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TP-LINK Archer C7 v2 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • Up to 1.75Gbps Wireless Data Rates (450+1300Mbps)
  • 3x5dBi external antennas and 3 internal antennas
  • Dual USB Ports
  • Guest Network Access
  • Full Gigabit Ports
  • Wi-Fi On/Off Button
  • WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Krystal B.
  • 10/21/2014 6:32:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsArcher C7 AC1750

Pros: * Affordable AC WIFI!
* 5x Gb network ports
* Stable
* Easy to use
* Good range
* Simultaneous 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz MIMO
* 2x USB2 connectors for storage or print server

Cons: Should have USB 3?
Need to upgrade firmware for best results

Other Thoughts: Affordable AC wifi!
I found the set-up and firmware upgrade easy!
This router has almost every setting you could want or for most people even need!
On/off switch! no more pulling the power plug!
web browser interface is nice!
Worked great with linux and firefox.
Quick setup was easy to follow.

I like this router!

Also AMAZINGLY NewEgg free shipping from across the state and arrived in 1 day! :O unbelievable!

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  • Richard S.
  • 10/19/2014 11:30:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWOULD NOT BUY ANOTHER TP-LINK PRODUCT!!!!

Pros: ??????????????

Cons: The biggest is you cant use 2.4 and 5 ghz together. TP- Link knows about this problem and apparently can't or doesn't want to fix it. This problem started with the V1 and carried over to the V2. Read the reviews on the internet and you will see. No DD-WRT support only OPEN-WRT.

Other Thoughts: Buy only if you are not going to use both 2.4 and 5ghz.. Also slower than my Trend net N

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  • Phyo A.
  • 10/7/2014 5:34:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs3rd fail unit

Pros: Cheap, USB media center support, File sharing/ FTP support

Cons: dies

Other Thoughts: This is the third RMA of the router for me. First one just died with no lights at all.
With the second one, I was having lost connection problems. I thought it was internet so, I kept calling the cable company. But, they suggested I try without the router and the connection start working fine. So, I downloaded the latest firmware and updated to see if it will work,.. The router died. No system light comes on anymore. I could still browse the web, but, file sharing and other services stopped working altogether. I RMAed the second router and the third one just came in today, updated the firmware, worked for a few mins and THE SAME THING HAPPENED.... No system light and file sharing and services stopped working. I can't access router management anymore either.
I think the same thing is gonna happen if I RMA again. It's such a shame coz, this router has so much potential.. If it had been more reliable, it would've been my favorite router..

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  • Lee P.
  • 10/4/2014 10:57:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad for the money

Pros: -Better range and speed than my old 802.11n router.
-Cheap compared to most 802.11ac routers, especially the sale price I got it at.

Cons: -Nowhere near 1300Mbps throughput, even though the connection says it is connected at that speed.
-Latest firmware (3.14.1) won't let me log in using Chrome

Other Thoughts: I bought a program called LAN Speed Test and ran throughput tests between my old 300+300Mbps 802.11n router and my laptop, and then did the same on this Archer C7 router. My laptop has an 802.11ac Intel wifi card that maxes out at 866Mbps. I typically ran 100 packet tests with 5MB packets. I would move my laptop around through my house to see how the speed changed as the signal got weaker.

My old router's best speed was 158Mbps and that was with my laptop right beside the router. Not horrible considering the max on either band was only 300Mbps. Moving my laptop to the far side of my house, the speeds would drop down to about 50Mbps.

On this new Archer C7 router, with my laptop connected at 866Mbps on the 5GHz band, the absolute best throughput test was only 231Mbps and that was with my laptop right beside of the router. Pretty lame that the connection is considered to be 866Mbps and I can't even transfer at 1/3 of that speed. The nice improvement was speed on the far side of my house, I was testing at 130Mbps with this router vs. 50Mbps on the old one.

I also picked up a Linksys WUMC710 to plug in my HTPC and Xbox 360 in my livingroom. That box connects to this router at the max 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band. LAN Speed Test on my HTPC plugged into that Linksys box maxed out at 245Mbps. Less than 1/5th of the claimed connection speed. However, what rocks now, is that I can stream 1080p Bluray movies to my HTPC over wifi and can skip around in the movie and it immediately plays just like it performed on a wired connection. This is a huge improvement over my old 802.11n hardware where the movie would take a few seconds to buffer.

For comparison on the speeds above, plugging my laptop into this router and running LAN Speed Test gave me results over 600Mbps, so the wifi is definitely the bottleneck.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't think this particular router is to blame for getting speeds less than the advertised rate, I think this is a problem with wireless networks and marketing in general. I was HOPING with moving to 802.11ac I could get close to the same speeds wireless as I get with a wired gigabit network, so it was disappointing to see less. Come to think of it, we have Ubiquiti 802.11ac APs at work, I should run these same tests with my laptop there and compare the performance to this router. I think I'll give that a try and update this review.

