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Netgear R6400 vs. TP-Link Deco M5 Whole-Home WiFi System (3-pack) + 9

Netgear R6400

Netgear R6400

$347.92

Free shipping
TP-Link Archer AX50

TP-Link Archer AX50

$299.00

$304.00 incl. shipping
Asus RT-AX88U

Asus RT-AX88U

Full Star 1Full Star 2Full Star 3Full Star 4Empty Star 5
3.8
“Software”

$695.00

$703.00 incl. shipping
Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Dream Machine Pro

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Dream Machine Pro

Full Star 1Full Star 2Full Star 3Full Star 4Empty Star 5
3.8

$715.00

$717.70 incl. shipping
Asus RT-AC86U

Asus RT-AC86U

$389.00

Unknown delivery cost
TP-Link Archer AX6000

TP-Link Archer AX6000

$499.00

$533.29 incl. shipping
Asus RT-AX86U

Asus RT-AX86U

$598.99

$604.00 incl. shipping
TP-Link Archer AX10

TP-Link Archer AX10

$188.00

$204.00 incl. shipping
Communication protocol
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6, Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Quality of Service (QoS)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6, Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Data link layer
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Support for Jumboframes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Support for mobile broadband
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Mobile broadband type
4G (LTE), 3G (UMTS), 2G (GSM)
4G (LTE), 3G (UMTS), HSUPA, HSDPA (turbo-3G), 2G (GSM)
4G (LTE), 3G (UMTS)
Type of support
USB modem
USB modem
Throughput WAN-LAN
1000 Mbit/s
938 Mbit/s
1600 Mbit/s
VoIP (SIP)
No
Yes
No
No
Wireless network
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data transfer rate (2.4GHz)
450 Mbit/s
400 Mbit/s
574 Mbit/s
1148 Mbit/s
400 Mbit/s
750 Mbit/s
1148 Mbit/s
861 Mbit/s
300 Mbit/s
5GHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data transfer rate (5GHz)
1300 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
2402 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
2167 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
1201 Mbit/s
External antenna
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Detachable antenna
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MIMO
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Beamforming
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MU-MIMO
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of antennas
3
4
4
4
8
4
2
8
4
4
Total data transfer rate (theoretical)
1750 Mbit/s
1267 Mbit/s
3000 Mbit/s
6000 Mbit/s
2134 Mbit/s
2917 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
1500 Mbit/s
Wireless security
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, TKIP
WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise, WPA3
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS
Support for alternative firmware
DD-WRT
DD-WRT
Communication mode
Half-Duplex, Full-Duplex
Full-Duplex
Full-Duplex
Full-Duplex
Number of LAN ports
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
8 ​
8 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
8 ​
4 ​
4 ​
Number of WAN ports
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
USB version
USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0
USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Built-in DSL modem
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Features
Built-in printer server, Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, File Server via USB
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Mobile app for controlling features
Built-in printer server, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, File Server via USB
Mobile app for controlling features, Designed for rack mounting
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Built-in printer server, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, File Server via USB
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Mobile app for controlling features
Built-in printer server, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, File Server via USB
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Active cooling (fan)
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Management interface
Web/network
Web/network
Web/network
Web/network
Web/network
Web/network
Web/network
Number of units
1 ​
3 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Target audience
Home users
Home users
Home users
Home users
Smaller offices, Company
Home users
Home users, Company
Home users
Home users
Home users, Smaller offices
Home users
Release year
2015
2017
2018
2020
2018
2017
2019
2020
2020
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
45 W
33 W
8.6 - 11.3 W
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Router security
VPN
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN protocol
PPTP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
PPTP, OpenVPN