Meet the 6th Generation of WiFi

Wi-Fi 6 is designed to improve speed, increase efficiency and reduce congestion in heavy bandwidth usage scenarios

What is Wi-Fi 6? (as known as AX WiFi)

Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation standard in WiFi technology. Wi-Fi 6 also known as “AX WiFi" or "802.11ax WiFi” builds and improves on the current 802.11ac WiFi standard. Wi-Fi 6 was originally built in response to the growing number of devices in the world. If you own a VR device, multiple smart home devices, or simply have a large number of devices in your household, then a Wi-Fi 6 router might just be the best WiFi router for you. In this guide, we’ll go over Wi-Fi 6 routers and break down how they’re faster, increase efficiency, and are better at transferring data than previous generations.

Explosively Fast WiFi up to 9.6 Gbps

Ultra-Smooth Streaming
802.11ax 1024-QAM  4× Longer Symbol  160 MHz Channel 9.6 Gbps
802.11ac 256-QAM 6.9 Gbps

Wi-Fi 6 uses both 1024-QAM to provide a signal packed with more data (giving you more efficiency) and a 160 MHz Channel to provide a wider channel to make your WiFi faster. Experience stutter-free VR or enjoy stunningly vivid 4K and even 8K streaming.

4x More Capacity for More Devices

Ideal for Crowded Networks
802.11ax 8x8 DL/UL MU-MIMO  OFDMA  BSS Color 4X
802.11ac MU-MIMO

Wi-Fi 6 uses 8x8 uplink/downlink, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and BSS Color to provide up to 4x larger capacity and to handle more devices. Come home to a virtually flawless smart home experience or throw house parties with a network built  to handle all your guests and their devices.

PHY Number of data
Coding rate Bits/symbol Time per OFDM
symbol (0.4μs GI)
  1SS 4SS 8SS
802.11ac 234 (80 MHz) × 5/6 × log2(256) ÷ 3.6 µs = 433.3 Mbps 1.74 Gbps NA
802.11ax 1960 (160 MHz) × 5/6 × log2(1024) ÷ 13.6 µs = 1.2 Gbps 4.8 Gbps 9.6 Gbps
Blistering Speed
Improved Efficiency

Pack More Data ­
with 1024-QAM

25% faster than 256-QAM

With 1024-QAM, each symbol carries 10 bits rather than 8 bits, improving raw speeds by 25% compared to 802.11ac 256-QAM. Watch Netflix at home or live stream Twitch Broadcasts from your home computer – with 1024-QAM, streaming just got that much better.

speed improvement
Frequency f
Frequency f
11ac: 256 Subcarriers in 3.6 μs (0.4 μs GI)
11ax: 1024 Subcarriers in 13.6 μs (0.8 μs GI)
  802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Number of Data Subcarriers 234 980
Symbol Duration(μs) 3.6 (3.2 symbol + 0.4 GI) 13.6 (12.8 symbol + 0.8 GI)
Valid Data Subcarriers Rate 65 72.05882
Improvement   1.108597
* One Symbol, 80 MHz Channel

More Speed and

Greater Stability

4x Longer OFDM Symbol

OFDM is a symbol that transmits data. It divides its data among smaller sub carriers for more stability and wider coverage. AX WiFi uses a 4x longer OFDM symbol to create 4x more sub carriers. Because of this, Wi-Fi 6’s longer OFDM symbol provides increased coverage and makes it 11% faster. Enjoy rock solid coverage from your garage to the second story and get ultra-fast connections for all your smart home, mobile, gaming and desktop devices in between.

More Bandwidth on a Wider Channel

160 MHz Channel Width

Wi-Fi 6 expands the WiFi band from 80 MHz to 160 MHz, doubling the channel width and creating a faster connection from your router to the device. With Wi-Fi 6, you can enjoy 8K movies, large file downloads and uploads, and responsive smart home devices – all without buffering.

160 MHz
80 MHz

Increased Efficiency with OFDMA

Make Latency A Thing of The Past

The Wi-Fi 6 standard uses OFDMA for increased efficiency. Imagine your WiFi connection as a series of delivery trucks delivering data packets to your devices. With 802.11ac WiFi, each delivery truck or “packet” could only deliver one parcel to one device at a time. But with OFDMA, each truck can deliver multiple parcels to multiple devices simultaneously. This vast improvement in efficiency works for both uploads and downloads.

