D-link X6060 AX6000 Wifi6 Router vs Archer vs Linksys

After releasing the previous d-link dir-x5460 ax5400 wifi-6 router series, d-link adds another wifi-6 router series that works on almost the same network segment, the d-link dir-6060 ax6000 wifi-6 router. How will this product compete with similar products offered by tp-link archer ax90 and Linksys mr9600?

D-Link Dir-x6060

D-link has previously released the D-link dir-x5460; a dual band wifi-6 router that works on the ax5400 network segment with a sturdy body and it comes with 6x external antennas. This product has a fairly good market acceptance in the midst of competition for middle-class wifi-6 router products including the tp-link archer ax6000 and also the Linksys ax6000 router mr9600.

D-link ax6000 vs ax54000

Now d-link has released another similar product, d-link dir-x6060, which is an additional series from the previous dir-x5460 series and of course there are few differences between these two series. What are the differences between these two D-link series, please refer to the spec comparison table between the two products below.

D-link dir-x6060 ax6000 router
D-link dir-x6060 ax6000 router

Wifi signal

D-link increases the bandwidth of this new series compared to the previous d-link dir-x5460 ax5400 series with wider bandwidth to ax6000 with 8-streams 4×4 MU-MIMO and of course more devices can be connected. With 8-streams design of course the antenna design is also different to becomes 8 external antennas (4x Tx and 4x rx).

High speed WAN port

Compared to its predecessor d-link ax5400, the d-link ax6000 is equipped with a 2.5Gbps wan port compared to a standard 1Gigabit wan port like wifi-6 routers in general. Today.

D-link x6060 Port interfaces
D-link x6060 Port interfaces

Today, there are many devices need to connect to the internet, including smart homes and IoT devices, so the demand for very wide bandwidth internet plan is high, especially in the midst of a pandemic where many employees work from home using webcams as well as students who are still learning online from homes. With ready to higher speed internet plan, d-link ax6000 with 2.5Gbps WAN port will compete better with similar products that are equipped with 2.5Gbps WAN port such as the new tp-link product Archer ax90.

Today you don’t have to worry about the availability of 2.5Gbps WAN port considering that there are few products are ready with this high speed internet plan such as Arris Surfboard s33 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem or Netgear CM2000.

Look at the comparison table for the two d-link series below for more details.

Table 1 D-link dir-x6060 vs dir-x5460

D-Link SeriesD-link dir-x6060D-link dir-x5460
WifiSimultaneous dual band ax6000 wifi-6 router with 8-streams and supports 1024QAM and 160MHz channel bandwidthSimultaneous dual band ax5400 wifi-6 router with 6-streams
Wifi signal1,200Mbps @2.4GHz; 4,800Mbps @5GHz600Mbps @2.4GH; 4,800Mbps @5GHz
Antennas8x Detachable External Antennas (4×4 + 4×4)4x External Non-detachable antennas; 2x  External Detachable
Ethernet PortsWAN: 1x 2.5Gbps Ethernet Port; LAN: 4x Gigabit Ethernet portsWAN: 1x Gigabit Ethernet port; LAN: 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports
USB1x USB 3.0 with USB sharing FTP/ Samba1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0
Processor1.8GHz quad core processor with 512 MB x 2 (1 GB) SDRAM and 128MB Flash1.5GHz tri-core Broadcom BCM6750 with 512MB RAM and 128MB Flash
SecurityWPA2 / WPA3Supports WPA3 with 128-bit encryption
Smart homeSupports Alexa and Google assistantSupports Alexa and Google assistant

In some online stores, the D-link ax6000 is still not widely available and the price is still around $350. Usually a product will drop in price when the product’s performance gets a less good rating in the market.

D-link Dir-x6060 vs Archer ax90 vs Linksys mr9600

At first glance, the appearance of this D-Link x6060 looks like the first era of D-Link AC3200, a simultaneous tri-band AC3200 with WiFi-5 technology, which was successful in the market at that time with reliable performance and now the product has been discontinued. Can this product compete with the new TP-link archer ax90 or the flagship Linksys ax6000 routers?

Archer ax90 ax6600
Archer ax90 ax6600

The following tables show you spec comparison tables for the three products. Table 2 represents spec comparison table between D-link dir-x6060 vs TP-link Archer ax90, while table 3 does between D-link x6060 vs Linksys mr9600.

