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TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

  • AC speed for lag-free HD video streaming and gaming
  • Better signal w/2 external antennas
  • USB Port for sharing
  • Guest Network Access

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2016 11:44:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDid not work out of box

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: -Cheap
-Good Features
-Lifetime phone support

Cons: -Got 100Mpbs from modem but couldn't even get 10Mbps through router wired let alone 5Mbps wireless

Other Thoughts: -I called for assistance and after a long time they determined I should RMA it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for your review and we are sorry to see that you've had some issues with this Router.

If you received a new router and are still having issues then please feel free to reach out to us for further assistance.

It is hard to determine why you may have experienced issues with the speed, but I am pretty confident we can get the device up and running as it should.

Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2016 4:03:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhat a piece

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: None. Broadcasts a SSID if you want to count that as a pro.

Cons: Extremely slow speed. Slower than the 5 year old router that it was supposed to replace.
Terrible admin console.

Other Thoughts: I had been meaning to return this product for a refund and looks like I just ran out of time. Shame on me.

Shame on TP-Link for producing this rot. I spent hours trying to get this thing to get decent speeds. Save yourself the time. Extremely disappointed with this product. Stick with Netgear or Linksys....or anything other than tp-link.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

We are sorry to see that you are not satisfied with this device.

If you haven't already done so then please feel free to reach out to our Technical support team for assistance.

We can work with you to get this device performing as it should and may even replace this router if it is in fact defective.

We are 24/7 and can be reached at any time.

Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Zach R.
  • 12/24/2015 9:25:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router!

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: Works great, I have almost 15 devices connected to my home Wifi so I figured it was time to change from my Netgear router which was good to a newer dual band AC router and this had good reviews and was cheap enough to try and I am glad I did. This thing is excellent I now have my gaming on the 5ghz band and everything else on the 2.4ghz and it's working excellent. On my desktop using a netgear adapter (A6100) I am on the 5ghz band receiving 60mb/s DL and 6mb/s (fastest time warner offers in my area actually they say 50/5) upload which is the same I am getting on my desktop that is hard wired I can not complain.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: If you have an old router and looking to upgrade to an AC router this is a great choice, of course there are better ones out there but at this price point you can not go wrong.

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  • Carl T.
  • 11/12/2015 8:20:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Deal

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: The price.
AC tech
Usb port for firmware updates and FTP file storage
Finally have gigabit ports for my home network.
Again.. Price.
I love the user interface for setting up/configuring this router.
Super nice layout that is organized and easy to work with.
Sexy Antennas that can be easily swapped out (doubt you will need/want to though they are plenty capable)

Cons: No flashing LEDs by each port :( That is my one and only complaint about this router.
By default there was a wpa PIN enabled that I did not configure after doing the initail SSIDs and passwords, so that was a minor nuscance to have to go back and disable, but that is a REALLY minor issue and not really a con as it doesn't impact the performance of the router itself.

Other Thoughts: At the time of purchase and of writing this review, this was the only AC router that could be found at this price point. As a firm beliver in wired connections, I really didn't care to have the fanciest router out there but I really wanted to have the AC tech. Unless you are gonna be doing large file transfers in a peer to peer setting over wireless, or if you have Gigabit connections provided by your isp you really don't need AC750 wireless bandwith.. infact even then this would still be a bit overkill haha.

Thanks TP link!

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  • Paul L.
  • 11/3/2015 5:54:04 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTP-Link C2

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: Good basic featured router for 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual band. Great for the price so far. I tried the C5 and had major issues but it could have been an isolated issue. This thing was way easier to setup and the TP-Link web interface is not bad at all. So far all is great.

Cons: There's no DD-WRT support for it yet but I knew that going into it. Hopefully it will be in the works but for now the stock TP-Link software is functional for what I need.

Other Thoughts: I'm giving it a four star rating right now. If it lasts over six months it's a five but it's pretty good for the price.

