TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Cable & Fibre Router - AC 1900, Dual-band £69.97 @ PC World (in store) - John Lewis price matched - HotUKDeals
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TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Cable & Fibre Router - AC 1900, Dual-band £69.97 @ PC World (in store) - John Lewis price matched

£69.97 @ PC World
I spotted this in PC world in Nottingham city centre. It seems PC World don't even sell this on their website. As John Lewis is over the road I went in and showed them the photo I've uploaded here and… Read More
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1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I spotted this in PC world in Nottingham city centre. It seems PC World don't even sell this on their website. As John Lewis is over the road I went in and showed them the photo I've uploaded here and they price matched it on the spot. John Lewis are selling the same router for £109.99

I'm planning to use this as a replacement for my Virgin Superhub seeing as it's been giving me no end of problems.

Product information

TP-LINK's Archer C9 incorporates Dual-Band technology to run 2 separate Wi-Fi channels to create a reliable connection for your smart TV and console. It works by assigning your devices to the best available channel to provide a balanced network.
Key features:
1.9Gbps of total available, for simultaneous 2.4GHz 600Mbps and 5GHz 1300Mbps connections
3 dual-band, detachable antennas for maximum omni-directional wireless coverage and reliability
Beamforming technology delivers highly efficient wireless connection throughout the whole house
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
Supports 802.11ac standard
System requirements:
Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista™ or Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1/10
MAC OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux
What's in the box?
AC 1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Archer C9
3 detachable antennas
Power supply unit
Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
Brand
TP-LINK
Dimensions 22.1 x 8.6 x 16.85cm Model name / number Archer 9

Instore deal - See link for specs only
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1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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1 Like #1
http://i.imgur.com/QSDEGbq.jpg


Edited By: PromisedJetPacks on Mar 06, 2017 15:32
#2
is this vdsl? As in a straight swap for the bt smart hub?
3 Likes #3
stoney73
is this vdsl? As in a straight swap for the bt smart hub?

I am no expert but I don't believe so. I think you would need the VR9000 for that but I will be using my superhub as a modem and hooking this up as what hopefully will be a much improved router.
#4
Great price!
I paid £89 a 6 weeks ago!
#5
Can this be used with a Chromebook . Many thanks.
#6
I bought the C8 a few months back, don't know why I didn't get one sooner. 100x better than the Virgin superhub. This looks a great price for a decent router.
#7
Can someone explain me why I need one of this as my broadband provider gave me one for free? Sorry I don't know much of this. Thanks
1 Like #8
I got one of these a month ago as the Virgin Superhub 3 is pretty poor wireless outside of the room its in and it is a big improvement especially for my sons PS4 playing online in his bedroom, good find OP.

Edited By: southernyorkie on Mar 06, 2017 16:18
1 Like #9
C9 is for cable
D9 is for ADSL/VDSL(BT etc)

Great router i have it, can be flashed with DDWRT but be aware to roll back to after flashing requires opening the router
#10
Got this myself as my talk talk superhub wifi was shocking. All is well again with this beauty
#11
*Sloman*
C9 is for cable
D9 is for ADSL/VDSL(BT etc)
Great router i have it, can be flashed with DDWRT but be aware to roll back to after flashing requires opening the router

Not quite, the D9 doesn't have a vdsl modem in it so no advantage over the C9 for fibre as you'd still need a separate modem.

Edited By: b1g1an on Mar 06, 2017 19:34
#12
Very good router. If you can get one for this price then go for it. It handles traffic so much better than the virgin media hub. The Dual core processor means if you use it as a wireless switch for your internal network (ie. media servers etc) then it copes much better with high volumes of traffic. Plus the "beamforming" seems to actually work - I get far better signal with this. Very happy indeed even if I did pay £20 more than this
#13
abdulgaffar
Can someone explain me why I need one of this as my broadband provider gave me one for free? Sorry I don't know much of this. Thanks
If you don't know why then you probably don't need it :) Sometimes the hubs and free routers can struggle if you have a lot of traffic going through them - they are built to a budget. These more expensive ones give better range, better traffic throughput and also allow more control ie. NAT, Port Forwarding etc
#14
I bought this to replace my bt homehub last year, its been excellent in comparison
#15
southernyorkie
I got one of these a month ago as the Virgin Superhub 3 is pretty poor wireless outside of the room its in and it is a big improvement especially for my sons PS4 playing online in his bedroom, good find OP.

