Archer AX10 & AX1500 User Guide

Chapter 1 Get to Know About Your Router

This chapter introduces what the router can do and shows its appearance.

It chapter contains the following sections:

Product Overview


1. Product Overview

TP-Link AX router, with next-generation 802.11ax Wi-Fi Technology, achieves Wi-Fi performance at its ultimate level. The revolutionary combination of OFDMA and 1024QAM improve throughput by 4 times and dramatically increase the whole network capacity and efficiency. It’s also backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.

Moreover, it is simple and convenient to set up and use the TP-Link router due to its intuitive web interface and the powerful Tether app.

2. Appearance

2.1. Top Panel

The router’s LEDs (view from left to right) are located on the front. You can check the router’s working status by following the LED Explanation table.

LED Explanation






The system has started up successfully.


The system is starting up or the firmware is being upgraded. Do not disconnect or power off your router.


Power is off.

(2.4GHz Wireless)


The 2.4GHz wireless band is enabled.


The 2.4GHz wireless band is disabled.

(5GHz Wireless)


The 5GHz wireless band is enabled.


The 5GHz wireless band is disabled.


Green On

Internet service is available.

Orange On

The router’s Internet port is connected, but the internet service is not available.


The router’s Internet port is unplugged.



At least one powered-on device is connected to the router’s LAN port.


No powered-on device is connected to the router’s LAN port.



This light remains on for 5 minutes when a WPS connection is established, then turns off.


WPS connection is in progress. This may take up to 2 minutes.

2.2. The Back Panel

The following parts (view from right to left) are located on the back panel.

Button and Port Explanation



Power Port

For connecting the router to a power socket via the provided power adapter.

Power On/Off Button

Press this button to power on or off the router.

WAN Port

For connecting to a DSL/Cable modem, or an Ethernet jack.

LAN Ports (1/2/3/4)

For connecting your PC or other wired devices to the router.

WPS/Wi-Fi Button

Press the button for 1 second, and immediately press the WPS button on your client to start the WPS process.

Press and hold the button for 2 seconds to turn on or off the wireless function of your router.

Reset Button

Press and hold the button until all LEDs turn on to reset the router to its factory default settings.


Used for wireless operation and data transmit. Upright them for the best
Wi-Fi performance.