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TP-Link AX3000 WiFi 6 Router – 802.11ax Wireless Router, Gigabit, Dual Band Internet Router, Supports VPN Server and Client, OneMesh Compatible (Archer AX55)
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|Model Name||Archer AX55|
|Special Feature||Guest Mode|
|Frequency Band Class||Dual-Band|
|Wireless Communication Standard||802.11n, 802.11ax, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g|
|Included Components||Wi-Fi Router Archer AX55, Power Adapter, RJ45 Ethernet Cable, Quick Installation Guide|
|Item Weight||2.07 Pounds|
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- Next-Gen Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Speeds: 2402 Mbps on 5 GHz and 574 Mbps on 2.4 GHz bands ensure smoother streaming and faster downloads; support VPN server and VPN client¹
- A More Responsive Experience: Enjoy smooth gaming, video streaming, and live feeds simultaneously. OFDMA makes your Wi-Fi stronger by allowing multiple clients to share one band at the same time, cutting latency and jitter.²
- Expanded Wi-Fi Coverage: 4 high-gain external antennas and Beamforming technology combine to extend strong, reliable, Wi-Fi throughout your home.
- Improved Battery Life: Target Wake Time helps your devices to communicate efficiently while consuming less power.
- Improved Cooling Design: No heat ups, no throttles. A larger heat sink and redefined case design cools the WiFi 6 system and enables your network to stay at top speeds in more versatile environments.
- Compatible with Alexa: Control your router via voice commands and make your life smarter and easier with Amazon Alexa
- TP-Link HomeShield: TP-Link's premium security services keeps your home network safe with cutting-edge network and IoT protection. Free features: 1. Network Security Scan 2. Basic Parental Controls 3. QoS 4. Weekly/Monthly Reports 5. IoT Device Identification. HomeShield Pro paid service adds more robust protections and features for dollar 5.99 per Month, 1-Month Free Trial
- Works with all internet service providers such as AT&T, Verizon, Xfinity, Spectrum, RCN, Cox, CenturyLink, Frontier, and more (A modem is required for most internet service providers).
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1: Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput, wireless coverage, and quantity of connected devices are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions, client limitations, and environmental factors, including building materials, obstacles, volume and density of traffic, and client location. 2: Use of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and other features including OFDMA, 1024-QAM, MU-MIMO or HE160 require clients to also support the corresponding features.160 MHz bandwidth may be unavailable on the 5 GHz band in some regions/countries due to regulatory restrictions. 3: HomeShield includes the Free Basic Plan. Fees apply for the Pro Plan. Visit tp-link.com/homeshield for more information. 4: Use of WPA3 requires clients to support WPA3.
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|Connectivity Technology||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB||Wi-Fi, Ethernet||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi, Ethernet||Wi-Fi|
|Data Transfer Rate||2976 Mb per second||1200 Mb per second||5378 Mb per second||1800 Mb per second||5700 Mb per second||2.3 Gb per second|
|Frequency Bands Supported||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz||5 GHz||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz||—||Dual-Band|
|Item Dimensions||12.99 x 9.45 x 2.87 inches||10.28 x 5.3 x 1.61 inches||10.73 x 5.8 x 1.94 inches||9.06 x 5.28 x 2.2 inches||9.53 x 3.94 x 12.8 inches||6.46 x 8.51 x 1.46 inches|
|Item Weight||2.07 lbs||1.10 lbs||1.46 lbs||0.82 lbs||1.83 lbs||1.35 lbs|
|Total Ethernet Ports||5||5||5||—||—||5|
|Wireless Communication Standard||802.11ac, 802.11ax, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11b||802.11ax, 802.11b, 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11ac||802.11ax, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g||802.11ax||802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11n, 802.11ax||802.11ac|
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Wi-Fi 6 Upgrades Everything
The latest generation of Wi-Fi technology brings faster speeds, less lag, and higher capacity, enabling more simultaneous connections on your home network.
More Responsive Experiences Less Loading Wheels
Enjoy smooth gaming, video streaming, and live feed simultaneously. OFDMA makes your Wi-Fi stronger by allowing multiple clients to share one band at the same time, which cuts latency and jittering.²
Wi-Fi Coverage Throughout Your Home
4 high-performance external antennas boost Wi-Fi signals throughout your home. Beamforming technology detects devices and concentrates wireless signal strength towards them, especially for previously hard to reach outlets.
TP-Link HomeShield: Advanced Security For Your Everyday Devices
Supports OneMesh to form seamless whole-home coverage, preventing drops and lag when moving between signals.(OneMesh WiFi Extender is needed)
Improved Cooling Design
No heat ups, no throttles. A larger heat sink and refined case design cool the WiFi 6 system and enable your network to stay at top speed.
Advanced WPA3 Security
The latest Wi-Fi security protocol, WPA3, brings new capabilities to improve cybersecurity in personal networks.⁴
Easy Setup and Use
Set up and manage your Archer router in minutes with the intuitive Tether App with guided setup instructions.
What's in the box
The product is multiple voltage compatible, that voltage arrange is 100-240V.
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2019
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Speaking of the UI, it's very basic which is probably fine for most home users. But this AX55 had a much more limited set of controls compared to my older Netgear R7000 - things like setting reserved addresses and the like were much more detailed on the R7000.
