TP-Link debuts its first 802.11ac router

TP-Link showing off its first 802.11ac router, the TL-WDR7500, at CES 2013.
TP-Link showing off its first 802.11ac router, the TL-WDR7500, at CES 2013. Dong Ngo/CNET

LAS VEGAS--TP-Link today showed off its first 802.11ac router at CES 2013, the AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (model TL-WDR7500).

The router supports a combined wireless speed of 1,750Mbps -- 1,300Mbps on the 5GHz band and 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. On top of that it also offers Gigabit Ethernet and two USB ports for storage and printer-sharing features.

Like other 802.11ac routers, the TL-WDR7500 supports all existing Wi-Fi clients on the market, but you'll need to use 802.11ac clients with it to achieve the higher speeds.

The TL-WDR7500 comes with two USB ports to host printers and/or storage devices.
The TL-WDR7500 comes with two USB ports to host printers and/or storage devices. Dong Ngo/CNET

The new router comes in white and is designed to work in the vertical position. It supports IPv6, offers an advanced Parental Control feature, and can stream digital content to connected media players and game consoles.

The AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router should be available during the second quarter of 2013.

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  • Compliant Standards FCC
    RoHS
  • Type Drivers & Utilities
  • OS Required Apple MacOS
    Linux
    Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/NT/ME/XP/Vista/7
    Novell NetWare
    UNIX
    Windows 8
  • Network / Transport Protocol DDNS
    DHCP
    FTP
    IPSec
    L2TP
    PPPoE
    PPTP
    TCP/IP
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
    RJ-45
    RP-SMA
  • Data Transfer Rate 1.75 Gbps
  • Data Link Protocol Ethernet
    Fast Ethernet
    Gigabit Ethernet
    IEEE 802.11a
    IEEE 802.11ac
    IEEE 802.11b
    IEEE 802.11g
    IEEE 802.11n
  • Connectivity Technology wired
    wireless
  • Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11a
    IEEE 802.11ac
    IEEE 802.11b
    IEEE 802.11g
    IEEE 802.11n
    UPnP
  • Features DHCP client
    Quality of Service (QoS)
    Samba support
    Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall (SPIF)
    URL filtering
    VPN passthrough
    Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
    Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
    bandwidth control
    manageable
    parental control
    DHCP server
    port forwarding
    port triggering
    print server
    virtual server support
    wireless bridge mode
    DMZ port
    DoS attack prevention
    FTP server
    IP address filtering
    IPv4 support
    IPv6 support
    MAC address filtering