Tp-Link AX3000 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Router
TP-Link’s latest Archer AX55 WiFi 6 AX3000 router is a great choice if you’re looking for a router that will perform well and wouldn’t break the bank. The new Archer AX55 now comes with improved performance thanks to a new Qualcomm chip and an improved HomeShield security feature.
I’ve tested the Archer AX55 for two weeks and it’s a great product. Every aspects of this router is better than the Archer AX50 it replaces thanks to the new Qualcomm chip. The WiFi performance is stronger, faster and most importantly, it is a lot more stable and consistent.
TP-Link redesigned the chassis with more emphasis on cooling since these products are passively cooled. In reality, the new Qualcomm chip is barely warm to the touch even after extended stress testing. That’s certainly a huge improvement over the warm Intel SoC in the previous TP-Link AX3000 model.
The Archer AX55 retails at just RM349 with 3 years of hardware warranty in Malaysia. It is fully compatible with Unifi, Maxis, TIME, Celcom, DiGi Fibre and more.
The ports are pretty standard like any modern WiFi routers. You get 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with a single WAN port. No Dual-WAN function is available here. However, there’s a USB 3.0 port which can support USB file sharing server for a USB external hard drive.
Build quality is still pretty good with two metal heatspreader on both side of the PCB. In reality, the Qualcomm chip is pretty cool and I don’t think a fan is required for TP-Link Archer AX55.