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Tri-Band WiFi 6 Speed Ultra Connectivity – 1× 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port plus 1× 1 Gbps WAN/LAN port plus 3× Gigabit LAN ports and two USB ports ensure max flexibility and boosted throughput; The 2.5 Gbps WAN or LAN port and 1 Gbps WAN, LAN port cannot be used as the WAN port at the same time Maximized Coverage – Eight high-gain antennas equipped with Beamforming ensure long range coverage More Devices with Less Lag – OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology deliver data to multiple devices, simultaneously Refined Security – WPA3 reinforces Wi-Fi encryption for improved security

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Item Weight 5.04 pounds

ASIN B0BPSF5ZP8

Item model number Archer AX4200

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Best Sellers Rank #36,629 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #307 in Computer Routers

Date First Available December 22, 2022

Manufacturer TP-Link

Country of Origin Vietnam

Brand TP-Link

Model Name Archer AX4200

Frequency Band Class Tri-Band

Wireless Communication Standard 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11ax, 802.11g, 802.11ac

Compatible Devices Personal Computer

Recommended Uses For Product Home

Included Components Archer AX4200, 1 x RJ45 Ethernet Cable, Quick Installation Guide, 1 x Power Adapter

Connectivity Technology Wi-Fi, Ethernet

Antenna Type Fixed

Security Protocol WPA2, WPA3, WPA

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4.5 out of 5 stars Best Sellers Rank #36,629 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

#307 in Computer Routers

Date First Available December 22, 2022 Manufacturer TP-Link Country of Origin Vietnam

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Best Sellers Rank

#36,629 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #307 in Computer Routers

Date First Available

December 22, 2022

Manufacturer

TP-Link

Country of Origin

Vietnam

Brand

TP-Link

Model Name

Archer AX4200

Frequency Band Class

Tri-Band

Wireless Communication Standard

802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11ax, 802.11g, 802.11ac

Compatible Devices

Personal Computer

Included Components

Archer AX4200, 1 x RJ45 Ethernet Cable, Quick Installation Guide, 1 x Power Adapter

Connectivity Technology

Wi-Fi, Ethernet

Antenna Type

Fixed

Security Protocol

WPA2, WPA3, WPA

60 reviews for TP-Link 6-Stream AX4200 Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router(Archer AX4200)Live viewers eye icon

  1. Wareco

    Works well.

    I own two of these routers. I liked the first one so much, I bought another one for a second home to replace an Asus RT-N12 D1, that I bought here 2 1/2 years ago. This AX3000, has twice the measured throughput of the Asus. Set up is not difficult. Use the Tether app, and follow the instructions. Update the firmware, and I think you will be happy.

    One person found this helpful

  2. Dorene

    Very good router.

    Very easy to set up this router.

  3. Ted W.

    Great value for the speed

    Good mid-level router. Great TP-Link reputation. Good throughput. Wireless works without issue.

  4. Onsedae

    It seems that it is still not easy to overcome the limit of the wall at home.

    My house uses gigabyte internet. However, the average speed of this product seems to be only about 500 megabytes. I’m not sure if it’s a problem with the internet speed at home or with this product. My house is a condo-style building, about 1200 square feet. But what if I leave the router in the living room and use the phone at the end of the bedroom? The phone internet speed drops significantly to around 30 megabytes.

  5. Danny t

    It was easy to set up

    The Signal is strong

  6. Ronald A. Thompson

    New Router after 10 years

    Super easy to set up, fast and supports all of our devices with ease.

  7. edward kepner

    233445

    easy hook-up

  8. Christy Kellam

    Excellent router!

    I’m extremely pleased with this product. Router is working flawlessly with 26+ devices connected. My house is 2 story 3200 Sq ft, placed the router on the second floor, central location. The entire house has full wifi coverage.

    One person found this helpful

  9. Jeanne J. Cassin

    Excellent tech support!

    Tech support was great! Anthony got my new router up and running very efficiently. I couldn’t be happier.

  10. Anthony

    This is an excellent router at a good price.

    I love the affordability and that it is feature rich with the latest WiFi specs. The remote management is simple with the Tether feature too. I also like the sleek look and low profile design.I struggled with the user interface and menu system somewhat. It took a while to find and figure out some settings I’ve used on different brands over the years. But I did get it configured out fairly quick and without the need for Tech Support.Overall, I am quite happy with my purchase.

