TP-Link AX6000 WiFi 6 Router(Archer AX6000) -802.11ax Wireless 8-Stream Gaming Router, 2.5G WAN, 8 Gigabit LAN Ports, MU-MIMO,

(8 customer reviews)


Brand TP-Link
Model Name Archer AX6000
Frequency Band Class Dual-Band
Wireless Communication Standard 802.11n, 802.11ax, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g
Frequency 5 GHz
Included Components Power Adapter, Network Cabel, Router, QIG
Connectivity Technology Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet
Item Weight 3.5 Pounds
Number of Ports 9
Control Method Voice

  • High Speed WiFi 6 Interent Router: AX6000 Dual Band Wi-Fi speed boosted by 1024QAM deliver wireless speed up to 5952 Mbps: 4804 Mbps (5GHz) and 1148 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Highly efficient: OFDMA increases average throughput by 4x in high density scenarios, compared with an 802.11ac standard wireless internet router; More devices can use Wi-Fi at the same time
  • Long Range WiFi Coverage: 8 high-gain external antennas deliver a strong Wi-Fi signal throughout your home. BSS colour technology ensures smooth and stable connections by eliminate signal interference probably from your neighbours, while Beamforming and Range Boost deliver stronger and far-reaching network
  • Powerful Processing: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU and 2 co-processors eradicate latency and deliver stable Performance
  • Ultra-Connectivity: 1 × 2.5Gbps WAN port, 8 × Gigabit LAN ports, and 2 × USB 3.0 in Type A and Type C
  • Advanced security with TP-Link HomeCare: Protect your network and connected devices with a free lifetime subscription to TP-Link HomeCare­ featuring Next-level Antivirus, Robust Parental Controls, and QoS
  • OneMesh Compatible: Simply form a Mesh network with a single Wi-Fi name for seamless whole-home coverage. Just connect a OneMesh range extender to a OneMesh router. No more searching around for a stable connection.
  • Works with all internet service providers, such as Comcast, Charter, AT&T, Verizon, Xfinity, Spectrum, RCN, Cox, CenturyLink, Frontier, etc.( a modem is required for most internet service providers)


Connect Numerous Devices Non-Stop Entertainment on All Your Devices With OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, Archer AX6000 provides up to 4x higher capacity and throughput compared to standard AC routers in dense usage environments, greatly increasing the number of connected devices.Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉).

From the brand

From the manufacturer

WiFi Router Tri Band Gigabit - TP-Link Archer AX6000

Next Generation AX WiFi is Here

With more WiFi devices and higher bandwidth requirements, the need for a high capacity WiFi network is greater than ever.

802.11ax WiFi with OFDMA, 160MHz Channel Support, AX MU-MIMO and 1024 QAM is built for greater capacity, more efficiency and to handle more devices.

The Archer AX6000 is TP-Link’s first AX WiFi router to support your growing need for WiFi whether you’re streaming 4k/8k movies, online gaming, experiencing VR, or engaging with your smart devices.

Next Generation AX Wi-Fi - WiFi 6

Leading Edge Technology

Blazing WiFi up to 6Gpbs

Blazing WiFi up to 6Gpbs

With 1024 QAM, OFDMA and 160 MHz Channel Support, the AX600 boosts WiFi speeds up to 1148 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 4804MBps on the 5 GHz band.

4X Capacity for more Devices

4X Capacity for more Devices

With revolutionary OFDMA and AX MU-MIMO technology, the AX6000 provides up to 4x more capacity than AC WiFi to connect more devices at once.

A More Efficient Network

A More Efficient Network

OFDMA and BSS color technology optimize packet delivery to reduce wait time and interference, increase channel usage and provide greater efficiency.

Powerful Range

Powerful Range

8 high-gain antennas send powerful WiFi throughout your home while Rangeboost and Beamforming technology concentrate signal directly to your devices.

2.5 Gbps WAN and USB-C

Superior Hardware with 2.5 Gbps WAN and USB-C

The Archer AX6000 uses a powerful 1.8 GHz 64-bit quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM to power through demanding tasks.

