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Apple Router Alternatives: TP-Link AC2600 Wi-Fi Router is 56% Off at $128

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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.

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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.

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  • Darren

    I’m looking for a router to replace my airport express that I currently use to stream music/audio to and that is hooked up to my sonos amp through the Line Out on the airport express. Are there any alternative routers that allow AirPlay and have a line out for the audio that I can plug into the Sonos amp?

  • tomm

    Gary,
    Does the AC2600 support Airplay?
    thanks

  • Lakh Jhajj

    Gary, if u don’t mind sharing,which MacBook Pro did u buy ? Base or uped the Ram/Cpu? Trying to make up my mind between 2016 MBP 13″ w Touch Bar base model or 2015 MBP. Just little skeptical about #donglelife and I heard the new one are less powerful and battery life is less too.

  • tomm

    Hi Gary again, have you tried Airplay on your router? And do you know if the AC2600 router supports Airplay?

    thanks

  • Sorry for the late response, yes I can airplay my iPhone to Apple TV 4. Only issue I’ve run into and haven’t had time to figure out is AirVideo not working on ATV4

  • tomm

    thans Gary.

    What do you mean by AirVideo?

  • It’s an app on iOS and tvOS that lets you stream videos from your Mac.

  • tomm

    ahh, thanks
    I’ll try it on the apple TV4,

    I’ll also check it out on iOS, I have somehow missed it,
    tom

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