The AC2300 rating gives this little router theoretical speeds of 600Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1,625Mbps on 5GHz.
In testing, 5GHz was very fast at long distances, but 2.4GHz was spotty despite still having average speeds over 100Mbps.
The router has one USB 3.0 port and one USB 2.0 port for network storage, printers or charging your phone.
With four gigabit LAN ports, you'll have plenty of room for your wired devices.
TP-Link's HomeCare is a nice extra, giving you additional security for your network, including parental controls, network prioritization and antivirus -- all for free.
The dual-band router has lots of helpful features, like RangeBoost to improve how it receives weak signals, MU-MIMO for fast simultaneous connections, beamforming for focusing signals on devices and band-steering to makes sure your devices connect to the best network.
With plenty of ventilation all around the router, you'll want to make sure you don't cover it up and risk it overheating.
The TP-Link Tether app offers enough customization options to be useful, including a feature that allows you to easily share your Wi-Fi password with guests.
Another bonus feature is wall-mount brackets, so you have lots of options when it comes to placement.
Despite having only 3x3 antennas and three streams, this router has plenty of other features that make it worth the $150 price tag.