TP-Link is a global provider of reliable networking devices and accessories, involved in all aspects of everyday life. With a proven heritage of stability, performance and value, TP-Link has curated a portfolio of products that meet the networking needs of all individuals. Now, as the connected lifestyle continues to evolve, the company is expanding today to exceed the demands of tomorrow.
Who is TP-Link and what are their products used for?
TP-Link is a global provider of wired and wireless networking devices that are designed to support all network connectivity for both individuals and businesses. TP-Link is known for their high level of stability and performance at a very attractive price point. Their product portfolio covers networking solutions for both small home offices (SOHO) and small to medium businesses (SMB).
To uphold the highest quality standards TP-Link manufactures all their components in-house except for the Wi-Fi chipsets that they acquire from two world-leading Wi-Fi chipset manufacturers – Qualcomm and Broadcom.
History of TP-Link
TP-Link was founded in 1996 and has grown into a global provider of wireless networking solutions. By partnering with leading distributors, resellers and retailers, their solutions are now available in 120 countries across the world.
In 2016 TP-Link reinvented its brand identity with the introduction of a new logo and slogan “Reliably Smart”. TP-Link’s new slogan aims to portray the company as being a lifestyle-focused brand as they expand their portfolio to include smart home solutions.
Advantages of Using TP-Link in South Africa
Whether you need a simple and easy-to-use Wi-Fi router for your home or an enterprise networking solution with full remote management capabilities for your Internet Service Provider business, TP-Link in South Africa has you covered!
TP-Link offers its users reliable and smart connectivity that supports their lifestyle. With a strong focus on Wi-Fi 6 and smart devices, TP-Link strives to support and enable the 4th Industrial Revolution. With innovative solutions like TP-Link’s Deco App, you can manage the connectivity of every device in your home and even utilise parental controls to ensure that the little ones can leverage the internet correctly and be protected from malicious or explicit content.
For the Internet Service Providers of Africa, TP-Link has offered a means of significantly reducing operational costs and improving network performance with their revolutionary Agile solution that provides an easy installation method and full network visibility. ISPs can preconfigure their clients’ TP-Link routers in batches and then remotely manage them to ensure a faster rollout than ever before with improved network efficiency.
The TP-Link solution portfolio consists of the following primary categories:
• Home – Residential Wi-Fi, switches and range extenders.
• Smart Home – Whole home mesh Wi-Fi, security cameras, smart plugs and smart bulbs.
• Business – Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi and networking solutions, secure VPN routers and outdoor wireless radios.
• Service Provider – ISP specific Wi-Fi and networking solutions with remote management.
TP-Link Archer C20 733Mbps Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router
TP-Link M7200 150Mbps 4G LTE Mobile Wi-Fi Router
TP-Link MR200 733Mbps Wireless Dual-Band 4G LTE Router
TP-Link WR850N 300Mbps Agile Configuration Wi-Fi Router
TP-Link Deco E4 AC1200 Whole-Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (3 Pack)
TP-Link Deco X20 AX1800 router Whole-Home Mesh System (3 Pack)
TP-Link Deco M4 AC1200 Router Whole-Home Mesh System (3 Pack)
TP-Link Deco M5 AC1300 Router Whole-Home Mesh System (3 Pack)
TP-Link Deco M9 Plus AC2200 Tri-Band Router Smart Whole-Home System (3 Pack)
TP-Link Deco X20 Voice AX1800 Router Whole Home Mesh System with Smart Speaker
TP-Link Deco X60 AX3000 router Whole-home Mesh System (3 Pack)
TP-Link AX3600 Ceiling Mount Dual-Band Access Point
TP-Link AX1800 Ceiling Mount Dual-Band Access Point
TP-Link AX5400 Ceiling Mount Dual-Band Access Point
TP-Link Deco E4 AC1200 router Whole-Home Mesh System (2 Pack)
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TP-Link’s Agile Configuration feature is unique to their Agile Configuration range Wi-Fi routers. This feature allows ISP’s to set up their default configuration (call it ISP configuration) in batches (all the information displayed on the management system can be configured). When an end-user presses the reset button intentionally or unintentionally, it will always fall back onto the ISP configuration – fewer support calls and callouts. The Agile Configuration units also allow for white labelling on the UI. If you have Agile Configuration devices and would like to use this feature, please contact support@SS Telecoms.co.za. So that we can send you the relevant program files.
TP-Link’s free Agile ACS Remote Management Server (TR-069) – this allows for remote configuration, performance monitoring, FW updates and troubleshooting. All the ISP needs to do is meet the basic hardware requirements to host a Linux based server and TP-Link will simply provide the software. To apply for this solution please register your requirement on TP-Link’s local portal https://agile.tp-link.com/za/ or send a mail to support@SS Telecoms.co.za for assistance.
Yes, TP-Link has a large portfolio of enterprise Wi-Fi and networking equipment. Check out TP-Link’s Omada Wi-Fi access points that are equipped with the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 chipsets as well as features like MU-MIMO, beamforming and band steering. For any switch requirements, you can have a look at TP-Link Jetstream range of high-performance switches. Whether it be a sleek desktop switch or a feature-rich Layer 3 switch, TP-Link has you covered.
Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation of Wi-Fi. Also known as 802.11ax, Wi-Fi 6 offers the fastest Wi-Fi speeds available as well as better performance in congested areas where a large number of devices are contending for the same available bandwidth. More speed means better support for bandwidth-hungry activities such as HD streaming, gaming and video conferencing.
Yes, TP-Link already has a variety of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) that is readily available at SS Telecoms. Start enjoying the fastest available Wi-Fi speeds and future proof your network with this next-generation technology.
SS Telecoms sells TP-links range of smart home solutions such as, Whole home mesh Wi-Fi routers, Wi-Fi security cameras, smart plugs, and smart bulbs. To create a truly smart home, pair your TP-link Wi-Fi system with SS Telecoms’s range of Ring video doorbells.
For more information please send sales@SS Telecoms.co.za a mail or call us on +27 12 657 0960.
Alternatively, feel free to utilise the TP-Link FAQ page.
TP-Link firmware can be downloaded for free from TP-Link’s ‘Support’ page here.
SS Telecoms offers a variety of online training courses at https://SS Telecoms-academy.co.za/ as well as onsite TP-Link certification training
Depending on the product line, TP-Link and SS Telecoms supports a variety of different warranties starting at 2 years. To find out what warranty a product has please go to the product at https://SS Telecoms.co.za/ or call our support department to enquire.
Mesh Wi-Fi works by using two or more mesh Wi-Fi devices or “nodes” to create a mesh Wi-Fi network. One node is connected to an internet modem, while the rest can be placed throughout your home to create a powerful wireless network. Unlike traditional routers, these nodes are all part of the same network and share the same SSID and password. This makes setting and scaling up your mesh network as easy as adding another node.
SS Telecoms’s Sale Team will be more than happy to assist you with any question that you may have. Should they need a bit more information, your question will be escalated to our in-house TP-Link Product Manager. TP-Link also have a knowledge-rich FAQ page.
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