TP-Link Archer AX73 WiFi Router Review

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WiFi Bands:

TPLink Archer AX73 has 2 separate frequency bands . The 2.4Ghz frequency band with a speed of 575Mbps , The 5Ghz frequency band with a speed of 4804Mbps .

It allows you to manage various 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.

WiFi Range :

One of the main factors in choosing a suitable router is its coverage range. Users try to choose a router that has more coverage. But technically, the coverage of a router depends on several factors, each of which increases the strength or quality of the signal. Factors affecting the WiFi coverage of TPLink Archer AX73 include the following:

  • Number and type of antennas:
    • This router has 6 High-Power external omni-directional antennas to cover more areas.
  • Use a signal booster
    • An signal-boosting array that increases the router’s antennas power.
  • Number of MU-MIMO streams
    • The 4*4 MU-MIMO that can send and receive 4 streams at the same time. Technically, the higher the number of streams, the router can serve more clients at the same time and also provide more bandwidth to them. (Currently, the number of streams in different routers is 2- 4-8 or 12)
  • The Beam-forming technology
    • This technology dramatically increases the coverage power and signal quality by focusing the signal on the users.

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.

VPN Server Service:

One of the interesting features of this router is the existence of a VPN Server service. It’s good to mention that usually WiFi routers only have vpn service capability and can connect to a VPN Server as a VPN Client, but this router itself can work as a VPN Server.

As you know, In many cases we need to make servers or programs (e.g. Home or Office file server , VOIP or CCTV systems) within the network accessible from the Internet. (also known as Server Publishing). Which can be done in several ways.

The cybersecurity engineers recommend to use a VPN server on the internal network to handle this issue. But since setting up this server may be a bit complicated , it is usually not used.

 TPLink Archer AX73 has VPN Server capability. You can set up this server easily and with the least complexity possible. In this method it no longer requires to publish internal servers and programs directly on the Internet. Authorized Internet users who want to access the internal servers , can first connect to the router as VPN Client and then use them safely as an internal user.

Security and Parental Control:

The “HomeShield” is a kit of security features include Antivirus,Parental control and QoS. This system protects your network and even IoT devices from all security risks and neutralizes them before they reach your network.

Read More: Who is On My WiFi Network?

At the other hand , one of the most useful features of a home WiFi router is parental control. This feature helps you control your children’s internet usage. The HomeShield provides you with appropriate management and control features, including:

  • Determining sites and content that are not allowed for children.
  • Allowed internet usage time for family members.
  • Determining the sleep time and off time (Internet is not available at this times).
  • Weekly/Monthly internet usage reports.

OneMesh Technology:

There are several ways to expand your home or office WiFi network. 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 , or using a WiFi range extender. These solutions are applicable, but they reduce the quality of your communication to a great extent.

Mesh technology has been implemented to solve this problem, but not all routers support it. This technology is able to connect multiple routers Wirelessly and increase the coverage area of your WiFi network without losing network quality.

TPLink 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, including the bandwidth test, the capacity of the number of active clients, penetration test and etc. Finally, a price comparison was made with other WiFi 6 router. We give this router a score of 9 out of 10. This router is really worth buying.

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TP-Link Archer AX73 (AX5400) WiFi Router Specifications

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard802.11ax (a/b/g/n/ac)
BandsDual Band
Overall Speed5400Mbps
RangeLarge House
Concurrent Clients40 Clients
Antenna6 External
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 )9
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10)8.5
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10)9
Guest NetworkYes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports1 (1Gbps)
LAN Ports4 (1Gbps)
USB Ports1× USB 3.0
Special Capabilities
Beamforming TechnologyYes
MU-MIMO TechnologyYes
Mesh SupportYes
Repeater ModeNo
Vendor-Specific TechnologyTp-Link OneMesh and HomeShield technologies
Hardware Specifications
Processor1.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU
Memory512MB RAM
Dimension10.7 × 5.8 × 1.9 in (272.5 × 147.2 × 49.2 mm)
Weight1.61lb
Category Products Reviews TPLink WiFi Routers
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