Archer C7 AC1750 Router PC World In Store
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Archer C7 AC1750 Router PC World In Store

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Found 1st Mar 2016
Deal Posted a week ago or so with the router at £49.97. Went in to the Selly Oak branch today to pick one up and found that a further tenner had been taken off the price.

Has solid reviews and a great price for a budget router.
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HEAT!

Was great @49 so now it is £39 even better!
excellent price
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HEAT!Was great @49 so now it is £39 even better!



Mathematics is working nicely for you today, well done
These any good?

Looking to upgrade my homehub4.
can you use this for sky fiber.?
Did they ever fix the WiFi problems on this router? From what I can see they never did?

Had similar troubles with my 1043ND (WiFi randomly cutting out, freezing if bandwidth was too high etc). TP-Link acknowledged the problems, but never bothered to provide a firmware fix. Had to go down the DD-WRT route instead.
I got one of these the other week when they were on £49 and replaced my TalkTalk all in one fibre router with one of these and the BTOpenworld fibre modem. Seems to work much much better than the TalkTalk effort. Have some heat!
Bought from Preston PCWorld. Works well.. I run PPPoE over Powerline
Good starter router for an AC upgrade.
Given that I have the MK3 socket and I wasn't provided with an openreach modem, can I use this just by plugging it in the Openreach socket?
I have the C2 and it is brilliant. Only issue is it kept dropping its connection with my Microserver down to 10 meg. A firmware update to the latest US version seems to have fixed it. Not sure if this one has the same issue.
Is it still on the website or is it just luck to see which stores have it in stock? Would be nice to upgrade the router at my place.

The C2 is £39.99 pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml?intcmpid=display~R
Can i use this with my hh5 and turn the hh5 into a modem?
Does this work with plustnet fibre?
thecresta

Did they ever fix the WiFi problems on this router? From what I can see … Did they ever fix the WiFi problems on this router? From what I can see they never did?Had similar troubles with my 1043ND (WiFi randomly cutting out, freezing if bandwidth was too high etc). TP-Link acknowledged the problems, but never bothered to provide a firmware fix. Had to go down the DD-WRT route instead.



Not limited to those Tp Link routers I don't think, I had a 9980 for a few days and got loads of dropouts so ditched it and went back to my old router
Anyone know if these are old stock or are they new?

i.e. is the firmware locked, as all TP-LINK routers that have been shipped since around the new year are now firmware locked which means you can't put DD-WRT/OpenWRT etc on them (well you can but its a LOT of hassle). Its due to the US government demanding the router firmware being locked down to stop tampering with the WiFi. All manufacturers will end up doing it, just got to hope that some of them only do it for the US market.
Do you know six digit product code? It should be in your receipt. Thanks
anyone know what the Wi-Fi range on these are?
just got one from currys nice piece of kit at this price up and running in 5min
Phoned pc world customer service and they say none in stock.
ukle

Anyone know if these are old stock or are they new?i.e. is the firmware … Anyone know if these are old stock or are they new?i.e. is the firmware locked, as all TP-LINK routers that have been shipped since around the new year are now firmware locked which means you can't put DD-WRT/OpenWRT etc on them (well you can but its a LOT of hassle). Its due to the US government demanding the router firmware being locked down to stop tampering with the WiFi. All manufacturers will end up doing it, just got to hope that some of them only do it for the US market.



​link for more info, it's very frustrating because I flash almost every router I get.

arstechnica.co.uk/inf…rs/
beast of a router worth every penny
works with plusnet fiber no wifi issues for me
anyone know if this is v1 or v2 (I think they don't make v1 anymore?)
benfisher1991

These any good? Looking to upgrade my homehub4.



I upgraded from one and the difference is amazing
jeffjack

anyone know if this is v1 or v2 (I think they don't make v1 anymore?)



Pretty sure they will be v2 maybe v3 but I think they are just for the US
jeffjack

anyone know if this is v1 or v2 (I think they don't make v1 anymore?)



Just checked mine it's v2
How do I set this up for sky fiber. I got the password from sky router. Do I need to flash with firmware. Cheers
thanks OP, coincidentally i was looking for this model, as read it had good range, and then saw your post, almost impossible to actually ring through to a branch itself to check, they give you a central number, but chanced the trip and managed to get one from the wrexham pc world today, scanned through at £37.97. cheers
Edited by: "qtweeder" 4th Mar 2016
can't find one =/
Thanks OP got one. Was one more left in Southgate Bath this afternoon.
Nothing showing online, going to go have a look at local stores I think.
Is this for 750 or 1750? Title says 1750 while some of the comments talk about 750.

1750. i couldnt see any 750 talk but yeah its ac1750 spec.

baadil

Is this for 750 or 1750? Title says 1750 while some of the comments talk … Is this for 750 or 1750? Title says 1750 while some of the comments talk about 750.


Great find! I've just seeked out the last one in Leeds. The in-store computer did say there was one left in Doncaster, may help someone
I take back my previous comment of 'great find'. The range of the router is awful compared to the Virign Media Superhub ac. I'm boxing it back up for return as faulty as the N frequency is unusable upstairs, and it's this band you rely on at distance the 5g is good at close range but drops out pretty quick in other rooms.
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