TP-link Archer AX50 AX3000 Wifi 6 Router
TP-link offers new economical line of wifi 6 router, archer ax50 is one of ax3000 wifi 6 router. How good it is compared with Netgear rax40, aka Netgear ax4?
Affordable wifi 6 routers
After penetrating the router market with wireless ac-based router products at more affordable prices compared to similar products in its class, TP-Link is now starting to produce several middle-class wifi 6 routers at more affordable prices compared to similar products from Netgear, Linksys or Asus. After Archer ax6000 wifi 6 router, TP-link introduces Archer ax50 one of affordable wifi 6 routers with ax3000 technology. How good is it compared with Netgear rax40 or Netgear ax4?
Archer AX50 vs Netgear RAX40
WiFi 6 technology has arrived and the first generation wifi 6 routers based on ax6000 are still expensive over $260 like the TP-link Archer AX6000, Netgear Rax80 and Asus RT-AX88U. And if your house is a medium size, and you want to feel the taste of wifi 6 technology, it is better if you try to buy a wifi 6 router with ax3000 network segment which gives half the bandwidth compared to ax6000 router and the price around $150 to $200. TP-link archer ax50 is tagged with the price around $150, while Netgear rax40 is tagged around $200.
With a price difference around $ 50 (25%) cheaper than its competitor Netgear rax40 product, of course the Archer Ax50 is worth considering. What are the technical differences between tp-link archer ax50 and netgear rax40?
Check out the spec comparison table between the two products below.
When compared to wifi 6 routers products with ax6000 network segments such as the TP-link archer ax6000, this archer ax50 provides half the total bandwidth compared to ax6000 with a maximum speed of up to 2400Mbps when connected to the same ax-based clients. For the size of a medium house is very sufficient.
Both archer ax50 and netgear rax40 products use the same wifi 6 ax3000 wifi technology, although there is antenna design difference which archer ax50 with 4 external antennas can provide a slightly wider range compared with rax40.
There is no significant difference between the two products, from the wifi technology used, the interface port and other features are practically the same. Both products are also equipped with the same dual core processor, and tp-link appears with Intel inside. With a price difference of around $ 50, TP-link archer ax50 is certainly worth choosing compared to Netgear Rax40.
Table 1 Archer AX50 vs Netgear AX4
|Model||TP-link Archer AX50||Netgear RAX40|
|Wifi technology||AX3000 wifi 6 dual band||AX3000 wifi 6 dual band|
|Wifi speeds||2402Mbps @5Ghz 574Mbp @2.4Ghz||2400Mbps @5Ghz 600Mbp @2.4Ghz|
|Antennas||4x external antennas||2x external antennas|
|Coverage||2,000 sq ft||1,500 q ft|
|Port interfaces||1 × Gigabit WAN Port, 4 × Gigabit LAN Ports 1 × Type A USB 3.0 Port||1 × Gigabit WAN Port, 4 × Gigabit LAN Ports 1 × USB 3.0 Port|
|Processor||Intel’s dual-core CPU||Dual core processor|
|Alexa support||Yes||Alexa and Google assistant|
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