Archer Air R5

AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Air Mesh Router(3-pack)

  • One-Time Configuration for Whole Home Mesh WiFi: Just configure once as other Air units auto-sync themselves. Setup gets incredibly easy and seamless.
  • Faster Dual-Band AX3000 WiFi: Up to 3.0 Gbps (2402 Mbps + 574 Mbps) WiFi for faster browsing, streaming, and downloading, all at the same time.
  • Ultra-Thin and Minimalist Design: Has a compact size of 210×148×8 mm even thinner than a wall outlet. Better integrated with modern home interiors.*
  • Multiple Wall-Mounting Options: Designed to easily mount onto walls, coming with its own installation accessories. No need to purchase additional expensive mounts any more.**
  • Smart Antennas: Use intelligent algorithms and different antenna arrays to ensure all-round stable signals even in duplex houses.
  • Smart Roaming: Easily create an EasyMesh network for whole home WiFi coverage.§
  • Easy Setup and Use: Set up and manage your Wi-Fi through the TP-Link Tether app from your phone.

Ultra-Thin Design,
Extraordinary Performance

AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Air Router

1 Archer Air R5 and 2 Archer Air E5

Archer Air R5 (3-pack)

Dual Band AX3000



Gigabit Ports

VPN Server

Flexible Installation

Smart Antennas for All-Round Coverage

Ultra-Thin Design

8 mm

Easier-than-Ever Setup

Ultra-Thin and Minimalist Design

Archer Air unit has a compact size of 210×148×8 mm and are even thinner than a wall outlet.*

The pure white shell, minimalist lines and rounded corners form an elegant appearance and make Archer Air unit better integrated with modern home interiors.

The LED and WPS 2-in-1 button on the front and the Type-C power port on the bottom further simplify Archer Air unit’s look.

Flexible Installation, Ultra Convenience

Archer Air unit is designed to easily mount onto walls and offers multiple installation methods.** With two 3M adhesives on its back and a plastic bracket accessory, you can paste or mount it on a wall. Its freer placement also saves electrical socket space.

  • Mount on a Wall with the Plastic Bracket

  • Stick to a Wall with the 3M Adhesives

Live in the Fast Lane with WiFi 6

Armed with AX3000 WiFi 6, Air unit is built to deliver a huge boost in speed, capacity, and coverage.


    Faster Speeds up to 3000 Mbps


    Connects more devices-OFDMA


    Boosted Coverage


    160 MHz Bandwidth

One-Time Configuration for Whole Home Mesh WiFi

Plug in the Archer Air R5 (3-pack), configure the Air Router once and complete setup, as the two Air Range Extenders auto-sync the configuration information. Setup gets incredibly easy and seamless since there's no need to manually set up each individual node.

To immerse your whole home with superior WiFi, Archer Air units work together as a powerful mesh network to boost broader coverage for connections in every corner.

Covers up to 6,500 sq.ft

Smart Antennas for
All-Round Coverage

Archer Air unit’s built-in smart antennas use intelligent algorithms to auto-detect your devices’ locations and switch to the optimal antenna arrays, ensuring all-round stable signals even in duplex houses.

Boosted WiFi Signals
Throughout Your Home

Armed with 4× powerful FEM and smart antennas, Archer Air unit boosts WiFi signals throughout your home. Beamforming technology detects devices and concentrates signals towards them, especially in hard-to-reach areas.

  • 4× powerful FEM

  • Beamforming

Flexibly Create Whole Home Mesh WiFi

Archer Air R5 is EasyMesh-compatible. If you have any dead zones at home, simply add another EasyMesh router/range extender to further form your whole home multi-gigabit mesh WiFi. No more searching for a stable connection. For a better network experience, we recommend combining with Archer Air E5.