Figure below shows the working scenario of only one antenna.
  • Waiting
    Client 2
    Data Transmitted

    802.11ac | without OFDMA

  • Client 1
    Client 2
    Client 3
    Data Transmitted

    802.11ax | OFDMA

Connect to

More Devices Simultaneously

With 8 x 8 MU-MIMO

With traditional MU-MIMO, multiple users can access the router simultaneously without any noticeable decreases in bandwidth quality– up to a point. However, with 8 x 8 MU-MIMO, more than 8 streams are available for users to choose from. And whereas 802.11ac MU-MIMO only works for downloads, 8 x 8 MU-MIMO works with both uploads and downloads. This means that whether you’re streaming, downloading, torrenting, playing VR/AR, MMO’s or RPG’s; with Wi-Fi 6’s 8 streams, there’s more than enough bandwidth for everyone.

Minimize WiFi Conflicts with Your Neighbor

With Wi-Fi 6’s BSS Color

Interference from your neighbors' wireless networks can cause issues with your wireless signal. BSS (Base Service Station) Color, marks frames from neighboring networks so that your router can ignore them. If you’ve ever lived in an apartment or close to your neighbors, this means that your router just became that much more efficient – no extra work required.

Signal interference
Without BSS Color
Less signal interference
BSS Color Working...
Sleep State
Sleep State

Reduce Power Consumption

With Target Wake Time

Target Wake Time (TWT) allows devices to negotiate when and how often they will wake up to send or receive data, increasing device sleep time and substantially improving battery life for mobile and IoT devices.

Delivering Wi-Fi 6 to All

An Overview of Wi-Fi 6

The Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) was introduced in 2018 and built on the Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). It is designed to improve speed, increase efficiency and reduce bandwidth congestion.

Features to Lookout in Wi-Fi 6

With the advanced innovation in Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi 6 has better speed and scalability compared to Wi-Fi 5. These include:

  • Wi-Fi speeds up to 9.6 Gbps. Wi-Fi 6 uses 1024-QAM signals with more data, a 160 MHz channel, for faster wireless internet—experience stutter-free VR with 4K and 8K streaming.
  • 4× more capacity. WiFi 6 uses 8×8 uplink/downlink to provide up to 4× capacity. Come to an ideal smart home or throw parties with a network handling all your guests’ devices!
  • Reduced power consumption. Devices can negotiate when and how they wake up to send or receive data, increasing device sleep time and improving battery life.
  • Backward compatibility. Wi-Fi 6 takes your Wi-Fi to the next level while backward compatible with previous Wi-Fi standards.

Everyone’s Connection: Wi-Fi 6 

TP-Link is the number one brand for Wi-Fi solutions for over ten years.  The brand provides next-generation AX line of routers, mesh Wi-Fi systems, and range extenders. TP-Link is committed to serving the latest technology, featuring products and prices from entry-level to high-end.

Archer AX11000

The CES award-winning AX11000 Tri-band Gaming Router brings Wi-Fi to a superior level with over 10 Gbps, demolishing interference. It is an accelerator that optimizes streams with a HomeCare security system and a network analyzer with its finely tuned UI. The Archer AX11000 includes many connectivity options, including a WAN port, eight Gigabit LAN ports, and two USB 3.0 in Type A and Type C. 

Archer AX72 

Combining Wi-Fi 6, the Archer AX72 provides six data streams to open bandwidth and operate devices at full speed. It boasts up to 5,378 Mbps, perfect for 8K streaming. Six high-gain antennas deliver boosted Wi-Fi signals in network-safe Homeshield. The Archer AX72 also contains improved vents to lessen heat during usage. 

Archer AX6000

As the first Wi-Fi 6 router launched by TP-Link, Archer AX6000 is equipped with a 2.5 Gigabit WAN port and 8× Gigabit LAN ports. It achieves up to 1,148 Mbps while providing up to 4× higher capacity to handle traffic-dense environments.

Archer AX23

Archer AX23 provides dual-band connections up to 1.8 Gbps. It is perfect for 4K streaming and short download times. The router outperforms all other AX1800 routers that TP-Link has tested at a lower price. It surpasses competitors while saving energy.

