TP-Link - Wireless-AC1350 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router - Black

The Archer C59 comes with the brand new Wi-Fi standard - 802.11ac, widely compatible with both wireless AC and wireless N devices and three times faster than previous wireless N speeds. With this cutting edge technology, the Archer C59 offers you faster, stronger and more capable Wi-Fi. Simply put: a revolutionized network experience on all your devices.

The Archer C59 provides your entire home with simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi connections. The strong and stable 2.4GHz wireless band with 450Mbps Wi-Fi speed is perfect for sending emails, browsing the web or listening to music. Meanwhile, the 5GHz wireless band provides up to 867Mbps Wi-Fi speed for latency-sensitive entertainment so you can stream HD video, play online games and hold video chats all at the same time, without delay.

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Overview

What's Included


  • TP-LINK Archer C59 AC1350
  • Network cable
  • Software

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 21)

Features


Compatible with 802.11ac

Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks, so you can easily upgrade.

Up to 1.35 Gbps data transfer speed

For fast, efficient operation.

3 high-performance antennas

For enhanced performance.

1 USB 2.0 port

Allows you to connect a printer and enjoy 3G and 4G file sharing.

Parental control

Lets you automatically block specific content on connected devices.

Print and file servers

Along with a guest network to suit a variety of uses.

Complies with a variety of standards

Including FCC and RoHS.

4 LAN ports

Along with 1 WAN port for wired connectivity.

Auto detecting and auto sensing

To simplify device connectivity.

DoS attack prevention

Helps block intruders from accessing sensitive information.

Encryption

Includes 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK to keep your network secure.

Plug-and-play operation

Makes setup simple.

System requirements

UNIX, Apple MacOS, Novell NetWare, Linux, Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition/Windows 2000, and more.


Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade router for every day user

    Posted
    AndrewSeattle
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I installed this at my in-laws house to upgrade their old D-Link router that had poor range to this one. Install: 5 stars The installation was super easy and straight-forward. A quick start guide is included with 5 steps. Basically turn off your modem, disconnect old router, connect new router, turn on modem and wait 2 minutes to startup, then turn on router (press on/off switch). Then connect to the router (wired or wirelessly) and go through the setup. I was able to replicate the previous wireless names/passwords and an all the devices in the house connected to this new router seamlessly. No need to re-enter passwords for the most part. Only one login is allowed into the administration page, so if you don't log out of the one you setup on, you won't be able to get in. I had to switch my laptop back to the original network (wired instead of wireless) and logout before I could access it from the wireless network. Operation: The range on this router is far superior to the previous wireless router. Full signal strength to areas where I was only able to get 1-2 bars before. The house isn't very big, but has a lot of walls, that reduced the strength. The 2.4Ghz wireless worked well for all the devices I tested. Only issue I had was a Surface Pro 4 (Windows 10) that recognized the wireless network as 2nd of the same name so had it listed twice, which was confusing. Had to make it forget the previous network. The 5Ghz wireless worked for most of my devices since it was the first time they were seeing it. The only issue I had was a work laptop, Lenovo T460s (Windows 10 Pro) that wouldn't connect to the 5Ghz network for some reason. Finally gave up and switched it to the 2.4Ghz to connect. Good thing there's two wireless networks. Extra features: There are Guest wireless networks (2.4 & 5Ghz) available if you want, but it is off by default. There is a USB port for network storage or printer. To get the printer to work, you need to download something from the TP-Link support site, to make it work, so I didn't try it. Standard router features are available (port forwarding, UPnP, etc) There is a VPN option available too which could be helpful for some. Remote management also is an option. The LED lights on the router can be turned off as well if you want it to run dark. This is not a top of the line router (those cost 2-3 times more), but for the price, an excellent choice. It would give it a 4 star overall rating if comparing to more expensive routers, but at this price, probably one of the best you can get. Submitted as part of a free sample program

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Router At An Affordable price

    Posted
    TechOnDeck
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Archer C59 AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Router Version 2 *My Test Setup Desktop PC Windows 10 Pro AC1900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter (Archer T9E) *Setting Up Setting up the router for the first time is quite simple to do. Once you have everything properly connected, you’ll be online in less than 5 minutes. And when you’re ready to dig into the router’s more advanced settings to customize it to your liking, you’ll have plenty of options to dig into. You can set parental controls for certain users, as well as set up a Wi-Fi guest network for your guests, which keeps them off of your main network. Also, the router’s web management page is very nicely done, too. All the different settings are laid out perfectly and easy to navigate. *Ethernet & Wireless Performance After getting the Archer C59 router set up and running, I ran several speed tests while connected to the router over Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. Listed below is the current Internet plan I am subscribed to, and those speed test results. My Internet Plan: Download 75 Mbps / Upload 10 Mbps Ethernet Speed Test: Download 90.45 Mbps / Upload 12.15 Mbps Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz Speed Test: Download 89.22 Mbps / Upload 12.05 Mbps Wi-Fi 5 GHz Speed Test: Download 90.43 Mbps / Upload 12.18 Mbps Those are great test results! And the router was able to easily handle multiple devices connected at once, streaming HD content and surfing without any issues. I also have a very large backyard area, and the router provides excellent coverage around my entire home. I can stream HD videos and music without any issues at all. I had 3 mobile devices all doing just that, and they all streamed perfectly, whether inside or out around the yard. For the best wireless coverage, be sure to place the modem in an open area of your home free of obstruction. Do not place the modem in an enclosure, under a desk, or block the vent-holes. Best of luck setting your network up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for basic dual band wireless

