Home Routers Experience stable and reliable high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity with TP-Link Omada Cloud Solutions

Experience stable and reliable high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity with TP-Link Omada Cloud Solutions

If you are someone who wants to get the most out of your network, you won’t use an all-in-one solution- such as home routers that offer routing, switching and wireless access points. Home Wi-Fi routers are fine for the average home user that doesn’t want to tinker with their settings but if you want to look deeper, you start using devices that are built for specific purposes.

For example, your router’s purpose is to connect to your ISP and act as a firewall and it then connects to a switch that can power your wireless access points. Sometimes, you also need a controller to manage all this equipment. All this might sound a bit too much for someone that uses a single router that functions as all of the above but it is a fairly common set up in larger environments or businesses.

One of the companies that you can turn to, that can provide a full stack, is TP-Link. While TP-Link is fairly well known for their consumer mesh solution Deco, it also caters towards the business segment or an overly enthusiastic home user with its Omada lineup.

TP-Link Omada Topology

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The Omada lineup offers products like routers, switches, controllers and access points using some of the latest technology. Our focus today is on the TP-Link AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 access point and the OC300 controller that lets you manage Omada devices like the AX3600.

You don’t really need a controller if you’re only using one or two access points, it does make things a lot easier and more configurable when your network expands to multiple switches and access points. The Omada OC300 plugs into your switch and makes setting up new Omada devices easier. It can handle up to 500 devices which makes it suitable for very large networks. It features two Gigabit ports and a USB 3.0 port for backups.

TP-Link Omada OC300

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The Omada Dashboard makes it easy to monitor your devices and the flow of traffic between them using a computer or a smartphone. It also allows you to provision new devices such as Omada based gateways, switches and access points or update the settings and software on existing Omada devices. You can also use the dashboard to schedule tasks such as rebooting devices, backing up and setting your Wi-Fi on or off.

TP-Link Dashboard

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Along with the OC300, TP-Link also sent us the AX3600 EAP660HD wireless access point that is WiFi6 capable and supports simultaneous 1148 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 2402 Mbps on 5 GHz. It’s a ceiling mounted solution that works over a 2.5Gbps PoE port (802.3at) so you don’t need to pull an extra power cable. However, if your switch is not capable of powering it up, TP-Link does include a power adaptor with it. A mounting plate is also included to easily fix and detach the unit from your ceiling.


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