After NETGEAR and ASUS 802.11.ax WiFi routers introduction earlier this year, TP-Link has now launched their own WiFi 6 routers with Archer AX6000 and Archer AX11000 models.
The latter will only be available at the end of January 2019, and full details have not been disclosed yet, but Archer AX6000 has already launched (pre-orders only) and specifications, pricing, and other details are known.
- SoC – Broadcom BCM49408 quad core Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.8 GHz with network packet co-processor
- WiFi co-processors – 2x Broadcom BCM43684 802.11ax radios
- System Memory – 1GB RAM
- Storage – 128MB Flash
- 8x 1000/100/10Mbps LAN Ports
- 1x 2500/2000/1000/100Mbps WAN Port
- IEEE 802.11ax/ac/n/a 5GHz up to 4804Mbps
- IEEE 802.11ax/n/b/g 2.4GHz up to 1148 Mbps
- Wireless Functions – Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, Guest network, DFS, MU-MIMIO, OFDMA
- Wireless security – 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryptions
- 8x High-Performance External Antennas
- USB – 1x Type A USB 3.0 Port, 1x Type-C USB 3.0 Port
- Misc – Wi-Fi On/Off Button, Reset Button, WPS Button, Power On/Off Button, LED on/off Button
- Power Supply – 12V/4A
- Dimensions ( W x D x H ) – 261.2×261.2×60.2mm
The router ships with a power adapter, an RJ45 Ethernet cable, and a quick installation guide.
Archer AX6000 is now listed for $350 on Amazon US, which means there’s no price war, as similar ASUS and NETGEAR routers are also sold for $350 to $400. The upcoming Archer AX11000 will offer three bands, one 2.4 GHz, and two 5 GHz band for a total bandwidth of 10756 Mbps, and you should expect to pay around $450 once starts selling at the end of next month.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
5 Replies to “TP-Link Archer 802.11ax WiFi 6 Routers Sell for $350 and Up”
“1x 2500/2000/1000/100Mbps WAN Port” …a 2500 Mbps WAN port? What is that? GPON? Or 10GigE limited to 2.5 Gbps?
EDIT: the Amazon page says “1x 2.5Gbps WAN port supports next-gen DOCSIS 3.1” … ?
Interesting wiki page. Thanks.
Yes, it’s NBase-T. Non-routing MIMO capable WiFi 6 access points also need an upstream connection to the switch that is faster than GbE otherwise this cable will become the bottleneck.
Should be 1000/100/10 I’d say