    WiFi Dead Zone Killer

    Eliminate weak signal areas with WiFi coverage for the whole house


    Smart Roaming

    Uninterrupted streaming when moving around your home


    One WiFi Name

    No more switching WiFi network names

TP-Link HomeShield:
Advanced Security for Your Everyday Devices

With TP-Link HomeShield, enjoy advanced secuirty features delivering a safe environment that protects your family and network's data and privacy.

  • Home Network Scanner

    Real-time network scanner to detect potential threats and security issues.

  • Parental Controls

    Manage time online and block inappropritate content keeping your family safe online.

  • Quality of Service

    Assign your favorite devices to have the fastest connections for top performance.

VPN Server: More Granular VPN Function Usage

Allow devices in your home network to access remote VPN servers without needing to install VPN software on every device. Archer Air R5 can run both the VPN and ordinary internet connections at the same time, delivering security and flexibility.**

Ordinary Internet

Encryption VPN Connection

Simple. Easy. Yet Powerful.

Install the Tether app and simply follow the on-screen directions. In just three easy steps your entire home can be blanketed in strong and reliable WiFi.

Connect R5 to your modem and power on R5.

Download and launch the Tether app. Just follow the in-app directions to set up R5.

For the other two E5 extenders, simply power on it to automatically join the network.

Archer Air R5

Archer Air E5

Ensures horizontal installation

Plastic Bracket
Hang the router on a Wall

3M Adhesives
Stick the router to a wall

Type-C Power Port

Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports

Dimensions: 210 × 148 × 10.8 mm

Ensures horizontal installation

Plastic Bracket
Hang the router on a Wall

3M Adhesives
Stick the router to a wall

Type-C Power Port

Dimensions: 210 × 148 × 8 mm

Standards Wi-Fi 6
IEEE 802.11ax/ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11ax/n/b/g 2.4 GHz
WiFi Speeds AX3000
5 GHz: 2402 Mbps (802.11ax, HE160)
2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps (802.11ax)
WiFi Range 3 Bedroom Houses
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range

High-Power FEM
Improves transmission power to strengthen signal coverage
WiFi Capacity High
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance

Simultaneously communicates with multiple Wi-Fi 6 clients

Airtime Fairness
Improves network efficiency by limiting excessive occupation

4 Streams
Connect your devices to more bandwidth
Working Modes Router Mode
AP Mode
Network Security HomeShield Security
Real-Time IoT Protection
Malicious Site Blocker
Intrusion Prevention System
DDoS Attack Prevention
Home Network Scanner
Guest Network 1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
VPN Server PPTP ServerN
OpenVPN ServerN
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Ethernet Ports 1× Gigabit WAN Port
1× Gigabit LAN Port
Buttons WPS Button
Reset Button
Protocols IPv4
Service Kits HomeShield
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EasyMesh Mesh networking creates smooth, fast, stable roaming. Archer Air R5 can build an EasyMesh network with devices that use EasyMesh technology. Eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones, expand your network, and fill your entire home with high-speed Wi-Fi.
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Parental Controls HomeShield Parental Controls
Custom Profiles
Professional Content Filter Library
Family Time
Off Time
Time Rewards
Family Online Time Ranking
Pause the Internet
Weekly and Monthly Reports
WAN Types Dynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE + Dynamic IP
PPPoE + Static IP
L2TP + Dynamic IP
L2TP + Static IP
PPTP + Dynamic IP
PPTP + Static IP
Quality of Service QoS by Device
Cloud Service FOTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
NAT Forwarding Port Fowarding
Port Triggering
IPTV Profile
Allowed range of VLAN ID
Address Reservation
DHCP Client List
Management Tether App
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System Requirements Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox 12.0+, Chrome 20.0+, Safari 4.0+, or other JavaScript-enabled browser

Cable or DSL Modem (if needed)