A 2.5Gbps WAN port compatible with DOCSIS 3.1 ensures high-speed internet access while the AX6000’s USB-A, USB C 3.0, and 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports transfer data at blistering speed.­

TP-Link HomeCare

Improve Your Smart Home

Benefit Existing Devices

Benefit Existing Devices

With AX technology, the Archer AX6000 improves overall performance for current WiFi devices and is backwards compatible with older devices.

Easy App Setup with Bluetooth

Easy App Setup with Bluetooth

Set up your router through Bluetooth and the Tether app in minutes. Easily manage your WiFi at home or check in remotely through the cloud.

Works with Alexa

Works with Alexa

Turn on the guest WiFi with Alexa voice control.

Save Power in your Smart Home

Save Power in your Smart Home

AX WiFi Target Wake Time intelligently schedules data transmission times to improve efficiency and help your devices conserve power.


Additional information

Weight 3.5 kg
Dimensions 10 × 12 × 4 cm
Product Dimensions

10 x 12 x 4 inches

Item Weight

3.5 pounds





Item model number

Archer AX6000

Date First Available

December 10 2018



8 reviews for TP-Link AX6000 WiFi 6 Router(Archer AX6000) -802.11ax Wireless 8-Stream Gaming Router, 2.5G WAN, 8 Gigabit LAN Ports, MU-MIMO,

  1. Prateek Garg

    Perfect router for most usersThere are many routers claiming to be fast and support the max speed of the wifi 6 protocol. However, most routers fall short terribly. Some heat up like a toaster like AX3000 and some don’t have the processing power i.e. the required number of CPUs to quickly process the packets by 20+ devices. Further, some are $300+ which kind of brings the affordability into play.This router however finds the right balance in all the features which I was looking to upgrade. I was looking in the range of about $100 and tried to AX3000. However, it heats up too fast and then starts to thermal throttle the speed and doesn’t even stay connected with the clients like a laptop or mobile devices. I have tried a Netgear router from Costco AX4300 but fall short when around 20 devices are connected to it and don’t support the mesh networking.Features which I wanted and like:Range:This device has a superb range by itself and covers my home pretty easily. I see I have a good wifi signal at all ends of my home and I live in a 2-floor apartment with the router placed upstairs.Mesh:I like to receive a good network in my backyard as well and so I have added a RE505X which costs another 80 bucks but saves money on my mobile data plan as I don’t invest in an unlimited data plan. There is only 1 SSID that is broadcasted and it automatically switches based on where I am in the home.Heat:Some routers heat up and create a fire hazard and also have the probability of breaking down sooner than I like them to. This is not the case with this one and it stays relatively cooler and never experienced any slowing down of the network. I have touched it to check several times and it’s good.Setup:The setup was really easy. The basic setup can be done in minutes and there is no RnD required. The tether app is pretty cool for basic setup. I also have requirements for static IP based on mac address and port forwarding. Both of them are easy to configure. They also have support for dynamic DNS so you can easily host your basic website in your home network. For this, I need static IP address reservation and port forwarding.Parental controls:This is a real plus that allows me to block youtube or any site whenever I need to get my kid away from the TV.Reboot schedule:I like to have a reboot schedule which is good this router has it and very easy to set up.LED lights:This router allows to turn off led lights and I like it that way once the setup is complete.Summary:I think its a router for average home with right balance of ease of use and price and features.Note: I have not been paid for this review and have bought the router with my own money.2 Weeks Update:Going strong with over 20 devices connected, no disconnections reported by anyone in device. I have 3 heavy internet users at home. No heating issues, range is good.4 Months Update:Working perfectly for 4 months. No issues.