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  • Alan H.
  • 9/28/2014 7:48:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood upgrade to E2000

Pros: Great wifi stability. Good range. Good amount of options for setting up a home network from the interface or just going basic. replaceable external 5ghz antennas (but 9dbi antennas seemed to not perform as well as the included 5dbi) . the USB storage worked effortlessly but is a little slow when transferring huge files, or lots of tiny files.

Cons: the mobile tether app doesn't work with this router even though it's supposed to. the management interface isn't recognized by chrome as a password input field so it doesn't remember the admin password. slow usb but usable for streaming hd. there's not as much administrative and detail reporting on the activity and status of the router

Other Thoughts: i hope future firmware updates improve the monitoring and administration. the updates seem frequent right now so I'm hopeful

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  • Laura S.
  • 9/25/2014 8:55:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: the router is great. configuration is easy, has unlimited options for settings/security.

Cons: none

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  • Daniel P.
  • 9/24/2014 11:06:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Router

Pros: Great connection speed and ease of install. I made sure I upgraded the firmware to the latest version before setting up the router. Instructions and files to install the firmware were easy to find on the TP-Link website.

Went through the set it up via the web install. It was easy to get basic functionality going. Everything seems to be working so far. Plenty of options and features for a reasonable price.

Cons: Not a huge con, but you have to dig through the menus to find the right options. Still better than some other interfaces I have used in the past. The 5 GHz range is smaller than I expected, but not a deal breaker.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you upgrade the firmware.

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  • Benjamin R.
  • 9/16/2014 8:47:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router/Switch

Pros: Easy to install and manage. The dual USB ports on the back make setting up media servers and FTP servers so easy. Power switch on the backs makes resetting it easy without the worry of damaging/shorting the plug port. Wireless switch on the back is nice so I can flip it off if I think someone is connected that I dont want on it. Dual band WI-Fi makes connecting old and new devices very simple regardless of what 802.11 devices you have. The C7 Archer also has an easy set up for a guest Wi-Fi (Optional) connection and you can limit the speed.

Cons: Unit seems a little bulky to me with what looks to be a nice overhang on the sides.

Other Thoughts: I started with a TP-Link router a few years ago (had it for 4+ years ago) and that one unit impressed me so much that I went with this unit when it was time to upgrade.
The high gloss black body is interesting on my white wall but the color is not that much of an issue to make it a con.
In over all this unit is great! Its only making my love for TP-Link even deeper.
I would recommend this router/switch to anyone.

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  • Joe C.
  • 9/11/2014 1:55:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsfast!!! C7 V2

Pros: fast!!!!
Huge 2.4 GHz coverage, was not expected, very nice surprise!
so so coverage in 5 GHz as expected, still better coverage then old router

Cons: this router is not easy to setup nor is for the beginner,VERY difficult getting wireless devices linked to router, difficult changing LAN/WAN settings
IPV6?
Android devices was a snap connecting, ver. 4.0-4.4
HP Laser printer connected instantly, Wireless
Windows 7 laptop broadcom wireless EXTREMELY difficult
Windows 7 tablet intel wireless VERY difficult, + its not linking at max rate

Other Thoughts: Why i say this is not for the beginner, huge menu, way to many settings would be very confusing even more so that there is no instruction book "there is online"

overall this is a monster improvement over my old WNDR3400 that
NEVER PERFORMED correctly

when you do get everything setup and going this thing is FAST however wireless was my major issue but did get it going on windows devices

Samsung tab pro links @ 433Mbps
LG G2 links @ 390 Mbps. transfer avg = 270-320Mbps
Windows tablet @ 72Mbps its max is 144Mbps dang those intel drivers!!
Windows laptop connects max @72Mbps, Time to upgrade!

will update later on wireless rates

wired transfer rates avg is about 60-65MB transfer rates, avg for windows based

I only hope it lasts!

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  • Ms. D.
  • 9/4/2014 11:29:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small, fast, does the job well when it does

Cons: It drops the Internet connection several times a day, which is maddening. I have to repeatedly enable the device or fix the connection. I have no idea why this is.

Other Thoughts: I don't know why it does this. The router and DSL modem are configured properly. This is extremely frustrating and I regret buying it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for your review.

I am curious to find out if your issue is just on the Wireless, or both Wireless and Wired connection.

If you haven't done so already then you can update the firmware from our website at: http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/?categoryid=&model=Archer+C7#down

This can possibly help with any bugs that you may be encountering.

It is hard to determine where your main issue may be coming from but usally the Firmware is a good start.

Also changing the Wireless channel width to 20 MHz and the Wireless channel from auto to a cleaner channel in the area may help with the connection.

Feel free to contact if you need any further assistance or have issues and concerns.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support.usa@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

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