Archer AX10

The Archer AX10 may be a good choice if you have a limited budget. It is the first product to offer Wi-Fi 6 at a cost similar to a Wi-Fi 5 router and speeds of 1,500 Mbps. The router features a 1.5GHz Triple-Core CPU that gives an instant response to your network. 

Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System Deco X50

With Wi-Fi 6 technology, the Mesh Wi-Fi 6 system Deco X50 is designed to boost seamless coverage. It can connect up to 150 devices without dragging, featuring 3× Gigabit ports for sufficient connectivity. The Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System Deco X50 is available in 1-pack, 2-pack, and 3-pack variants. 

AX Ranger Extender RE605X

With speeds up to 1,800 Mbps, RE605X extends Wi-Fi 6 to smart devices, computers, and gaming consoles. It works with the TP-Link AX line to upgrade your network so that it can provide you with the best Internet experience possible.

TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 Products

Range Extenders

  • RE815XE


    AXE5400 Mesh Wi-Fi 6E Range Extender

  • Archer Air E5

    Archer Air E5

    AX3000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Air Range Extender

  • RE705X


    AX3000 Mesh WiFi 6 Extender

  • RE605X


    AX1800 Wi-Fi Range Extender

  • RE505X


    AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Range Extender


  • Archer TX50E

    Archer TX50E

    AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.0 PCIe Adapter

  • Archer TX3000E

    Archer TX3000E

    AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.0 PCIe Adapter


Wi-Fi Routers

  • Archer Air R5

    Archer Air R5

    AX3000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Air Router

  • Archer AX12

    Archer AX12

    AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Archer AX53

    Archer AX53

    AX3000 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Archer AX80

    Archer AX80

    AX6000 8-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router with 2.5G Port

  • Archer AX95

    Archer AX95

    AX7800 Tri-Band 8-Stream Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Archer AX72

    Archer AX72

    AX5400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Archer AX10

    Archer AX10

    AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Archer AX23

    Archer AX23

    AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Archer AX11000

    Archer AX11000

    AX11000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router

  • Archer GX90

    Archer GX90

    AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router

  • Archer AX55

    Archer AX55

    AX3000 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Archer AX55 Pro

    Archer AX55 Pro

    AX3000 Multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router with Two 2.5G Ports

  • Archer AX1500

    Archer AX1500

    AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router


  • Deco X50-PoE

    Deco X50-PoE

    AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 System with PoE

  • Deco X20-4G

    Deco X20-4G

    4G+ AX1800 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 Gateway (Availability based on region)

  • Deco X50-5G

    Deco X50-5G

    5G AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 Gateway (Availability based on regions)

  • Deco X80

    Deco X80

    AX6000 Dual-Band Mesh WiFi 6 System

  • Deco X95

    Deco X95

    AX7800 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 System

  • Deco X50-4G

    Deco X50-4G

    4G+ AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 Gateway (Availability based on region)

  • Deco X80-5G

    Deco X80-5G

    5G Whole Home Wi-Fi 6 Gateway (Availability based on regions)

  • Deco X55

    Deco X55

    AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 Unit

  • Deco X60

    Deco X60

    AX5400 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

  • Deco X50

    Deco X50

    AX3000 Whole Home Mesh WiFi 6 Unit

  • Deco X20

    Deco X20

    AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

Ceiling Mount

  • EAP683 UR

    EAP683 UR

    AX6000 Ceiling Mount WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP650


    AX3000 Ceiling Mount WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP610


    AX1800 Ceiling Mount WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP613


    AX1800 Ceiling Mount WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP653


    AX3000 Ceiling Mount WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP673


    AX5400 Ceiling Mount WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP670


    AX5400 Ceiling Mount WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP680


    AX6000 Ceiling Mount WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP660 HD

    EAP660 HD

    AX3600 Wireless Dual Band Multi-Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point

  • EAP620 HD

    EAP620 HD

    AX1800 Wireless Dual Band Ceiling Mount Access Point

Wall Plate

  • EAP655-Wall


    AX3000 Wall Plate WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP615-Wall


    AX1800 Wall Plate WiFi 6 Access Point


  • EAP610-Outdoor


    AX1800 Indoor/Outdoor WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP650-Outdoor


    AX3000 Indoor/Outdoor WiFi 6 Access Point

  • EAP625-Outdoor HD

    EAP625-Outdoor HD

    AX1800 Indoor/Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 Access Point


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