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TP-Link - Archer AC1900 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    upright with USB ports

    Posted
    RomReader

    This is a review of a free product received from TP-LINK as part of the review program. What attracted me to this router was its upright position & its USB ports. I wanted a router that I can plug my printer into via its USB cable (see pic 01) into & that can fit in the crowded area behind my desk. The front-to-back depth of this router is cut in half with this upright TP-Link router (pic 02). As another reviewer suggested, I angled the 2 antennas about 45 degrees & kept the middle one straight in order to get better wireless range. It seemed to work. Good connectivity with no drops & farther range than my usual router. Although we use wi-fi for the most part, I still use wired internet connection for my desktop PC. I like that this has a dedicated ON/OFF wi-fi button plus a USB 3.0 port. This is the kind of multi-purpose router I prefer. Supremely recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid router with high powered amplifiers

    Posted
    TechReviewGuru

    After a little research I found that this TP-Link Archer C1900 router is almost the same as the TP-Link C9, with one main difference. Apart from the color difference (one black and the other white), this Archer C1900 has a higher powered amplifier/antenna (900mW) compared to the C9. Since I own both, I found that this little change meant that the C1900 really delivers much better range and speed, thanks to the higher power. Below is where I found this device really shines: Design/Performance - This router is truly great looking. It is black, sleek and has nice blue lights. It sits vertically, rather than horizontally like most routers. I actually feel that the upright design improves the performance, since the antennas sit much higher. This is why I combined the design and performance aspects of the device when reviewing. The antennas 3 antennas can be pointed to any direction, but I found that keeping the left and right antennas at a 45-degree angle and the center antenna straight up, gave the best coverage and performance. The dual core CPU allows for many connected devices at the same time. Functionality - I like that this has a dedicated ON/OFF Wi-Fi button, and also a USB 3.0 port. With a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port, it's easy to share printers, files, and media across your network. Best of all, you can also use this C1900 router to access files while away from home through the FTP server. It also has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect local/non-Wi-Fi devices to the network. This is the kind of multi-purpose router I prefer. Simple Setup - I was up and running with this device in no time, and it was very easy to setup. The instructions were very clear, and you do not need to load any dreaded CD based drivers or instructions. Overall, this is a solid Wi-Fi router and the higher powered amplifier makes a big difference to the performance. This was an unbiased review part of the TP-LINK the review program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my needs, easy setup, reliable signal

    Posted
    utgrad
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a review of a free product received from TP-LINK as part of the review program. I'm very happy with the performance of this TPLink C9 AC1900 dual band router, and found it to be an inexpensive solution to boost my wireless signal to the dead areas of my house that my ISP's router couldn't reach. I plugged it in, logged in through a web browser, and in only a few minutes it was connected to the Internet and broadcasting a strong signal. I reviewed the setup through the mobile Tether app, just to test that method, and both were incredibly easy. My ISP's gateway only provides a single band, but the C9 router automatically set up dual bands of 2.4 and 5 GHz. I compared the connection speed using speedtest.net at various spots in the house between the router and the dead area, and found it to be more than double the speed I was getting before. This was reproducible on several devices. By trial and error, I adjusted the three antennas to better direct the signal toward the dead areas of my house. Although the speed dropped a bit, the signal was good and uninterrupted to about 75 feet away. Previously I had tried a range extender from a different brand, but I couldn't get a reliable signal to the dead area. There are 4 gigabit ethernet ports and 2 USB ports. I attached a printer to the USB 2.0 port and external drive to the USB 3.0 port, getting good transfer rates for documents and images without any errors. I especially like the guest network, so visitors can connect to the Internet without compromising the security of my own network. I also like the build quality and design of the router, the convenient location of the LEDs and ports, and upright orientation which makes a small footprint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and great range

    Posted
    HighFlyer
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This router was exactly what I expected. Great quality as the C9, only with a higher power output and even greater range. I have a 150Mbps download at home and I can get the full download rate from anywhere inside my home. At work, I have the same router. I use the three directional antennas to get full coverage inside a 4,400sqft metal building where the previous routers would completed lose signal on the 5.8Ghz 802.11AC, the router covers the entire office.

    I would recommend this to a friend