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TP-Link’s Archer Air R5 is an ultra-thin Wi-Fi 6 router that disappears into any decor

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TP-Link's Archer Air R5 Router integrates effortlessly with modern home interiors

Combine the speed of Wi-Fi 6 with the flexibility of an EasyMesh router and create a near-seamless wireless network across your home. 

The TP-Link Archer Air R5 is an ultra-thin Wi-Fi 6 router, the size of an A5 sheet of paper, that lets users create a whole home mesh Wi-Fi, packaged in a form-factor that can be stuck or mounted to the wall for an unobtrusive look that doesn't compromise on capability.

A5 Paper Size

Next-Gen Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Speed

As a Wi-Fi 6 router, the Archer Air R5 can provide up to 2402 Mbps of bandwidth on 5GHz, and 547Mbps on the 2.4GHz band1. As well as providing excellent compatibility with a wide range of wireless devices, Wi-Fi 6 also helps ensure smooth streaming and fast downloads.

Fast Slim Powerful

Minimalist slim design

The Archer Air R5 the same size as a sheet of A5 paper measuring 210 x 148mm, and at just 10.8mm thick is thinner than many electrical wall outlets. The white shell and rounded corners let the R5 integrate with – or even disappear into - modern home interiors. The bottom-mounted USB-C power point lets you keep cables to a minimum, and the dual gigabit Ethernet ports fold away when not in use. 

Ultra-Thin Design

Smart Antennas

The Archer R5's four built-in smart antennas are mounted around the edge of the unit and use intelligent algorithms to detect and analyse the position of connected devices. This allows the R5 to switch to the optimal antenna arrays, further stabilising the signal, even in challenging architecture such as older or duplex houses.

Smart Antennas

EasyMesh Compatible

The Archer R5 is part of TP-Link's family of EasyMesh2 devices. This means that when added to a home network, the R5 simply extends or improves the existing home Wi-Fi, without the need for an additional network name. Since devices don't need to continually switch from main router to extenders, there's less interruption of signal. This means smoother streaming, and a more effortless networking experience.

Flexible Installation and extendable with Archer Air E5

The ultra-slim Archer R5 can be stuck to the wall using the included 3M adhesive strips. For textured or untreated surfaces, the R5 can be hung from the included bracket. Simply attach the bracket to the wall and clip the R5 on.

This mounting system also works with the Archer Air E5, a Wi-Fi 6 extender3 with the same design as the R5. Use the E5's EasyMesh compatibility to extend a Wi-Fi network to upper floors or other architecturally awkward spaces.

Mesh Router 3-Pack


The TP-Link Archer Air R5 router costs $AU179 ($NZ219) and the Archer E5 extender is $AU159 ($NZ199), with full product details available on the TP-Link website.

Archer products are supported by a 3 year warranty and are available from authorised TP-Link partners and retailers in Australia and New Zealand.  


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  1. Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions, client limitations, and environmental factors, including building materials, obstacles, volume and density of traffic, and client location.
  2. TP-Link EasyMesh-compatible products can network with other devices that use EasyMesh. Failed connections may be due to firmware conflicts of different vendors. The EasyMesh-compatible function is still being developed on some models and will be supported in subsequent software updates.
  3. When the range extender is working, the metal surface temperature is high. Do not stick or directly mount the range extender to wallpaper, paper, wood, glass, non-heat-resistant paint, foam board, flammable and explosive materials, etc, to avoid burns, discoloration, breakage or other accidental injury. Archer Air E5 should be used with the provided Type-C power adapter. Do not use any other chargers than those recommended. Do not use the included power adapter to charge other devices.

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