Page 5 - Conclusion
With our current situation we are going through, it definitely is important to practice physical distancing and stay at home if possible. This often means you will want good Internet and networking capabilities within your house. How does our TP-Link Archer AX6000 fare in this regard? From the get-go, the Archer AX6000 looks quite familiar to other routers, especially when you compare with other TP-Link routers. Its plastic body with many ventilation points keep the internals cool. The Archer AX6000 is definitely not a small router, especially with its square-ish base. It is nice to see a few more modern inputs, including USB 3.1 Type A and Type C ports and a 2.5G WAN port, as well as eight Gigabit Ethernet ports for more wired connections. On the firmware side of things, TP-Link's web-based utility is easy to use with many configuration options, especially when we compare it with the competition. This may not necessarily compete with DD-WRT, but it is still a solid offering without needing any extra work to get onto your router. When it comes to performance, the TP-Link Archer AX6000 was up to the task of representing the new generation of Wi-Fi. It was a bit slower in terms of download and upload performance compared to its competitor, but it was still able to maintain good numbers in all of our locations tested. It also maintained compatibility with my older devices. All in all, the TP-Link Archer AX6000 represents the advantages of the latest Wi-Fi 6 generation devices, which is great to see. At retail price, this router can be found for around $250, which is approximately the same as the other Wi-Fi 6 routers at this speed, making the TP-Link Archer AX6000 a solid option for latest generation speeds and range.
TP-Link provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.0/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The TP-Link Archer AX6000 is a great router offering decent Wi-Fi 6 performance and a solid selection of configuration options out of the box.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Configuration and User Interface
4. Performance Tests