Have you invested in a great Wi-Fi 6 router yet? You should! Wi-Fi 6 is a huge improvement over previous generations, and right now you can get an upgraded version of our favorite value pick on sale. The TP-Link Archer AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 router (opens in new tab) is down to $87 at Walmart. The AX3000 normally sells for around $130, and you can find it going for that price at other retailers like Amazon (opens in new tab). It has never come close to dropping this low anywhere else, and today's price is even better than a deal we shared a couple months ago when it dropped to $100 at Walmart.
This router has low latency and fast speeds thanks to the Wi-Fi 6 tech. It even has a dual-core Intel CPU to help maintain a smooth experience. The price is one of the best we've ever seen.
TP-Link is one of the go-to names if you're looking for a new router and you don't want to spend a fortune. These are routers we'd call the best "bang for your buck" as it were since they tend to do quite a lot without emptying your wallet. The AX3000 definitely offers a serious upgrade over previous generations if you haven't upgraded just yet, and it does so at a great price. Wi-Fi 6 was one of the bigger leaps in Wi-Fi. It's three times faster with four times the capacity and 75% lower latency.
You'll be able to reach 3 Gbps speeds with 2402 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 574 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. Thanks to technology like OFDMA and MU-MIMO, you'll be able to use all that speed on dozens of devices. Even when you've got your smartphone, laptop, computer, and tablet all connected to the Wi-Fi, this router is smart enough to deliver its crazy fast speeds to all of them without slowing down.
The Wi-Fi coverage can also be focused in the direction it needs to go based on what's connected. Beamforming ensures you get the strongest, most reliable signal even while moving around your home. Your devices won't consume as much battery power as they normally would, either. Target Wake Time tech helps reduce the power consumption required for a solid wireless connection.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
Unfortunately, the Archer AX3000 does not and will not ever support WPA3.
Also, it does not and will not ever support the 160 MHZ bandwidth on all channels. Hard Pass due to these omissions.
I just returned this router. It is trash runs super hot and the wifi signal was terrible.
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