D-link AX1500 Router vs TP-Link vs Netgear

D-link released one of wifi 6 series routers for the needs of small to medium houses – D-link dir-x1560 ax1500 router. For the needs of up to 20 devices, this product is very adequate to replace your aging wifi router, or you want to taste the speed of wifi 6 technology.

D-link AX1500 vs TP-link vs Netgear

Market share for wifi 6 routers with aggregated bandwidth between 1500Mbps to 1800Mbps, the market needs are quite high compared to wifi routers with ax6000 to ax11000 considering the price is not too expensive, and connected devices are also not too dense under 20 devices for small to medium sized houses or apartment.

D-link DIR-x1560 ax1500 router
D-link DIR-x1560 ax1500 router

If your home consists of several rooms and also two floors it is better you choose a mesh wifi system consisting of two or three units that you can put one on the ground floor near your modem, one in the middle room and another unit on the second floor, or wherever the room who need strong wifi connections. You may consider affordable TP-link Deco P9 or Orbi or Velop which typically come in three pack system.

There have been few models of ax1500 routers widely available in the market, among them the most popular ones are Netgear rax20 and TP-link AX10. See also affordable Vanin rx4 ax1500 wifi 6 router vs Archer.

Now let’s see how the three products are compared. Table 1 shows you spec comparison between D link AX1500 (dir-x1560) and tp-link ax10 wifi ax1500 router. On the other hand table 2 represents spec comparison between D-link ax1500 and Netgear ax1800 (rax20).

TP-link AX1500 AX10
TP-link AX1500 AX10 Router


Technically the wifi speed between D-link and TP-link is the same based on ax1500 wifi 6 technology; even the overall physical appearance includes the number of 4x external antennas, 5x Gigabit Ethernet port interface consisting of 4 Gigabit LANs and 1xGigabit WAN port, and also support for smart home Alexa also the same.

It’s just that D-link AX1500 provides automatic firmware update feature, no need to bother anymore for manual firmware updates, even some people also don’t care that there is a need for a firmware update when the vendor has released it on their website and is ready to be downloaded and updated.

Netgear RAX20 AX1800 router
Netgear RAX20 AX1800 router

If you compare D-link AX1500 with Netgear rax20 ax1800, there is a slight difference @ 2.4GHz band speed which gives speed up to 600Mbps compared to 300mbps on D-link and TP-link ax1500. There is a similarity in terms of firmware updates that both products support auto firmware update.


One different spec possessed by Netgear is the presence of a USB 3.0 port that does not exist on D-link and TP-link. With this USB port you can share external hard disk storage for easy access to files on the network.

Table 1 D-link ax1500 vs TP-link

ModelD-Link AX1500 (dir-x1560)TP-link AX10 ax1500
Wifi technologySimultaneous Dual band ax1500 OFDMA and MU-MIMO 4-streamsSimultaneous Dual band ax1500 OFDMA and MU-MIMO 4-streams
Wifi speeds1,200Mbps @5GHz + 300Mbps @2.4GHz1,200Mbps @5GHz + 300Mbps @2.4GHz
Antennas4x High-gain antennas, built-in power amplifiers and beamforming technology4× Fixed Omni-Directional Antennas
Ethernet Ports4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port1 × 1000/100/10 Mbps WAN Port 4 × 1000/100/10 Mbps LAN Ports
USB portN/AN/A
ProcessorUnknown1.5 GHz tri-core processor with 256 MB RAM; 16 MB Flash
Smart homeAmazon Alexa; Google assistant   Alexa
Other featuresAuto firmware update 

Table 2 D-link ax1500 vs Netgear

ModelD-Link AX1500 (dir-x1560)Netgear  rax20
Wifi technologySimultaneous Dual band ax1500 MU-MIMO 4-streamsSimultaneous dual band ax1800
Wifi speeds1,200Mbps @5GHz + 300Mbps @2.4GHz1,200Mbps @5GHz + 600Mbps @2.4GHz
Antennas4x High-gain antennas, built-in power amplifiers and beamforming technology2x external antennas
Ethernet Ports4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
USB portN/A1x USB 3.0
ProcessorUnknownQuad core processor
Smart homeAmazon Alexa; Google assistant   Amazon Alexa; Google assistant   
Other featuresAuto firmware updateAutomatic Firmware Updates

Among these three products, Netgear ax1800 rax20 has several advantages including greater aggregated bandwidth, equipped with USB 3.0 port for shared storage, and a quad core processor. However, Netgear is the most expensive price among these three products.

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With Netgear rax20 you can add Netgear eax20 ax1800 extender to add larger coverage and you can form a mesh wifi network. Eax20 is universal you can connect to any third party router to form a mesh system. See also D-link Covr 2200 mesh wifi system – one of Dlink series in mesh system.

See also new comer Kingsignal ac1200 mesh wifi system vs Deco with affordable price, or you may jump to high speed Amplifi Alien wifi 6 mesh system.

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