  2. MyProductPortraits

    An excellent deviceThe TP-Link AX5400 is a WiFi 6 router with dual band and long range wireless capabilities. Also known as the Archer AX73, the WiFi 6 technology allows this product to achieve speeds up to 5400 Mbps as a theoretical maximum. Even though actual speeds will probably be lower than that, it will still be fast enough to perform bandwidth demanding tasks such as large file transfers over the network or Ultra High Definition streaming on your local home network.Installation is super easy, it’s basically plug and play. You connect the router to your internet modem, and then connect your devices via the WiFi networks. The A5400 will come with default wireless settings, including a predefined network name and password, for easy initial setup. It is strongly recommended to change these settings to your own, for security reasons. Management can be done either via the smartphone app or (very happy about this one) the web interface. More about that later.Aesthetically, you will notice that this router has a rather interesting rectangular design, and it is equipped with 6 (!!!) antennas. Yes, you read that right: 6 antennas. TP-Link claims that this supports large wifi coverage and good signal strength to all devices with their beamforming and 4T4R technologies. Even though I have no practical way of measuring the performance of these technologies, I can attest to the fact that the AX5400’s coverage is excellent and I didn’t notice any dead spots at home (including the devices located outside my home, such as wifi cameras and doorbells). In case you do experience dead spots, you can add an extra TP-Link mesh device compatible with the AX5400 to solve the issue. I talk more about mesh networking below.One of the major features of the AX5400 is mesh networking. Mesh means that all your routers connect with each other, forming a mesh of coverage rather than having one router that acts as a single point of connection. Your wireless device will always connect automatically to the mesh router that provides the strongest signal. This is called Roaming. Much like in telecom/mobile networks, your Wi-Fi devices might change positions and move around your house. This means that the wireless signal between your device and the router gets weaker with distance. With mesh routers your device will automatically connect to a different router unit that offers a stronger signal, without interrupting the running service and streams. This not only increases the coverage vastly, but also offers seamless handovers and transitions of Wi-Fi services as you change your position in your house. In other words, you get Wi-Fi Roaming capabilities that will vastly improve the reliability of your wireless connection. That, of course, means that you need another TP-Link mesh capable device to achieve this functionality. TP-Link provides a list of mesh devices compatible with the AX5400 on their website.So far I have no complains regarding the AX5400’s performance. The Wi-Fi is very quick and outperforms my internet connection. I haven’t noticed any issues with latency either. One remark I want to make here is that, even though older WiFi cards will still be able to connect and operate with the AX5400, you will need a Wi-Fi 6 compatible wireless card to make the most out of the mesh system. Making the most out of it doesn’t mean that you will experience speeds close to 5.4 Gbps. These speeds are a theoretical maximum, they are achieved in the lab and they are impossible to see in the average home network setup. You will see, though, very high speeds depending on the quality of your wireless card (in my tests, I used the TP-Link WiFi 6 AX3000 PCIe WiFi Card), the distance from the router and the obstacles that separate you from it. Bottom line: it’ll be fast, but be realistic with your expectations.But probably one of the things I’m most happy about this router is the availability of a web interface for management. Being the owner/user of the otherwise great TP-Link Deco system, one of my main complaints was the lack of a web interface for network configuration. As a power user, I find it hard to configure my network equipment via the small screen of a smartphone. You can access the web interface by typing the router’s management IP (you can find it listed as Gateway on your computer’s network settings) in your browser. You’ll have to first set up a local password (or create an account with TP-Link) before accessing the router configuration.Once you log in, the first screen you’ll see is the home screen, or a summary screen if you like. You can see the internet status, the router status and some shortcut button to common functions, your mesh devices (if you have any) and the connected client devices. This last bit is quite interesting, since you’ll be able to see the connected devices, their real time speed (up/down), the interface they’re connected to (ethernet, 2.4G or 5G), their “negotiated” max bandwidth, how long they’ve been connected to the router and, finally, a “block” button to deny the device access to the network. Below, I’m going through some of the functions that I find interesting, but I will omit the ones that are so common you can find them virtually in every router out there.On the Wireless screen you’ll find your WiFi settings. You can turn on or off OFDMA, TWT, Smart Connect and, of course, the Wireless radio itself. OFDMA (simultaneous transmission to different devices within the same transmission window) will significantly increase the traffic speed with compatible devices (your device must support OFDMA), TWT will help increase your device’s battery life by maintaining the connection with the router and allowing the device to go to sleep (aka not forcing the device to send keep alive messages to the router too frequently), while Smart Connect optimized the connectivity of the router’s radio bands with the client devices.TP-Link offers a security platform with the AX5400, similar to what they offer with the rest of their flagship devices, HomeShield. The user will get some basic functionality out of the box, and additional sophisticated features and analytics are available with a subscription service.The last screen on the web interface is the Advanced screen, where all the advanced options are located. Power users will definitely appreciate some of these. The first thing that caught my eye was Lan —> Link Aggregation. You can aggregate (combine) up to two Ethernet ports into one (logical) network port, aggregating their bandwidth as well. Of course, you’ll need to aggregate ports on the other end of the connection as well, but that is the other side of the problem. Pretty cool. The router also supports direct DynDNS logins, for those of you who still use a DynDNS client on your computer. Another cool section is Routing. You can use your own static routes defined in the router’s config if you need to direct specific traffic to specific destinations. Use this only if you know what you’re doing, otherwise a bad routing config will probably block your access and traffic. The router comes with a USB port, which is nothing unusual. What is very cool, though, is the fact that the USB port supports (except for mass storage devices) Apple’s Time Machine. Just connect a storage device to the AX5400’s USB port, enable Time Machine in settings, and voila! No need for one of those old Apple AirPort Extreme routers anymore. NAT is, of course, present in this device as well, for your port forwarding needs. Security features include a Firewall, ACLs and MAC spoofing protection (by binding IPs to specific MACs). You have your standard VPN server built in, supporting both OpenVPN and PPTP, IPv6 support for you dual-stackers out there and a bunch of router Admin features (firmware update, backup, remote management, system logs etc.). Last but not least, you can switch the mode of the device between a Router (the device will route traffic and provide routing services) and an Access Point (the device will become a wireless gateway for clients, but you will need to connect it to a router for routing services – this is used mostly to expand the WiFi network).Overall the TP-Link AX5400 WiFi 6 router is a great home routing device and a strong contender in this segment of products. I’m very happy with it for the time I’ve been using it, and I definitely recommend it.

