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  1. n9nu

    FS: TP-Link Archer AX6000 (new) V2. 6

    Hi I have a new TP-Link Archer AX6000 AIO WiFi router. I purchased it via Amazon using credit card points however I recently upgraded my Inet service to a symmetrical 5Gbit FTTH service and decided to use one of my Linux box's with Zentynal or ClearOS to handle all routing, gateway, firewall...
  2. Sven Golly

    Router to replace ancient RT-AC56U (large home)

    First, we don't have any WIFI 6 devices in our home. Something may use WIFI 6 in the future but everything connected is 802.11ac or lower. DEVICES: 2 home office computers - ethernet solar array monitor - ethernet Obihai VOIP box - ethernet 3 Wyze IP cameras including front door. Side door...
  3. I

    Solved VPN setup on router but IP Address not changing

    I got a second router to install an OpenVPN client on so I will have 2 home networks, one with "regular" internet access, and one that is encrypted via VPN. I want two networks so I can pick and choose if I connect a device to a VPN connection or not. But after installing the VPN on my second...
  4. M

    Setting up Mesh network with TP-Link Deco backhauling with ethernet.

    Moving to a new house with three TP-link Deco M9+ units. And the ISP is providing me with a new AX1500 (VX220-G2V). I am thinking to setup like this : ISP-AX1500(as router)-Deco M9+ as AP. Since the house is a 2 storey building so I am also planning to use the other 2 Deco M9+ to setup a mesh...
  5. P

    RT2600ac replacement (RT6600ax, Orbi Pro, Omada)

    I currently have a RT2600ac and two MR2200acs using wired backhaul. The setup covers 2 floors as well as the backyard (one MR2200ac is in the garage wired.) Internet is 940Mbps with Astound Broadband by RCN (just rolls off the tongue). My speeds from the router or aps average around 520Mbps...
  6. I

    Three Dumb Routers concept inroduced by Steve Gibson (2016)

    Hey guys, I was poking around and came across an old Security Now episode about the Three Dumb Routers concept. It seems as growing security threats increase, this would be a good configuration to consider. (especially with more smart devices onboard.) In my case, I have three routers I could...
  7. I

    Asus RT-AX82U vs RT-AX86U for small one bedroom apt 877sq ft.

    Hey all, I'm new to the community. I've tried to do my own research and reading first before posting questions. Here are a couple of questions I have based on my setup, and also reading I have done to obtain answers. I live in a one bedroom apartment (approx 877 sq ft) and I'm trying to pick...
  8. Z

    TP-Link AXE5300

    Links: TP-Link Costco This is new at Costco, and only available there now. It is ~$350 for three APs. Sorry I’m not good with hardware specs, but are these worth splurging on? I need reliable Wi-Fi 6 to replace a formerly reliable Orbi system. Thanks in advance.
  9. M

    Did I make the right choice? ...buying a new AC wireless standard router now?

    Hello. Nice to meet you! I ask you – Did I make the right choice? Please read and please respond with a simple yes or no answer and if you could explain why you feel I did or did not and what you would have done. Last week, I purchased a new router from It is the TP-Link A6 V3...
  10. Julio Urquidi

    News CES 2021: TP-Link Introduces New Consumer Home Products

    This week at CES 2021, TP-Link introduced three new home networking products: a 5G Wi-Fi 6 gateway, a Wi-Fi 6 mesh system, and a new home network security service. The new Deco X80-5G is TP-Link’s new 5G whole home Wi-Fi 6 gateway which delivers maximum download speeds up to 5 Gbps. Available...
  11. Julio Urquidi

    News CES 2021: TP-Link Expands Biz Wi-Fi Family

    TP-Link is adding three new access points to its Omada line of SDN Wi-Fi 6 EAP products and a new cloud management system for ISPs. Built for enterprises, the new Wi-Fi 6 access points are part of TP-Link’s software-defined networking solution designed to simplify IT hardware setup and...
  12. Julio Urquidi

    News CES 2021: TP-Link Announces New Wi-Fi 6E Home Networking Products

    The newly introduced Wi-Fi 6E products include two Wi-Fi systems and two routers, all operating on the 6GHz band, offering increased bandwidth and lower latencies. The first three Wi-Fi 6E products include seamless roaming capability, AI-driven mesh functionality, and all feature TP-Link’s new...
  13. alekdavis

    Access point options for home network

    I have a 1-story, 1,890 square foot home with the TP-Link Archer C9 router in the middle of the house (in the laundry room). What do I need to do to improve wireless signals in the most remote rooms? All rooms in the house have 1GB ethernet ports, so I assume the best option would be to connect...
  14. Julio Urquidi

    News TP-Link Announces Its First Software Defined Networking Solution Line-Up, Omada SDN

    Omada SDN adds a new cloud-based network management solution to TP-Link’s line of business products giving IT professionals "single-pane-of-glass” control over gateways, controllers, Power Over Ethernet (PoE) and smart switches, access points, and software/cloud controllers. Omada SDN...
  15. Kashif Tasneem

    Help needed in choosing a switch

    Hi. I want to purchase a switch which supports port trunking. I have narrowed down to the following two:
  16. T

    Which WiFi access point?

    I am looking for a Wireless access point. I have a broadband connection downstairs and Ethernet point in my upstair bedroom. Rather than extending the wifi, I am looking to get the max out of my cable broadband connection. So I would need to connect the wired cable broadband connection to a...
  17. I

    Wondering about Wi-Fi 6 routers and how they currently function

    Hi I was wondering about Wi-Fi 6 routers and how they currently function, would appreciate some advice: Background: Initially, I had two Netgear AC routers (R7800), one acting as main router and other as access point. Sometime ago, I bought Asus RT-AX88U, however, it had some issues handshaking...
  18. Draghmar

    TP-Link Archer AX11000 vs Netgear RAX120 vs Asus GT-AX11000

    Hi I had Asus AC66U for about 10 years but it simply died. Why? Have no idea. I did tried to revive it (like I did couple of times already) but I failed. So I have to buy new piece of hardware. I have only few major features that router has to fulfil: Link aggregation. At least 2.5Gbit port for...
  19. B

    What router/mesh for a big house in 2020

    Hello people, I recently got an Asus RT-AC88U on sale. The problem, however, is it's unstable. The stock firmware was unstable, leading that the wireless connection would just disconnect for no reason at all. I live in a big house, however, It's a bit old(but renovated). I game quite a lot...
  20. M

    Does BCM43684(or Archer AX6000) support OFDMA on 2.4GHz band?

    I want to buy a router that support 802.11ax / OFDMA on 2.4+5GHz UL+DL / Beam Forming / Band Stirring / HE+VHT 160MHz / >2.5G Ethernet WAN / DLNA, SAMBA service on >USB3.0 port. I'm interested by Tp-link Archer AX6000 because it's quite cheap right now in my country, and I know it support UL/DL...