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TP-Link Archer GX90 is an affordable mesh Wi-Fi router with a dedicated Game Band


Despite the frustrations with trying to get your hands on a next-gen console or a new graphics card, playing video games has arguably never been more popular. The problem is that the router that you likely already have isn’t exactly the ideal solution to handling online gaming. TP-Link has introduced a new solution that aims to try and solve that with the TP-Link Archer GX90.

The Archer GX90 may look pretty wild with its detachable antennas, but it can handle just about everything you would want to throw at it. Along with supporting Wi-Fi 6, there’s a dedicated “Game Band” that offers up to 4.8Gbps speeds just for any of the devices that you are gaming with. This has been done in an effort to get rid of any concerns when it comes to potential interference when more than just a couple of devices are connected to your network.

Powering the Archer GX90 is a 1.5GHz quad-core chipset to help provide the best performance no matter what it is that you’re doing. Additionally, this new router supports TP-Link’s OneMesh system, so you can use it with any other TP-Link mesh routers that you might already have in your home. On the router itself, you’ll get two USB ports, along with the eight detachable antennas that need to be attached out of the box.

The accompanying TP-Link Tether app will help you get the GX90 up and running in no time, while providing all the tools and controls one would want from a router. But even then, TP-Link takes things a step further, allowing you to allocate network resources manually, along with viewing real-time data for your gaming sessions. This information includes things like the duration of your gameplay, how much latency you experienced, and how resource-intensive the games that you played were.

The TP-Link Archer GX90 is available starting today from various retailers, and is surprisingly priced at just $250. We’re currently putting this bad boy through its paces, so stay tuned for the full review.


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