    Posted
    Scully
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Pros: Initial user setup is straight forward and easy enough for the basic operation. Built in guest wireless settings for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, with multiple connection options and wireless bridging support. Throughput was good for at least 10 devices. Video streaming showed no stuttering or slowness even when multiple (4) concurrent devices were streaming at high quality (1080p 8MB/sec) Two different SSIDs used for 2.4GHz (802.11bgn) and 5GHz (802.11ac) and you can disable either one if you do not use it. Supports OpenVPN for outside access. Cons: Usernames are case sensitive, I found this buried in the manual, not on the web administration page. Passwords can not use extended characters, limited to a-z, A-Z, 0-9, _ ONLY, even for the external system and USB drive access!!!! Only 1 administrator logged in at one time, so if you forget to log out of the web interface, you have to log back in reboot the router to reset External remote management uses HTTP not HTTPS, I suggest not enabling this. USB sharing only works through FTP access. Parental controls are difficult to understand and hard to setup Facts: The unit supports the standard set of wireless features such as NAT forwarding, QOS, Dynamin DNS and IPTV support. Supports IPv6 connections on the Internet interface only. The tether feature (mobile app) is a neat concept that works with your mobile devices, but it only works while on your internal network unless tied to a TP-Link account, which I never setup and oddly enough the app was locked into one orientation of my device, so I could not rotate my phone. Daylight savings time off by default All in all this unit is a good unit for what I would consider an 'entry level' dual band router. If you are on a budget, do not need any "geek-level" advanced features, this would work for you. It is not supported by DD-WRT, so you can not re-flash it for a different feature set. Signal coverage was excellent across my my entire single story home, including in areas where neighboring wireless routers could be detected. Also, just keep in mind that some of the default settings are not what you may expect them to be, so definitely read the user manual if you are going to enable any of the advanced features. Disclaimer: Review Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value for the Money

    Posted
    Preemo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For the price, this is a fantastic basic Wi-Fi router. If you want to upgrade from Wireless AC from Wireless N, but don’t need a powerful Wi-Fi router, then this is a good choice. It is nice to see advanced features on this router, especially at this price point. For instance, it comes with parental controls, QOS MU-MIMO, Beamforming Technology, VPN Access, and a USB port. It also has 3 high gain external antennas instead of 2 which is normally seen on similar routers. Though you have two methods to setup this Wi-Fi router, I recommend using the Tether App to configure it. The overall process took me less than 5 minutes. In my tests, I found 3 antennas (instead of 2) made a really big difference in coverage and reach of the Wi-Fi signal. I tested this against a similar Wireless AC router with 2 Antennas, and also a Wireless N router with 3 Antennas. I found it could also handle many connected devices at once. Naturally, when I added a lot more devices (15 connected devices) to stress test it, things started slowing down a little. It is also important to note that the Ethernet ports max out at 100Mbps. Hence, this is best suited for smaller homes with a < 100Mbps internet connection coming in. I find that this is a perfect Wi-Fi router for non-power users that only have a moderate number of simultaneously connected wireless devices, and don’t need any of the very advanced features found in more expensive Wi-Fi routers. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good feature set for the price

    Posted
    Rockadile
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Archer C59 is a prime example of trickle-down technology. The wireless speed and features this router offers, for its price point, were unheard of not that long ago. Included in this router is a guest network which allows you to give wireless access to your guests without opening up your entire network thus preventing security issues. I also like to use the parental control features to control my child's usage of the Internet. Like most of TP-Link's offerings I have found this router to be a snap to setup and it has been rock-solid in stability, never once needing to be rebooted. The router also has a USB port to allow it to act as an FTP server, media server, network attached storage (NAS), and print server. One glaring omission (and the reason I only rated it 4 stars) is that this doesn't have gigabit ports. That may not matter to some, but in this day and age, in my opinion, all routers should be running at gigabit speeds. I suspect that the crowd this is aimed at probably will not need or miss this feature, however. If you do need gigabit Ethernet, I recommend looking at the Archer C5 as it is very close in price to the Archer C59 but offers gigabit Ethernet ports. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive AC Router

    Posted
    Chris1433

    The AC1350/C59 is a no frills easy setup wireless router. The AC1350 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 AC1350 is a small home router, that has some nice features and includes a USB2.0 port for backups, filesharing or a print server. The AC1350 has guest networks, good speed and some limited parental controls. The wired switch is not gigabit, but if you’re using mainly Wi-Fi this will be plenty fast. 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/ or http://192.168.0.1 in your browser. Follow the onscreen instructions and you’re done. Just make sure you pick good strong passwords. The AC speeds with this router are pretty fast. The USB ports is a nice touch too, I hooked up an external hard drive to it so I could back up some critical files. It’s simply a nice option to have. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional router

    Posted
    widenerc

    The Archer C59 AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Router is an exceptional router that worked well on my home network. I was able to get the most out of my internet service using this router and I had no problems with range. The USB port a neat feature. I was able to use it to share my printer to all my devices in my home. For those with kids, it has parental control software built-in. Overall it's a solid router that performs well and has plenty of options and features. In particular I found myself using the Tether App a bit to get immediate updates on what's going on on my home network. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good router

    Posted
    Steve

    The set up of this router was super simple. I continue to enjoy the advances TP-Link has made in their mobile app as well as WebUI for administration. I played around with guest network control as well as parental controls and all the features seemed to be operating as expected. With respect to connectivity I have 20+ IP devices and didn't see any degradation of service or slow downs during my time with this router. This is good all around value device. Submitted as part of a free sample program

    I would recommend this to a friend




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