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TP-Link® Introduces World's Most Fully Featured AC2600 WiFi Router Powered by Intel Technology


Archer C2700 offers a far-reaching, ultra-fast WiFi experience
with simple setup and enhanced security

a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products,
today announced the upcoming launch of the Archer C2700, a next level
AC2600 Dual-Band WiFi Router that utilizes Intel® technology to provide
lightning-fast WiFi at speeds up to 1733Mbps on the 5GHz band and
800Mbps on the 2.4GHz band*.

As leaders in their respective industries of networking and computing,
TP-Link worked closely with Intel to develop the Archer C2700, which is
the first in a portfolio of TP-Link routers that will use Intel
technology. "By relying on Intel's extensive processing expertise when
building this router, we've managed to optimize the router signal so
that multiple devices can receive a smooth uninterrupted signal without
any loss of performance," said Louis Liu, CEO of TP-Link USA Corporation.

With Intel technology, the Archer C2700 optimizes your entire WiFi
network for real world traffic, provides more bandwidth for multiple
devices and creates an exceptional overall WiFi experience. It boosts
your home network performance and enhances WiFi connectivity and network
security with features such as MU-MIMO, Airtime Fairness, Beam-Forming,
L2TP VPN, Band Steering and Link Aggregation. With Alexa and IFTTT
compatibility, the Archer C2700 not only delivers powerful connectivity
for smart home and high bandwidth users, but also guards home networks
against antiviruses and ransomware via robust TP-Link HomeCare™
protection system.

Liu added, "Today's homes use more smart devices and WiFi devices than
ever, so they need better routers that can deliver WiFi to every device
in every corner of your home without compromising on speed or stability.
The Archer C2700 is that better router. The C2700 eliminates buffering
and lagtime to keep your modern home connected like never before. With
the C2700, we utilized Intel technology to make your WiFi more stable,
so mom can watch Netflix, dad can stream music, your teenager can video
chat, and your youngest can play online video games without any drop in
performance for anyone."

One of the key things that sets the Archer C2700 apart is the Intel®
Home Wi-Fi Chipset that helps deliver consistent and powerful signal
strength to multiple devices at the same time.

Whereas using WiFi on multiple devices might bring a generic router's
WiFi speed to a grinding halt, the Archer C2700 relies on the Intel
technology to easily manage more WiFi devices simultaneously. The C2700
minimizes interference between different radio frequencies, and
accelerates Ethernet and WiFi transmissions simultaneously, enabling
users to keep their connections fast and uninterrupted.

"Consumers need a home network that can keep up now and in the future,"
said WK Tan, vice president and general manager of Intel's Connected
Home Division. "Wi-Fi routers based on Intel's Home Wi-Fi technology,
like the Archer C2700, give them exactly what they want – fast, reliable
and consistent connectivity to multiple devices simultaneously and
support for streaming content at high speeds."

Thanks to advanced WiFi security and TP-Link HomeCare powered by
TrendMicroTM**, the Archer C2700 is one of the most secure
routers on the market, ensuring a safe home network for the entire
family. TP-Link HomeCare comes with antivirus, parental controls and
QoS, helping to protect sensitive data and IoT devices from digital
intruders. A security database updates automatically to keep the home
safe from the latest cyber threats.

Armed with MU-MIMO technology, the Archer C2700 provides four
simultaneous data streams, allowing multiple devices to enjoy faster
speed simultaneously without lag and buffering*. Band Steering optimizes
network performance by automatically assigning each device to the best
available band while Airtime Fairness supports more efficient WiFi
distribution, preventing older devices from slowing down the network.

The Archer C2700 also features four high-performance antennas that
deliver WiFi signals to every corner of your home - outperforming
internal antennas by a vast margin. The C2700 uses beamforming
technology to dramatically improve wireless coverage by zeroing in on
your WiFi devices and concentrating its signal towards those devices to
provide stronger, more reliable connections.

Working with Alexa and IFTTT, the Archer C2700 functions like the brain
of the smart home. Via simple voice commands, users can easily control
their router with Amazon Alexa. And with IFTTT, a free web-based
service, users can easily get all their apps and devices talking to each
other for greater daily convenience.

Setup and management is a snap and takes just minutes. Users can choose
between setting up the router from the TP-Link Tether app or an
intuitive web interface on their desktop. With the TP-Link Tether app,
users can easily manage their network from home or remotely.

Additionally, the Archer C2700 provides USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports for
seamless media sharing. Connect external drives to your router to share
media files instantaneously.

The Archer C2700 also makes storage easier than ever. The Archer's Link
Aggregation combines Ethernet speeds up to 2 Gbps on NAS devices by
teaming up two of the four Gigabit LAN ports, doubling connection speeds
to an external storage device for faster streaming and data backup.

With the powerful connectivity enabled by Intel technology on the
inside, and the far-reaching range of TP-Link antennas on the outside,
the C2700 is the perfect router for the modern family with multiple

Archer C2700 Key Features at a Glance:

  • Ultra-fast WiFi speeds combined up to 2533Mbps*
  • Intel® AnyWAN™ CPU and Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset inside
  • Higher capacity and more powerful multitask processing powered by
    Intel® Technology
  • TP-Link HomeCare
  • Band Steering
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Link Aggregation
  • Firmware OTA upgrade
  • Remote Management
  • Free TP-Link DDNS
  • VPN Server
  • Router and AP Dual Mode

Price & Availability

The Archer C2700 router will be available in stores and online in Q4 at
the everyday price of $169.99 USD.

About TP-Link

Founded in 1996, TP-Link is a global provider of reliable networking
devices and accessories, involved in all aspects of everyday life. The
company is consistently ranked by analyst firm IDC as the No. 1 provider
of WLAN products***, supplying distribution to more than 170 countries
and serving hundreds of millions of people worldwide. TP-Link is ranked
highest in WiFi router satisfaction according to the 2017 U.S. Wireless
Router Satisfaction Report by J.D. Power.

With a proven heritage of stability, performance and value, TP-Link has
curated a portfolio of products that meet the networking needs of all
individuals. Now, as the connected lifestyle continues to evolve, the
company is expanding today to exceed the demands of tomorrow.

* Maximum wireless transmission rates are the physical rates derived
from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Range and coverage claims are
based upon test results under normal usage conditions. Actual wireless
transmission rate and wireless coverage are not guaranteed and will vary
as a result of 1) environmental factors, including building materials,
physical objects and obstacles, 2) network conditions, including local
interference, volume and density of traffic, product location, network
complexity, and network overhead and 3) client limitations, including
rated performance, location, connection quality, and client condition.

** The Trend Micro free service period lasts three years. After three
years, customers may continue to use the service by paying a monthly
subscription fee. If customers choose not to pay for a monthly
subscription, some features may no longer work or may only work in a
limited capacity.

***According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q4 2017

Intel and AnyWAN are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or
other countries.

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