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TP-Link - Archer AC2600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great signal strength and awesome connectivity

    Posted
    Zipeedee
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I installed the Archer C2600 in our sister office which has two computers, a server and a network all-in-one printer. They just got broadband hooked up but the installation only included the modem. We had to supply our own router. The Archer C2600 was perfect since it is a dual router offering both wired and wireless connectivity. Installation was extremely easy. Just follow the illustrated sheet. It is sleek and stylish looking with 4 very large antennas. I really like how the LED lights are barely visible. You can even turn them off in the settings menu. The router's interface setting menu is easy to use. It has great features such as parental controls, QoS (prioritizing devices), guest account just to name a few. The router has two USB ports. I attempted to setup a network printer but a heck of a time. The printer showed up on the router device map but even after downloading the TP-Link USB Printer Controller Utility it still would not print. I than attempted to make the printer a local printer again and it would not work. I finally figured out I had to uninstall the USB Printer Control Utility program then everything went back to normal. The printer I was trying to install was an HP 4050N, so it was an antique. I will give the router the benefit of the doubt and maybe the printer driver was just too out of date. You can see in the attached pictures the printer was recognized. The Archer C2600 has superior signal strength. Pretty much throughout the open layout office all mobile devices had full bars. I also had to buy a switch to add more Ethernet cables and there was or lag or decrease in speed. If you are looking for an easy to connect dual router that offers great signal strength, awesome connectivity and able to take on the mass amount of wireless devices - the TP-Link Archer C2600 is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup

    Posted
    rpvreviews

    This cable modem supports DOCSIS. Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS is an international telecommunications standard that permits the addition of high-bandwidth data transfer to an existing cable TV (CATV) system. It is employed by many cable television operators to provide Internet access (see cable Internet) over their existinghybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) infrastructure. The various standards are sometimes abbreviated to Dx, as in a "D3 modem" (DOCSIS 3 modem). I tried this modem with XFINITY from Comcast. It has six internal antennas and high-powered amplifiers boost signal strength and reduce interference. Dual USB ports support access files & media from networked devices. Speedtest revealed 60 Mbps with my tiered plan. The main advantage of using a own router is we can get out of monthly rental costs which can add up heavily. I was able to stream movies wirelessly with Roku box. Very easy to setup, this came with an Ethernet cable and a manual. It is a no brainer to connect and use it,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Range & Performance, Easy Setup

    Posted
    Magestic12

    This is a review of a free product received by TP-LINK as part of the review program. Living in a neighborhood swamped with WiFi networks, I needed a router that was powerful enough to cut through the interference. A router that was strong enough to eliminate dead spots. A router that could deliver reliable performance to a myriad of connencted devices. All without compromising speed. The Archer C2600 more than met all those needs! It's multiple antennas provide excellent coverage, even out to my backyard! (A problem I've had in the past) I can start watching a YouTube video in my room, walk through my house & out to the backyard without so much as a stutter in the playback! Using my Xbox One for online gaming is smooth as butter & given the download size of today's games, it's very much appreciated! I'm also able to stream 4K content using my Vizio UHD Smart TV, without issue. It's nice to not have fight for bandwidth with streaming & gaming hogs...not mentioning any names...family!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a refined product vs competitors.

    Posted
    skyguy2b

    Bought in April and started failing in late June. Manufacturer keeps saying they will honor warranty with a return authorization. Still have not seen it. It all began with a firmware update which appeared to have gone fine. Speeds began to drop over the next month, VoIP calls dropping, status in interface was wrong, would not keep IPv6 settings, factory restore did not restore to factory,many calls, ticket, emails still all unresolved. The netgear Nighthawk that I replaced it with is so much more refined on QoS, firmware updates, IPv6 much easier set up, easier installation, better interface, USB interfaces work and better integrated, ability to better label and map devices. Honestly this TP-link router is not ready for prime time when compared to its competing products.. Spend a few more bucks on another brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Dear skyguy2b,

      Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback.

      We're sorry to hear about the inconvenience you've experienced.

      The symptoms described are unusual, and our Support Team would greatly appreciate another opportunity to assist you with this matter.

      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 160718-017006.

      We look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Best Regards,

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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fast router

    Posted
    gundas
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This was a very easy router to configure. I was up and running in less than 5 minutes on my Verizon FIOS network. I like the Mulit-user MIMO technology as I can run multiple devices simultaneously without any performance hits on my streaming. The beamforming technology is also an added bonus with the router. I get my full 50 up and 50 down with the speed tests and it shows when downloading files. The TP-LINK tether app is also nice as you can manage your network right through the app. Highly recommended for someone who is looking for a reasonable priced router with great performance. This is a review of a free product received by TP-LINK as part of the review program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    Posted
    Anish
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a review of a free product received by TP-LINK as part of the review program. This router was easy to set up and use. It took less than five minutes to get this up and running. This is a great router to have if you have multiple devices connecting to it for Wi-Fi because it supports all the devices without taking a hit on streaming or downloading. I can stream movies and play Xbox live at the same time without any lag. The dual band technology and beam forming technology will give you great coverage all throughout your house, keeping you connected to the internet no matter where you are inside. The router comes with 4 antennas that can be adjusted if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good upgrade from the C9

    Posted
    Aaron

    This is a review of a free product received by TP-LINK as part of the review program. I previously used a TP-Link Archer C9, which I was perfectly happy with. I've been using the C2600 for a couple of weeks now, and have had zero issues so far. Signal strength on 2.4 and 5ghz reaches farther than the C9, and is more stable at distance. Setup was easy, just like the C9... very simple, yet has advanced options for the power user. A quality product that doesn't look like a spaceship and delivers on performance and stability.. a win for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Dear Aaron,

      Thank you for taking the time to review our product.
      We’re happy to hear that you're enjoying your new Archer C2600.
      If you have any other questions or concerns in the future, please email us your contact information so we may have a support technician reach out to you directly.
      Best Regards!
      TP-LINK Support Team
      866) 225-8139
      ussupportteam@tp-link.com

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast!

    Posted
    Jason
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Definitely a major upgrade from our old N600 router. She is fast, and my desktop gets the exact same wireless upload/download speeds as it does on the hard-wire ethernet cord. Great distance as well; I can surf and stream anywhere in my house and even out on my lawn. Watching football while gardening- this is my new reality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great router for whole house

    Posted
    jim518
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this router to cover entire over 1400 sq ft house plus small cottage approximately 50 ft behind house. Works fine in main house but has dead spots in cottage. Guess digital signal doesn't penetrate concrete block very well. Otherwise it's a great router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Totally worth it.

    Posted
    leim
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Installed immediately as it arrived and very happy with its performance. Both mobile devices get 125Mbps downloading speed which is maximum bandwidth of cable, wifi signal covers every corner of house. No latency. totally worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Value

    Posted
    RT202003
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Considering the price you're paying for the speed you're getting, this is the best value I could find. This delivers great speed and easy enough set-up with controls to help you do what you're looking to accomplish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great router for whole house

    Posted
    Jima518
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Very easy to set up. Have several devices running in my home. This router handles all without loss of signal. Only downside like most digital devices, signal does not penetrate concrete block walls very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for excellent product

    Posted
    TheQuietClam
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This TP Link has all the signal strength I needed, setup was basically plug in and go, and is reliable and quick. Perfect for home use with our laptop, cell phone and tablet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent after firmware update

    Posted
    Moviecritic
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    At first the 2.5Gz signal kept dropping. I called customer support and they were very helpful. They guided me through the firmware update and the router has been working great since.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High speed simplicity

    Posted
    JockNerd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This was a huge upgrade for me. I have separate dedicated channels for my Xbox, computer, and phone. I get much faster speeds. I love how easy it was to setup using an app!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best

    Posted
    dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It is very easy to set up they explained the setup to be very easy for anybody to be able too do it and you can see the difference in speed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for house full of electronics

    Posted
    Dustinthewind
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Set up is very easy and fast. Have had it for a few months and has worked great. Buy and try is what I say. You won't be sorry! Trust me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good performance!

    Posted
    Solik
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Superior range signal. 2 bands. Very fast. Satisfied with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless router

    Posted
    Vijay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great dual channel wireless router. Works great. Easy to install. Lots of functionality but I may not be able to use them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING!!

    Posted
    Mona
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This product is fantastic. Easy to set up and long range. Took my wifi speed from 40 to 250.

    I would recommend this to a friend