  3. PACSman

    Good if set to auto-reboot each nightWAN bandwidth bogs down the router performance over time. Setting the router to reboot each night (fairly easy to set up) seems to solve this. Otherwise, I have had it for nearly four weeks and it seems to be a good performing and stable unit.The features to cost ratio is good. Routers seem to be a commodity product and I find that manufacturers are quick to market minor evolutionary improvements as a proprietary revolutionary change.I contacted tech support with a general question regarding load-balancing and received incorrect and rude responses. I attempted to help by clarifying the question and suggesting a load-balancing solution using TP-Link’s TL-R605. The manufacturer denied the solution and refused to offer an alternative. Tech support also said I should return the router. To be clear, my question was about the viability of using other TP-Link products and we were not discussing a defect of the router I purchased. The tech support representative was consistently unkind and incorrect over a four-day period. This approach can never be productive for the vendor or the user.After posting the same question on this website, a different group representing the manufacturer came back with a single appropriate and accurate response. Maybe one bad support representative prompts this two-star review but I have reservations that I made a good purchase.

  4. James Scicluna

    Over-priced and disastrous TP-Link Customer SupportI was pretty excited to buy this router but got disappointed very quickly. The Wi-Fi speed is really impressive especially for me who has about 10+ devices connected to it at any given time. It however very quickly started developing issues, even on the latest firmware (that I stay very on top of).- the 2.4Ghz network would suddenly disappear. At one point I shut down the 5G one, restarted, and the network was not visible at all. It worked when I put 5G back on and tried a few settings that support suggested. I’m not comfortable restarting it now. This is the reason I put a 2-star rating for the Wi-Fi signal (as said, the speed is impressive)- the USB drive stopped working all of a sudden. Tried reformatting the drive between FAT and exFAT. Nothing. The LED on the USB drive does not turn on when I plug it in which makes me thing the circuitry for it is fried.- by far, the worse experience is their customer support. I’ve explained and re-explained the same setup and issues to 4-5 different people over a period of 2 weeks. They don’t keep proper track of the user’s issues and profile.- I bought this beginning of May and it’s under warranty. TP-Link sent me to Amazon for a replacement and Amazon sent me back to them. I mean, what is this?It’s a potentially amazing router. I can see from the features and speeds. It feels unreliable for the price tag though so I’d caution before buying it.

