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TP-Link Archer AX10 WiFi 6 Review

TP-Link Archer AX10 is a brand new router launched by TP-Link with the next generation WiFi 6 technology. WiFi 6 will not only make your WiFi faster, it will also make it more realiable especially when there more more devices connected to your network.

The Archer AX10 is now available in Malaysia at a super affordable pricing of RM349. It is a dual-band WiFi 6 or Wireless AX router and it can support AX1800 or a maximum throughput of up to 1775Mbps.

This is a really good price for the performance level of this router. It has the latest technology and it will outperform many old Wireless AC routers that cost much more expensive than the Archer AX10. This makes the Archer AX10 a really great choice if you are shopoing for a new affordable and really good performance router now.

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If you always wonder why your phone WiFi speed can hardly exceed 600Mbps, that’s becase Wireless AC peaks at around 500Mbps for most devices. However, with WiFi 6, it will bring the peak speed up to 800Mbps on the best conditions provided you have a WiFi 6 router and device.

Wireless AC often struggles when there are more WiFi devices on the network. This is not optimal considering on average, every household has at least 20 devices connected to the WiFi network. OFDMA technology on WiFi 6 routers will provide a faster network when more devices are connecting. This will benefit your existing Wireless AC devices as well.

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Hardware and Specs

Wireless 2.4GhzWireless AX up to 300Mbps (2X2 40Mhz)
Wireless 5GhzWireless AX up to 1201Mbps (2X2 80Mhz)
Wireless FeaturesRangeBoost, OFDMA, MU-MIMO, Beamforming
CPUBroadcom BCM6750 1.5Ghz Triple-Core CPU
RAM256MB
Ports4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports + 1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN Port

TP-Link Archer AX10 is powered by Broadcom BCM6750 1.5Ghz Triple-Core CPU, similar to the one in ASUS RT-AX3000 which cost more than twice as much. There’s also a row of LED indicators in the front of the router to show current status of the network.

On the back, you will find all the ports on the Archer AX10. It has 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and a single Gigabit Ethernet WAN port. It doesn’t come with any USB port. It is powered by a 12V power adapter.

You can view the full specs of this router on TP-Link website here.

Archer AX10 Setup Process

The setup process of TP-Link Archer AX10 is very simple. Just remove your old wireless router and connect it to this new Archer AX10. Then, you will need to use a computer to perform the initial setup process of this wireless router.

If you are from Malaysia, this means using the PPPOE mode and getting the PPPOE username and password from your Internet service provider. For Maxis and Unifi users, you will need to click additional ISP settings and select the respective profile.

The Archer AX10 is also able to support the Unifi TV box. For more information, you can refer to my TP-Link Unifi setup guide I did previously here.

WiFi Performance

The Archer AX10 we tested is a really fast wireless router. It is much faster than we have imagined and it performs really well in a real world testing. I am testing it with my Samsung Galaxy S10 with WiFi 6 capability and a desktop PC with an Intel AX200 WiFi adapter.

On my desktop, it has no problem maxing our my 1Gbps Internet connection on a short distance test. 

The Galaxy S10 is a bit slower than my desktop as expected as the phone comes with a much smaller antenna with weaker reception. The phone will show a Wi-Fi 6 logo when I am connected to a Wi-Fi 6 network.

On the next test, we run the speedtest at multiple points to see how the router performs after several walls using the Galaxy S10. Like all routers, the speed dropped as I moved further from the router. However, the performance remain solid and is always above the 100Mbps mark.

I recommend enabling the Smart Connect feature which combine both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz band under a Wi-Fi name. It works really well as the router will automatically steer your devices to the best band based on a number of preset parameters. 

Firmware and Features

TP-Link Archer AX10 comes with an updated firmware with a new user interface. The new user interface is much faster and easier to navigate around. The network map have been simplified to only show critical information. TP-Link moved the more technical settings such as port forwarding and DDNS into the Advanced tab for the enthusiasts.

