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TP-Link - Archer C9 AC1900 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most fastest routers in current

    Posted
    Orlando

    I got this router around a week ago and I cannot say enough good things about it! The short story on it is it's inexpensive (relatively), extremely easy to set up, the interface is quick and painless, firmware updates are effortless, and the range is jaw dropping. I normally hate wifi, and after having used 2.4Ghz 802.11n for the past 3 years and getting used to about a 1000 sqft range, I figured that was all one base station could do... boy was I wrong! This TP-Link C9 has changed my whole network. I was previously using a Motorola SBG 6580 wireless gateway (see photo) but now I am using this. I have around 5,000 sqft of range now in 2.4Ghz and perhaps 3,500 sqft of useful range at 5Ghz. I have no issues picking up solid wifi in the road on the opposite end of my home. The bandwidth is phenomenal at 80-90Mbit from anywhere in the house now. My previous dead-spots (like the master bedroom) where I could only get around -70dB of signal are now -55dB or stronger (5x greater signal strength). If you name your networks the same SSID for 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz then it runs a simultaneous dual-band network that all devices can interact with. My new Moto X (2014) automatically switches to the stronger/better network, and my older 802.11n devices have zero connection drops now. Don't waste your money on anything else. I encourage everyone reading this to get this router, enjoy the beauty of it and small footprint, and enjoy your new love of wifi 802.11ac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This one's a Smart Buy!!

    Posted
    MikeandIke

    Right away after opening the box and plugging it in I thought everything was very straight forward. I plugged in the cable modem to it, and then proceeded to the web interface to set it up. This was a snap.(don't worry its web based interface was really simple) After a few minutes It was online and working. I replaced an older Dual Band router with this new TP-Link AC1900 C9. We have it located in the middle of our house on the lower level. At times before the kids and I have struggled to get good reliable WiFi in the upstairs areas. After testing for a couple of days everyone, including the my younger son who is upstairs is streaming videos and downloading his games to his computer at unreal speeds. I would have liked to get this in black, but since its in my lower level and really not a big deal. For once someone has made a router that stands on its side to keep the antennas higher in the air! Makes so much sense. This router seems to have unbeatable range! I am an average user of computers and it was easy to setup, and worked better than I was expecting. I would highly recommend anyone on the fence with their older or newer router to get the TP-Link AC1900 Archer C9, it is one of the best values out today and the performance is top notch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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

    I was losing Internet on my computer and phone, and trying to use my new Apple TV was a nightmare. I had an old dlink router and I was way overdue for a new one. I wanted one that would last awhile and one that was powerful enough to accommodate any future devices. I currently have 1 Apple TV, 2 iPhones, a laptop, desktop, wireless printer, and smart tv. I can't believe the difference this new router made. Two years of hp printer problems, Apple TV impossible, and laptop losing Internet connection. This router fixed every problem. It was easy to set up and the instructions were adequate. I don't care for the white color. It sticks out like a sore thumb, and the one sided stand is obtrusive and makes it hard to tuck back inside the entertainment center cabinet. Otherwise, I'm very pleased and would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Router

    Posted
    Brian

    This C9 router is terrific. I cannot say enough good things about it. The setup was incredibly easy. The instructions were clear; and the TP-Link web site is easy to navigate and devoid of complexity. The unit is small, light, and unobtrusive. The dual band system works without any mishaps. And the three antenna setup works really nicely. I installed this in our home, which has three floors and is about 3000 square feet. We have had no trouble whatsoever with coverage, and we have had no dropped signals. We not only have a strong wireless signal in the house, but we also get strong signals outside on the porch, on the patio, and in the yard. I have used Linksys and Netgear routers in the past and they did not come close to matching the ease of installation, strength of signal, and reliability of service that I have found with the CP TP Link AC 1900 Dual Band router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great router, crackhead price!

    Posted
    Andy305mia

    Changed my $200 Apple Aiport Exreme for this router. It was my last apple device, and I could not configure the Aiport Exreme without a windows or apple device. Apple is expensive and does not play well with others and the router management for Apple is horrible. bought this router on sale for $129 and had it up and running in 10 mins. The setup sceen it easy to use, my speeds are ridiculously fast even through my netgear 1200 powerline adapter, getting same speeds as wifi. I am extremely happy with this router, all my devices work well with it , and its not a bad looking router either. Antennas are a little big, I haven't tried it without them. I live in a 1200 sq ft apartment so I might not need them, it would look alot better, but its out of sight anyway. I would definitely recommend this router for the price. Put a 2 year warranty on it and still was $50 cheaper than my previous router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Range

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

    I purchased the Archer C9 because my dsl modem/router's wireless range is terrible. I can't really comment on the C9's routing abilities because I'm using it as an access point. But seeing as how the routing is the simplest function I'm sure it's fine. I plugged the C9 into an ethernet cable, set it up as an access point, placed it near the center of my home, elevated it on top of a desk, and now have full signal all over my home, the garage, and even to the street. It does seem that in the most remote portions of my home that regardless of signal strength the speed might be affected on the 5ghz band, but that could just be the horrible dsl. I can't comment on the durability of the C9 but overall I'm very satisfied. A reasonable price and fast shipping from Best Buy also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Router...very fast setup - 15-20 minutes..

