20 Mar Doctor Jon Cartu Says – TP-Link Archer AX11000 Gaming Router Launches
TP-Link have launched their fastest router yet, the Archer AX11000. Claiming 11Gbps total bandwidth, and with support for 2.5Gbps internet, the AX11000 aims to provide the best possible gaming Wi-Fi.
The TP-Link Archer AX11000 is listed 11Gbps, but has an external internet connection of “just” 2.5Gbps. Combining it all will get you to that number though. The Archer AX11000 offers a total of three wireless networks, and TP-Link get their performance claim by adding them all up. There are two 5GHz band networks at 4804Mbps max, and one 2.4GHz band at 1148Mbps.
|Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)||Yes, 5GHz and 2.4GHz|
|Wireless-AC (802.11ac)||Yes, 5GHz|
|Wireless-N (802.11n)||Yes, 5GHz and 2.4GHz|
|Legacy 802.11g||Yes, 2.4GHz|
|Legacy 802.11b||Yes, 2.4GHz|
|Legacy 802.11a||Yes, 5GHz|
|Wi-Fi Security||WEP, WPA, WPA2 (WPS Supported)|
|Guest Network||1x 2.4GHz, 1x 5GHz|
|LAN Ethernet||8x 1Gbps|
|Internet Connection||2.5Gbps Ethernet to modem/WAN|
There is the support of legacy Wi-Fi protocols back to 802.11a, first standardized in 1999. 802.11a struggled with popularity and was mostly used in business environments, but it’s nice to have for completeness.
|Processor||1.8GHz 64-bit Quad-Core|
|USB||USB 3.0, 1x Type-A, 1x Type-C|
The USB ports can be used to share flash drives or external hard drives on the local network, or even over the internet. If you’re sharing over the internet, make sure to enable secure sharing and change the default passwords. Many routers with this feature aren’t secure by default. BTW this router is big at 28.8cm x 28.8cm is about the same footprint area as a full ATX size motherboard. You can find the full specs, features and manual for the Archer AX11000 on TP-Link’s website.
The TP-Link Archer AX11000 is available priced at £355.49, roughly 399USD/EUR.