  11. Kindle Customer

    Replaces TP-Link C3000 – seems like a good upgrade

    Upgraded a 4 year old TP-Link C2300 to this TP-Link AX55 / AX3000. Got the unit delivered the same day I ordered it.Easy to configure via the web interface using WI-FI. Dropped it in as a replacement, rebooted the cable modem and off it went. The network was down for less than 5 minutes to install it.The fact it can be configured offline with a WI-FI connection and a browser, and then just mechanically swap the cables with the old router was a godsend. Even updated new firmware from the file on TP-Link’s network while offline. Configured and set the whole thing up with a Chromebook using the Chrome browser which was cool.I’ve been using the TP-Link routers and Powerline products and for myself and family members for a few years now and they seem to be very reliable and easy to configure. Pretty good WI-FI performance and range, the AX55 covers my 3000+ sq ft home with excellent WI-FI signal quality, even to far corners of the basement. Best value for money I have found so far for a home router and network system.One week in and it runs like a champ, not issues so far. Much better than the C2300 it replaced.It still works like a champ, seems to have much better performance than the C2300. Reliable WI-FI, no drops or disconnects so far.

    2 people found this helpful

  12. Router user

    Works in house, good range

    Setup with Comcast router was easy. It took a little while to navigate the interface. I customize a lot of the settings. It took me about an hour to get everything set up, default gateway, passwords, guest account, nat range. Reception in my 3 level home is good. I only have 100mb service and I pretty much get that bandwidth throughout the house. So far I am happy with it.

  13. Link Lindquist

    Definitely Works We’ll

    So far so good. It’s too soon to tell if TP – Link lives up to reviews.

  14. E.A.

    Easy Setup

    Extremely satisfied. Bang for buck is phenomenal. Increased my wifi speed exponentially. Signal to my patio tv and patio grill is strong.

  15. Robert M.

    Good Signal Strength

    The TP-Link AX 3000 Wi-Fi router was easy to set up. It has a strong signal that I pick up throughout my 2000 sq ft house, only weak in the room farthest from the router. Overall much better than the router given to me by my internet service provider.

  16. Amazon Customer

    Works very well for home use

    Easy to install and performs very well. Easy to use user interface.

  17. Kindle Customer

    Excellent, real person support

    Excellent, real person support

  18. Joel Fritz

    Works as described

    Pros: It works as described. I’m using it as a wired access point to complement the upstairs router.Cons: Nothing appreciable. The admin UI isn’t as powerful as ASUS or open source router OSs, but it covers the basics.If I hadn’t done some things that I knew I shouldn’t do–I’ve configured plenty of routers–I could have set it up in 15 minutes.

  19. Greenbird76

    Excellently priced, so far very stable, WiFi 6/ mesh capable router

    I bought this router to finally upgrade my system to Wi-Fi six. I had bought the Td- link AX505 WiFi 6 extender over a year ago in preparation for updating my WiFi network. I have had a Netgear R 7000 Nighthawk for the past six years. That is a good router, but the product support and firmware are horrible. Plus, The hardware is old at this point. The archer a X55 has a dual core processor and better firmware. I have 20 or so devices connected to the mesh network I created in my 1900 square-foot house and everything is stable and running flawlessly. I have no need for the parental controls and feel the firmware and features that come with this router off the shelf is very good for the price point. Since I already had the Tether app for the extender, set up was a breeze. The two TP Link Wi-Fi 6 items recognized each other pretty much instantaneously and one mesh was activated with one slide of a GUI switch. I would suggest going to the TP Link website and downloading the entire manual before you attempt to set up the router. There are a lot of tips and tricks in there and the quick set up guide included with the router, can be confusing if you’re not used to setting up a router. All I did was copy my MAC address and static IP information from my old router Into the new one. All in all, you cannot beat this router for the price, the WiFi 6/ mesh features. The Netgear would disconnect all the time and I was getting tired of having to use older firmware with less security features. The Archer AX 55 is awesome.UPDATE 3/11/22I did run into one obstacle with my new router. I was having issues with my brand new iMac 24 inch silicon chip computer and being able to attain its location. This left Siri and maps usable for many functions. I ended up being on Apple support many times and tried various methods to rectify the situation, but nothing seemed to work. In the end it took web research and multiple reboots of the router/ IMac in safe mode for things to finally work. I’m not sure what the issue is and all Apple would say is that it is most likely the router since I did not have this issue with the Netgear nighthawk. I am just happy that everything is working now. By the way, my other Apple products, an Apple TV HD and an iPhone 8, all worked great from the start. It would be interesting to hear if anybody else with a new silicon iMac I had these same issues with this router.

