It is time to throw out that slow, unreliable router that you have hooked in your home and treat yourself to a worthy upgrade that is also $40 cheaper. We are talking about the TP-Link Archer GX90, which the company claims is catered towards gamers, but that does not mean regular people who want to stream high-definition content and fast browsing will not find it useful.
After an initial $25 discount, the gaming router’s price drops to $224.99, but with an extra $15 price cut at checkout, you can avail additional savings. The Archer GX90 supports a tri-band wireless output with up 4.8Gbps downlink speeds, though the overall performance will depend on your internet service provider. Given below are the maximum download speeds you can get from the gaming router.
- 4804Mbps (5GHz, HE160)
- 1201Mbps (5GHz)
- 574 Mbps (2.4GHz)
For maximum reliability, TP-Link’s router also sports eight detachable antennas, so if you want to experience maximum range, attach all of them and place the router somewhere high, such as your cupboard. According to the company, the range is enough to cover a 4-bedroom house, and who needs those many bedrooms? To access data wirelessly, the gaming router also offers a single USB 2.0 Type-A port and a single USB 3.0 Type-A port.
If you feel that wired connectivity continues to offer unrivaled performance, the gaming router provides three gigabit LAN ports, one 2.5Gbps port, and one gigabit LAN/WAN port. On top of that, the Archer GX90 supports all the security protocols that a regular user would ever need. Assuming that you are a baller, and need something ‘over the top,’ you can skip this model and go for the more advanced variant, but it goes for a pricey $309.99 but offers more range and up to 10Gbps combined bandwidth.
Aesthetically, the router looks like an upside-down arachnid, so anyone who visits your home and sees it for the first time might get confused, frightened, or intrigued, so that is a plus point, too, for those who care.