Despite being the new fancy WiFi6 router, in reality very few devices on the market now actually support any of the new features, so unless you are pairing the AX55 with other new WiFi6 devices you likely will not see any real improvements. Not to mention that the older WiFi5 (-AC) routers are already quite capable of most home user internet plan speeds which tend to be under 1gbps, so don't get too hung up on all the marketing literature.
The biggest impression was finding that my older Netgear R7000 had better range - it could easily provide fast connections in my yard over 100' from the router. While this AX55 did connect, it was a reduced signal and a bit slower (-50db vs -70db). While useable, I have to say I expected better from newer hardware.
Overall, I think the TP Link AX55 is still one of the better budget routers - it seems well built and I understand the AX55 uses improved hardware compared to the AX50 it is replacing. Specifically, the older AX50 apparently ran VERY warm - I have not observed any issues with the AX55 so far.
I am likely a bit more of an advanced network user, so I think I'm going to return the AX55 and either get something a bit more powerful, or - more likely - just get some UniFi AP's and disable the wireless functionality of my R7000 and just use it as a wired router. For about the same investment, the UniFi AP's are significantly better for wireless, but they are only "antennas" that still require some kind of router to work. Ultimately I will probably invest in a wired only router (such as the TP Link ER605) to drive the UniFi AP's - this basically separates the wired and wireless functions into 2 pieces of hardware. A bit overkill for most home users, but provides a LOT more flexibility and likely better security as well.
TLDR - This AX55 is a decent budget router for home users with smaller homes and basic needs. Others will probably want something better.
Well I decided to do some research on other wifi 6 routers. I read a lot of good things about this tp-link wifi 6 router. I liked the specs it provided so I decided to give it a try. This is my first tp-link router. I received it in the mail unhooked the other router hooked this one up and started setting it up. I must say the setup process is simple. You can either do it from a browser on a pc or you can download their app and do it from there. They give you two options to set up the wifi networks. You can either have it set to one single ssid (this will combine 2.4ghz and 5ghz into a single wifi connection.)and it will connect your devices to which network is best for the device or you can have it the traditional way and sperate the 2.4ghz and 5ghz wifi. After I set up my wifi network I went in and changed the channels from auto to what worked best in my environment. I do recommend changing the channels from auto to what gives you the less interference from neighboring wifi channels as that will give you the best performance over your wifi. After I got all my settings where I want them it was time to run a speed test on my desktop pc. It is connected to the router by a cat 5e ethernet cable. The modem is connected to the router by a cat 6e ethernet cable. I pay for 400mbps and 20mbps upload(spectrum internet) I ran my speed test a couple of times to make sure the results were consistent. My speed results were 521.92mbps download and 28.15mbps upload. Those are great speeds and way way above what I pay for. I do a lot of gaming and this router did excellent. It lowered my ping in games and gaming overall felt a lot smoother. It provides great performance over ethernet.
5ghz review starts here.
To test my 5ghz network I will be using my iphone 12(WiFi 6 compatible device). I started out by testing the speeds right next to the router. The results were 482.8mbps download and 32.6mbps upload. My next test would be in my kitchen which is right outside of my room. I started the speed test. The results were 477mbps down and 23.2mbps upload. The next test would be in the laundry room which is threw my kitchen but you can see my room and the router perfectly from there. My speed test results were 417.3mbps down and 23.1mbps upload. So far the 5ghz network provides excellent speeds over distance.(Old wifi routers I had would drop a bar of signal or two at those spots and would struggle to give me a good speed over 5ghz) My next testing spot would be in my garage which isn't far from my house at all. The results were 285mbps down and 24.8mbps upload.(old wifi routers I had would only give me 1-2 bars of signal in the garage and speeds were horrible) My next testing spot would be in the front of my house. Now their is two walls in between the front of my house and the router. The speed test results were 276.5mbps down and 22.7mbps upload. At all of these spots I tested the 5ghz wifi at I had full bars of signal and not once did they drop to 1 or 2 bars of signal. Overall the 5ghz band delivers excellent speeds and gives great coverage.
2.4ghz review starts here.
To test the 2.4ghz network I will be using my google pixel 4a 5g(Non wifi 6 compatible). Since I will be using the same spots to test in I'm gonna put it into a list view.
1. Next to the router- 132mbps down and 23mbps upload
2. Kitchen- 124mbps down and 21.8mbps upload
3. Laundry room- 127mbps down and 23.1mbps upload
4. Garage- 81.7mbbps down 21.8mbps upload
5. Front of my house- 77.8mbps down and 18.8mbps upload
While I was connected to the 2.4ghz in all these spots I did not lose any bars of signal at all. The speeds were great for being on the 2.4ghz connection. 2.4ghz connection is known to have the best range and not that great of speeds but with this router speeds are excellent for this connection.
After all my testing was done I was very happy with this router. This router has out performed all my old routers I have ever used. However it does get a little hotter then I would like but it doesn't get hot enough to worry about it causing a fire etc. I recommend putting some space between the back of it and where it's going to be placed so it can have some more airflow. I like how they have a app for the router also. It makes it easier to see what devices are on the network instead of always needing to log in on a computer to check everything. I personally don't have anything bad to say about the router except for the heat issue other then that I defiantly recommend this router.