tp-link Archer GX90 AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router Installation Guide

Quick Installation Guide

AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming RouterGX90

Connect the Hardware

Unplug the power to turn off your modem, if any, and remove the backup battery if it has one.Hold the antennas from the base and push them fully into the slots.

If your internet connection is through an Ethernet cable directly from the wall instead of through a DSL /Cable / Satellite modem, connect the Ethernet cable to the router’s 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port, and then follow steps 3 and 4 to complete the hardware connection.

Configure the Router

Method ONE: Via TP-Link Tether App

  1. Download the Tether app.
  2. Open the Tether app and log in with your TP-Link ID.Note: If you don’t have an account, create one first.
  3. Tap the button in the Tether app and select Gaming router > Archer GX90. Follow the steps to complete the setup and connect to the internet.

Enjoy the Internet!To enjoy a more complete service from TP-Link, bind your TP-Link ID to the router.

Method TWO: Via a Web Browser

  1. Connect your device to the router wirelessly or with an Ethernet cable.The default wireless network names (SSIDs) and passwords are printed on the label at the bottom of the router.
  2. 2. Launch a web browser, and enter or in the address bar. Create a password to log in.Note: If the login window does not appear, please refer to Q2 of Need Help? in this guide.
  3. Follow the step-by-step instructions to set up the internet connection and register for the TP-Link Cloud service.

LED & Button Explanation

Pulsing OrangeThe system is starting up.Solid WhiteThe router is working normally.Solid RedNo internet connection.Pulsing RedThe Wi-Fi is off and there is no internet connection.Solid OrangeThe router is connected to the internet, but the Wi-Fi is off.Pulsing WhiteThe firmware is being upgraded, WPS connection is being established or the router is being reset.


WPS ButtonPress the WPS button, and immediately press the WPS button on your client to start the WPS process.Wi-Fi buttonPress the Wi-Fi button for at least 2 seconds to turn on or off the wireless function of your router.LED buttonPress the LED button to turn on or off the LEDs of your router.

  • Keep the device away from water, fire, humidity, or hot environments.
  • Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or modify the device. If you need service, please contact us.
  • Do not use any other chargers other than those recommended.
  • Do not use a damaged charger or USB cable to charge the device.
  • Do not use the device where wireless devices are not allowed.
  • The adapter shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.

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Need Help?

Q1. What should I do if I want to use 1 Gbps WAN/LAN port for internet service?

  • Connect to the 1 Gbps WAN/LAN port with an Ethernet cable. During the quick network setup, select the 1 Gbps  WAN/LAN port as the Internet port. Or after the network setup, you can go to Tools > Internet Connection > Internet  Port (Tether app) or Internet > Internet Port (web management page) to change it. Quick Installation Guide

Q2. What should I do if I can’t access the web management page?

  • Reboot your router and try again.
  • If the computer is set to a static IP, change its settings to obtain an IP address automatically.
  • Verify that is correctly entered in the web browser. Alternatively, enter or in the web browser.
  • Use another web browser and try again.
  • Disable and enable the network adapter in use.

Q3. What should I do if I can’t access the internet?

  • Reboot your modem and router, then try again.
  • Check if the internet is working normally by connecting a computer directly to the modem via an Ethernet cable. If it is not, contact your internet service provider.
  • Log in to the web management page of the router, and go to the Network Map and check whether the internet IP address is valid or not. If it is, please run the Quick Setup again; otherwise, check the hardware connection.
  • For cable modem users, log in to the web management page of the router and go to Advanced > Network > Internet >  MAC Clone. Select Clone Current Device MAC and click SAVE. Then reboot both the modem and the router.

Q4. What should I do if I forget my wireless password?

  • If you have not changed the default wireless password, it can be found onthe label at the bottom of the router.
  • Connect a computer directly to the router using an Ethernet cable. Log into the router’s web management page at, and go tothe Wireless page to retrieve or reset your wireless password.

Q5. What should I do if I forget my web management page password?

  • If you are using a TP-Link ID to log in, click Forgot Password? on the login page and then follow the instructions to reset it.
  • Alternatively, press and hold the Reset button for at least 2 seconds. Then visit to create a new login password.

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