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TP-Link Archer AXE75 Review

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The TP-Link Archer AXE75 is an averagely fast, budget WiFi 6e router suitable for smaller homes with moderately intensive data consumption. However, it’s slower than some less-expensive options, and essential security features are subscription-locked.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The TP-Link Archer AXE75 is a triband WiFi 6e router launched in 2022. Like the best routers, it has 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, six antennas, and a bandwidth of 0.57Gbps (over 2.4GHz) and 2.4Gbps (over 5GHz and 6GHz) for a maximum combined speed of 5.4Gbps. It has a latency of 60ms and supports MU-MIMO and up to six WiFi streams.

Ports include 1 x Gigabit WAN, 4 x Gigabit LAN, and 1 x USB 3.0. There is WPA3, WPA2, WPA, and VPN support for security, and although not a standalone mesh, it supports mesh networking. Other smart features include a mobile app, voice assistants, and parental controls.

Best For

  • Apple

  • Centurylink

  • Cox

  • Gaming

  • Mesh

  • Optimum

  • Parental Controls

  • Secure

  • Small Business

  • Spectrum

  • Tp Link

  • Voip

  • Wired

  • Xfinity

Consensus

our Verdict

The triband TP-Link Archer AXE75 is suitable for moderately data-hungry households despite its slightly slow download speeds of 65.05Mbps (2.4GHz) and 309.1Mbps (5GHz), ranking in the bottom-third of our certified tested routers. However, its considerably faster throughput makes it effective for homes that simultaneously need fast data speeds with reliability and minimal latency (20Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, 918Mbps on the 5GHz band, and 921Mbps on the 6GHz band).

Its 18.3-meter range is great for most two or three-bedroom homes, but internet speeds drop significantly as you move beyond 20 feet away (especially over the 6GHz band). Installation is simple over the mobile app or web browser, with step-by-step instructions provided. However, parental controls and cyber security solutions require a paid subscription.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good WiFi speeds
    • The TP-Link Archer AXE75 is good for moderately data-hungry households that simultaneously require 4K streaming, AR/VR use, and low latency gaming.

    • Its six simultaneous data streams, low latency, and throughput of 120Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, 918Mbps on the 5GHz band, and 921Mbps on the 6GHz band ensure a reliable connection that doesn’t get slow with congestion.

  • Adequate range
    • Its 18.3-meter wireless range is adequate for two to three-bedroom homes, but it ranks near the bottom of all our verified tested routers.

  • Simple set up
    • Set up is simple and can be done over a web browser or mobile app with step-by-step instructions given.

Reason to Avoid

  • Average download speeds
    • With download speeds of 65.05Mbps (2.4GHz) and 309.1Mbps (5GHz), this router ranks in the bottom third of our verified tested routers list. It will be sufficient for most tasks like 4K streaming, competitive gaming, video conferencing, etc.

  • Limited coverage
    • Moving beyond 20 to 30 feet away from the router leads to a major drop in WiFi speeds, and that’s especially the case over the 6GHz band.

  • Subscription-based security solutions
    • Essential parental controls and cyber security solutions are locked behind a subscription.

TP-Link Archer AXE75 Specs

# of LAN Ports# of LAN Ports4
# of Phone Ports# of Phone Portsn/a
# of WAN Ports# of WAN Ports1
App CompatibleApp CompatibleYes
Available StorageAvailable Storagen/a
Band TechnologyBand TechnologyTri
Data Encryption TypeData Encryption TypeWPA3
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star Certifiedn/a
Frequency BandsFrequency Bands2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz, 6.0 GHz
Integrated ModemIntegrated ModemNo
LAN PortsLAN PortsGigabit Ethernet
MU-MIMO SupportMU-MIMO SupportYes
Mesh SystemMesh SystemYes
Number of AntennasNumber of Antennas6
Parental ControlsParental ControlsYes
Processor CoresProcessor CoresTriple
Processor SpeedProcessor Speed1.7GHz
Quality of Service PrioritizationQuality of Service PrioritizationYes
WiFi RangeWiFi Range2500 sq.ft
WiFi SpeedWiFi Speed2.4GHz
Wired SpeedWired Speed1000 Mb
Wireless StandardWireless StandardAC, AX