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4 out of 5 eggsJust plain good

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: This is a router that would serve great as a low-budget option for people looking for something that has the basic required features (gigabit, wireless A/C) with guaranteed reliability. I used this router as an extension of my current router, the Asus N66U and setup was instantaneous. Easy to adapt as a bridge of your current setup.

Wireless strength was consistent and fairly wide-reaching, both in the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz spectrums. Saw no real improvement over any other routers I have, but the Archer C2 AC750 does not rank near the bottom of wireless range and reliability. In fact, I rate its wireless above that of the Asus N66U (only marginally though, the Asus N66U doesn’t have good signal strength in a room in the back).

Cons: Feels like a piece of cheap plastic. Really, you pick it up, it feels like there’s nothing in it. There are no rubber feet on the bottom of the router to keep it from sliding, so be sure not to bump it. Power brick may or may not be convenient for your powerstrip. If your powerstrip is a vertical orientation, you’re fine, but having this in an “adapter” outlet is hit or miss. One horizontal strip of mine works, another does not. Your experience may vary.

Speaking of experience, does TP-LINK think that “familiar router interface experience” is a positive thing? I realize that minimalism can be really good for router interfaces, but this interface has been the same for like… 4-6 years now. There have been no real improvements either. It seems that they just update the model string and slap the firmware on it. It’s not exactly the most straightforward interface either. It’s not terrible I suppose, but it’s not exactly good either. Could use some work.

Other Thoughts: Router status lights are not very bright, so that could be a good or a bad thing depending on how you like things. No wall mounts either. Other than that, there really isn’t much special with this router. It’s good, but not something you go “WOW! THIS IS AMAZING.” It’s reliable, which is what most people go after. But if you want something that feels (both literally and figuratively) better, get something else. If you need something that fits in your budget without sacrificing features, then this router is an excellent choice.

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4 out of 5 eggsHard to beat for the price.

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: External antennae are a must have in my opinion, the ability to add and place a remote antenna is a feature that in my opinion I cannot live without, it can solve so many connection issues without the need to purchase a repeater/extender or other wireless access point. Gigabit lan is essentially a must these days, and the ability to share a USB printer / drive is almost a standard on routers now.

Cons: USB sharing is not USB 3.0. One ability that is missing that I find extremely useful on other brands of routers is the ability to add address reservations by selecting the current device from a list of attached DHCP clients. This allows you to add them without the need to write the mac addresses down and enter it manually, a really handy feature TP-Link should think about adding.

Other Thoughts: I really do like many aspects of TP-Link's user interface. The Help pane on each page is a great feature and navigation through the settings is a snap with the menu on the left side. One ability that is missing that I find extremely useful on other brands of routers is the ability to add address reservations by selecting the current device from a list of attached DHCP clients. This allows you to add them without the need to write the mac addresses down, a really handy feature TP-Link should think about adding.

External antennae are a must have in my opinion, the ability to add and place a remote antenna is a feature that in my opinion I cannot live without, it can solve so many connection issues without the need to purchase a repeater/extender or other wireless access point.

Much of this review is hand in hand with the other TP-Link products I have reviewed. The over-all feel of the router is that of a well made device, performance is in line with other routers with the same features. The user interface that TP-Link has developed is very user friendly and the help sections are easy for most people to understand without doing a lot of searching.

Gigabit lan is essentially a must these days, and the ability to share a USB printer / drive is almost a standard on routers now, this one is no exception, although it is not USB3.0. An external Wireless switch is a nice feature although its location is a bit tricky to get to with big fingers once you have the ethernet cables connected, it does make it simple to turn it off when you are going away so you don't have to worry about someone trying to hack into it over wifi.

A sleek looking router with a shiny black diamond looking finish.

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Low Cost Router

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: Use with wireless routers: Linked quickly and seamlessly with my three TP-Link wireless extenders. Setup took about five minutes and the signal strength was near max in every area of a 3500+ sqft house.

Guest Network: Able to setup a guest network.

Parental Controls: Which was very easy to setup, unlike some other higher end routers out there.

Warranty: 2-Years!!! Never had a router fail in the first five years.

WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK protection

WPA: One touch, no issue with extenders.

USB Port: my backup HHD was able to be used almost instantly.

2.4Ghz Speed: Able to get 300Mbps up to 25 feet away. Signal dropped off slowly as I moved away, with 35 feet being the max range before loss of any signal and speed.

5.0Ghz Speed: Able to get 412Mbps at 12 feet, but dropped off very fast from there, with max range being about 20 feet.

Antennas: Two antennas that are a must for the unit or you will get next to no signal.

Ports: One gigabit WAN port and four gigabit LAN ports with speeds up to 1000Mbps. Signal was stable at all time. Standard setup on mid to high end routers, but not the low cost units.

Cons: None!!!

Other Thoughts: Current computer and network setup
NetGear 3900 Wireless Router
Desktop computer Intel 2 Core
TP-Link wireless extenders - 3 of them

I have always had NetGear routers, but have tested four TP-Link routers in the past two years. TP-Link routers have always left we with some disappointment with their speed and coverage. NOT so with this little unit!!! Very impressed to say the least. I have always found TP-Link to make the best wireless extenders, and now they have a great low cost router to go with them.

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5 out of 5 eggsEggcellent price for an AC router!

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: Finally, it's about time that AC routers became affordable- this is one of the best priced routers for wireless AC on the market right now. Yes, it is not as fast as the top of the line routers but for a fourth of the price, I really don't mind. Keep in mind that most people will never even use the full bandwidth capability of their router, and this is more than enough to stream videos and media, play games, and occasionally transfer files. Also very pleased that it also has gigabit LAN built in so your wired network stays just as fast as the wireless side (believe it or not some routers leave this out and then the faster wireless speed is ABSOLUTELY USELESS because the bottleneck is in the wired ethernet portion of the network).

Also for a budget router it is very well featured, including a USB port and a guest network. Neither of these I use intensively but it's very nice that they're there if you need them.

Setup is painless- call me old fashioned but I never run the junk on the included CD for networking equipment, I simply type in the router default IP and set it up from there. Love that it's easy to do that and it doesn't make you load some weird software you'll use only once onto your computer (like some other major names... Linksys cough cough).

Cons: No major complaints. So far my router has been running flawlessly without any downtime. My recommendation for those experiencing signal drops or disconnections is to make sure the router is cool- in my experience, these boxes are not meant to be stacked on top of each other and 90% of the problems I have experienced with router freezing can be fixed with adequate airflow.

No DD-WRT support yet, although hopefully that changes soon- those guys are very fast at developing firmware.

Finally, a very minor complaint- I personally am not a fan of gloss black boxes and prefer matte- shortly after opening there's already hairline scratches and fingerprints all over an otherwise pretty router. Oh well, not a big deal.

Other Thoughts: Again did I mention the price is only 50 bucks?

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5 out of 5 eggsStupendous Router

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: Detachable Antenna
Power Button
WiFi Button
USB Port
Fast AC Wireless

Cons: No wall mount slots
Wifi On/Off and WPS/Reset button locations

Other Thoughts: The Archer C2 AC750 router is another solid and affordable router from TP-LINK. The only shortcomings I found where with the psychical design. It includes detachable antennas, a USB port, a power button, and a WiFi on/off button. However, these switches become less accessible as they are located on the back of the router and the WiFi on/off button is located right next to the WPS/Reset button. During testing, this resulted in turning off WiFi a few times when trying to use the WPS button. Additionally, unlike other TP-LINK routers I have used, it does not have slots to mount to the wall. The setup of this router was very easy, by simply navigating to the router IP then following the wizard to configure the most common wireless settings.

Before testing this router, I was using the TP-LINK Archer C7 AC175. The C2 router achieved about half the speed of the C7 when using an AC wireless connection, but still a respectable 47MB/s average when copying several m4v files. Unlike the C7, the C2 has weak signal strength on the far side of my house or in the driveway. But for half the price, it is still a great router for smaller homes.

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