Asus RT-AX3000 vs TP-Link vs Netgear
Asus has released several series of wifi routers based on WiFi 6 technology ranging from the RT-Ax56u WiFi 6 Ax1800 series which is the lowest wifi 6 series offered by Asus, up to the Ax11000-based wifi 6 router as on Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 which is a Tri-band wireless gaming router.
Between the above two series is the Asus rt-ax88u ax6000 series, which is the first Asus series released on the basis of wifi 6 technology. And there is still one lower level of this ax6000 series which is Asus rt-ax58u based on wifi 6 ax3000 which is the main competitor of featured products offered by TP-link archer ax50 and also Netgear rax40 which the last two products are based on the same ax3000.
Now we focus on this Asus rt-ax3000 product and then compare it with the other two competing products – Archer ax50 and Netgear rax40, and as the reference the following two spec comparison tables represent Asus ax3000 vs tp-link ax50 (table 1) and Asus rt-ax3000 vs Netgear ax3000 rax40 (table 2).
With the same ax3000-based network segment these three products technically have almost the same wifi technology, ranging from the wifi speed of each radio band to MU-MIMO and OFDMA support and channel bandwidth support up to 160Mhz and 1024-QAM.
The ability of wifi 6 routers to support the above four features makes the capacity and efficiency of WiFi 6 routers become fourfold compared to wireless routers with Wifi 5 (ac) technology so that network latency is significantly reduced.
Note that the antennas on Asus ax3000 and Archer ax3000 ax50 are both equipped with 4x external antennas with 2×2 MU-MIMO in each band, meaning each @ 5ghz band uses two 2×2 antennas and @ 2.4Ghz band uses two 2×2 antennas, indicates two antennas at the transmit end and 2 antennas at the receive end. While Netgear ax3000 is only equipped with the same 2 antennas for both @ 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band 2×2 MU-MIMO.
Surely there is a correlation between the number of antennas used with the bandwidth efficiency of data throughput and also the direction of the signal spreading. Multiple antennas create several streams for data throughput over radio channels, which bring more bandwidth to your devices.
The performance of the processor embedded into the device matters. The number of cores in a processing unit matters too. The number of CPU cores affects the speed of the device to perform data processing tasks simultaneously. The more cores in the CPU the more tasks can be processed simultaneously.
Both Archer ax50 and Netgear rax40 powered by dual core processor; compare with Asus ax3000 that uses tri-core processor that means faster processing tasks to complete.
A good offer is given by Asus rt-ax58u with the lifetime free AiProtection Pro, a security protection powered by Trend Micro with regular automatic update to keep your network and critical personal and business data protected against any internet threats. With tp-link archer ax50 you can subscribe HomeCare service a kind of antivirus with robust parental control.
And the good thing is that Asus rt-ax58u is ready with the latest wifi security encryption WPA3, a higher level of security encryption in industry today. The question is, are your connected devices ready with this latest WPA3 security encryption?
Table 1 Asus ax3000 vs archer ax50
|Model||Asus rt-ax3000 / rt-ax58U||TP-Link Archer AX50|
|Wifi technology||simultaneous dual band ax3000 with MU-MIMO and OFDMA, 160MHz and 1024-QAM; Asus AiMesh support||simultaneous dual band ax3000 with MU-MIMO and OFDMA, 160MHz and 1024-QAM|
|wifi speeds||2404Mbps @5GHz 574Mbps @2.4GHz||2404Mbps @5GHz 574Mbps @2.4GHz|
|Antennas||4x External antennas 2×2 2.4GHz and 2×2 5GHz||4x external antennas|
|Ethernet Ports||4x Gigabit LAN 1x Gigabit WAN||1x Gigabit WAN Port, 4 x Gigabit LAN Ports|
|USB port||1x USB 3.1 Gen 1||1x USB 3.0 type A|
|Processor||1.5 GHz tri-core processor with Memory 256 MB Flash 512 MB RAM||Intel’s dual-core CPU|
|Security||lifetime free AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro; support WPA3||TP-link HomeCare services (next-level antivirus, robust parental controls and QoS) ; WPA2|
|Price (Jul 2020)||$218.00||$146.54|
Table 2 Asus ax3000 vs Netgear
|Model||Asus rt-ax3000 / rt-ax58U||Netgear RAX40|
|Wifi technology||simultaneous dual band ax3000 with MU-MIMO and OFDMA, 160MHz and 1024-QAM; Asus AiMesh support||simultaneous dual band ax3000 with MU-MIMO and OFDMA, 160MHz and 1024-QAM with Additional DFS Channels|
|wifi speeds||2404Mbps @5GHz 574Mbps @2.4GHz||2,400Mbps @5GHz 600Mbps @2.4GHz|
|Antennas||4x External antennas 2×2 2.4GHz and 2×2 5GHz||2x external antennas|
|Ethernet Ports||4x Gigabit LAN 1x Gigabit WAN||Five (5) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN & 4 LAN)|
|USB port||1x USB 3.1 Gen 1||1x USB 3.0|
|Processor||1.5 GHz tri-core processor with Memory 256 MB Flash 512 MB RAM||Dual core processor|
|Security||lifetime free AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro; support WPA3||Automatic firmware update|
|Price (Jul 2020)||$218.00||$169.99|
See that Asus ax3000 rt-ax58u has few richer technical features including tri-core processor, free lifetime AiProtection, and can be combined with other compatible AiMesh devices to form whole home mesh wifi system with single network name and seamless roaming.
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