Wifi Bandwidth

These three products provide signals in two separate radio bands with a total bandwidth of up to 6,000Mbps except the Archer ax90 which adds an additional radio band @5GHz with a total bandwidth of up to 6,600Mbps.

All three routers support 4×4 MU-MIMO, if there are few devices at home that supports 2×2 MU-MIMO, the router will send two data streams to two devices simultaneously, thereby reducing network latency. Check out Archer tx3000 and Asus ax3000 adapters that support 2×2 MU-MIMO.

2.5Gbps WAN port

Why is your router’s wan port equipped with high speed 2.5Gbps Ethernet port if the existing cable modem is only up to 1gbps and the internet plan is only 300Mbps? If your internet needs later increase up to 2gbps, then the d-link x6060 or archer ax90 is ready so you need to replace your cable modem with the one that comes with 2.5gbps Ethernet port such as the Surfboard s33 or Nighthawk cm2000. And ask your ISP to increase the bandwidth up to 2gbps.

The d-link x6060 and archer ax90 both offer the same 2.5Gbps Ethernet wan port, except they differ between dual and three band radios. Pay attention to the following table 2 below for a more detailed comparison of d-link ax6000 vs archer ax6600.

Table 2 D-link x6060 vs Archer ax90

D-Link SeriesD-link dir-x6060Archer ax90
WifiSimultaneous dual band ax6000 wifi-6 router with 8-streams and supports 1024QAM and 160MHz channel bandwidthSimultaneous tri-band ax6600 with 4×4 MU-MIMO and OFDMA with 8-streams
Wifi signal1,200Mbps @2.4GHz; 4,800Mbps @5GHz5 GHz: 4804 Mbps (802.11ax, HE160); 5 GHz: 1201 Mbps (802.11ax); 2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps (802.11ax)
Antennas8x Detachable External Antennas (4×4 + 4×4)8x High power Fixed High-Performance Antennas  with beamforming
Ethernet PortsWAN: 1x 2.5Gbps Ethernet Port; LAN: 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports1x 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN Port; 1x 1 Gbps WAN/LAN Port; 3x 1 Gbps LAN Ports
USB1x USB 3.0 with USB sharing FTP/ Samba1x USB 3.0 Port; 1x USB 2.0 Port
Processor1.8GHz quad core processor with 512 MB x 2 (1 GB) SDRAM and 128MB Flash1.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU
SecurityWPA2WPA WPA2 WPA3 WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x); HomeShield Security Protection
Smart homeSupports Alexa and Google assistantAmazon Alexa
Price$349.99$289.99

USB port

The USB port on the router is very useful when you need USB hard disk storage that can be accessed via network so that you can save data / images on laptops / Smart phones to the hard disk that is connected to the router.

Linksys mr9600 ax6000
Linksys mr9600 ax6000

Connect the USB hard disk to the router and through your laptop you can detect it by network browsing and according to the access security you configure, you can read or write data on the storage.

See more spec differences between D-link ax6000 and Linksys mr9600 ax6000 routers on the following table 3 below.

Table 3 D-Link x6060 vs Linksys

D-Link SeriesD-link dir-x6060Linksys MR9600
WifiSimultaneous dual band ax6000 wifi-6 router with 8-streams and supports 1024QAM and 160MHz channel bandwidthSimultaneous dual band AX6000 with 4×4 MU-MIMO
Wifi signal1,200Mbps @2.4GHz; 4,800Mbps @5GHz1147Mbps @2.4GHz; 4804Mbps @5GHz
Antennas8x Detachable External Antennas (4×4 + 4×4)4x adjustable external antennas
Ethernet PortsWAN: 1x 2.5Gbps Ethernet Port; LAN: 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports4x Gigabit LAN ports; 1x Gigabit WAN port
USB1x USB 3.0 with USB sharing FTP/ Samba2x USB 3.0
Processor1.8GHz quad core processor with 512 MB x 2 (1 GB) SDRAM and 128MB Flash1.8GHz quad core processor
SecurityWPA2WPA3 personal support
Smart homeSupports Alexa and Google assistantSupports Amazon Alexa  
Price$349.99$278.99

The prices listed might not be the same with the current price on some online stores. Click the link below to see the product on Amazon (#ads). D-link x6060 is still not available in some online stores.

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