All Specs

Test Results

2.4 GHz Download speed (Mbits/s)65.05
2.4 GHz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0
5 GHz Download speed (Mbits/s)309.1
5 GHz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0
Router Range (ft)60
Latency (ms)9
6 Ghz Download speed (Mbits/s)317.9
6 Ghz Upload speed (Mbits/s)0

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The TP-Link Archer AXE75 is a triband WiFi 6e router launched in 2022. Like the best routers, it has 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, six…

The TP-Link Archer AXE75 is a triband WiFi 6e router launched in 2022. Like the best routers, it has 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands, six antennas, and a bandwidth of 0.57Gbps (over 2.4GHz) and 2.4Gbps (over 5GHz and 6GHz) for a maximum combined speed of 5.4Gbps. It has a latency of 60ms and supports MU-MIMO and up to six WiFi streams.

Ports include 1 x Gigabit WAN, 4 x Gigabit LAN, and 1 x USB 3.0. There is WPA3, WPA2, WPA, and VPN support for security, and although not a standalone mesh, it supports mesh networking. Other smart features include a mobile app, voice assistants, and parental controls.

The TP-Link Archer AX55 has faster download speeds than the TP-Link Archer AXE75. (The AX55 has speeds of 98.635Mbps over the 2.4GHz band and 485.2Mbps…

The TP-Link Archer AX55 has faster download speeds than the TP-Link Archer AXE75. (The AX55 has speeds of 98.635Mbps over the 2.4GHz band and 485.2Mbps over the 5GHz band. The TP-Link Archer AXE75 reaches 65.05Mbps over 2.4GHz and 309.1Mbps on 5GHz). The AXE75 does have an additional 6GHz band, which can improve network congestion, but its 18.3-meter wireless range is only half of the AX55’s (36.58 meters). For more information, read our TP-Link Archer AX55 review. And for a more budget option, check out this TP-Link Archer C7 review.

The TP-Link Archer AXE75 is a more advanced tri-band router, while the TP-Link Archer AX10 is limited to two bands. The AXE75 is also faster…

The TP-Link Archer AXE75 is a more advanced tri-band router, while the TP-Link Archer AX10 is limited to two bands. The AXE75 is also faster and perfect for homes that have moderately intensive data usage. (The AXE75 has a throughput of 120Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, 918Mbps on the 5GHz band, and 921Mbps on the 6GHz band. The AX10 has a slower throughput of 79Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 755Mbps on the 5GHz band.)

For a WiFi 6 gaming router, read this TP-Link Archer GX-90 review. And for even greater bandwidth, consider our TP-Link AX11000 review.

The dual-band Netgear RAX20’s significantly faster download speeds make it more suitable for web browsing and streaming than the Triband TP-Link Archer AXE75. (The RAX20…

The dual-band Netgear RAX20’s significantly faster download speeds make it more suitable for web browsing and streaming than the Triband TP-Link Archer AXE75. (The RAX20 has speeds of 560Mbps over 2.4GHz and 2.48Gbps over 5GHz. The AXE75  lags behind with 65.05Mbps over 2.4GHz and 309.1Mbps on 5GHz). However, the AXE75 has a much faster throughput, ensuring busy households get fair bandwidth distribution and consistent network performance. (The AXE75 has a throughput of 120Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, 918Mbps on the 5GHz band, and 921Mbps on the 6GHz band. The RAX20 pales in comparison with 100Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 364Mbps on the 5GHz band).

# of LAN Ports

4

4

4

# of Phone Ports

n/a

n/a

n/a

# of WAN Ports

1

1

1

App Compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Available Storage

n/a

256MB

Band Technology

Tri

Dual

Dual

Data Encryption Type

WPA3

WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK

WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA3

Energy Star Certified

n/a

No

No

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  • PC Mag
    85.3

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The TP-Link Archer AXE75 is a pioneering, reasonably priced tri-band Wi-Fi 6E router that lets… Read More

    By:

    John R. Delaney
  • Tom’s Hardware
    76.08

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    In a vacuum, the TP-Link Archer AXE75 offers decent performance and features at a value… Read More

    By:

    Joe Stanganelli
  • Best Buy Blog
    65.33

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The TP-Link Archer AXE75 is less impactful today than it will be later when Wi-Fi… Read More

    By:

    Ted Kritsonis
  • Windows Central
    79.33

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    TP-Link offers the first genuinely affordable Wi-Fi 6E router with its tri-band Archer AXE75. Boasting… Read More

    By:

    Ben Wilson