    4 people found this helpful

  20. JBoss

    Set it and forget it

    Works well, easy to setup and lock down. Pretty much done putting it in place within 20 minutes.

  21. M. Singer

    GREAT wifi router – but QOS is in the App only.

    The hardware is great and the wifi strength is great.The QOS control should be in the web interface as well, not just in the phone app.

  22. Mike K.

    Great bandwidth allows all our devices and smart devices to connect without slow downs.

    Allows all our devices and smart devices to connect without slow downs. Easy to setup and provides excellent WIFI connectivity.

  23. Rhonda Brown

    Best router we have used!

    Works great with our Motorola modem for our cable internet! This router handles multiple smart devices well! We have not had any issue with our wifi in the past weeks we’ve had it set up.

  24. Nida

    It’s a pretty good router, but that paywall though.

    I love this thing; it does what I want it to do. I and my family live in a house with lots of devices that use WiFi, including consoles, smart accessories, PCs, and mobile devices. So having a more reliable and consistent router is a big upgrade to our network. Our Internet provider’s router had problems connecting to certain servers that our devices connected to, which made some smart accessories unresponsive, and some gaming consoles unable to connect to the store’s servers. I tried opening ports with port Forwarding in my router, but it wasn’t working. My family had trouble with their streaming box provided by a cable company which would often crash for no reason. The whole time we thought it was the box, but it turned out it was the router. We found this out when we replaced our internet provider’s router. I like the option of being able to add a storage device to the router and use it as a local storage server. But I don’t use this feature because I own and manage a NAS, but it’s a great option to have. The reason why I give this product four stars is that I don’t like how certain features are behind a paywall, and I already spent a lot of money on this router. So I’m not going to pay a monthly subscription. If more vital features were behind a paywall, I would’ve returned the router and got a different one. Other than that, this is a great product.

    12 people found this helpful

  25. Scott VanDalen

    Update the firmware!

    I could not get this to work at first and I’m an IT guy. I left it alone for almost a week and then went back to it. I posted on their website and got a response within 24 hours. There were three suggestions to try. One was to update the firmware and so I did that. I had to download the firmware file manually and then import it. But it worked fine after that.I do have concerns about some articles I read where they state that TP-Link is downloading all your traffic and storing it for their own use.It was quite an upgrade from what I had before. WiFi 6 is much faster. And it also has a much farther reach than what I had before.I was also able to use a TPLink Wifi Extender with it and use it with the mesh network which was really nice for the upstairs.

    One person found this helpful

  26. Ron Doescher

    Works well

    This unit works well and has really good range. Would recommend especially for a reasonable price.

  27. Amazon Customer

    Great

    Great coverage and fast speeds. Recently, upgraded firmware – easy and fast. Speeds even faster and more secure.

  28. PM

    Mostly reliable, slow WAN port

    I’ve had pretty good reception with this so far. I can access it from my car in the parking lot 50 feet and 3 floors away from my unit. It works pretty well most of the time.I have had it seem to lock up a couple of times a month or two apart. Fixed with a restart.I am disappointed that the WAN port is only 1Gbps, despite the marketing talking about 3Gbps wireless transfer rates. My cable modem has a 2.5Gps rated ethernet jack and although my provider only offers 1.2GBps rates now, they will probably go up in the next year. It’s a shame to think my router will be the bottleneck….

  29. Avery

    cuts through apartment WiFi congestion like a champ!

    This replaced my old trusty Wifi 5 router started to give up on life and has always struggled in congested apartment WiFi situations. This TP-Link AX3000 router though slices through the noise of a few dozen WiFi access points nearby and gives me WiFi performance on par with using Ethernet to access the internet. Compared to 1gig Ethernet it’s still slower but hitting half the maximum speed of my network over WiFi is impressive in this environment.Additionally, I was never able to use Wireless Link mode on my Oculus Quest with my old router but on this one it’s nearly as good as being wired while developing VR software.Oh, and one thing I never expected… this router improved my NAS performance! Yeah, I’m surprised. Without link aggregation (LAG) on it improved the random read/write on my NAS over 1gigbit. After activating LAG my random read/write tripled compared to my old router which is a night and day improvement to navigating everything over Windows Explorer. A lovely bonus I never expected 🙂

