TP-LINK Debuts Tiny, Practical "Halo" Mini Pocket Router

The CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree TL-WR706N is a mix of style and technology, ideal for home, hotel or office wireless networking

Jan 09, 2013, 09:00 ET from TP-LINK

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced its new TP-LINK "Halo" 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router, the TL-WR706N. This CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree is one of the world's smallest portable routers with a built-in power adapter, half the size of the previous generation's product.

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TL-WR706N has the wireless speed and range to power a complex set of networking applications to create a highly efficient mobile office or entertainment network in no time at 150Mbps. Better still, it is small enough to fit in the average pocket and with no cables to plug in. The mini pocket router is uniquely suited for providing robust wireless networking to travelers.

The Halo is designed to make Wi-Fi available and convenient wherever you are. Its built-in antenna and power supply design result in its miniature size so that it could even be carried in the average pocket while travelling.

This latest addition to TP-LINK's portable routers does away with complex setups; whenever you are in a hotel or at home, all you need to do is to insert the cable line into its WAN/LAN port and plug the router into an electrical outlet. Using the device's preconfigured wireless security settings, all users need to do is find their device on their tablet, smartphone or laptop and connect. Wireless access is just one plug away!

TP-LINK's 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router will be shown at CES from January 8-11, 2013 Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall 4-Upper Level, Booth 36212

The TL-WR706N will also be displayed in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.

Halo is designed to bring cold electronics closer to the hearts of end users. The device's concept comes from the halo of the total solar eclipse, with light being cast around its edge, like a wireless signal being broadcast from the device. The product is designed with a simple circle that constitutes the cover and a cylindrical shape which are ideal for broadcasting wireless signals. The shape of the cylinder is an elegant touch, and combined with its compact size is ideal for portability.

"With Halo we reinvented the boring, table top or wall-mounted wireless router into a sleek, portable form factor with built-in power plug, and powerful wireless speed and range that delivers a convenient wireless experience without the mess of cables and complex setups," said Justin Tu, Director of International Product Development at TP-LINK. "Halo offers the high performance wireless experience that users have come to expect from TP-LINK in an appealing original design."

Estimated Product Availability: Q2 2013


  • Portable design, ideal for travel and home use
  • Built-in power supply - no power adapter required
  • Internal antenna
  • Supports Access Point, Wireless Router, Client, WISP Router and Repeater modes
  • 150Mbps Wireless Speed
  • Hardware-based mode switch to swap between Router and AP functions
  • IP-based Bandwidth Control allows administrators to determine how much bandwidth is allotted to each PC
  • Live Parental Controls allow parents or administrators to establish restricted access policies for children or staff





1 10/100Mbps WAN/LAN Port

1 Reset Button

Router/AP working mode switch

Wireless Standards

IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b


2.17 x 1.38 in. (55x 35 mm)

       (Diameter x Height )

Antenna Type





Signal Rate

11n: Up to 150Mbps(dynamic)

11g: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic)

11b: Up to 11Mbps(dynamic)


<20dBm (EIRP)

Reception Sensitivity




Wireless Modes

Router, Access Point, Client, WISP, Repeater

Wireless Functions

Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM,Wireless Statistics

Wireless Security

64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK


WAN Type

Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/PPTP/L2TP


Server, Client, DHCP Client List,Address Reservation

Quality of Service

WMM, Bandwidth Control

Port Forwarding

Virtual Server, Port Triggering, UPnP, DMZ

Dynamic DNS

DynDns, Comexe, NO-IP

VPN Pass-Through

PPTP, L2TP, IPSec (ESP Head)

Access Control

Local Management Control, Host List, Access Schedule, Rule Management

Firewall Security

DoS, SPI Firewall

IP Address Filter/MAC Address Filter/Domain Filter

IP and MAC Address Binding


Access Control

Local Management

Remote Management


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