TP-Link AX3000 Driver – The TP Link Archer AX50 (149.99 USD) is a rare moderately priced router. It strikes the right balance between budget- and high-end models. It features the most recent WiFi 6 technology, and it performed well in our throughput tests.
You will also find a few extra features, such as link aggregation and lifetime parental controls, anti-malware software and USB connectivity, that you won’t find on higher-end models. Although its file transfer speed could be better, it still won our Editors Choice award for affordable WiFi 6 routers.
There are more features than the most affordable routers
The Archer AX50 is identical to the Archer AX10 we reviewed earlier in the year. The two-tone matte black and glossy finishes are combined with six LED indicators and four adjustable antennas. It measures 1.5 x 10.2 x 5.3 inches (HWD), and has four gigabit Ethernet ports at the back.
There is also a USB 3.0 port and a reset button. Although none of the ports are multigig, the AX50 supports link aggregation which is a great feature for a router at this price.
The AX50 dual-band AX3000 router can reach theoretical maximum speeds of up 574Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, and 2,402Mbps in the 5GHz band. The router is powered by a dual core CPU and utilizes the most recent Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax technology.
This includes OFDMA packet transmissions, direct-to-client beforming and Smart Connect (band steering). However, it doesn’t support WPA3 encryption.
The Archer X50 is compatible with the Archer AX11000 gaming router, and the Deco X20 mesh network. It also comes with TP-Link’s HomeCare suite, which includes parental control, anti-malware and QoS software.
Anti-malware software allows you to apply Malicious Content filters and allow you to quarantine clients and view security alerts. QoS settings provide Gaming, Streaming and Surfing presets that allow you to assign bandwidth priority.
The Parental Controls for Homecare offer Parental Controls for Teens, Pre-Teens, Teens, and Adult presets. These presets include age-appropriate filters that prevent gambling, social networking and gaming as well as other adult content. You can also view browsing history and create access limits and times for each client.
Solid Throughput and Signal Strength
It doesn’t matter if you use the TP Link Tether mobile app, or the web console, the AX50 is simple to install. Tether was used to install the app. I created a TP Link ID by downloading it. To add a new device to Tether, I tapped the plus symbol in the upper-right corner of the My Devices screen.
Next, I followed the instructions to turn off my modem and connect the router to it. Finally, I pressed Next. After the LEDs had become solid, I clicked Next. The Wi-Fi settings on my phone were used to connect to the router’s assigned SSID.
I used the Wi-Fi Info Card password to connect to the router. I then returned the app and clicked I’m Connected. I was able to find the router instantly and set a new password.
I chose Dynamic IP as my connection type, named the radio bands and created new Wi Fi passwords. The installation was completed after a quick firmware update.
The Best Wi Fi 6 Router at a Reasonable Price
The TP-Link Archer AX50 router is $150 and offers a number of high-end features, such as USB connectivity and multiple LAN ports that allow for link aggregation. The router also includes a lifetime subscription to HomeCare.
This protects your network against malware and prevents your family members from visiting untrues websites. It also has strong throughput performance during testing. Its file transfer performance is not great and it does not support WPA3 encryption. The Archer AX50 is an excellent router and deserves our Editors’ Choice award.
TP-Link AX3000 Driver for Windows
Supported Platform: Win 10 (32-bit/64-bit), Win 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Win 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Win 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Win XP (32-bit/64-bit), Win Server, Win Vista
TP-Link AX3000 Driver for macOS
Supported Platform: mac 10.3, mac 10.4, mac 10.5, mac 10.6, mac 10.7, mac 10.8, mac 10.9, mac 10.10, mac 10.11, mac 10.12, mac 10.13, mac 10.14, mac 10.15, mac 11
TP-Link AX3000 Manual Download
- TP-Link AX3000 User Guide Download (PDF)