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TP-Link - Archer C50 AC1200 AC Dual-Band Router - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small but packs a punch!!

    Posted
    arrellr
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When I received the TP-Link Archer C50 and opened the box I thought to myself "What is this little thing going to do!?" "Its so little compared to any of the other routers I have owned!" But I was sure mistaken! Do not let the size of it discourage you because it keeps up with a lot of other routers on the market today. The Archer C50's WiFi speeds are Amazing! It can preform simultaneously on the 2.4GHz band up to 300Mbps and on the 5GHz band up to 867Mbps for a total bandwidth of 1.2Gbps. I have not had any issues at all with it at all. It let me use multiple devices without any internet lag or drops. Installing and setting up is quite easy with the included Quick installation Guide and the convenient Web browser utility.It only took me about 10 minutes to get up and running. I choose to mount the Archer C50 on the wall but it can also be laid flat on a desk or shelf. The Archer C50 is a beautiful shiny black with 2 grey dual band antennas.The antennas do not come off. I love the green lights on it. Most of my devices have blue lights so having the green is a nice change. It has 4 of the 10/100Mbps LAN Ports and 1 USB 2.0 Port. The USB port can be used for Remote access via FTP Server, Media sharing, Local storage sharing, and Printer sharing. It also has options for setting up Guest networks, and Parental controls. There is a convenient "Tether" app that you can download for accessing the Archer C50 from your iOS or Android device.. If you are wanting to move up to an 802.11ac Dual band router from your old Wireless 802.11n router than this would be ideal. This is a perfect router for anyone and you can't beat the price.Overall I am impressed with the size, quality, and speed and will be certainly be recommending the Archer C50 to my family and friends.This is a review of a free product received from TP-LINK as part of the review program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive router with nice features

    Posted
    Chris1433

    The AC1200/C50 is a no frills easy setup wireless router. The AC1200 is a simple product, this is not for the high-end user. This product if for the casual user that needs Wi-Fi at a low cost. The AC1200 is smaller than most home routers. You’d think with the size you would have to sacrifice some features this is not the case. The AC1200 still has guest networks, good speed and some limited parental controls. The wired switch is not gigabit, but if you have a limited wired lan this will be just fine. The setup is pretty straight forward plug it in and connect to it via Wi-Fi, the SSID and the initial password are printed on the bottom of the unit. Connect to the Wi-Fi and visit http://tplinkwifi.net/ in your browser. I could not visit the configuration page via IP address because my cable modem has the same IP range. Follow the onscreen instructions and you’re done. Just make sure you pick good strong passwords. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for SOHO and/or Dorm Rooms

    Posted
    Magestic12

    This is a review of a free product received from TP-LINK as part of the review program. If you are looking for a basic, easy to use router with great coverage & performance OR you're looking to upgrade to the blazing speeds of 802.11ac, the Archer C50 is for you! I found the Archer C50 to be perfect for dorm rooms, small houses & apartments. The dual band WiFi speed & coverage are very impressive, considering the price point. However, the addition of (4) Fast Ethernet & (1) USB ports makes this little guy entirely too hard to pass up! I was able to game, stream (video and/or music), browse, & make video calls with ease. A word of caution though, if you are providing WiFi for more than 2 people or are in an area swamped with WiFi networks, this router isn't for you. You simply just need to look at a more powerful model in the Archer series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great entry level router

    Posted
    aboltjes

    I received this unit as part of the TP-link reviewer program. My opinion is honest and unbiased. This is a great entry level router to get you to the wireless AC standard inexpensively. I would say that this is an entry level device and not as fast as its more expensive cousins but for someone with a small network that's not streaming from multiple devices and is in an small to average sized house this unit will work just fine. The setup was straight forward and I had no issues at all. The directions were clear and easy to follow and should be easy for anyone to setup regardless of computer skill. If you looking for the highest performing router this inst it but for the price its and excellent entry level device for someone with a smaller network and few clients.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Range much better than my old router

    Posted
    Kmabe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Was looking to replace an old router. I was having trouble getting a reliable signal on the 2nd floor of the house, as well as any signal at all in the basement. The cable guy suggested upgrading the router. I didn’t want to spend a lot, but the cable guy said any newer router would probably offer some improvement. This router immediately fixed all my problems on the 2nd floor, and after a little antennae adjustment, the basement problem was fixed as well. The dual band is a plus; I use the 5 on my tv that is close to the router and the speed and picture are great! I also like having a guest network option to offer to my mother’s caregivers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great range; easy setup

    Posted
    amay23
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Just got one of these for use in my business. Replaced an old router and this one definitely provided a stronger, more reliable signal. We are able to put it in the back storage closet and still get coverage throughout the building. Love the multiple bands and guest channels – perfect for securing a line for business work and credit card processing while also offering a separate public/guest channel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Router Has Increased Wireless Network Capability

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

    The TP-LINK Archer C50 AC1200 Router was purchased to replace an old Netgear Router in my two story home. Setup was very quick and easy. The Wireless Connection has been more reliable with this new router, since the problem with dropouts that were experienced with the old router has been eliminated. The wireless network has handled up to four devices at the same time with no issues. I would highly recommend this router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy install & working well so far

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

    I haven't had this product long enough to give a full review on performance, but it installed fairly easily for this tech challenged buyer. I had trouble with a previous brand dropping service. It happened once with this router, but not sure if it was the router's problem. I'm confused by the two links provided and don't understand how they work together as they both say connected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Received a Defective Product!!

