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TP-Link Archer AX73 - AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

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Use of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and other features including OFDMA, 1024-QAM, MU-MIMO or HE160 require clients to also support the corresponding features.160 MHz bandwidth may be unavailable on the 5 GHz band in some regions/countries due to regulatory restrictions. Archer AX73 can connect 128 devices on the 5 GHz band, and 96 devices on the 2.4 GHz band. Performance may vary depending on the applications and environmental factors.

Archer AX73 - AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router TP-Link Archer AX73 - AX5400 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

This router may not support all the mandatory features as ratified in Draft 3.0 of IEEE 802.11ax specification.There are reports of similar issues on TP-Link's help forums for several of its Wi-Fi 6 models, though not that many. There's a good chance you'll never have a single problem, but if you buy this router and it isn't performing as you need it to, don't hesitate to return it. The Archer AX73’s write speed of 55MBps was faster than those of the TP-Link AX50 (42MBps) and the Asus RT-AX86U (52MBps), but it couldn’t keep pace with the Linksys MR-7350 (74MBps). The AX73’s score of 57MBps on the read test was faster than the TP-Link AX50 (44MBps) but not quite as fast as the Asus RT-AX86U (66MBps). The Linksys MR-7350 beat them all with a score of 80MBps.

TP-Link Archer AX73 AX5400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router TP-Link Archer AX73 AX5400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

At the end of the day, this is a solid router with some compromises to hit one of the most compelling price points for a router with this speed. Staying in control is easy with built-in parental controls and Alexa integration. You can even mount and adjust it as needed. Still, the disconnection risk makes it a bad choice for someone that fully relies on their connection and can't have any downtime. If you want to mount this router on a wall, there are mounting holes, and the antennas can be adjusted for optimal performance. If you are mounting this router, remember that it is passively cooled, and you should leave enough breathing room above it for the heat to dissipate. HomeShield includes the Free Basic Plan. Fees apply for the Pro Plan. Visit tp-link.com/ homeshield for more information .The Tether app opens to a My Devices screen, which displays all installed TP-Link devices. Tap the AX73 router panel to open a Home screen with a network map, a list of connected devices on the wireless and guest networks, and buttons for Home, Clients, HomeShield, and Tools.

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