Subscription with an internet service provider (for internet access)
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40~60℃
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90%
WiFi Transmission Power CE:
<30dBm(2.4GHz & 5.15GHz~5.825GHz)
WiFi Reception Sensitivity 5GHz-band1:
11a 6Mbps:-97dBm
11a 54Mbps:-78dBm
11ac HT20 MCS8:-74dBm
11ac HT40 MCS9:-69dBm
11ac HT80 MCS9:-65dBm
11ax HE20 MCS0: -97dBm
11ax HE20 MCS11: -66dBm
11ax HE40 MCS0: -94dBm
11ax HE40 MCS11: -63dBm
11ax HE80 MCS0: -91dBm
11ax HE80 MCS11: -60dBm
11a 6Mbps:-97dBm
11a 54Mbps:-78dBm
11ac HT20 MCS8:-74dBm
11ac HT40 MCS9:-69dBm
11ac HT80 MCS9:-65dBm
11ax HE20 MCS0: -97dBm
11ax HE20 MCS11: -66dBm
11ax HE40 MCS0: -94dBm
11ax HE40 MCS11: -63dBm
11ax HE80 MCS0: -91dBm
11ax HE80 MCS11: -60dBm
11ax HE160 MCS0: -88dBm
11ax HE160 MCS11: -58dBm
11a 6Mbps:-97dBm
11a 54Mbps:-78dBm
11ac HT20 MCS8:-74dBm
11ac HT40 MCS9:-69dBm
11ac HT80 MCS9:-65dBm
11ax HE20 MCS0: -97dBm
11ax HE20 MCS11: -66dBm
11ax HE40 MCS0: -94dBm
11ax HE40 MCS11: -63dBm
11ax HE80 MCS0: -91dBm
11ax HE80 MCS11: -60dBm
11ax HE160 MCS0: -88dBm
11ax HE160 MCS11: -58dBm
11g 6Mbps:-96dBm
11g 54Mbps:-78dBm
11n HT20 MCS7:-76dBm
11n HT40 MCS7:-72dBm
11ax HE20 MCS0: -95dBm
11ax HE20 MCS11: -65dBm
11ax HE40 MCS0: -93dBm
11ax HE40 MCS11: -62dBm
Dimensions (W×D×H) 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.4 in
(210 × 140 × 10.8 mm)
Package Contents Wireless Router Archer Air R5
Quick Installation Guide
Power Adapter
Plastic Bracket
Gigabit Network Cable
Installation Accessories

Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions, client limitations, and environmental factors, including building materials, obstacles, volume and density of traffic, and client location.

The maximum capacity is the maximum number of signals that can be connected under ideal conditions, and the specific situation varies with the location of the Router/RE, the type of connected equipment, etc.

§Smart Roaming is designed for devices that support the 802.11k/v standard.

HomeShield includes the Free Basic Plan. Fees apply for the Pro Plan. Visit for more information.

Archer Air E5 does not support the related features.

Make sure your router (R5) is in Router mode. When the router is in AP mode, the extenders cannot join in the network automatically through EasyMesh. You need to set up the network manually via WPS or switch it to Wireless Router mode before continuing.

TP-Link EasyMesh-compatible products can network with other devices that use EasyMesh. Failed connections may be due to firmware conflicts of different vendors. The EasyMesh-Compatible function is still being developed on some models and will be supported in subsequent software updates.

*8mm refers to the thickness of the majority of the device. Some portions may exceed this size out of necessity.

**When the router/range extender is working, the metal surface temperature is high. Do not stick or directly mount the router/range extender to wallpaper, paper, wood, glass, non-heat-resistant paint, foam board, flammable and explosive materials, etc, to avoid burns, discoloration, breakage or other accidental injury.

***Archer Air units should be used with the provided Type-C power adapter. Do not use any other chargers than those recommended. Do not use the included power adapter to charge other devices.

****Pictures are for reference only. If there are any inconsistencies between the product image and the actual product, the actual product shall prevail.

*****Actual network speed may be limited by the rate of the product's Ethernet WAN or LAN port, the rate supported by the network cable, Internet service provider factors and other environmental conditions.

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