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TP-Link Archer AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router $99, TP-Link Archer AX55 AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Router $179 (Instore) @ MSY


Two very good WiFi 6 routers on sale with free delivery. Alternatively you can get the AX1500 Router and AX55 AX3000 Router for the same price at Mwave.

Free KC115 camera with redemption for the AX55.

Edit: Out of stock online but available to pick up from most stores. Choose store from landing page or 'Current Shop' dropdown on the page.

TP-Link Archer AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router $99

  • 4 Gigabit LAN, 1 Gigabit WAN
  • 5GHz: 1201 Mbps
  • 2.4GHz: 300 Mbps

TP-Link Archer AX55 AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Router $179 - Out of stock online. Available for instore pickup or Delivered from PC Byte

  • 4 Gigabit LAN, 1 Gigabit WAN
  • 5GHz: 2402 Mbps
  • 2.4GHz: 574 Mbps
  • USB 3.0 Port

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  • +15

    Theres a promo for the AX55, you get a free smart camera https://www.tp-link.com/au/promotion/2021_kc115_wifi6_ax_dec...

    • Can anyone find a list of participating retailers?
      MSY is out of stock.

      • You can pickup instore still. Top right corner under "Current Shop" and choose your closest. Otherwise PC Byte.

    • Ooops I got the regular AX1500 thinking I'd still get the camera, dumb!

  • +1

    is ths TP-Link Archer AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 enuff for a small apartment for Wifi6 or missing any bands etc for Wifi6?

    • +1

      It should be enough for a small apartment unless you want better wifi speeds.

  • Can these mesh to provide coverage across a large two storey house?

    • +1
      • So that means I buy two and they will mesh together?

        • Unfortunately not: https://www.tp-link.com/us/onemesh/product-list/
          "OneMesh only works between a OneMesh router and OneMesh Wi-Fi Extenders/Powerlines."

        • Xiaomi's do that. The AX3600 is ~$130 or ~$100 if you don't mind the downsides of Ali Express. An AX9000 and a AX3600 or AX6000 for any dead spots would end up with less devices overall. Another positive is they work as wireless bridges, so you can use the lan ports on the slave for remote PC's or entertainment units without a lan port.

  • TP-Link Archer AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router $99(msy.com.au)

    will this router will work for NBN…

    • Depends what kind of NBN you have.

    • +8

      Yep compatible with nbn.

      FTTN = VDSL2 modem + TP-Link Archer AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router.
      FTTC = nbn NCD + TP-Link Archer AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router.
      FTTP, HFC = nbn NTD + TP-Link Archer AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router.

      • +2

        These are just routers correct? I call the others modem+routers.

        • +2

          Yep these are routers only.

  • +4

    Not worth upgrading from AC routers, I upgraded to Ax20, not getting said speeds or coverage.
    These do bot support 6E bands and are still dual band which is equivalent to WiFi 5.
    You get OFMDA and MiMo with them,it's only advantage. And WPA3 is not supported by majority of devices.
    Regret upgrading.

    • These don't have Wi-Fi 6E. No routers available in Oz do.

      Being dual band doesn't mean it's equivalent to Wi-Fi 5.

      • +1

        Check this out https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/06/this...

        I didn't say it's equivalent tech wise but as a user, I don't see any benefit apart from what I mentioned.

        • The Gizmodo article is irrelevant for now. Wi-Fi 6E routers can't be sold in Oz pending approval from the ACMA.

          AX20 has a quad-core CPU, more RAM and is capable of around 830Mbps over Wi-Fi 6 with a 2x2 client.

          You are right about a top end Wi-Fi 5 router being more than capable.

    • +1

      not getting said speeds or coverage

      Wifi 5 devices won't get Wifi 6 speed.

      Coverage depends on your home layout. Wifi 6 router won't penetrate cement wall better, for example.

      • I have WiFi 6E device, s21 ultra, so no question of not having wifi 6 device, I live in apartment as well, so no thick cement wall. I have Tplink archer v1600 which gives better speeds around my apartment.