    3 people found this helpful

  30. Kimberly

    Really great unit

    This router fixed our streaming issues! We live in a very rual area, with less than the best service available.After installing (it was so easy), our buffering issues are over.5 stars

  31. Joseph Baldwin

    Great for the Money, not for the headaches.

    would love to rate your product a 5 but several issues prevent that. First and foremost is the problem I had with it kicking me off the internet several times a day. I lived with it for a couple of weeks in the beginning but it soon became so annoying that I had to seek a resolution to the problem. I first went to Amazon to see if it was returnable. Much to my displeasure it was not. I had only had the router for about a month. That is another issue I have with your product. The return window should be longer. Period. The next issue is your IT department. They really need to remember that they are not talking to another IT person. Most of us know little to nothing about high tech. Most of us are plug it in and it should work kind of people. The next issue was your chat service. It is terrible. The tech is telling you to do things to your router and it sometimes takes a few minutes to get it done. I lost my tech several times because I was timed out. The evening that I finally got my problem resolved involved over three hours of my time. I also understand from online forums that the problem I had was a very common one with your routers. I had to reset the settings so that it would work with my internet provider. If it such a big problem, why not correct it before the consumer tries to use it? Other than that I am pleased so far with the performance of my new router. It is fast and it sends out a very strong signal to the entire house. Thanks

    15 people found this helpful

  32. Amazon Customer

    Super fast router and easy to use setup app

    This WI-FI router is awesome! Super fast and strong signal, every easy to setup. The app to install on the phone is well designed, easy to use and every informational to monitor the network.

  33. Arbi Amiri

    Great router

    I have Spectrum as my ISP. Installation was easy and my wifi speeds on our phones went from 14 mbps to 349. It has great coverage. It supports VPN functionality. I was able to use Nord VPN. I like the fact how you can choose which device to put behind VPN. I highly recommend it.

  34. Paul M

    WIFI Router

    Router has been working very well for me, excellent coverage and speed, also it was easy to setup and updates are automatic all good so far

  35. Ayxan

    Speed Increased Amazing!

    We are using 3 IPTV at home, mostly they got frozen.After buying this router, all of the problems were resolved. We can get maximal speed from the provider. No issues were detected on any device if connected to the 5 GHz network.Our ISP provides us 100 MBPS speed, and we get it with no issues.Sometimes 2.4 GHz networks have issues, but it is due to noisy neighbors. Signals interference each other.

  36. Michael S.

    I wanted one mesh. I had the previous version to this model. It did not have one mesh.

    I have the AX3000 model I purchased not quite 2 years ago. It did not have one mesh and according to support it could not and would not support it with any amount of software updates. So I got this that does suppport one mesh. I’m happy with the first one and this has proven to be just as reliable as that, only now I am able to setup using one mesh with the 2 extenders. My whole house gets excellent Wifi 6 coverage. Not Wifi 6E. That is a whole other story. I would recommend this router to those who are familiar with and are satisfied with previous versions. It’s sad that I have to recommend a newer model to get one mesh which has been around since before the older model came out. Don’t get me wrong. I’m very satisfied with this router, both old and new. I’m just ticked at the way TP-Link decided to handle the upgrade.

    2 people found this helpful

  37. AR

    a good purchase

    A good purchase thus far easy to install and for the price so far I like it after I’ve used it a while will post a new review

  38. Brenda Pardee

    Excellent Router!

    Wow this router reaches all the way to the back yard and the garage! We live on an rectangle acre lot and the house sits on the front part

  39. Carl Garcia

    Easy Setup

    It was easier to setup than I thought. Works well with cable modem. Placed in master bedroom closet where master cable is routed.Good signal strength throughout home.