    Posted
    elis

    I usually dont write reviews, but I did a lot of research, and found this one to be the best closest to 4-5 stars on many sites -- with the least negative comments. Easy to setup with nice clear instructions. Very fast connection, 5G - no dropped signals, and great range throughout our house 2000 sq ft. and router is at opposite end of the house. (living room). Furthest room is master bedroom. No problems with signal. Nice and strong. Feels very well made and strong. Nice weight to it. Parts are NOT cheap plastic. Very happy with it. Glad I bought it. It does what it says it will do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional range and speed

    Posted
    dorkhead2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The C9's range is exceptional. I've pretty much eliminated dead spots within my home (1500 square feet). The 3 external antennas allow for the great range and fast speeds. Overall, it is reliable. I rarely need to reset it, once or twice every 6 months at most. The aesthetics and color (white) are nice. The blue LED's are not too bright. It sits in my son's room and it doesn't bother him at all. The online interface is clean and easy to use. It doesn't have the same amount of customization options as a Netgear, D-Link, or Cisco, but all the mainstream consumer options are available. I would recommend this router. And for the price, I definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super easy to install

    Posted
    MsPicky
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This was up and running in a few minutes. It is difficult to evaluate it in just a day of using it, but so far it seems to be perfect. Very solid machine, and if you call customer support you end up in AMERICA! That is such a pleasure in itself. My older Linksys Cisco was dropping all the time and I was rebooting it once a week it seemed. With this new router I was able to lower my speed and monthly bill with Cox Cable. So in a years time I covered the cost of it in the savings from Cox with lowering the speed.. So far I am very happy with it. It is worth spending 130.00 to have better coverage in my large home and no more dropping the strength/signal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Router

    Posted
    Bayonettework

    Upgraded my router from a Belkin (G) something or other to this sleek bad boy. Wow. Speed test now pegging download speed at 72Mbps on the 5GHz channel, up from 20 (at best) on the Belkin, so now I have access to the internet speeds I pay for. Has a great app for managing the router. Not as deep as the web GUI, but works for daily activities. This thing is pretty big, but very attractive. I would (and already have) recommend to others. Good job TP-Link!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great router - incredible range

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

    Bought this to replace two older routers that were needed to provide coverage for my entire house - 3700 sqft one level concrete block. This one router provides better signal than the previous two so it is quite an upgrade. And now I can get full 40meg download speed on all my wireless devices so throughput is plenty for me. 5G band and guest network are a bonus. As of 9/2015, this router was tied for best 5G range by smallnetbuilder.com. Very happy with this purchase. Only con is it is a stand up style router which makes it stand out more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Right Router Choice

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

    I purchased the TP-Link Archer C9 to replace my Linksys router that just didn't have enough range to reach my devices in the far ends of my house. The TP-Link has range to spare, and was very easy to set up. I no longer experience drop outs when streaming to my smart TV, or using my tablets and laptop. It also works great as a print server for the devices in my network. I have it set up in my home office on the far end of my house, and I get a strong signal everywhere, even in my basement game room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best router I've ever owned!

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

    This by far the best router I've ever owned, I've been using this router for almost 2 months now and it hasn't dropped or slowed down my connection not even once. This router is blazing fast on the 5Ghz band and it has a better wifi range then my old Cisco router. Setting up a wifi network was fast and easy right out of the box, I hate complicated setups this router guides you through the process with ease.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked Right Out Of The Box!

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

    I've had three wireless routers and this was the easiest to get up and running. The user interface (admin panel) is intuitive and easy to use. Definite speed increase on devices that are AC ready (my new Lenovo computer). Coverage is the best I've had. Not sure if "beamforming" is just marketing hype but all our devices get a strong signal. Looking forward to an upcoming 5x speed increase from Time Warner that should bring our download speeds to 200 Mbps. Oh, and the unit is big but very Apple-esque (my Arris modem is also white).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent coverage but poor quality

    Posted
    AsuATO
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This one was an upgrade from an old Belkin. Streaming was certainly better with no interruptions. However after six months it died while I was surfing the net. Just *poof*. Dead. I would not recommend buying this especially for what TP Link is asking price wise. You probably won't get enough life from it to justify the cost.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Getting Max Speed at Distance

    Posted
    Calin
    • My Best Buy® Member

    On older devices it reaches near theoretical speeds, 100 mbps on 150 mbps WiFi adapters through walls 50 feet away for example. Which is why I bought it. This is a huge improvement over my older N modem even though 90% of devices are n and I only have one ac device this router is much faster across the board and has consistent max speed connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    WiFi Light Out! No Signal!

    Posted
    ron111
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I started having connection issues about 1 week after flawless usage in my home. I noticed the WiFi icon on my phone was off as well as the computer which showed a blank network settings box. I then looked on the router and noticed the WiFi light was OFF. How could this happen on a brand new router? I had to cycle the power on the router to fix it (until it happens again). I will be returning the product ASAP.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Dear Ron111,

      Thank you for sharing these concerning details about your recent experience with our product.

      If these issues are constantly reoccurring with your extender, we strongly recommend replacing this device due to this recent behavior.

      In the event you would like to speak with our support team regarding the RMA warranty for your model, please send us an email including your contact details in addition to a copy and paste of this review so we may an available support agent follow up with you directly for further assistance.

      Once again, we sincerely apologoize for the inconvenience and look forward to working with you soon.

      Best Regards!
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    Posted
    Kat1209
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have had this router for several months now and have had no issues. I was having to reset our old router several times a week because it would just "drop" the signal. I have not had to do this with this TP Link router. The signal is strong and consistent even with many devices streaming simultaneously to every room in the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The router to get!

    Posted
    mjordan1982
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    On sale for $129 and when compared to other routers for the price, this is the one to get. Most of my devices now use AC wireless technology so I was looking to upgrade my older LinkSys router. This was a very easy and quick setup, no troubles at all, and improved my range and speed dramatically. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Router For Price Paid

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

    This router provides great coverage in a 3,600 sq ft 2 story home and out into the yard. I like the ability to dedicate high speed side for video streaming while other is dedicated to smart phones and tablets. We have 50 mbs internet service which has never created a speed of access issue for all of our devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend