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TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4GHz 450Mbps+5Ghz 1350Mbps, 2 USB Ports, IPv6, Guest Network

  • Simultaneous dual band
  • Wireless speed up to 450Mbps +1300Mbps
  • 3x 5dBi dual band external antennas
  • 3x internal antennas
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Archer C7 TL-WDR4300 TL-WDR3600 TL-WDR3500
Archer C7 TL-WDR4300 TL-WDR3600 TL-WDR3500
Wireless Speed 5GHz 1300+2.4 GHz 450Mbps 5GHz 450+ 2.4GHz 300Mbps 5GHz 300+2.4GHz 300Mbps 5GHz 300+2.4GHz 300Mbps
Antennas 5GHz: 3 external antennas 2.4GHz: 3 internal antennas 3 dual band external antennas 2 dual band external antennas 2 dual band external antennas
Gigabit Ports
Hardware NAT
USB Ports 2 2 2 1
Guest Network - - -
IPv6 Supported
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Dennis R.
  • 5/6/2015 4:47:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice router - good price point

Pros: Was looking for as newer technology router to replace my several year old workhorse, and the TP-Link Archer C7 had received great reviews. Ordered it – the price was right, and Newegg shipped it promptly. While I've worked in IT for many years, I knew I wouldn't use all the features, and I was correct. The Archer C7 has about every configuration option imaginable and I may actually use some of the more obscure options sometime in the future.

Opened the box, checked the firmware version, and promptly downloaded and installed the current version from the Internet. No issues at all in completing this task. Next I changed the default IP to 192.168.1.1 instead of the factory 192.168.0.1 to make less work when connecting some of the devices that had static IP addresses. Again, no big deal.

Setup was straightforward and I was able to get it running in a very short time.

After using it for nearly a month, I m very happy with th e reliability and performance of the product. It runs like it is supposed to, is much faster than my previous router, and it has both the 2.4 and 5 GHz networks. Interestingly enough, some of my devices don't support the 5 GHz mode, so it's great that it is dual-band.

I will say it screams speed-wise – much better than my old router, and I haven't had a single issue with it. We run many simultaneous devices, and I haven't experienced any type of slowdown at all.

Overall I am very happy with the performance and pricing of this router, and the speed is astounding. I would highly recommend this router to anyone wanting a great price and great performance, and would suggest that they purchase it through Newegg because they always deliver promptly.

Cons: If I had to find something that wasn't absolutely wonderful, I'd have only mention two things. First, the table to set up fixed IP addresses by MAC address works fine, but the table doesn't provide a place to enter the name of the device. This is different than previous routers I've owned, and having the actual human-readable name would be a great feature. Secondly, the menus were all laid out logically, but the explanation text that accompanied some of the menu items was obviously written by a non-English speaker. I'm in no way criticizing non-English speakers, but the language was awkward and difficult to comprehend at times.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat product, great buy

Pros: This product is very similar to a previous one I reviewed (the N750), and all the pros I mentioned before are consistent: Wireless range and strength - The signals that I was able to get on the AC band stretched to about a 60’ radius from the router and were strong enough that I could stream Netflix without any stuttering; that’s a pretty huge plus for the place I live.

The router’s homepage (192.168.0.1) was pretty intuitive to work with, and the user manual is easy enough to use to help even an average consumer use this thing to its fullest potential.

Aesthetically, it looks pleasing to the eye and fits in pretty nicely in an office or home theater environment.

On my review for the N750, I made note that I encountered some micro stuttering while streaming HD (1080p) videos between two computers on the same wireless network; I didn’t encounter this with the AC1750.

Cons: I have no issues with this device. I guess cost? Seriously, not much for me to put here.

Other Thoughts: I think this is a fantastic router; the $120 price point might be a bit much for some consumers, but as of the time of this writing there’s a 20% discount bringing the price down to $99.99; I’d recommend you pull the trigger and pick this up if you’re in the market and make use of that price reduction.

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  • Juan a.
  • 4/13/2015 1:29:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great with OpenWrt Chaos Calmer trunk

Pros: As soon as I received the router I flashed openwrt chaos calmer trunk on it without any issues. Wireless coverage is very good, but not much better than my trusty WRT600N which was already very good. I can't review the original firmware because I didn't use it for more than 3 minutes. My Samsung Note 3 connects at 433 mbps (ac), right beside the router. I have a USB hard drive shared via CIFS and wireless throughput is about 10 MB/sec. Could be better, but good enough for wireless. I haven't tried FTP/NFS which should be much faster.

Cons: USB ports are not 3.0.

Other Thoughts: If you plan to use dd-wrt or openwrt make sure you buy a version 2 or later router. As of April 2015, the v1 router's 5Ghz radio doesn't work with aftermarket firmwares, and apparently never will due to chipset changes.

Would definitely buy again.

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5 out of 5 eggsA Wireless Router you can depend on

Pros: Very nice looking wireless router and very well constructed. Setup was a snap and of my wireless signals is great though out my house. I have had no problems with lag or drops. This baby is AC/n/g/b/a compatible, dual band with 5 GHZ and 2.4 GHZ, SPEED AND THE PRICE IS RIGHT. Come on down, and if you are looking for a very good wireless router and it comes with three external and three internal antennas to give you the coverage you need. And two USB 2.0 ports which you can use for storage and other functions. Comes with two year warranty 24/7 support, supports IPv6 protocol, you can turn the wireless function on /off, and comes with guess network.

Cons: Could have USB 3.0 port, but we can’t have everything at this price.

Other Thoughts: Well I’m very pleased with this wireless router; it works extremely well and does everything I could ask it to. I would recommend this unit to my best friend and I know he would love it the same as I do. So if you are looking for a nice piece of equipment at a reasonable price look no further, put this in your cart. And purchase it today before it’s gone or the price goes up, you will not regret your decision.
This unit comes with
3 detachable antennas
A power supply
Resource CD
Ethernet cable and a quick start guide

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5 out of 5 eggsyou will be happy

Pros: Let’s start by saying there are a lot of routers out there and there is a wide variety of applications for this technology; that being said I believe that this router can fit almost any need. Let’s dive right into this review because I have lots of things to point out. There is a nice on/off button that is easy to get to and is located next to the power cord. The next button that I really loved on this router is the Wi-Fi on/off switch that is located next to the power button. TP Link was smart enough to put both the button and the switch next to the power cord so you don’t need to fully move the router to locate these, it’s my favorite part of this router. I can’t tell you how upset I get when a company won’t spend the 30 cents to include a software disk or paper instructions; you don’t have to worry about that with this router. It comes with easy to use paper instructions as well as a software disk that point out how to use and setup this router. I can’t stress how few companies do this anymore so it was so refreshing to see this included. Let’s keep on the topic of buttons one last time: here with the easy to access WPS/Reset button I can only say it’s about time that someone has come up with this idea. The router has easy on the eyes green lights, not that piercing blue that can drive you nuts. The only issue that I have with the lights is covered in my cons but I have to say it was a small con. Let’s shift gears to the GUI, “graphic user interface” - the interface was easy to navigate and search, one of my big pluses for this device is that the interface will show you red X’s next to items that are not functioning properly. This will make any kind of trouble shooting much easier and faster. At a quick glance you can see what is and is not working and start your steps to fixing. This router also includes dull USB inputs for easy settings storage and multiple setup configuration file locations, you can’t ask for more than that. There are also system tools included with the onboard software that make trouble shooting a breeze. The last tool I will mention here is the backup and restore radio button. I really don’t need to go into detail about this – it’s what it’s called. You can create a restore point and store it on your USB drives just that easy. The last thing I am going to talk about here is the helpful hits search panel that is on the right hand side of the screen in the GUI. It makes it easy to be a wireless expert when you have a resource like this at your fingertips.

Cons: I really wish that the router manufacturer would make a router that had a setting to turn the connection lights off and on which is my biggest grip.

Other Thoughts: The look is a bit dated. I understand that it’s not how it looks but how it works matters but if you’re going to be using this in your home and are limited to where you can deploy this device then a nice modern look would make it fit into a living space with less of a tech footprint.
Dull USB inputs are nice but not sure are a must.

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  • Robert M.
  • 4/4/2015 11:52:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Low Priced router

Pros: Price, ease of setup, Stability. Gigabit LAN, Wireless Footprint. Can be Flashed with DDWRT or OpenWRT

Cons: Internal 2.4 antennae reduces ranges.. Factory firmware could use more settings options

Other Thoughts: I replaced an ASUS RT-N16 router that started flaking out after 3 years. The ASUS was running TomatoUSB and was very stable until recently. Starting to look for a new router but wanted to keep price point low. Also wanted a router that supported 2.4 and 5ghz. All other vendor options are twice the price and 99% of all HOME users will never fully utilize the router anyway.

I plan on flashing with DDWRT or another custom ROM at some point but for now the factory firmware once updated works pretty solid.

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  • Patrick B.
  • 4/4/2015 10:31:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Normal feature set. It mostly works

Cons: glitchy, not reliable, poor range, ethernet not reliable. I have tried to assign permanent ip addresses based on mac address and this causes problems.

Other Thoughts: I bought this thinking it would be an upgrade from my 4 year old Netgear N600 router. I don't actually own any AC devices but this really just purchased because I was convinced my netgear was becoming too glitchy. The new tp-link is even less reliable than my old netgear and I have swapped it back out. The Tplink has external antennas that don't seem to give it any advantage in terms of range over the Netgear which has no external antennas. I suppose you get what you pay for and this is just not what I expected. I will not be buying any of their products again.

