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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 86 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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    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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    EASY SETUP

    Posted
    chad1971
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    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

    Easy to set up and works very well

    Posted
    Elvis1
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was very impress i was able to set up the router up by just downloading the app and it took less than 5 mins. Super easy and quick, just got to make sure your read and connect everything correctly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    d252
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    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
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    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
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    Posted
    Gerfalcon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I love the range of this router and the price you just could not beat. I purchased this on sale for just $30 and I have never seen a $30 AC router on sale before. I am extremely pleased and love TP Link

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great buy for the price

    Posted
    spudnick21
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Was having problems with my old router single connection. Thi unit made all the difference in my reception to all the things I needed to connect. They are much faster and less time. Love it !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup

    Posted
    Daveman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this to replace an antique Linksys. Old unit still works but I had increased my device list and several are dual receivers. Everything works better and for the price it's grate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    well worth it

    Posted
    elshaq83
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Had to buy new router because my grandma needed new router the one she had was burnt to a crisp so i sent her my older one and the one i bought works amazin and way i wanted

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fast and easy setup

    Posted
    LocN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    the 2.4ghz speed is kinda useless for my mobile devices even on 60 Mbps download speeds. Once I was on the 5ghz, my phone and tablet work fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install

    Posted
    Foxy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am very pleased with my new router. It offers excellence in viewing my computer, IPad and cell phone. It was easy to install and has a sleek look on the shelf.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great router for more than 5 devices.

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

    The router was great. Eaasy installation. It can be controlled by app. The price match was good.

    I would recommend this to a friend