TP-Link Archer AX20 (AX1800) WiFi Router Review

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WiFi Standard:

TP-Link Archer Ax20 WiFi router is compatible with WiFi 6 (802.11ax). As you know, this standard has just been introduced and many companies have not yet been able to make routers compatible with this technology. This standard has many advantages, and this has made the manufacturers of WiFi equipment quickly seek to establish compatibility with this technology.

One of the most obvious advantages of WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard are :

  • Increase in data transfer speed and coverage.
  • Simultaneous access of multiple clients to the communication channel.
  • Increase in the number of active users.

One thing that should be noted is that routers compatible with this technology are usually expensive. But this router is an exception. This router is a WiFi6 standard BUT with a Reasonable price.  This router is an Economic WiFi 6 router.

Concurrent Users :

Do not worry about the large number of concurrent users and devices. TPLink Archer AX20 WiFi Router supports  MU-MIMO technology that in addition to enhancing the quality of service These technologies Allow the router to be able to serve a large number of users and devices simultaneously (More Than 50 Users), without reducing their quality or speed.

Frequency Bands:

Since this router has 2 separate frequency bands ( the 2.4Ghz frequency band with a speed of 600Mbps and the 5Ghz frequency band with a speed of 1200Mbps) it allows you to manage communications in the WiFi network.

To have a better service, you can connect clients that need higher bandwidth to the 5Ghz frequency band. (such as smart TVs and game consoles) and connect the rest of the users to the 2.4Ghz frequency band.

Coverage:

There are few routers in this price range that can cover a large 3-bedrooms house, certainly TPLink Archer AX20  is one of the most powerful routers on the market. The high signal range of this router is thanks to the existence of 4 separate antennas as well as support for valuable Beamforming technology.

Security:

TPLink AX1800 (AX20) supports the most important and basic security services. Combining these security systems together allows you to configure your router in the most secure way possible.These security services are :

  • The SPI Firewall, which is able to neutralize most of the security risks that originate from the Internet.
  • The MAC Binding feature, lets you to create a list of authorized devices to use the WiFi network and stop worrying about hackers penetrating your router and network.
  • The ALG (Application Layer Gateway) system, which allows you to place application servers within your network on the Internet (such as a VOIP server or CCTV System) and use them from anywhere in the world without any security concerns.

Ports:

All network ports on this router (including WAN, LAN) have speeds of 1Gbps, enabling the router to connect to the ISP at such an amazing speed and bring this great bandwidth into your home network.

OneMesh Technology:

One of the constant concerns in WiFi networks is network expansion problems. In every WiFi network, there comes a time when you need to increase the coverage of the network. In these cases, the first solution that comes to your mind is to add a new router to the network and connect it to the first router with a network cable.

The next solution is usually using a WiFi range extender. These solutions are applicable, but they reduce the quality of your communication to a great extent. ( By using TPLink Extender)

Mesh technology has been implemented to solve this problem. But not all routers support it and you cannot use it in every network. This technology is able to connect multiple routers without using a network cable and increase the coverage area of your WiFi network without losing network quality.

TP-Link company has a proprietary mesh technology called OneMesh, this technology is present on some router models of this company. (Same as this model). You can expand your WiFi network without any worries, just by buying a new router of the same model (or models compatible with this technology) and placing it in the network.

Read More : How To Extend WiFi Range

Conclusion:

Our experts have performed different tests on this Tplink wifi router model. Including the bandwidth test, the capacity of the number of active users, overall security, etc.

Also, a technical and price comparison was made between this router and other routers of the same category in the market, and as a result, that’s why we give this router a score of 8.5 out of 10. This router is really worth buying.

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TP-Link Archer AX20 (AX1800) Documents

TP-Link AX20 (AX1800) WiFi Router Specifications

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard 802.11ax (a/b/g/n/ac)
Bands Dual Band
Overall Speed 1800Mbps
Range Large House
Concurrent Clients 50 Clients
Antenna 4× Fixed High-Performance
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 ) 8.5
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 8
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 8
Guest Network Yes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports 1
LAN Ports 4
USB Ports 1× USB 2.0
Special Capabilities
Beamforming Technology Yes
MU-MIMO Technology Yes
Mesh Support Yes
Repeater Mode Yes
Vendor-Specific Technology Tp-Link OneMesh technology
Hardware Specifications
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad-Core
Memory 256MB + 1GB Flash
Dimension 10.2 × 5.3 ×1.5 in (260.2 × 135.0 × 38.6 mm)
Weight 1.45lb
Category Products Reviews TPLink WiFi Routers
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