TP-link Archer AX6000 vs Netgear rax80 vs Asus rt-ax88u

TP-link introduces new generation of wifi 6 router – TP-link Archer AX6000 wifi 6 router with 8 data streams and another coming soon TP-link Archer ax11000. We’ll see later how tp-link archer ax6000 vs archer ax11000 is compared. This time we’ll focus discussing TP-link Archer ax6000 and comparison tp-link archer ax6000 vs netgear rax80 and tp-link archer ax6000 vs asus rt-ax88u.

TP-link Archer wi-fi 6 routers

Both TP-Link Archer ax6000 and Archer ax11000 were released to answer the challenges of large vendors such as Netgear Rax80 and Asus RT-Ax88u which have released their Wi-Fi 6 technology based products. Both Netgear and Asus have released the ax11000 version while TP-link hasn’t arrived yet in the market (sep 2019).

Archer ax6000 vs archer ax11000

The main differences from the two archer versions can be presented in the comparison table of archer ax6000 vs archer ax11000 as in table 1 below.

Wifi

The most fundamental difference of course is the wi-fi 6 technology that is applied to each model, the archer ax6000 on a dual band technology basis with a total speeds of up to 6,000mbps, while the archer ax11000 based on tri-band with a total speed of up to 11,000Mbps.

Professor

Perbedaan kedua adalah processor yang ditanam di masing2 model. perhatikan pada table baris processor dimana archer ax6000 berbekal processor quad core dan 2 co-processor sementara ax11000 berbekal processor quad core 64-bit dengan 3 co-processor.

The second difference is the processor that is embedded in each model. pay attention to the processor row table where the archer ax6000 is powered by a quad core processor and 2 co-processors while the archer ax11000 is powered by a 64-bit quad-core processor with 3 co-processors.

Table 1 TP-link archer ax6000 vs archer ax11000

Model TP-link archer ax6000 Tp-link archer ax11000
Wifi technology Simultaneous dual band wi-fi 6 ax6000 with 8 data streams  Simultaneous tri band wi-fi 6 ax11000 with 12 data streams  160MHz channel and 1024-qam
Wifi speeds up to 5952 Mbps: 4804 Mbps @5 GHz and 1148 Mbps @2.4 GHz Up to 4804 Mbps @5 GHz Gaming + 4804 Mbps @5 GHz + 1148 Mbps @2.4 GHz
Antennas 8 High-Performance External Antennas 8 High-Performance External Antennas
Ethernet Ports 8x 1G/100M/10M LAN Ports, 1x 2.5G/2G/1G/100M WAN Port 8x 1G/100M/10M LAN Ports, 1x 2.5G/2G/1G/100M WAN Port
USB port 1x USB-A 3.0 Port + 1x USB-C 3.0 Port 1x USB-A 3.0 Port + 1x USB-C 3.0 Port
Processors 1.8 GHz Quad-Core CPU and 2 co-processors eradicate latency and deliver stable performance with 1GB RAM and 128MB Flash Processor: 1.8 GHz 64bit Quad-Core and 3 co-processors;  CPU Memory: 1 GB RAM and 512 MB Flash

It is clear now that the main differences between the two archer ax6000 and ax11000 models, now we focus on the TP-link archer ax6000 and then proceed with the comparison of tp-link archer ax6000 vs asus rt-ax88u and tp-link archer ax6000 vs netgear rax80.

Archer AX6000

Archer ax6000 is the first release of wireless ax router introduced by TP-link, like Netgear with its first release Netgear rax80 Nighthawk ax8 wifi6 router.

Setup is easy and the GUI is fast and quite responsive, in addition the setting up is easy using Tether app via Bluetooth. The wifi speed is very fast, like other wifi6 routers technically Archer ax6000 delivers dual band wifi speeds up to 4,800Mbps @5Ghz plus up to 1,200Mbps @2.4Ghz. few users provide testimony that the wifi is very fast and have excellent range, and few of them find the wifi speeds are little better than Asus RT-AX88U.

However, some people find that this product is too early to release knowing that there are couples of thing for smooth setup such as difficulty of connecting 2.4Ghz clients when your router is ax activated @2.4Ghz band. When you have no ax clients you better turn off ax feature @2.4Ghz band to solve issues.