    Posted
    Anku

    The router broke less than a month after I purchased it. The wifi signal lights just stopped working all of a sudden and there was no signal. Have called TP-Link customer service for a replacement. Sheer waste of time and money!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hi Anku,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with our product. The Archer C50 Wi-Fi Router comes with a 2-year warranty, and we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to follow up with you and address your concerns. At your earliest convenience, please send an e-mail with your contact information and a link to this review to USSupportTeam@TP-Link.com and we'll gladly have a Support Agent follow up with you directly.

      Best Regards,
      TP-Link Support tplink

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for people with 100mbps Internet

    Posted
    adclark
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I have 100mbps internet from Spectrum and live in a 900 sq ft apartment. At the farthest room in the house on the 5ghz bandwidth this pushes 96mbps and 2.4ghz bandwidth 82mbps. This was a great buy being on sale and only $40. I can’t recommend this enough for entry level wifi, or anyone who has the 100mbps internet plans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice unit

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

    Purchases this to replace a very old gateway. Have a larger two story house and this unit works perfectly. Have had no issues. Seems to cover everywhere. We have 3 cells 1 tablet and 3 computers all running at various times and have had no lag or cutout.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    TP Link Router

    Posted
    photog48
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Product came on time and as described. Hook up was reasonably easy though I did need tech support and then needed tech help from my ISP. Router seems to be working fine and range was an improvement over my prior Linksys E1200 n router. Happy with the product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fair Buy for Money

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

    Finally was able to grab it with stand online price from best buy as they gave a deal. It is always good to purchased from them as I had better chance of return it if I'm not satisfied. But this worked well for me. Cheapest Dual Brand router solution in Bestbuy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good device, settings could be improved

    Posted
    Arv12508
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Setup/customization can be less than perfect if you need advanced settings, but it gets the job done. I can’t say where other people have had performance issues, as mine was able to give me the full 400mbps my provider dishes out to my home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EASY SETUP

    Posted
    chad1971
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    HAVE HAD THIS UP A RUNNING A MONTH NOW. PERFECT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. ALL MY DEVICES ARE VERY QUICK NOW WI-FI . HAD A NETGEAR N600 PIECE OF JUNK. THIS WAS THE EASIEST INSTALL EVER AND THIS IS NOT MY FIRST RODEO. BELKIN AND NETGEAR WILL NEVER USE AGAIN. A ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    d252
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My orginal wifi was too slow and the 5Ghz did the trick for me. You need a newer computer that has dual band. I have 50Mbs on my provider and the internet speed test for the 5 Ghz about 40 ft away gave me about 44-46Mbs. Almost as fast at a LAN cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good.

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

    I have only used this router for a few weeks. So far the speed is excellent. The range is more than sufficient for a two story house. Not sure about long term reliability, although I had a TP Link in the past that lasted a few years before I upgraded.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

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

    Router from 10 years ago couldnt handle all the wifi anymore so i did a little research and found this one. I assumed since it was cheap it might not be the greatest but even with 6 devices hooked up it's very quick. Definitely recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great for a fair price.

    Posted
    NYY61
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I needed a new Router as my old Apple router was acting up. I checked the reviews and prices and thought this sounded like a good one at a reasonable price. It was easy to install and so far has worked fine . No problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Highest speed only 100 mps not 300

    Posted
    Figaro

    The Archer C50 only gives 100 mps, not 300. Which may be fast enough for you but I have 200 mps available. Check it’s specs and you will see its interface is 10x100.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hi Figaro,

      Thank you for your review. In order to provide customers with options that best fit their networking needs, we offer a variety of products. For customers who subscribe to Internet speed plans of 100Mbps or less, and utilize a large number of simultaneous wireless devices, this router will perform exceptionally. However, for Internet speeds plans that exceed 100Mbps, the Archer C1200 has similar features but also includes wired Gigabit Ethernet ports that support speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

      https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tp-link-ac1200-dual-band-wi-fi-router-black/5844811.p?skuId=5844811

      Our Support Team is always happy to answer any questions you might have about our products. Please feel free to e-mail USSupportTeam@TP-Link.com and we'll gladly have a Support Agent follow up with you directly.

      Best Regards,
      TP-Link Support tplink