  • Is it possible to bridge Xiaomi ax1800 with AX55?

  • Kinda off topic but, What do you guys recommend? I’m going to switch isp to super loop or abb but thinking BYO modem, I’ve currently got a deco m5 hooked up to isp provided modem/router, so when I make the switch I obviously need a modem for it to work.

    • +1

      Do you have FTTN, FTTB, FTTC, FTTP, HFC at your premises?

      • FTTN

        • You might be able to use the VDSL2 modem you already have. What are you using?

          • @Twix: It’s Huawei DN8245V. Yeah might just have to reconfigure it right? Or will it be plug and play?

            • @NachoCheese: I doubt it will be plug and play. Configure the Hauwei WAN setting to DHCP.

              • +1

                @Twix: Ok, thanks for that. I'll give it a crack next month, wont hurt to try.

    • +1

      Moved to ABB FTTC recently, connected my deco s4 to the nbn box work fine without any issue, no modem or router need

      • +2

        For FTTC, the nbn box is the modem. Supplied by the NBN.

        When it comes to FTTN. We on FTTN through third party ISPs get shafted having to purchase our own modem. Unless you go on one of those long term contracts to score a free modem.

        Luckily i was able to score a new Netgear D6400 modem for $35 thanks to the OW clearance table. I don't like long term contracts through an ISP.

  • +2

    Same price with free shipping at CentreCom too: https://www.centrecom.com.au/archer-ax10-ax1500-wi-fi-6-trip...
    And PC Byte: https://www.pcbyte.com.au/p/tp-link-archer-ax1500-wi-fi-6-ro...

    I mean, it seems like the going rate?

    • +1

      Yes it would seem that TP-Link have made this the the now standard pricing. Either way it's a good price for an entry level wifi router.

    • Same price for AX55 on eBay but unsure if shallothead is part of the "participating retailer" to claim the bonus KC115 security camera.


      • They're Shopping Express so could very well be eligible.

      • I'll let you know when I get it. Got it for $174 with thier $5 off ebay+

  • I have 4 years old Tp-link Archer C9 and worried that router could be long gone. Should I upgrade to this? Thanks

    • +3

      I have got a old C9 as well, V1; still going strong.. got dd-wrt installed.. have tried quite a few ISP provided router, none of them as good as this.. but slowly setting up Ubiquiti, started with U6-lite AP. Will get Dream Machine Pro SE once it's available at a decent price until then C9 it is.

      • My only complaint for the C9 (mine is v3) is that the LED's have withered away to 1% brightness.

        • Yes, mine too.. I was hoping they would have fixed it in later versions.. but as it pretty much never offline I personally have no use for the lights, so doesn't bother me..

        • It's a common / expected problem. Have one with the Samer problem, but beyond that a solid pierce of kit.

  • +1

    Are these mesh capable? I need to invest in a new wifi system that supports mesh for upstairs/downstairs

    edit: nevermind already answered

    • +1

      How does mesh compare to just adding a wireless access point and walking away? I'm really confused with what appears to be a hype in getting mesh.

  • +1

    What's the main differences between the ax1500 and ax55 to be worth nearly double the price?

    • +3

      Speed of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. I quoted them in the description.

      • +1

        For those with access to gigabit plans that need those gigabit speed transferred over WIFI - go with AX55, no less. The sales/marketing for product are taking combined speeds of up and down channels of the router. In reality you will get 50% of quoted speed (eg, 2400 Mbits quoted on 5Ghz channel for AX55, you will realistically get about 1200Mbit in ideal setup). That's in - a line of sight few meters away.

        You will also need a gigabit capable receiver on device to take advantage of the maximum speeds, like: https://www.mwave.com.au/product/tplink-archer-tx3000e-ax300...

        • This, I'm grabbing one of these because I upgraded to gigabit and while I have a great little wifi 5 router, an amplifi HD, it's simply not getting top speeds out of it. Topping out at 350mbps on a single computer is awesome and all, but not what I'm paying for gigabit for.

