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TP-LINK Archer C7 Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router, 450Mbps on 2.4GHz + 1300Mbps on 5Ghz, 2 USB Ports, IPv6, Guest Network

  • Wireless speeds up to 1750Mbps
  • Support DD-WRT
  • 3x 5dBi external antennas
  • 3x Internal antennas
  • 2x USB ports
  • Guest network
  • IP-Based bandwidth control
  • Easy one-touch WPA
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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): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • James M.
  • 6/30/2015 10:52:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsEasy to install, works well with my setup

Pros: Easy to set up
Admin interface is easy to use
Plug in a USB hard drive to use as a network drive
Power button for easy power cycle
Can turn off the blinking activity lights

Cons: USB hard drive is 2.0 not 3.0
Range not as good as D-Link Wireless AC1900

Other Thoughts: The Amped Wireless AC1750 was fairly easy to set up. It comes with an installation video on a CD that you can watch, or you can just follow through with the written instructions. I came across a slight problem in that this router is set to 192.168.3.1 by default, whereas most others I've tested are 192.168.0.1. This wouldn't be an issue except for the fact that I had two devices on my network with custom IP addresses assigned (e.g. 192.168.0.143). This meant that those systems didn't work automatically like they had in the past when switching routers, but it was a simple matter of changing the device settings from "0" to "3." (Note: I could also have set the router's IP address to 192.168.0.1, but figured I'd stick to the defaults for testing purposes.)

The admin interface is easy to use, and you can adjust a fair amount of custom settings such as lowering the wireless coverage and blocking websites. Pretty standard stuff. A lot of the more advanced settings -- such as QoS Engine -- comes disabled by default, which is nice since those options can actually cause issues with certain devices (e.g. my iPad 2 hates QoS for some reason). I like that it gives basic users the minimum of what they need to get going, without forcing advanced options onto them. Yet more advanced users can still make their tweeks in the admin. Setting up forwarding was really simple too. Such as Remote Desktop and HTTP. No issues there whatsoever. Connecting to my company's VPN worked like a charm as well.

You have the ability to plug in a USB hard drive to use as a network drive, good for storing music and video files that can be accessed by other devices. You can even have the router create an FTP that writes to that drive (however, I had some issues getting the FTP working, but haven't messed around with it long enough to figure out what the issue is).

Some users complained of poor range and bad video streaming. Thankfully I didn't have a problem with either. Connected to a MOTOROLA SB6121 SURFboard Cable Modem and Comcast internet, my connection and performance is steady and consistent. I was able to have Netflix playing on an iPad and Smart TV simultaneously without a hiccup in the streaming. I also have it connected to a D-Link Wireless Day/Night Network Surveillance Camera without any issues -- it connects all the way from my basement to the outside of my garage.

I like that there is a power button on the Amped Wireless AC1750; I can perform a power cycle without having to unplug it. Another nice feature -- and the first time I've seen this on any router -- is the ability to turn off the blinking activity lights. This makes my office feel less like an alien ship is trying to land in it. If you have this router in an active place, such as a living room, you may find it nice to disable those annoying flashing lights.

I really don't have many negatives to speak of with the Amped Wireless AC1750, however I found that I like my D-Link Wireless AC1900 a bit b

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  • Mason D.
  • 6/15/2015 7:31:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far good

Pros: Speed is fast, lots of high speed LAN ports, for $100, better than most.

Cons: AC band is very short and won't let you connect if you are to far away. it's better to use it for all mobile devices.

Other Thoughts: overall, not a bad router. only bad with signal strength.

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  • SOREN S.
  • 6/6/2015 3:02:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well With OpenWrt

Pros: This is a great router. It works well with OpenWrt. Newegg is now shipping version 2 of the hardware.

Cons: None that I have found.

Other Thoughts: I have previously used the TP-Link WDR4300 as my standard wireless router in my business, but I believe I will be switching to the Archer C7. The WDR4300 only has two antennas in the 2.4 GHz range, but the Archer C7 has 3. Additionally, my testing shows that the range of the 2.4 GHz signal is about 20% better. My guess is that this is due to the design of the internal 2.4GHz antennas on the Archar C7 vs the combined external antennas on the WDR4300.

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  • matt b.
  • 6/1/2015 10:36:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsChronic Disconnects

Pros: When it works, this is a terrific router. Great signal strength, would have been perfect to cover our entire house.

Cons: Unfortunately, it seemed to lock up (crash) about once a day, sometimes more. When this happens, you can't even access the router via its URL. You have to physically reset it.

I contacted the manufacturer for troubleshooting. They asked a ton of questions and even asked for photos of the unit itself (!?). Then after all that, their advice was...to reset it. Seriously? What a waste of time.

They then advised me to return the unit, which I am doing. No more TP-Link for me. I think I know what the TP stands for now. I hope they don't have the nerve to reply to this review with some "Dear Customer, we would like to help you" nonsense, because the reality is their tech support is worthless.

Other Thoughts: Here's a suggestion, TP-Link: don't delete all the system logs when the router is reset! Maybe they could have been useful in troubleshooting if they weren't all wiped out each time the thing had to be rebooted.

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  • Susan I.
  • 5/26/2015 12:39:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Its a good value if it works and you don't mind the wireless speed being capped at 25 mb/s

Cons: I received this product and realized its wireless speeds were capped at 25 mb/s, but that wasn't the main problem. It dropped all internet connection for around 3 minutes every 5 at first I thought it was the firmware, but that didn't help it. So I plan to just spend the extra money for the more reliable brand.

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  • Phillip T.
  • 5/21/2015 2:21:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRouter to Replace Belkin N600

Pros: Open up the box, connected all parts that came with the router, ran setup cd. Plugged in the LAN cord, Ready to rock, and need to say Internet speeds is quick

Cons: Cons?????? No con to report, remember, you get what you paid for. Pay a good price for a router, not really a con but advice

Other Thoughts: Belkin N600 died, packets dropped, then nothing. Plugged the new TP Link Archer C7 Router in, Called ISP, they reset things on their end. The router is running beautifully. Do not regret the purchase, Best bang for the buck. Buy this, you wont regret it. I am able to open web pages like blazing fast. Be sure to contact your isp to make sure all things are hooked up properly for best performance and speed. Personally do not regret purchasing this router, all 5 eggs for superior speed and performance

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/15/2015 7:52:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWow! Fantastic!

Pros: Speed, stability of connection, range, functionality, ease of use/configuration. 2 USB ports for common file/media access or common Printer access. Big antennas. Cool looking.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have never used TP-Link wireless products before but after reading the positive reviews for the Archer C5 I bought the Archer C7. I am so impressed that I'd like to buy one for all my friends. Although I have not conducted any official tests for speed, I have 4 wireless IP cameras around the house and in my detached garage. This thing pops up the picture for these super fast all while supporting multiple computers, phones, tablets and my big screen TV's through media boxes. I have several devices hooked up at 5G and they operate flawlessly without disconnecting. Hulu Plus comes in all the way across my house up one floor from the basement where my Router is located and never skips a beat. I would highly recommend this device to anyone who wants to use the 5G band. Just make sure you buy good adapters to receive the signal. I use Rosewill and ASUS which work very well. The USB ports are awesome for file/media/Printer access from any computer in the house at any time (unlike other computers which have to be turned on to access). BUY IT!! You will be impressed just like me.

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  • Ron J.
  • 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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