of the TP-LINK Talon AD7200 allows users to download 100 photos in less than a second, an HD movie in less than 40 seconds and a full 4K movie in less than eight minutes to an 802.11ad device – All on a wireless network when located in an ideal, interference-free location. Of course, speeds will vary as a result of a number of factors including building materials, physical objects, volume and density of traffic, network complexity, network overhead and client limitations including rated performance and client condition. See the Next Step Audio Enhancement article on Network Device Speeds and Distances for more information on the subject.

TP-LINK Talon AD7200 Multi-Band Connections

In addition to operating on the new 60GHz (4600 Mbps) band, the TP-LINK Talon AD7200 supports the 5GHz (1733 Mbps) and 2.4GHz (800 Mbps) bands. It uses eight high-gain antennas – seven external and one internal. The router also features an external 60GHz antenna array to create stronger Wi-Fi connections.

TP-LINK Talon AD7200 Front-Top

Beamforming helps the router locate Wi-Fi devices and focus its wireless signal in their direction. In addition to Beamforming, the TP-LINK Talon AD7200 features beam-steering technology on the 60GHz band to detect objects and to direct the router along the clearest path to the client. For example, if there is a couch is between the router and the client, beam-steering sends the Wi-Fi signals around it for a stronger connection.

Balancing Connections

The Talon AD7200 also features MU-MIMO technology that allows the router to simultaneously communicate with devices on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. This reduces wait times and speeds up connections. More users can be online at once without affecting the router's performance.

The AD7200 features Four-Stream technology which adds an extra data stream to both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. The router's 1.4HGz dual-core processor manages each Wi-Fi band, all connections and all of the AD7200's hardware and software.

TP-LINK Talon AD7200 Back

TP-LINK Talon AD7200 Features

  • Supports 802.11 ad on the 60GHz band at up to 4600Mbps
  • Supports 802.11ac/n/a on the 5GHz band at up to 1733Mbps
  • Supports 802.11b/g/n on the 2.4GHz band at up to 800Mbps
  • Compatible with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption
  • Allows for 1 2.4GHz guest network
  • Allows for 1 5GHz guest network
  • Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/PPTP(Dual Access)/L2TP(Dual Access) WAN types
  • MU-MIMO for communicating with several devices at once
  • 4-Stream adds an extra data stream to 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands
  • Built-in VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Built-in Parental Controls
  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor for handling multiple connections simultaneously
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for hard-wired connections
  • 1 Gigabit WAN port
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports for transferring files

Pricing, Warranty and Availability

The TP-LINK AD7200 is available now at a suggested retail price of $349.99 and carries a two-year warranty. For more information, visit TP-LINK.

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