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TP-Link - AC1750 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love that router

    Posted
    Brian

    This is a router that balances AC connectivity / high speed, price, and style. To me the most remarkable thing was how good this router looks. It is a genuinely handsome stylish router that doesn't really have to be hidden away. It uses the latest AC standard, meaning it can connect at very high speeds and is a reliable solid router. At the current price of around $100, this is a really great value. This router looks good. The body is glossy white with chrome trim. The antenna is white, so they tend to blend into the background better than black or gray. A not removable silver plastic stand supports the router nicely. There is one small design defect I don't like - the plastic stand continues around the top of the router (visually this is pretty). Unfortunately, that band gets in the way of attaching the antenna. I like to tighten down the antenna so they will not come loose - that plastic band gets in the way. If you only ever turn the antenna clockwise when you adjust them, the antenna will never come loose. The lights on the front are subtle and not bright - so there's no worries about an inadvertent night-light, or crazy flashing lights at night. I love the power switch (so few routers have power switches) and TP-Link went one step further - there is a power switch for wireless. That means you can use this as a router without the wireless turned on. A small function you might use one day. Setup was about average, I've seen much more difficult and I've seen easier. The router comes with an SSID and password. The only place those are printed is on the router - you'll want to write down the password before you install the router - lifting the router and reading the tiny numbers is no fun. I would prefer a printed card in the box - that way I don't have to write the password down. I configured my router wirelessly with a Mac - you could just as easily use a phone or a PC, the router doesn't care. Once you've set up the router and connected it to the Internet, connect wireless to the SSID listed on the router (it will be TP-Link and a few numbers). Enter the password. Now you'll need to enter the IP address of the router (listed in the manual) or tplinklogin.net. Admin is the user name and admin is the password. You can now select the setup wizard, which will be what most people need to set up their router. There are a couple of slightly cryptic settings - WAN connection type was an odd one for me. Fortunately Auto Detect found that I have an open Internet connection. You are allowed to change the SSID (or network name) and the password. If you don't mind a silly TP-Link ### name, and you don't mind entering a bunch of digits for the password - just leave that alone. I personally always change the SSID and password. Just be certain to make the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network names different. It is always a good idea to change the administrator password. You have to go into the advanced settings to do that. I like TP-Link's main screen for devices that are connected. It is clean and simple. The router can be used for network attached storage through USB 3 port on the side or a USB 2 port on the rear panel. You can connect a USB drive or a thumb drive for the storage. It can also be used as a print server for printers without a wireless card. That may require a TP-Link app on the computer to use. The resource CD is a mini-CD. Don't bother trying to use that on a Mac. I had a lot of trouble on the TP-Link website getting downloads for any router. I wanted to see if the firmware needed updating and could never access the download section of the website. Easy information like owner's manuals and tech specs worked - I just couldn't get the firmware page to load. The router has four Gigabit ports for wired connections. I like the color-coding of the ports on the back panel. The only nit I have to pick is the wall wart AC adapter, it is huge. And it will take up two outlets. I prefer the laptop style AC adapters that only take up one electrical outlet. Range and speed is exactly what I expected. The router works extremely well. It is rock solid once up and running. I love the way it looks. And the price is well near perfect. This is a great little router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Looks & Performs Great!

    Posted
    TechOnDeck
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Archer C8 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router *My Test Setup Desktop PC Windows 10 Pro AC1900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter (Archer T9E) *Setting Up Setting up the router for the first time is quick and easy to do. Once everything is properly connected, you’ll be online in less than 5 minutes. And when you’re ready to dig into the router’s more advanced settings to customize to your liking, you’ll have plenty of options to dig into. You can set parental controls for certain users, as well as set up a Wi-Fi guest network for your guests, which keeps them off of your main network. Also, the router’s web management page is very nicely done, too. All the different settings are laid out perfectly and easy to navigate. *Wireless Performance After getting the Archer C8 router setup and running, I ran speed tests while connected to the router over both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Listed below is the current Internet plan I am subscribed to, along with those speed test results. My Internet Subscription Plan: Download 100 Mbps / Upload 10 Mbps Archer C8 Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz Speed Test: Download 111.65 Mbps / Upload 12.18 Mbps Archer C8 Wi-Fi 5 GHz Speed Test: Download 120.63 Mbps / Upload 12.14 Mbps As you can see, those are great speed test results. And the router was able to easily handle multiple devices connected at once- streaming HD content and gaming without any issues. I also have a very large backyard area, and the router provides excellent coverage in and around my entire home. I can stream HD videos and music without any issues at all. And I had 3 mobile devices all doing just that, and all were able to stream perfectly. For the best wireless coverage, be sure to place the modem in an open area of your home free of obstruction. Do not place the modem in an enclosure, under a desk, or block the vent-holes. Best of luck setting your network up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommended

    Posted
    utgrad

    I am very pleased with the performance of the TP-Link C8 AC1750 Dual Band router, and highly recommend it. The Quick Installation Guide made it very easy for me to set it up through a web browser with my laptop. My gateway only has a single band, but the C8 router automatically set up dual bands of 2.4 and 5 GHz. I used speedtest.net to compare the connection speed at a midpoint in the house between the router and the dead area, and found it to be more than double the speed of the previous wireless connection to my gateway. This was reproducible on 4 devices. By trial and error, I adjusted the three optional antennas to better direct the signal to the dead areas of my house. Although the speed dropped a bit, the signal was good and uninterrupted. Previously I had tried a range extender, but I was unable to get a reliable signal to the dead area. The USB ports are a nice bonus, so I can attach both my Seagate Central and my Lyve Studio to the router, getting good transfer rates for documents and images without any errors. Previously I had problems timing out during file transfers using my gateway and the range extender. I especially like the guest network, so visitors can connect to the Internet and I can still maintain the security of my own network. I also like the quality and design of the router as well as the location of the LEDs and ports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Performance and Looks Good

    Posted
    TNFarmGirl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this router after my previous router of a different brand bought the dust. I saw the good reviews and caught it on sale as a Best Buy Deal of the Day. I was not 100% confident in the router due to the low price, but the reviews were very good. So I bought and installed it. It turned out to be a great decision and I'm very happy with the router. It came with wall mounting brackets and is now mounted on the wall of the hallway just about at the midpoint of the house. Coverage is very good and it actually looks pretty good on the wall. It has been in use over 3 months and performance is very good. Very happy with the router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value router with fast speeds

    Posted
    abeach297
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This AC1750 router does the basic dual channel setup on AC as well as b/g/n 2.4 and 5 GHz and the speeds are as advertised. Speeds do drop a bit when disabling the NAT boost feature (needed to enable advanced settings), but the advanced settings are worth it. There are a ton of options here from filters to custom times and guest networks, and so far everything has worked as intended. TP-Link may not be known by too many, but they make a lot of great products at a great value and cost well less than ASUS/NETGEAR but still pack most of the same features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Zatchillac
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Finally replaced an older Airport Extreme that I've had problems with for years. Granted I've only had this router up and running for a few minutes, so far it's awesome. Compared to the Airport Extreme, this thing has a greater range and speeds have been higher and remain constant (I pay for 30/5mbps and get 37/6mbps on speed tests through wireless). The interface is easy to use and contains plenty of options for configuring your network (I'm majoring in network administration so these options are great for someone like me). I haven't had a chance to utilize the USB port yet so I can't comment on that, I just hope it works unlike the Airport Extreme I previously used. The price is right on this one and I recommend to anyone looking for a router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Updated Router

    Posted
    groggia
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Noticed my Wi-Fi was degrading so when this went on sale I decided to give it a try. Easy installation and with the 5GHz band I am now getting Wi-Fi speeds equal to my ethernet connection (75 Mbps). I have this upstairs in my house and get coverage including the basement in a 2500 sf house. It did take about an hour after installation for the firmware to upgrade and the router to supply full speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome buy....and for the price...even better