Did you use your superhub as cable modem if so did you need to turn off WiFi
#16
Any left in Nottingham? Could do with an upgrade. Was also considering an Asus RT-AC68U but not sure which would be better.
#17
mario999
Any left in Nottingham? Could do with an upgrade. Was also considering an Asus RT-AC68U but not sure which would be better.

There were plenty left in both PC World and John Lewis this afternoon. No idea about the Asus router you mentioned but I've got the tp-link up and running now and already feel that it's money well spent.
#18
*Sloman*
C9 is for cable
D9 is for ADSL/VDSL(BT etc)

Great router i have it, can be flashed with DDWRT but be aware to roll back to after flashing requires opening the router


VR series (VR900 for example) include VDSL modems for non-Virgin Fibre (VDSL).
#19
supports Windows 98
#21
verbumSapienti
supports Windows 98


And NetWare! Sold!
#22
This or the Archer C60?
#23
Still lots left in Milton Keynes.
#24
DrSi
This or the Archer C60?


Isn't the C60 lower rated hence cheaper?!?
#25
The link takes you to John Lewis and the price is now £109.
#26
avalon50
The link takes you to John Lewis and the price is now £109.

It always has been, read the OP!
1 Like #27
Hey all. This is now £64.97 in the Nottingham store (NG1). John Lewis wouldn't price match JetPacks picture as not on PC World website.

There was two left at PC World after I took mine around 12:30pm today (08.03.17).

Trying to add picture but HUKD thinks googles short url is a swear word and **** it.



Edited By: geeadamg on Mar 08, 2017 13:27: picture
#28
b1g1an
avalon50
The link takes you to John Lewis and the price is now £109.
It always has been, read the OP!

Yes I see what the price is but the header for the item says John Lewis price matched. I read that but not the blurb underneath it.
#29
avalon50
b1g1an
avalon50
The link takes you to John Lewis and the price is now £109.
It always has been, read the OP!
Yes I see what the price is but the header for the item says John Lewis price matched. I read that but not the blurb underneath it.

There's a moral there somewhere :)
#30
Good price. In my opinion, you're betting off spending slightly more and getting a separate router and a separate access point. But then you're talking £150+. If you're limited to £70, this is a decent all-in-one.
#31
geeadamg
Hey all. This is now £64.97 in the Nottingham store (NG1). John Lewis wouldn't price match JetPacks picture as not on PC World website.
There was two left at PC World after I took mine around 12:30pm today (08.03.17).
Trying to add picture but HUKD thinks googles short url is a swear word and **** it.

Definitely £64.97 now, couldn't resist any longer and just picked one up in Norwich. Wonder how low they'll go for those that want to play the stock/lowest price game.
#32
This new router effectively doubled my speed getting close to what the ISP said I would.

Edited By: geeadamg on Mar 13, 2017 10:58: spelling
#33
Just bought what appeared to be the last one in Mew Malden store.
Set up was problematic with one tablet, but everything else has connected seamlessly, by using old wifi name and password.
Download speeds have doubled, and wifi reach is much stronger.
HH5 really is pants. Snap one up while you still can. Expert reviews should give you confidence, if you don't believe this thread.
#34
Thanks to OP for spotting this deal.
#35
stoney73
is this vdsl? As in a straight swap for the bt smart hub?


No. You need a VDSL modem. Mine is working via the HH5 with wifi disabled ATM, but I plan to replace that piece of garbage with an Openreach modem only, even if it seems to be working so far..

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