Reviews and Problems with TP-link Archer C7 (AC1750)
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great range but some minor issues
tony ng, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I bought this router 3 months ago and at that time my other tplink router was having issue with losing signal once in a while. The router is perfect for my need due to the great range. As I have answer in the other question about the range, this router is placed in the basement where all my gears are and the signal is very strong all the way up to the top floor of a two story house. I will begin my review with what I saw when first open.
11 ac router at this price sounded like a good deal to me
Amazon Customer, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: As a student, 802.11 ac router at this price sounded like a good deal to me. I have the router with hardware version 2. The range was good and speeds were impressive. The setup took less than a few minutes and I was connected within 10-15 minutes. The USB connection also works fine provided you have a hard disk with < 2 TB capacity. The router was slightly glitchy at the beginning.
Summary: Works very well. Increased my 2.4Ghz range greatly, where I used to get 10mbps or less connections I now am over 54, and much of my house I get 130mbps - 300mbps (all my devices except one are N only so this is max). I got this as my AppleTV was having issues streaming from our Mac Mini across the wifi, lots of pausing and wouldn't start playing for a few minutes in some cases. Now starting a stream is nearly instant.
Summary: GREAT router. I've mostly used the cisco/linksys units (E3000, E3200, etc.) in recent years, they're affordable and easy to install custom firmware on (tomato, dd-wrt, openwrt, etc.). Thanks to the nearby powerlines and the way that my house is built I've always needed 2-3 routers/access points to cover my entire house (only about ~1500 sq. feet!).
Excerpt: In Arizona many of the older homes were built no cement pads and made of cinder-block walls.(true block houses), eat your heart out Lego!this works great for keeping termites out and insulation but not good for multiform wi-Fi.Unfortunately for my son his room is at the other end of a : L".
Summary: Great affordable router. Bought this router for $60 to give the AC1750 speeds a try and I was not disappointed. Speeds on comcast went from 50 mbps down to over 100 mbps down. Up speeds stayed the same around 10 mbps. Setup was extremely easy and so was upgrading the firmware.
Summary: Lousy range! Beware., However, the speed when in-range is phenomenal. Very fast. I had a netgear before this one in the same exact location, and the range was significantly better - so I know the range issue is definately on the router not my location. It has a range of about 30 feet high- speed 60-feet at N-speed. that's it.
Summary: This device works with the latest "Barrier Breaker" release 14 of OpenWRT as I write this, and is about the best hardware that does this at the moment. Netgear N4 has a nicer CPU and may eventually join the OpenWRT supported list, but hasn't yet. There is a documented three-line command to enable 802.11ac, which this release hasn't enabled from the GUI. Anybody who thinks the original firmware is nice, and who is sophisticated enough, should try OpenWRT.
Summary: We have installed this router without any issues. Very configurable. Just not sold it does much more than 25.00 lower cost router. But this could change as we use it more. It only has ONE GUEST wifi setup which our older router had 3. I still think it is worth purchasing.