    Posted
    j0rg31961
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was having problems with an older router and was time to replace it, I ran into this model, I did research and got great reviews, plus it was compatible with my internet provider, plus I got it at a special price....It came at the right time and at the right price...I am loving it, plus I'm not having the issues I was getting with the older router...I recommend it 100%

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ac router

    Posted
    Tara
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I tried several 2.4ghz routers before this that were 802.11.n and all of them had significant issues (Wifi strength was poor, and speed was also bad). This is the first 802.11.ac router that I tried, and could tell that the speed is significantly different, and I get Wifi anywhere in my house now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not the best router

    Posted
    js12265
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After replacing this with my netgear router I found out it was not as quick as the netgear unit, if my son and daughter are streaming videos my stuff is extremely slow that wasn't the case with the netgear unit I'm sure this is a good router for a family of 2 but more than that count on it being slow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Posted
    Data
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This router is fantastic. My brother recommended it after he purchased one and saw his download speed double. I had the same results. We are both on cable and had good routers before, but to double our speed both wireless and hardwired was incredible. I would highly recommend this unit. Its even easy to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Router and easy to setup

    Posted
    Mandy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My Wi-Fi was degrading so when this went on sale I decided to give it a try. Easy installation and with the 5GHz band I am now getting Wi-Fi speeds above 90 Mbps.I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    Posted
    TB27
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was hestitant about buying this router but after reading countless reviews. I decided to give it a try and Im glad I did. It is the best router I've ever had. Its reliable, fast and good quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looks good doesn't work

    Posted
    wolfgang
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I received the TP- link about five weeks ago, it worked fine for a while then shut down. Fortunately I have two year product replacement and with geek squad. Need to contact them hope they can correct it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Dear Wolfgang,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      Due to the symptoms described, our Support Team would appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you in order to properly address this concern.

      At your earliest convenience, please send an e-mail including your contact details along with a copy and paste of your review to our Support Team at the address below so we may have a Support Agent follow up with you for assistance.

      Your case reference number is 160801-020010.

      We thank you again for your feedback and certainly hope this experience will not discourage you from checking out more of our great networking products in the future.

      Best Regards,

      TP-Link Support Team
      (866) 225-8139
      ussupportteam@tp-link.com

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    nobelnd
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The best value AC1900 router I have found and the product is solid. Totally went beyond my expectation for the 5Ghz speed. Had it run for a couple of days without interruption.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SKYNET IS KEPT ALIVE!

    Posted
    berserker404
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This thing works wonders. It has a very wide range, and keeps a solid connection all day long. Skynet will never go down in my home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor wireless - Stopped working

    Posted
    Disapointed

    Initially installed wireless distance maxed at 15 ft. Will not work into next room. After 30 days wireless not working. It seams all my neighbors show up so my laptop must be working OK.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Dear customer,
      We sincerely apologize about the lack of performance you have experienced with our product. The Archer C8 is certainly not only one of our more robust AC supported routers, but all around performance router for a multitude of uses such as in home and/or business networks. The issues you have encountered are definitely not common with this model so it seems as if this could be a defective unit.
      However, we recommend contacting our 24/7 technical support team at the number provided below so an available technician may be able to assist in any possible troubleshooting and/or issue an RMA for the product if necessary.

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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    better than what I had

    Posted
    Jimbo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I replaced a router without exterior antennas & thought this might be better & it is. A bit faster & better coverage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pick for deal of the day

    Posted
    Romitshah16
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This router cost me $49 for deal of the day. It gives 350-400 mbps on a wireless connection. Great speed for a 2B2B apt.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works good!

    Posted
    Holidayinn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this for a household full of computer users. It's fast and have no complaints as everyone in the household is happy! Have not had to reset since we installed it!

    I would recommend this to a friend