          I figure I can still get $100 back selling the Amplifi too (or donate it to my parents, I'm sure they're still using a router made prior to second world war or something)

          Same price as Scorptec too, who have it as a sale price until Oct 3rd. I'm guessing TP-Link is running some kind of sale - https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/networking/modems-&-rout...

          • @freefall101: Amplifi HD does Gigabit Ethernet with hardware NAT enabled. Wi-Fi speed depends on the client.

  • is this good enough for a 2 storey, 7 bedroom house? i also have a granny flat in the back, would i need to buy 2 or will the 1 be able to reach it as well?

    • +5

      How long is a piece of string. Lot of factors from building material to interference. Should be ok but you might have deadlines.

      Buy two, test out one and refund the other.

      Also don't expect range in the 6 band.

    • Without doing a Wi-Fi survey I will guesstimate at least 2, if not 3 of these.

    • +1

      Unlikely, no single point can provide great full speed coverage of a large house.
      These do mesh with their own type, or get a dedicated mesh bundle like the Deco's.

      • do i have to get a mesh node for each room? how much will the speed be reduced?

        • Certainly not each room.
          Maybe 1 per floor, maybe 2. Plus one if there is a granny flat.

          People's perception of good coverage is also different.
          A gamer will cry about anything less than perfect strength (and want a cable regardless), someone just browsing wouldn't even notice if they are getting weak 2.4GHz.

          For optimal speed on a crowded network there is a whole other topic about backhaul channels, cable or over power backhaul.
          It's less important if you only have 100Mbps internet, an office LAN is more complex.

    • +1

      Will this be enough coverage for my castle? Not sure how many rooms

      • lmao.
        there are 7 bedrooms in the house, and 2 bedrooms in the granny flat. no one is in the granny flat yet, just using it as my man cave until my parents retire.

  • Was looking for the ax50 for weeks. Now with ax55 sale, got one! Thanks for the post!

  • Great price for the AX55. I ordered an AX20 yesterday which most places want $200+. I payed $142 for it and got 2 KP105 Wireless sockets thrown in. Would deffo have gone for the AX55

  • +1

    How does TP-Link Mesh compare to Asus Mesh? I already have an RT-AC68u which is Mesh capable so might just buy another Mesh router from them to go along with it

  • any recommendation for one which support sim card?

  • I Want to setup VLAN on wireless with multiple SSID and I am trying to find the cheapest option.
    It seems to be only possible openwrt for cheapest price.
    Have anyone using the AX1500 with openwrt on it ?
    seems like not suppored

  • About the time, been looking for a router and I finally settled on Tp link AX55, Bought just yesterday for 161 with ebay plus 10% discount, you can get further 5% down with afterpay.

    [Ebay link] (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TP-Link-Archer-AX55-AX3000-Dual-...)

    And if you are after AX20 X1800 you can grab it for $124 with afterpay discount plus bonus tp link kasa plugs

    [Ebay] (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TP-Link-Archer-AX20-X1800-Dual-B...)

    You can check the compatibility of the device from here

    • What voucher code did you use for the 10% discount? I have ebay plus.

    • Which code did you use for 10% off?

      • Sorry guys looks like it's expired
        PLUS10T, PXTRA5

  • Do these support TPG FTTC? from memory TPG require the router to have a VLAN tagging feature.

    • +1

      Yep TP-Link has VLAN IDs.

  • How does this compare to Asus RT-AX55?

  • How does the TP link AX55 compare to the Xiaomi AX6000? They are the same price and i thought the AX6000 is better performance.

    • I would prefer not to risk buying router from overseas
      warranty would be an issue

      Besides, the backend portal are in Chinese from my understanding
      and its hard to know whether any data will be passing through the chinese firewall or agency

      • +2

        Both are Chinese. You can be certain both will have data passing through the chinese firewall or agency.