  40. Ronald A. Ten Hove

    Easy install; works as expected, and is a good Time Capsule replacement

    It was time to replace my old Apple Time Capsule, which Apple doesn’t make any more. A bit of research showed that a few WiFi routers supported Apple’s Time Machine protocol, and fewer still WiFi 6 (I’ve already a couple of device that can use the WiFi 6). TPLink looked like it had those features, and at a reasonable price.Installation was very simple, using my phone to do the initial setup. Setting up Time Machine (using a USB drive that I plugged into the router) was slightly less straightforward, but after a couple of tries I got it going (hint: don’t turn off the SMB support!). The TPLink runs a lot cooler than the Time Capsule, which was a bonus for me, since I keep all my network equipment in a small enclosure with poor ventilation.Signal strength is very good, covering my house, yard, and about 30 yards down the street (according to my iPhone 8). Backups from my Macs run smoothly, without any issues. (The initial backup took a few hours, which was comparable to when I first got the Time Capsule.)Only one mystery in this transition: every Sunday I get a notification on my phone that a WiFi report is ready, but the report does not seem to exist. Perhaps it’s hiding inside a bunch of menus, or perhaps it’s a feature I need to enable? Odd, but I don’t mind: the WiFi works fine with all of my devices, new, old, and ancient, and that’s all I really care about.

    4 people found this helpful

  41. Al A.

    Huge Improvement in wireless speeds and over-all wifi signal strength and coverage!

    After about 10 years with an apple airport extreme that was working well,but, was outdated and no longer supported with firmware updates by Apple nor have adequate range in our house for Wi-Fi, I decided to look on Amazon for a newer and higher speed Wi-Fi six router.I tried a couple of other brands of wifi 6 routers, but, they just did not work out that well and lacked the desired GUI and setup screens I wanted. The TP Link AX 3000 router was my next choice to try and its GUI, setup and performance has been superb since set up.We use XfinityComcast Internet service and our plan has a maximum of 450 Mbps download/12 mbps upload and right after setup, this router is seeing about 150 Mbps more speed using wireless in the house then AirPort Extreme could do even standing next to it. The AX3000 gives us our plan speed!I tried many varied settings for the airport extreme to see if I could get more speed out of Wi-Fi including trying different channels for 2.4 and 5 GHz, as well as a few changes for ipv4 and ipv6 settings and nothing I’ve tried could raise the numbers at all and at best, speeds were best about 250 mbps for Wi-Fi when within a room away from or even standing next to the router. The attached pic for a speed test for the AX3000 was done a room away from the AX3000 which is mounted high in a closet situated in the middle of the house (in a hallway) for best signal everywhere inside. The wifi speeds I am seeing now are close to what my wired ethernet speeds are and at the speed our plan is. That’s impressive!What I’m seeing with the AX3000 for general Wi-Fi speeds are between 400-425 Mbps. I am also noticing a huge improvement in the Wi-Fi signal strength over-all. I can be at either end of my house or even out in the backyard now and still have plenty of signal and Internet speed to use.I could not do that with the airport extreme in which the wifi signal strength fell off much quicker by distance whether I was in the house, or in my backyard (where there was a weak signal to connect to, if I could connect at all from outdoors).We have a metal enclosed patio room and due to the metal walls, the Airport Extreme just could not reach there well out there from its closet/hallway location and internet speeds were reduced to around 200 or sometimes a lot lower mbps. I used a wifi extender out there as needed (with the Airport Extreme), but, as tested, the AX3000 has very adequate signal and speeds out there as well. Wifi speeds drop just a little out there using the AX3000 at around 375 mbps vs the 400+ mbps indoors and away from any metal. Impressive! No extender needed for my setup.A few reviewers noted, there’s some special settings required for the AX3000 and some cable company ISPs. We have Comcast/Xfinity and I ended up having to mimic the MAC address of our old router to be able to finally connect. Having the ability to use default, clone or a unique MAC address on the AX3000 made the setup so much easier. Comcast does have an app where you can switch over to the new router basically where you will update the MAC address (to the Comcast server for your internet connection) for the new router so it works with your cable modem. I chose to work around that so I wouldn’t have to use any app and that works better for me if I ever have to put the airport extreme temporarily back into use because I’ll be using the same MAC address as I am now.Some of the routers I tried previously had no way to just put in their IP address and do the setup using a browser. These routers required an app to setup the router. The AX3000 lets you set up either directly at it’s IP address using a browser or by using the free TP-Links “TETHER” app.One feature I really like in the advanced settings for the AX3000 is that you can choose either to have the IPV4 and IPV6 channels separate (using two separate WiFi network names for the 2.4 and 5 GhZ) or combine them into just one name and the router in that case will choose which one (2.4 or 5 GhZ) to connect to based on the signal quality, the device wifi capabilities and the location of your devices. My air airport extreme only allowed a separate 2.4 and 5 GHz Network to select from, but, with the AX3000 you can combine both into one (network name) and let the Router handle the best and fastest way to connect to each of your devices. That’s nice for me because one name to connect you for Wi-Fi and your Network is all you need. It just simplifies things a little bit. The setup for the Guest network is similar.The AX3000 does have a very significant amount of adjustment and settings in the advanced mode, and I did change a couple things there, including the DNS servers that we normally use. Are use open DNS servers, using a primary and a secondary DNS and I put those into the router settings so that’s where I’m connecting to (and then to Comcast). I have found better Internet speed overall when I’m using a public DNS rather than going directly to Comcast service. Your mileage may vary!I also use TunnelBear VPN here and the AX3000 has the option to basically always login and connect through the TunnelBear VPN servers which is really nice. Again because it’s a much outdated model, my Apple Airport Extreme did not allow that but with the AX3000 I have the option of having a VPN on 100% using the router to connect to the VPN servers and not having to deal with turning it on it on each device using an app…very nice!Be advised that typically using a VPN will slow down your Internet connection a little because then you have a third-party access point in the loop that you’re utilizing for your connection, but, for me, I have found that my VPN service does a superb job of keeping the Internet speed up substantially over a few others that I tried in the past which degraded speeds substantially. Given the large speed improvement using the AX3000, I’m fine with loosing some speed with a VPN. Also be aware the AX3000 has a full VPN setup that can b used to connect to your VPN through your router, rather then the need to install and use an app on each of your devices. VPNExress is supported in the AX3000 internally so if you have an active account with VPNExpress, you are good to go! My TunnelBear does not support router installation for it’s app so I’m still using their app on each device to turn it on or off.Moving to a new router is always a bit of trial and error and tweaks to get it right and become familiar with a new GUI and protocol on the new router. The AX3000 took some time to tweak, but, once that’s done, you going to be very happy with the maximum speed it will give you as well as the great signal coverage it has.Be sure to back up each time you change some settings. Its far easier to do that then try to remember all the changes you just made that did not work out. Backup and restore is the way to go.So far, so good and I’m very impressed with this new wifi 6 router. I’ll update this review as required while this model is still current and available to buyers.5 Stars all around!

