Apple has reportedly abandoned its wireless router division, according to a report from Bloomberg last month. This news has left numerous AirPort fans in limbo, as they ponder support for next-generation wireless routers.
If you’re looking for an Apple wireless router alternative to power your home network, check out the sale on the TP-Link AC2600 wireless Gigabit router, available for 56% off at $128.00 on Amazon.ca, its lowest price ever on the site, according to price tracker Camel Camel Camel.
This dual band wireless AC gigabit router with four antennas supports 2.4GHz speeds up to 800Mbps and 5GHz speeds up to 1733Mbps, for a total throughput of of 2.53Gbps. The addition of MU-MIMO means more devices can be served at once for faster Wi-Fi.
The AC2600 is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU and beamforming means it will target individual devices for the best signal and fastest performance. There are also dual USB 3.0 ports to share multimedia across your network from a hard drive.
People on RFD are gushing over this sale, and commending the router’s performance, so this is one to definitely consider.
We’re actually using a TP-Link AC1900 wireless router right now and we get 177Mbps download speeds (5GHz) over Wi-Fi (on our 2016 MacBook Pro) on Shaw’s Internet 150 plan. The AC2600 is another step up and should offer even better performance and range.
Click here to jump on the TP-Link AC2600 wireless router while it’s still on sale.