price dropped to 119.99 (was 139.99) which makes this the cheapest ac2600 mu-mimo router I can find. tp link have an additional offer atm where certain product purchases (incl this one) entitle claimants to a free smart plug socket (HS100) worth £35. (selling for £25) details here
claim link: http://uk.tp-link.com/Promotions/Q4/
smart plug link: http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-5258_HS100.html
The next generation of Wireless AC technology, Multi-User MIMO, lets the Archer C2600 serve several mobile devices at the same time for speeds up to 3X faster performance for all devices on the network. Unleash the full power of your high-performance PCs, smart TVs, and consoles by using the router to seamlessly stream 4K HD video and game online across multiple devices at once with MU-MIMO, powered by Qualcomm MU | EFX.
Stream for the Fastest Wi-Fi
The Archer C2600 uses 4-Stream technology to boost its Wi-Fi capability, allowing its 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to reach industry-leading max speeds of 800Mbps and 1733Mbps respectively. With 2.53Gbps combined Wi-Fi speed.
A 1.4GHz dual-core processor can handle the demand of many users accessing your network at the same time, making it possible for everyone in your home to surf, stream, and game at once without slowing down your network.
Superior Wi-Fi Coverage
Four high-performance external antennas and high-powered amplifiers help the Archer C2600 create a strong, far-reaching network for your home. Beamforming technology further improves the router's coverage by helping it locate wireless devices to form stronger, more reliable connections, even with mobile devices moving from room to room.
A Router You Can Show Off
An elegant, minimal design allows the Archer C2600 to blend well with any room decor. Its LEDs can be switched off to prevent distraction at night when placed in bedrooms or common spaces.
Blazing Wired Performance
The Archer C2600's dual USB 3.0 ports run 10x faster than USB 2.0 for data transfer at lightning speed. Connect external drives to the ports and easily share files, photos, music, and video across your network. To help your wired devices achieve peak performance, the router's four Gigabit Ethernet ports operate 10x faster than standard Ethernet.
Easy Setup and Use
Set up the Archer C2600 in minutes thanks to its intuitive web interface and the powerful Tether app. Tether also lets you manage its network settings from any Android or iOS device, including parental controls and Access Control.
TIP:Find a central location: Place it in the middle of your home rather than at one end. Solid surfaces slow down wi-fi speeds and this reduces the number of walls it has to go through.
Make sure it’s away from thick walls: The thicker the wall, the harder it is for the wi-fi signal to pass through.
Don’t put it on the floor: Try and position it on a shelf or table. Wi-fi signals go down as well as up, so if you put it on the floor, a proportion of the signal will go through the floorboards.
Ensure it’s visible: The more you can see your router, the better the signal. If you put it in a cupboard, wi-fi speed and distance the signal can travel will reduce.
1 x TP-Link Archer C2600 - Wireless router - 4-port switch - GigE - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - Dual Band