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4 out of 5 eggsSolid Entry Level AC Router

Pros: Low cost AC Router without giving up bandwidth.

Has 2 USB ports which is nice. Allows you to have both a printer and NAS on your network. The NAS can also be remotely accessed making.

The router is sleek and good for wall mounting

The throughput seems good for the price. I got 5MB/s going WiFi to WiFi and 8MB/s Ethernet to WiFi. The rate was also very steady during the test.

Stable: ran several devices which often are simultaneously streaming video and no hiccups over the course of a month.

Cons: Both USB ports are only 2.0. At this point in time I fell at least one should be 3.0. This really decreases the practicality of a NAS.

Processor is single core, while the norm going forward is dual core.

While it can be wall mounted, the design does not stand vertically so it will take up a lot of desk space.

The glossy finish is a fingerprint and dust magnet.

Firmware was not the most recent version out of the box.

Other Thoughts: Range is average.
Interface is average and fairly normal. It’s what you expect from TP-Link

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  • Daniel P.
  • 3/24/2015 3:28:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router

Pros: Fast speeds, dual bands, guest network, printer/filesharing built in. The guest network can be separated from your regular network or not, it's up to you. Ability to port translate to the same port as long as it's going to different internal addresses. The range is much better than my previous one, and it's much faster. I have a 200 mbps download, and my previous gigabit router would only get me 150 mbps down. this one was speeding along at 212-213 mbps downloading the latest purchase from Steam.

Cons: so, far, nothing. it's the best performing, and nicest looking router i've had in 15 years.

Other Thoughts: This isn't really a con for most people, but i wasn't able to use the guest network how I wanted. As an IT Pro, I like to tinker and have control over more of my network than most people. Therefore, I don't use the router's built in DHCP or DNS server. I also wanted to use the guest network in the "protected" mode where it doesn't communicate with the other part of the network. But that doesn't seem to work without the DHCP. Since I'm in the very small percentage of people who have that type of setup, I'm not willing to take a star off, or even put it in a con. It's not some $2000+ router, so you don't get business/enterprise features like that.

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3 out of 5 eggsSolid Hardware but Better Performance is Available for Just a Bit More Money

Pros: Guest Wireless SSID
4x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
2x USB for Networked Attached Storage or Shared Devices
Remote Access to NAS

The TP-Link C7 is a good entry level wireless AC Router. Upgrading from a wireless 80211n Router, on my network with mostly 802.11n Devices, the TP-Link C7 router gave a good performance increase for all of my devices. The signal strength was better at the far ends of my apartment compared to the older 802.11n router. And the dual band 2.4ghz/5.0ghz allowed me to segment my network and free up bandwidth by placing my devices on separate bands.

It’s nice to have USB ports for attaching a shared Printer. Or put an old hard drive into a USB enclosure and you have easy, cheap Network Attached Storage (NAS). A great feature is Remote Access to your NAS through a web interface. Being able to access my files and media anywhere I am is really convenient.

The Router itself has a sleek design. It can sit flat or can be easily mounted to a wall or ceiling. It has a bunch of LED indicators to show power, Wi-Fi broadcasting, and active Ethernet and USB connections. It also has power on/off and Wi-Fi on/off buttons.

Cons: USB Ports are only USB 2.0
Throughput isn’t great compared to other AC routers.
Signal strength drops off too quickly
Graphical interface for the Routers Settings is clunky.

It’s bothersome that both the USB ports are 2.0. USB 3.0 would have been more future proof. It also features a single-core processor, which is a bit dated compared to more current Routers.

The Router needed a Firmware upgrade out of the box. It’s only a minor annoyance, but on an internet connected device like a router, I don’t understand why I need to download the firmware update to my PC, and then point the router to the file. Why isn’t the router able to download the firmware upgrade itself?

The C7 Router uses a web browser for access to its settings. There is a ‘quick setup’ option, so editing the basics and getting the Router up and running is pretty speedy. But the interface is clunky and placement of settings is scattered through many submenus. It can take a while to find and edit all of the advanced settings I was looking to change.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking to upgrade from an 802.11n or older router, this isn’t a bad option for the price. It has most of the features you would expect from a good 802-11ac Router, and even some nice extras like a Guest Wireless SSID and Remote Access to any attached storage. However, there are better 802.11ac routers on the market for just a little more money. It might be worth the extra money for TP-Link’s own C9 model, a newer version of this router that offers a much better signal strength and throughput. All in all, the TP-Link C7 Wireless Router is a solid router that provides a good improvement over my old 802.11n hardware, but doesn’t outperform similar, if a bit more expensive, 802.11ac routers.

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