TP Link AX6000 Review

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Updated August 5, 2022

The TP Link AX6000 is a high-speed, dual-band, gigabit internet Wi-Fi router that is powerful enough to provide a secure guest network in your office or home. If you’re looking for the best routers, 8 GB LAN ports and fast ethernet ports are a must. And if you’re looking for the best router for streaming, like the Archer C9, an easy-to-use interface for your smart home network is also imperative. On top of that, if you want the best WiFi router for long range, like the TP-Link Archer AX6000, a high data transfer rate is important and this device has just that.

Why We Like It – TP-Link AX6000

The TP Link AX6000 is a long-range device meant to cover a wide network.
It features a high-speed connection and is a dual-band router that is powerful enough to provide a secure guest network in your office or home.

Pros
  • Free lifetime subscription to TP-Link Home Care
  • Works with Alexa
  • Easy interface
Cons
  • Gets pretty hot

Performance

This TP Link Archer AX6000 uses an AX technology (WAN port compatible), to improve its overall performance for all current Wi-Fi devices. And, it’s also backward compatible with older devices, similar to the TP-Link Archer A7. Check out our GL.iNet GL-AR750S review also.

Range

This TP Link Smart Wi-Fi router, similar to the RT AX88U, is a long-range, reliable device meant to cover a wide network. Perfect for an office or home network, the 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU connects all your smart home devices at a uniform speed, much like the Netgear Nighthawk AX4. Alternatively, for a unit that’s best for travel, you’ll want to read our TP-Link WR802N review.

A great method for testing a Wi-F-i router is distance in the same room from a few feet away. Using this method, the TP Link Archer AX6000 performed as intended, with speeds over 4000 Mbps on 5GHz and just above 1000 MBps on 2.4GHz. Even at 40 feet, speeds were fast enough to stream 4K. It was just a tiny step behind the Netgear Nighthawk RAX120 but faster than Netgear Orbi RBK23. It was especially strong when multiple devices were hooked up. A handful of people can easily enjoy gigabit Wi Fi without realizing it. You can even tweak the settings through the TP Link Tether mobile app, which is really easy to use.

Durability

Physically, like the Asus AC5300, the device is strong and durable. You could easily put it anywhere on a shelf or inside a closed, protected space. As for cyber security, you can protect your network and connected devices with a free lifetime subscription to TP-Link Home Care to fight antivirus issues.

Design

We aren’t knocking the AX6000’s design choices, with its almost gaming router feel to it. It’s rather bulky though. Its shape and size will take up a lot of real estate, but less so than TP-Link’s Deco Whole Home Mesh. Furthermore, the TP Link Archer AX6000 can be mounted.

The AX6000 has quite a few modern features, with tons of connectivity ports. There are eight gigabit LAN ports in the back, with a 2.5-gigabit WAN port, USB 3.0 Type A and a USB 3.0 Type C. Not even the Eero Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System (2nd Gen) doesn’t have Ethernet ports.

Ease of Use

Using the TP Link Tether app, it is simple to pull up the device’s interface using your smartphone or tablet. Check on Wi-Fi speeds or get daily reports sent directly to your smart device.

Value

Definitely, a good value considering the fact you can cover your entire office network or home devices with just this one router. You’re getting free shipping and free returns… and you can add a three or four-year protection policy for a little bit more money.

TP-Link AX6000 Wrap Up

The TP Link AX6000 is a high-speed, dual-band, Wi-Fi router that is powerful enough to provide a secure guest network in your office or home. This TP-Link Archer AX6000 uses an AX technology (WAN port compatible), to improve its overall performance for all current Wi-Fi devices. Plus, it’s also backward compatible with older devices. Using the TP-Link Tether app, it is simple to pull up the device’s interface using your smartphone or tablet.

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