TP-link Archer AX6000 router
TP-link Archer AX6000 router

 Highlights

  • Blazing speed dual band wifi 6 Ax6000 wireless ax router
  • Supports 1024QAM for blazing speed up to 6000Mbps (4,800Mbps @5Ghz + 1,200Mbps @2.4Ghz)
  • Designed with MU-MIMO and OFDMA (orthogonal frequency-division multiple access) 4x data throughput compared with standard wireless ac router
  • 8x high performance external antennas
  • Built-in with TP-link Home Care powered by Trend Micro with live update
  • Powered by Quad core 1.8GHz processor and 2-co processors with 1GB RAM and 128MB flash for high performance
  • 8x Gigabit LAN ports, 1x 2.5Gbps WAN port and 2x USB 3.0 ports
  •  Advanced QoS powered by Trend Micro

Cons

  • Power cord is pretty short compared with Asus ax6000
  • QoS can be disable
  • Upnp cannot be disable if you thing about security issues  

TP-link Archer ax6000 is currently tagged with higher price than other ax routers such as Asus RT-AX88U or Nighthawk AX6000. However, you can wait in a short time the price is getting down drastically soon when competing products are getting better customer ratings.

Click here to learn more details Archer AX6000 by TP-link

Tp-link archer ax6000 vs netgear rax80 vs asus rt-ax88u

When you are not ready with ax-based clients, you may consider wireless AC routers such as Netgear Nighthawk xr500 gaming router, or you may also consider the gaming router offered by TP-link – Archer c5400x gaming router. See also Nighthawk xr700 wireless ad gaming router.

So far there are few wireless ax adapters for desktop with PCIe slot available, however there is not yet USB wireless ax adapter is available.

Now back to comparison of archer ax6000 and nighthawk ax6000 / netgear rax80 and asus rt-ax88u.

Netgear RAX80 / Nighthawk AX8 wifi6 router
Netgear RAX80 / Nighthawk AX8 wifi6 router

Now back to wifi6 routers, archer and nighthawk ax6000 differences.

Physical model

Physically you can find that Netgear rax80 / Nighthawk ax8 wifi6 ax6000 is designed with two nice looking foldable wings where all the four internal antennas are hidden integrated at the wings. While Archer AX6000 comes with eight foldable external antennas, and asus rt-ax88u is equipped with four external antennas as general.

asus rt-ax88u ax6000 roouter
Asus rt-ax88u wifi6 router

Port Interfaces

There is another difference in the number of Ethernet port interfaces between Archer ax6000 and Nighthawk ax6000, see the table below that Archer offers more Ethernet ports than netgear rax80. And even the Archer’s WAN port supports 2.5Gbps high speed port for future Gigabit internet speed. Asus has the same number of Ethernet ports as archer but asus doesn’t support 2.5Gbps WAN port.

The number of USB ports is the same between the two products, however the type is little bit different.

Table 2 tp-link archer ax6000 vs netgear rax80

Model TP-link Archer ax6000 Netgear rax80 / nighthawk ax8
Antennas 8 High-Performance External Antennas with BSS color technology 4x high performance hidden pre-optimized antennas
Ethernet Ports 1x 2.5Gbps WAN port 8x Gigabit LAN ports Six (6) 10/100/1000Mbps—(1 WAN & 5 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
USB port 2x USB 3.0 in Type A and Type C 2x USB 3.0
Processor 1.8 GHz Quad-Core CPU and 2 co-processors with 1GB RAM and 128MB Flash 1.8 GHz Quad-Core CPU and 2 co-processors, memory capacity is not specified
Security protection TP-link Home Care powered by Trend Micro Unspecified
Price $270.00 $299.99

Table 3 tp-link archer ax6000 vs asus rt-ax88u

Model TP-link Archer ax6000  Asus rt-ax88u ax6000
Antennas 8 High-Performance External Antennas with BSS color technology 4x high performance antennas
Ethernet Ports 1x 2.5Gbps WAN port 8x Gigabit LAN ports 1x Gigabit WAN port + 8x Gigabit LAN ports
USB port 2x USB 3.0 in Type A and Type C 2x USB 3.1 gen 1
Processor 1.8 GHz Quad-Core CPU and 2 co-processors with 1GB RAM and 128MB Flash 1.8 GHz Quad-Core CPU with 1GB RAM and 256MB Flash
Security protection TP-link Home Care powered by Trend Micro AiProtection powered by Trend micro – a lifetime free commercial grade network security  with advanced parental control and internet security
Price $270.00 $335.00

Netgear rax80 supports aggregated two LAN ports for high speed backhaul link when high speed backhaul link is required. TP-link doesn’t support aggregated link. Click the following product’s links to learn more spec details, current price and rating in Amazon.

Click here to Shop Nighthawk ax8 / Netgear xr80 wifi6 router

Click here to shop Asus rt-ax88U wifi 6 router

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