  5. Smith

    Not compatible with multiple devicesI was SO EXCITED to buy this router. I was so happy to see that it had recently dropped in price, and it seemed like one of the most competitive WiFi 6 routers in terms of price and features. Shipping was great and it arrived in 1 day (in May 2020).I plugged the router in… and half of my devices would not work. This included OTHER TP-Link products, including 2 network switches (1 a 5-port and another a 24-port), and my network printer which is a Brother printer.I figured I just needed to toggle some settings (no big deal) so I read through the entire instruction manual (didn’t help) and then reached out to customer support. Customer support said they would open a ticket for me, and within 4 hours I got a nice prompt response. The response was “your devices are plug and play so it should just work”… well clearly that’s why I’m reaching out, because it’s not working. So that really frustrated me.I don’t know if I had gotten a defective router, but this was not acceptable. On the PROS side, extremely strong wifi signal. It covered my entire house, and multiple floors too. I’m very impressed with the WiFi signal, and my eventual replacement did not have as strong of a signal.So I ended up returning it for the comparable Netgear router (more expensive on Amazon might I add), and for that router, everything worked fine. Both network switches and the Brother printer. So I’m disappointed, because I ended up paying more, and getting a slightly weaker signal with the Netgear router. But at least my devices work.

  6. Erik

    Best WIFI6 router out there A++++++I wasn’t sure if I should stay with latest Asus ROG wifi 6 or switch to NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 or this one router.I been with asus rog for over 10 years and each firmware update they fixed few issues and broke some. I tested the nighthawk router first, it’s looking badass but the performance …*cough cough* then I tried the TP-LINK, it wasn’t the easiest setup but after firmware update I was up and running in no time, 31 devices connected, added to one of the USB ports fans, 2nd USB port 2TB usb 3.0 HDD, 3D printed nice enclosure for it and the speeds are excellent, best range of all wifi 6 routers, even the older wifi 5 speeds are 23% faster. Long story short, the nighthawk looks badass but I’m not going to buy something just because it looks better (bragging rights) and the performance is way worst Very satisfied with my purchase, they did good job with the firmware and when someone says the speeds sucks then you definitely don’t know what you are doing. TP-LINK, Amazon thank you for this amazing experience. A++++++++++++++++++

  7. Amazon Customer

    2.4 Wireless keeps on failing – Do not buyWhen I first got this router I loved. But after 3 months its started to fail. Do a search for 2.4 Wireless not working Archer AX6000 and you will find lots of people having issues connecting to wireless devices on 2.4 ghz. For me I have 5 wireless foscam cameras. They work perfectly and yet every hour or so they disconnect from the router. Go into the router settings and change ‘any’ wireless properties (any) then save and then change them back and save and everything is OK – for another hour – and then it drops again. I have ended up adding linksys router into my network as an AP just to get things running again and have had to disable the Archer wifi 2.4. Bad bad bad – don’t buy this router.

  8. landjea

    Incompatible with Starlink Satellite Internet appUpdate – the abysmal tech support I had initially received, was changed out with a better technician that did a more thorough job of looking for an answer to the problem. Based on an email from the company : If the firmware issue is updated I will change my review to 3 stars and if the ability to remove the “for pay Home shield” cash grab nonsense is actually put in place I will change this to a 4 or even 5 star review.Pros- great software interface.- great design for heat, does not get warm even when ~30 devices were connected to it- easy to connect to OneMesh.- reboot schedules (which is good since there is a downside that it needs to be rebooted daily)Cons- limited “advanced” abilities in the software interface.- charges for the HomeSense Pro product with no way to just use the free version of the tool (my AX3000 had it for free)- tech support is abysmal- speeds are inconsistent for 5Ghz. Rates drop constantly. Requires a daily reboot schedule to flush the cache constantly.- incompatible with the Starlink Internet app so if you have that internet, you can not use the Starlink app to admin/manage your satellite service. To use the app on a 3rd party router requires you to set a static route with the gateway of or the dynamic IP of the installed satellite dish. This router software will not permit the gateway to be and every time you update the static route to the dynamic IP of the dish, you get a new IP so the one you just entered is now invalid. Navigating Tech support to see if a firmware update would correct the issue was met with – “Nope, you’re out of luck. What is Starlink?” So had to return the router.

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