The firmware can see all the connected devices and their current real-time speed used by the device. This will be great to see if any users is hogging a ton of bandwidth. TP-Link also added a feature to determine the current Tx/Rx Wi-Fi link speed of the device.

In addition to all the typical features on a wireless router, you will find a parental control feature. It can block website based on keywords and setup time restriction for selected devices. However, as this is not TP-Link Homecare, it does not work on HTTPS website.

There’s also a VPN feature if you wish to setup a remote connection back to your home. I doubt many users will use this but it remains on the firmware for the enthusiasts.

Closing Thoughts

I highly recommend the Archer AX10 if you are looking for a new budget router today. At RM349, it beats many old Wireless AC router that cost even twice as much. It’s really a no brainer to buy this Archer AX10, it offers really good performance and very stable. 

TP-Link Archer AX10

8.6

Tubi Rating

Good Stuff

  • Affordable Wi-Fi 6 Router
  • Easy to setup
  • Good Wi-Fi performance

Bad Stuff

  • No USB Port
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Farhan

how about my router dlink dir-842 compare to this model? i only have device with wifi 5 only. stream 5 device.

Farhan

orite thanks..because some time my router become slow

Dean

Hi.. AX10 vs asus rt-ac68u which better for coverage.. i’m not using usb port.. thanks

Dean

Thanks ?

Cheah CH

Looking to replace my Asus AC86U with the AX10, how does this router compare in terms of range and performance? My AC86U 5Ghz signal can cover my entire 2 storey home and roughly about 8-10 devices connected at once. Thanks.

Alex

Came across your site and wanted to thank you for the reviews… I have an A9 and 200Mbps internet service. I also have 30+ devices connected at home (phones, watches, TVs, hubs – echo, google nest hub – security panel and others – so not all require a lot of bandwidth)… every once in a while I get lag. Do you think it is due to the internet speed (looking to upgrade to either 600Mbps or 1Gbps) or the router? If router, which one would you recommend (budget and mid-level)?

Fatrix Redza

TP-Link AX10 Router or Tenda MW6-3Packs Mesh Wifi ? Mine is a double story house, few hp/gadgets using the WiFi and a Gaming Desktop and PS4 connected for Online Gaming … any idea bro ?

Robert

Why ax10 has better processor tricore 1.5 ghz versus ax50 dualcore 800mhz?

Robert

Which of these two is more powerfull?

Anshuman

I am looking for a router to have really strong wifi signal to cover my large house with more than 1 floor. I am comparing between the TP Link A9 and AX10. Can you please suggest which would give stronger wifi signal? Both routers have the same price tag.

Loo

Throwing ax50 into the mix, which would you recommend for the scenario of the large house?

Kim

I’ve just upgraded from AC1200 to AX1500, my unifi plan is 800Mbps, but on speed test I never get more than 400Mbps, called 100 and confirmed my port is set correctly, after reset the port also no improvement…wonder what went wrong…

Kenny

I using time 500Mbps, is this AX10 suitable for me? Or I should go for AX50?..
My house only 1100 sq ft condo with 8 devices…

A K

tplink AX10 vs Asus RT-AX56U?

A K

how about firmware wise? specifically on mobile apps to manage the router

Lim

Tplink ax10 vs ac2300 vs dlink dir 882. Which one is better for coverage and performance wise?

James L

Hi, im tempted to buy this router for my galaxy s10 after reading this.
So, i would like to seek for ur advice b4 buying.
TPlink Archer AX10 vs AC2300 vs dlink dir-882 which one is better?
Please be noted that my room is quite far from the router (router is at 2nd floor, my room is at 1st floor and blocked by multiple walls) and i have 20 devices.

James L

Thanks for replying!
So for my budget, i have an idea to buy a dir-882(cheapest router so far for 800mbps) for speed and buy a single set of deco m5 for coverage. Or else, buy a pair of deco m5. The 1st alternative will cost more rm150. What do u think?

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