        • While both are made by chinese company
          the TP-link is a "global version" which equip with english firmware
          and is not selling in mainland china

          but the XiaoMi AX6000 is designed to sell and use in mainland china
          and it is the chinese government requirement to have data routed to the agency when the product is design to sell and use within china

          It's similar to other XiaoMi products like the Mi TV Box
          the mainland china version doesn't have Google playstore and cannot use Netflix
          while the global version does have everything

          • @littlesoldier: It's mandated in China that all businesses will have to cooperate with the CCP when it comes to national interests (which can be anything). Sure they would have different products designed for different markets, but I'd be shocked if any of these products don't have backdoors and/or similar things.

      • I'm interested in a performance comparison. Your comments aren't related to performance although they are buying considerations.

    • https://www.mi-store.com.au/warranty
      Don't listen to (NON) Liberal scare tactics. Xiaomi is #1 in mobile devices ahead of Apple & now Samsung.
      TP Link is also Chinese Co (which is safer than iPhones that can be tracked by CIA "backend portals" complying with the Patriot act & will have less difficulty understanding your English content for their world control :(

  • +3


  • Would the AX1500 be decent enough to run as a separate 2.4g network running 20 or so smart lights? I'm about to outfit my garage and outdoor area with more lights and my current router is almost maxed out with the existing lights etc.

    • +1

      Yup just turn off 5ghz and good to go. supports about 100 clients

    • Wifi lights tend to be power hungry, though can and are getting better.
      For a full networked house you might want to consider one of the proprietary hub systems because the network is far more efficient.

  • These any good for HFC?

    • +1

      Should have no issue with HFC
      just connect the WAN port from the ISP modem (in passthrough mode or Double NAT)

      I used to connect using pass through
      but now change to Double NAT to take the advantage of the Telstra 4G backup internet
      once set the DMZ client from the Telstra modem router
      have not experience any issues at all (ports all working as expected with uPnP)

      • This config is only if you want 4G failover. If you don't use 4G failover you plugin the TP-Link router to the nbn NTD.

        • +1

          Yes, initially i setup the Telstra modem as passthrough simple because I still have home phone (landline)
          But sometime later Telstra send me a new modem with 4G backup failover
          which is a good add-on when I have power outage (there are times where power outage also causing internet outage)

          Note: my router, modem and NBN device are all connected to UPS
          so can last for at least an hour during power outage

    • of course, it doesn't even matter because you still need the other modem thingamagiggy that the hfc converts it into a real signal that passes it on to the router thingamabob.

    • it's just a router, not a modem, so you still need your modem, as well as this also

    • Plug in TP-Link to the nbn NTD.

  • Not sure if this is a good deal but EB Games have the D-Link Wireless AC2600 for $150


    • +1

      It is a Modem Router as opposed to being just a Router like in the OP, so if you're on ADSL or VDSL the D-Link would be fine. Otherwise people with FTTC/FTTP/HFC will want just a router like what's included in OP.

    • +2

      And its a AC router instead of AX
      probably better to get a AX router in 2021

  • Which would be best to order guys?

    I'm kind of new to this. And wondering what would be an awesome router to use.

  • Recently since I’ve got 20+ devices connected I have needed to reboot my Netgear R7000 daily wondering if getting AX55 would make a lot of difference.
    NBN connection FTP

  • Anyone know how to get Smart Connect working properly on an Archer? In theory it should connect on 5GHz when available but I can sit next to the modem and it still defaults my S9+ to 2.4GHz even though I had no issues at all connecting to 5GHz when using separate SSIDs. Cheers.

  • Slightly OT-

    Will the mesh thingie work between different brands of mesh capable routers ?

    • +1

      No, not unless the brands share the same protocol.
      Even Tp-Link have two incompatible protocols, these are OneMesh their other protocol is Deco.
      Both will probably be obsolete in 3 years, it's a rapidly evolving market.

  • Beware AX3000 won't get Onemesh function.

  • +2

    Just bought ASUS RT-AX55 and i would have to say its really good. Currently price at $152 with free shipping in Amazon.