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  42. Jerrye

    The TP-Link Archer AX55 router is really a great router and a bargain for what you get.

    This TP-Link Archer AX55 router I purchased a few weeks ago has turned out to be a really great router and a real bargain for the price. It works flawlessly and does everything I need for today with a lot left over in reserve for the future with its Gigabytes+ speed ability. I have a a multi-camera security system that needs to be able to reserve the IP addresses for each camera and the server and this router does that very well in addition to everything else it does. It took a little learning curve for me with all the features and benefits this router offers but it turned out to really be piece of cake once I read the instructions and learned what I needed to know to take full advantage of the extended features I needed to use that some people would probably never need. The outcome was well worth it. A real upgrade over all of the previous routers I’ve owned. I’ve got 21 IP devices in my home connected to it most of the time with still plenty of performance to spare. The “Mesh” system is also a big plus and adds seamless and more powerful extended distance connectivity to the furthest away devices on the other side of my house. The Mesh system is completely seamless and you can’t tell and don’t see that an extender is even in use. I didn’t rate the Tech Support because I didn’t need to use it. Everything I needed to know to set it up and configure it was either in the box or readily available on-line. I have no connection to this company whatsoever other than my recent purchase of this router – and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Thank you TP-Link!

  43. Tom

    A Decent Budget Router For Smaller Homes With Basic Needs

    Purchased this AX55 to replace an older Netgear R7000 that started having WiFi 5 issues. My first impression with the web GUI setup was poor – the GUI seemed to get stuck on the 1st or 2nd page trying to set the timezone – very confusing dropdown menu option that A) doesn’t allow scrolling down to select the option I needed, requiring me to select the item at the bottom of the list and then click again on the dropdown repeatedly to try and find my EST timezone and B) didn’t list Eastern Time as an option, requiring me to figure out what UTC delta I lived in. Small stuff, but not a good start. Then when the settings page got stuck I refreshed the browser and it skipped over the rest of the initial setup wizard requiring me to set everything manually. Still not a really big deal as I had several things I wanted to set up, but not a good impression.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.

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  44. NolesAndSteelers

    Excellent Router!

