With Wi-Fi 6 on the horizon, TPLink launched a series of Archer wireless routers aimed at lowering the cost of entry for the budget-minded consumers. The high-end of this lineup is the Archer A20; an AC4000 Tri-band solution.
With the Archer A20 in house, we move to the build which sees this unit as an AC4000 class platform utilizing the Broadcom BCM4908. This is a quad-core SoC operating at 1.8GHz paired with 512M of memory and 128M of NAND flash.
The radios supplied are BCM4365E allowing this unit to take advantage of 1024QAM; this means 1625 Mbps for each 5GHz band and 750Mbps for the 2.4GHz band. Wired connectivity is managed through the 4908 SoC with four LAN and one WAN port. Additional connectivity is offered via USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.
MSRP of the TP-Link Archer A20 comes in at $199.99 with a two-year warranty.