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Archer AX20 V1    

Archer AX20

Archer AX21 V1    

Archer AX21

WIRELESS

Standards
Wi-Fi 6
IEEE 802.11ax/ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11ax/n/b/g 2.4 GHz
Wi-Fi 6
IEEE 802.11ax/ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11ax/n/b/g 2.4 GHz
WiFi Speeds
AX1800
5 GHz: 1201 Mbps (802.11ax)
2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps (802.11ax)
AX1800
5 GHz: 1201 Mbps (802.11ax)
2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps (802.11ax)
WiFi Range
3 Bedroom Houses
4× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Beamforming
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range

High-Power FEM
Improves transmission power to strengthen signal coverage
3 Bedroom Houses
4× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Beamforming
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range

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

OFDMA
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
High
Dual-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance

OFDMA
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
Access Point Mode
Router Mode
Access Point Mode

HARDWARE

Processor
1.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU
1.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU
Ethernet Ports
1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
USB Support
1× USB 2.0 Port

Supported Partition Formats:
NTFS, exFAT, HFS+, FAT32

Supported Functions:
Apple Time Machine
FTP Server
Media Server
Samba Server
1× USB 2.0 Port

Supported Partition Formats:
NTFS, exFAT, HFS+, FAT32

Supported Functions:
Apple Time Machine
FTP Server
Media Server
Samba Server
Buttons
WPS/Wi-Fi Button
Power On/Off Button
LED On/Off Button
Reset Button
WPS/Wi-Fi Button
Power On/Off Button
LED On/Off Button
Reset Button
Power
12 V ⎓ 1.5 A
12 V ⎓ 1.5 A

SECURITY

WiFi Encryption
WPA
WPA2
WPA3
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
WPA
WPA2
WPA3
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
Network Security
SPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway
SPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway
Guest Network
1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
VPN Server
OpenVPN
PPTP
OpenVPN
PPTP

SOFTWARE

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
IPv4
IPv6
OneMesh™
OneMesh™ Supported
Without replacing your existing devices or buying a whole new WiFi ecosystem, OneMesh™ helps you create a more flexible network that covers your entire home with TP-Link OneMesh™ products.
Learn More>
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OneMesh™ Supported
Without replacing your existing devices or buying a whole new WiFi ecosystem, OneMesh™ helps you create a more flexible network that covers your entire home with TP-Link OneMesh™ products.
Learn More>
All OneMesh Products>
Parental Controls
URL Filtering
Time Controls
URL Filtering
Time Controls
WAN Types
Dynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Dynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Quality of Service
QoS by Device
QoS by Device
Cloud Service
Auto Firmware Upgrade
OTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
DDNS
Auto Firmware Upgrade
OTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
DDNS
NAT Forwarding
Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
IPTV
IGMP Proxy
IGMP Snooping
Bridge
Tag VLAN
IGMP Proxy
IGMP Snooping
Bridge
Tag VLAN
DHCP
Address Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
Address Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
DDNS
TP-Link
NO-IP
DynDNS
TP-Link
NO-IP
DynDNS
Management
Tether App
Webpage
Check Web Emulator>
Tether App
Webpage
Check Web Emulator>

PHYSICAL

Dimensions (W×D×H)
10.2 × 5.3 ×1.5 in
(260.2 × 135.0 × 38.6 mm)
10.2 × 5.3 ×1.5 in
(260.2 × 135.0 × 38.6 mm)
Package Contents
Wi-Fi Router Archer AX20
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
Wi-Fi Router Archer AX21
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide

OTHER

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)
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
FCC, CE, RoHS
Environment
Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing
Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

TEST DATA

WiFi Transmission Power
FCC:
<30dBm(2.4 GHz & 5.15 GHz~5.825 GHz)
CE:
<20dBm(2.4 GHz)
<23dBm(5.15 GHz~5.25 GHz)
FCC:
<30dBm(2.4 GHz & 5.15 GHz~5.825 GHz)
WiFi Reception Sensitivity
5 GHz:
11a 6Mbps:-97dBm
11a 54Mbps:-79dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS0:-96dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS11:-66dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS0:-94dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS11:-63dBm
11ac VHT80_MCS0:-91dBm
11ac VHT80_MCS11:-60dBm
11ax HE20_MCS0:-95dBm
11ax HE20_MCS11:-63dBm
11ax HE40_MCS0:-92dBm
11ax HE40_MCS11:-60dBm
11ax HE80_MCS0:-89dBm
11ax HE80_MCS11:-58dBm
2.4 GHz:
11g 6Mbps:-97dBm
11n HT20_MCS0:-97dBm
11n HT20_MCS7:-78dBm
11n HT40_MCS0:-95dBm
11n HT40_MCS7:-75dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS0:-96dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS11:-67dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS0:-94dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS11:-64dBm
11ax HE20_MCS0:-96dBm
11ax HE20_MCS11:-64dBm
11ax HE40_MCS0:-93dBm
11ax HE40_MCS11:-61dBm
5 GHz:
11a 6Mbps:-97dBm,
11a 54Mbps:-79dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS0:-96dBm,
11ac VHT20_MCS11:-66dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS0:-94dBm,
11ac VHT40_MCS11:-63dBm
11ac VHT80_MCS0:-91dBm,
11ac VHT80_MCS11:-60dBm
11ax HE20_MCS0:-95dBm,
11ax HE20_MCS11:-63dBm
11ax HE40_MCS0:-92dBm,
11ax HE40_MCS11:-60dBm
11ax HE80_MCS0:-89dBm,
11ax HE80_MCS11:-58dBm
2.4 GHz:
11g 6Mbps:-97dBm
11n HT20_MCS0:-97dBm,
11n HT20_MCS7:-78dBm
11n HT40_MCS0:-95dBm,
11n HT40_MCS7:-75dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS0:-96dBm,
11ac VHT20_MCS11:-67dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS0:-94dBm,
11ac VHT40_MCS11:-64dBm
11ax HE20_MCS0:-96dBm,
11ax HE20_MCS11:-64dBm
11ax HE40_MCS0:-93dBm,
11ax HE40_MCS11:-61dBm

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