GAMING ROUTERS, REVIEWS

TP-Link AX6000 & TP-Link Archer C5400X – REVIEW

TP-Link AX6000

The price tag may look discouraging for a router, the fact is, the TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 is at an affordable price. The Wi-Fi 6 router support speeds of up to 4,804Mbps on the 5GHz channel and up to 1,148Mbps on the 2.4GHz channel. All this is consequent to the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol, also known as 802.11AX.

Apart for lightning-fast speeds, the TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 possesses a lot potential. Potential likes: Multi-User – Mutliple Input Multiple Output(MU-MIMO) technology and USB 3.0 ports including an USB – C, an uncommon commodity. A juiced up 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, Homecare Support combined with 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a 2.5G WAN port. Supporting the quad-core CPU, are 2 co-processors. The TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 reduces latency and performs consistently to provide network interface. Included are Band Steering technology optimizes the bandwidth in a multiple-user setting.

Last but not least -in any sense of the word- the AX6000 models 8 external antennas, along with range boost feature and Beamforming technology, hence, providing corner to corner coverage. make latency a thing of the pass.

PROSCONS
1. Wi-Fi 6 support
2. 8 antennas
3. Terrific hardware inside
4. Excellent overall performance
5. MU-MIMO technology
6. Lightning-fast speeds on Wi-Fi (up to 6 GBPS)
7. 2.5 Gbps WAN and USB-C
8. 8 Gigabit Ethernet
9. Parental controls and free AV solution
10. Easy to set up/configure
11. Compatible with both Alexa and IFTTT
None Really

Evaluation: Quite impressive for the price actually.

TP-Link Archer C5400X

The Archer C5400X is another tri-band gaming-centric router. The Archer C5400X comes with the following featuring a strong 1.8 GHz quad-core CPU and MU-MIMO technology, along with 8 powered antennas and a sleek design. The Archer C5400X is a high-end gaming router which is a bit big and expensive nonetheless it combines amazing range with top-notch speed and built-in security options.

In regards to the hardware, the Archer C5400X is powered by a powerful quad-core Broadcom BCM4366 Wi-Fi processor and three additional co-processors, 1 GB of RAM and 512 MB of flash memory for settings and software. However, 1Gbps on the 2.4GHz band, plus 2.167Gbps over each of the 2 5GHz channels, provide impressive speed.

PROS CONS
1. Amazing performance in 5 GHz band
2. High-end hardware specs
3. 8 antennas
4. MU-MIMO technology and Rangeboost.
5. Security software
6. Parental controls with Malicious Content Filter
7. Features built-in VPN server
8. Bluetooth Technology
9. 2x USB 3.0 ports
10. Compatible with Alexa and IFTTT
11. 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports
12. Easy to set-up
1. Pricey
2. Flashy

Evaluation: This router seem to target extreme gaming, therefore, it can facilitates any other device with WI-FI 6 capability.

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