    Replacing a 3 year old NG wifi 5 router I wanted an easier user interface and was tired of ‘Unable to login ‘ almost every time I added a new device (normally took 2 tries and anyone who has gone thru the painfully long ‘click-click-click, etc. on a TV knows what I’m talking about). Not only was this router much easier to set up with the app but the connection is now virtually ‘instant on’ when I play a video on my phone/iPad/ATV. The old router had good speeds but this AX3000 seems to get to max speed instantly instead of throttling up. I am very pleased with this router and even more surprised that it’s just quicker at everything wifi I have thrown at it. Glad I bought it. Highly recommended. 👍👍

  45. Mike

    best router ive ever owned, getting 450mbps

    i had an older model TP link router, this one blows it out of the water. i replaced my old router when i replaced my modem. this one has an app to set up your wifi which is SUPER easy. no more typing in your IP address and navigating some weird menu for setting a passwordyou can easily set up a password, guest wifi and password, and even access who is on your wifi and if you want to drop them or block them. giving me 450 mbps, more than enough speed for what im doing in my household.

  46. ad

    Excellent customer support!

    I had a minor issue where my device reset its configuration settings. It’s very rare but annoying. Luckily, I called TP-Link’s customer support and was talking to an actual person, Hanson Chan within a minute.He was very helpful and knew exactly what my problem was. He was patient and walked me through the whole thing. He even waited to make sure my devices could connect properly on both the 2.4 and 5GHz networks.I was up and running within about 15 minutes again thanks to him. The product itself is excellent and I have no complaints. The settings are also very easy to access and change.

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  47. SVC Dude

    Was working great, but ran into a rough patch…

    The last time I upgraded my service with Xfinity to an 800 Mbps service, I found that my data service became very unreliable for my cable modem (Netgear C3000), I then realized that the modem could only handle 300 Mbps. After upgrading the cable model to a Netgear CM700 the next hurdle was realizing my wifi router only supported a 100 mbps uplink. So I got this to allow a full 1 mbps uplink to take advantage of the 800 mbps Xfinity connection. Things were going great for several months, but then I again ran into a spell of this router not communicating with the modem. I swapped it out and plugged it in elsewhere in my network where it has worked fine – I did notice that there was a firmware upgrade to the router soon after the problem, so maybe that had something to do with it. I intend to swap it back as my primary router soon. But one star off for this reliability issue.

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  48. David

    Great features and even better support

    This router is fast, feature-rich, and easy to set up. One of the main reasons I bought it is the USB 3.0 port on the back that you can use with an external hard drive for wireless backups. I use a Mac, so support for Time Machine is important to me, and the TP-Link team recently provided A+ support on this. Time Machine was working on a laptop with OSX Monterey, but wasn’t working on a laptop with the newer OSX Ventura. I emailed TP-Link, and within hours they sent me a beta firmware version that completely fixed my problem. Thanks team! Happy to recommend your product.

  49. DG

    Huge upgrade.

    I barely write a review. However, I have to let people know how good this router is. I’m living in a room upstairs. I used to use the router from AT&T with the most expensive plan. The router is located downstairs.For normal usage, I had no problem. However, it comes to gaming, ping spiked intermittently. I bought an AC1900 receiver to deal with the ping spike. the receiver fixed the maximum speed of the internet. Unfortunately, I still had an intermittent ping spike. I wasn’t sure if this router can fix my issue. Because the distance from the router location between my room is a little bit far. I found the deal and bought this router just in case and put it next to the AT&T router which is the same distance that I used to have.This is the second day since I started using the router. I’m writing this review. So far, it’s amazing, I’ve never experienced a single ping spike. I thought the wireless network doesn’t have the capability of playing a video game. I was totally wrong. I highly recommend this router if you’re having a ping issue.

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  50. Paul M.

    Excellent upgrade

    I have xfinity and my old router was only pulling about 30 mbps. I am consistently pulling over 200 now all the time. I realize other people probably have faster but I live way out in the sticks and only have one option for service. This is the fastest router I’ve ever owned and for the price, you can’t go wrong.

  51. Physicstech47

    Great router, and really easy to set up, but…

    I stated but in the headline because this router doesn’t use the same standard as some other routers. It uses a default 192.168.0.1 while a lot of others use 192.168.1.1 – AND, if you are upgrading and don’t know this you could have a bunch of devices that can’t find the new network. There should be some guidance in the quick guide to point you to advance settings to change this to your old router settings. Also, if you have a lot of devices (Alexa etc) you should change your DHCP range settings and those are easy to work with but also buried in the Advanced section.Also, be prepared, if you have security cameras for the new router to ‘change’ all of the IP addresses to these dumb IP WIFI cameras.The router also automatically assigns the same ‘Name’ to the 2.4G and 5G access points and manages the devices automatically for each range – Again, an area where if you had separate 2G and 5G names – you will need to reset some of your devices WIFI (and with Alexa devices, this can be an issue).This new WIFI6 router should provide a ton more range and more intelligent device management, so I look forward to watching for those improvements.

