Has the EAP660 HD been stealth discontinued?
Greetings to my fellow TP-Linkians (and any staff that might jump in to answer my question),
I'm wondering if I purchased the EAP660 HD when it released, only to now find not even 8 months later, a bit prematurely. It seems to have been stealth discontinued by TP-Link. Go ahead... Go to the business AP list on the main site. Try to find the EAP660 HD anywhere (without having google get you to the product page). TP-Link doesn't even show it in their list of APs that Omada supports.
If you search for models that support AX (https://www.tp-link.com/us/business-networking/omada-sdn-access-point/?filterby=5730). You get the following options:
- EAP610 - AX1800
- EAP620 HD - AX1800
- EAP650 - AX3000
- EAP653 - AX3000
- EAP670 - AX5400 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 4804 Mbps on 5 GHz
- There are 2 others a wall mount 615 and an outdoor 610 both AX1800
What you won't find my beautiful AP, without using a search engine (e.g. google.com), purchased in Jan 2022:
- EAP660 HD - AX3600 2.5G port 1148 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 2402 Mbps on 5 GHz - https://www.tp-link.com/us/business-networking/ceiling-mount-access-point/eap660-hd/
So, why drop the EAP660 HD from the shown models? Was it a resounding failure? It seems that there should be some announcement if it has been discontinued. Does it have some flaw that has made TP-Link hide this AP for some reason from the general public? I just don't understand why such a great AP has been "de-listed" from the business site. I have potential customers that mght benefit from the EAP660 HD... but if it is going to be shunted off to oblivian I don't want to suggest it. Perhaps someone accidently unchecked the product flag for "Currently supported and available as a great solution" on the website?
BTW - for those wondering a good bit of data on these products can be summarized at https://evanmccann dot net/blog/tp-link/omada-comparison-charts (I have no affiliation with this site).
Hey TP-Link if you have stealth discontinued this device care to swap my less than a year old 660 for a 670? Sure it doesn't have the same amazing specs but I don't want to have purchased a stealth discontinued lemon... Sure I'll give up the HD, my 2.4 GHz data rate and it'll come at a $40 loss from original purchase but I'd rather have the peace of mind that comes with long-term supportability and double the 5GHz data rate.