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Omada SDN adds a new cloud-based network management solution to TP-Link’s line of business products giving IT professionals "single-pane-of-glass” control over gateways, controllers, Power Over Ethernet (PoE) and smart switches, access points, and software/cloud controllers.

Omada SDN features/benefits include:
  • Centralized management and monitoring
  • Zero-touch provisioning
  • Zero monthly fees
  • Guaranteed 99.9% availability SLA
  • No user data passing through the cloud
  • Firewall and security features included
Available later this year, TP-Link’s Omada SDN will include the following offerings:
  • TL-SG2210P -- JetStream SDN 8-Port Gigabit Smart PoE+ Switch with 2 SFP Slots, 60W budget, $109.99
  • TL-SG3428MP - JetStream™ SDN 24 Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Switch with 4 SFP Slots, 400W budget, $279.99
  • TL-R605 - SafeStream SDN Gigabit Load Balance Broadband VPN Multi-WAN Router, $59.99
  • EAP660 HD - Omada SDN AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Dual Band Ceiling Mount HD Access Point, $199.99
  • EAP225_V3 - Omada SDN AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Ceiling Mount Access Point with Mesh Solution, $59.99
  • EAP225-Outdoor - Omada SDN AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Outdoor Access Point with Mesh Solution, $69.99
  • EAP235-Wall - Omada SDN AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Dual Band Wall Plate Access Point, $59.99
  • OC200 - Omada Hardware Controller with Cloud Access, up to 100 Aps, $89.99
 
Could be a decent, low-budget alternative to other cloud-based full stack ecosystems (Ubiquiti UniFi, Cisco Meraki), but TP-Link needs a serious re-do of their TL-series routers before they'll have a chance at really competing. The routers are under-powered and under-developed.
 
The routers are under-powered and under-developed.

Hi Trip, I see you know networking. Do you have any experience with this new TL-R605 router by chance? I'm willing to try something different this time around with Omada setup. My major concern is the router part. I don't need anything super high performance. What I need is reliable dual WAN failover. I know Cisco RV3xx series, Ubiquiti Edgerouters, Netgate/PFSense all work well. Except some minor issues with Ubiquiti lately. I already have those working at different locations. Peplink Balance series are very good too, expensive units. Curious to see what this $60 TP-Link router has to offer. Thank you! My original question is here
 
Hi @Tech9 - No experience with the R605, but based on my exposure to the R600 and older, larger TL-ER series, I would venture the R605 should work well enough most home setups. The only way to really know is to buy and try. Fortunately, it's only $60. Sorry I don't have more for you at this point.
 

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