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  52. Slo_matt

    Huge upgrade over the Netgear Nighthawk router

    Excellent router. I bought this to replace a Netgear 7000 Nighthawk and I wasn’t expecting much of a performance increase. Mostly, I just wanted the parental control features since my kids are getting to the age where they need them.Instead, what I got is fast, reliable internet service that is better than anything we’ve had before. That is likely a combination of this router being great and our old one being not-so-great, but everyone in the house is very happy with the upgrade.The TP-Link Archer AX55 is easy to set up and works very well. My only complaint (and it isn’t much of one) is that its range is slightly less than the Nighthawks. It still fills our 1900 sq. ft. single-level home, but its range doesn’t extend outside quite as far.TP-Link also added a nice feature for Mac users in its support for Time Machine. It is possible to hook a USB-A or USB-C device to this router and then use it as a Time Machine backup destination, which is very convenient.Parental features can be set up on a per-device basis to help kids have a safe browsing experience. Ironically, since this feature is why I bought the router, I haven’t had a chance to test it much.I’d recommend this device without hesitation. The improvements in speed and reliability are beyond anything I expected.

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  53. JM

    Extremely easy to set up

    My older router was starting to get flakier and flakier, with both wired and wireless connections dropping intermittently, so I finally decided it was time for a replacement. I didn’t need anything super top of the line, but since my old router was almost a decade old, anything was going to be a big jump up.This was an absolute breeze to set up, with a really nice user interface on its website. It’s miles ahead of the old interface I was used to. Switching the entire network over the new router was quick and easy. The only problems I had were getting a Raspberry Pi running Linux back on the network. All the Windows PCs connected immediately, and the wifi stuff was simple as well. I really like that it has 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz on the same single network, and decides which to connect each device to based on its capabilities.I didn’t pay for any extra subscriptions features or anything like that, but I don’t really need that kind of stuff, so I’m happy with it.

    3 people found this helpful

  54. Simon D

    Good Basic Router – Missing Some Features I Wanted

    Although I returned mine this is a good basic router. TP Link put out a quality product and they make the setup easy to install. I’m used to ASUS routers and so expected a few things this router didn’t have like multiple guest networks and better/more options for VPN.The core functions of this router are fine and it works well and provides good wifi range and speed. I had no issues getting a good wifi 6 connection with my compatible devices. If you need a basic router, you’ll like this. If you’re used to Asus routers and their features/functions you may find this lacking a bit. Not everyone needs/wants all those extra options that Asus has.

  55. Amazon Customer

    Middle of the line router

    Not super fast or powerful but good for the money. First one gave problems the 2nd is muchbetter

  56. Jim Jenkins

    Set-up could be a challenge, depending on your needs

    Very strong, robust WiFi radio signal. Depending on your requirements, set-up could be easy or challenging. The TP-Link’s management software — whether use use their Tether app, or the web interface — takes a bit of time to learn / get used to, but works great. Client identification is automatic after log-in, however those IDs can easily be edited by the admin on either router software interface.

  57. amy

    Doesn’t work out of the box with my e-readers and Fire tablet

    It’s got a strong signal, but doesn’t work with older models of e-readers or Fire tablet. You have to set up one of the channels specifically for them.

  58. S. Harris

    Maxes out my Xfinity 800mb service

    What’s not to love? My PC is located on the floor above my modem and router and still picks up a strong enough signal to max out (and exceed) my Xfinity 800/20mb service. Also have a OneMesh RE500X connected and the mesh behavior is seamless. Obviously speeds are greatly reduced when connected to the mesh node because this isn’t a tri-band router with a dedicated backhaul, but I got the node for expanded coverage when on my deck and in the garage. Don’t need blazing speeds there.

    2 people found this helpful

  59. Edward

    No more drop out/reboot.

    Interface/signal perfect.

  60. bob bosch

    Covers the whole house

    4,000 square feet in the house with good wifi everywhere.

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