Get excellent Wi-Fi coverage in every area of your house. This dual-band TP-LINK router can be controlled from your smartphone, tablet or computer, as it beams strong, fast Wi-Fi signals to more places in your home.
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This one's a Smart Buy!!
Posted by: MikeandIke from: on
Right away after opening the box and plugging it in I thought everything was very straight forward. I plugged in the cable modem to it, and then proceeded to the web interface to set it up. This was a snap.(don't worry its web based interface was really simple) After a few minutes It was online and working.
I replaced an older Dual Band router with this new TP-Link AC1900 C9. We have it located in the middle of our house on the lower level. At times before the kids and I have struggled to get good reliable WiFi in the upstairs areas. After testing for a couple of days everyone, including the my younger son who is upstairs is streaming videos and downloading his games to his computer at unreal speeds.
I would have liked to get this in black, but since its in my lower level and really not a big deal.
For once someone has made a router that stands on its side to keep the antennas higher in the air! Makes so much sense.
This router seems to have unbeatable range! I am an average user of computers and it was easy to setup, and worked better than I was expecting. I would highly recommend anyone on the fence with their older or newer router to get the TP-Link AC1900 Archer C9, it is one of the best values out today and the performance is top notch.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
One of the most fastest routers in current
Posted by: Orlando from: on
I got this router around a week ago and I cannot say enough good things about it! The short story on it is it's inexpensive (relatively), extremely easy to set up, the interface is quick and painless, firmware updates are effortless, and the range is jaw dropping. I normally hate wifi, and after having used 2.4Ghz 802.11n for the past 3 years and getting used to about a 1000 sqft range, I figured that was all one base station could do... boy was I wrong!
This TP-Link C9 has changed my whole network. I was previously using a Motorola SBG 6580 wireless gateway (see photo) but now I am using this. I have around 5,000 sqft of range now in 2.4Ghz and perhaps 3,500 sqft of useful range at 5Ghz. I have no issues picking up solid wifi in the road on the opposite end of my home. The bandwidth is phenomenal at 80-90Mbit from anywhere in the house now. My previous dead-spots (like the master bedroom) where I could only get around -70dB of signal are now -55dB or stronger (5x greater signal strength).
If you name your networks the same SSID for 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz then it runs a simultaneous dual-band network that all devices can interact with. My new Moto X (2014) automatically switches to the stronger/better network, and my older 802.11n devices have zero connection drops now. Don't waste your money on anything else. I encourage everyone reading this to get this router, enjoy the beauty of it and small footprint, and enjoy your new love of wifi 802.11ac.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MikeD from: on
I purchased the Archer C9 because my dsl modem/router's wireless range is terrible. I can't really comment on the C9's routing abilities because I'm using it as an access point. But seeing as how the routing is the simplest function I'm sure it's fine. I plugged the C9 into an ethernet cable, set it up as an access point, placed it near the center of my home, elevated it on top of a desk, and now have full signal all over my home, the garage, and even to the street. It does seem that in the most remote portions of my home that regardless of signal strength the speed might be affected on the 5ghz band, but that could just be the horrible dsl. I can't comment on the durability of the C9 but overall I'm very satisfied. A reasonable price and fast shipping from Best Buy also.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Best router I've ever owned!
Posted by: Mike from: on
This by far the best router I've ever owned, I've been using this router for almost 2 months now and it hasn't dropped or slowed down my connection not even once. This router is blazing fast on the 5Ghz band and it has a better wifi range then my old Cisco router. Setting up a wifi network was fast and easy right out of the box, I hate complicated setups this router guides you through the process with ease.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Very fast connection and easy to setup
Posted by: Kevin from: on
Been using for a little over a month with TWC 100Mbps connection and it's been great. Easy to setup and configured. Connection is very fast...very noticeable over my older Netgear wireless router.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Brian from: on
This C9 router is terrific. I cannot say enough good things about it. The setup was incredibly easy. The instructions were clear; and the TP-Link web site is easy to navigate and devoid of complexity. The unit is small, light, and unobtrusive. The dual band system works without any mishaps. And the three antenna setup works really nicely. I installed this in our home, which has three floors and is about 3000 square feet. We have had no trouble whatsoever with coverage, and we have had no dropped signals. We not only have a strong wireless signal in the house, but we also get strong signals outside on the porch, on the patio, and in the yard. I have used Linksys and Netgear routers in the past and they did not come close to matching the ease of installation, strength of signal, and reliability of service that I have found with the CP TP Link AC 1900 Dual Band router.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Getting Max Speed at Distance
Posted by: Calin from: on
On older devices it reaches near theoretical speeds, 100 mbps on 150 mbps WiFi adapters through walls 50 feet away for example. Which is why I bought it. This is a huge improvement over my older N modem even though 90% of devices are n and I only have one ac device this router is much faster across the board and has consistent max speed connection.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Awesome Router...very fast setup - 15-20 minutes..
Posted by: elis from: on
I usually dont write reviews, but I did a lot of research, and found this one to be the best closest to 4-5 stars on many sites -- with the least negative comments. Easy to setup with nice clear instructions. Very fast connection, 5G - no dropped signals, and great range throughout our house 2000 sq ft. and router is at opposite end of the house. (living room). Furthest room is master bedroom. No problems with signal. Nice and strong. Feels very well made and strong. Nice weight to it. Parts are NOT cheap plastic. Very happy with it. Glad I bought it. It does what it says it will do.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Ginger from: on
I had a 300N router before and with all the smart devices the speed got really slow, Now I can stream Videos, play online games and surf the web @ the same time with no problems. Also the guest network and the parental controls are awesome .
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: tlbou from: on
Router was easy to set up and has great range. Reasonable cost compared to other brand similar routers.