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TP-Link Archer A6 (2018) review

300 + 867 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
AC1200
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9563 @ 750 MHz
128 MB / 8 MB

The TP-Link Archer A6 (A6) router released in 2018. It is powered by Qualcomm Atheros QCA9563 @ 750 MHz chipset, 128 MB RAM and 8 MB flash. The AC1200 router is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the maximum speed that you can get with Archer A6 is 300 + 867 Mbps.

The Guest network is a useful feature of the Archer A6 router that creates a separate network for guests.

The Archer A6 router has 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports.

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TP-Link Archer A6 (A6) specifications

Brand
TP-Link
Name
Archer A6
Type
A6
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 114 user votes.
Launch
2018

Body

Dimensions
230 x 144 x 35 mm
Weight
350 g

System

The router's memory (RAM) cannot be expanded. By default, the router's flash memory is used to store the TP-Link operating system.

Chipset
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9563 @ 750 MHz
RAM
128 MB
Flash
8 MB
OS
TP-Link
Power supply
12 V / 1 A

Network

The latest firmware supports IPv6 protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. The Archer A6 comes with OpenVPN support. OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which implements OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol.

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports
4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile network
no
VPN support
PPTP
OpenVPN

Wireless

The Archer A6 is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The Archer A6 supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.

Antennas
4 x 5 dBi
fixed
2.4 GHz
yes
5 GHz
yes
6 GHz
no
60 GHz
no
Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class
AC1200
Speed
300 + 867 Mbps
Transmit power
28 dBm
Security
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest network
yes

Connectivity

USB ports
no
Print server
no
File server
no

Administration

The default IP addresses of the TP-Link Archer A6 device is 192.168.0.1. These address allows you to access the router's console login page.

Default IP
192.168.0.1
Default username
admin
Default password
admin

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the TP-Link Archer A6, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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