TP-LINK AC1200 Archer D5 ADSL2+ Dual Band Modem Router + TP Link Archer AC1200 T4U C5/D5 USB Adaptor ******3 YEAR WARRANTY ON BOTH ITEMS******* - ARGOS collect or delivered (£79.99)
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TP-LINK AC1200 Archer D5 ADSL2+ Dual Band Modem Router + TP Link Archer AC1200 T4U C5/D5 USB Adaptor ******3 YEAR WARRANTY ON BOTH ITEMS******* - ARGOS collect or delivered (£79.99)

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Found 7th Oct 2014
Great value combination. Router is £100 on its own at Amazon and the adaptor £35. Router on its own can't be found much cheaper than £80 elsewhere.

This is the 'D' ADSL version with inbuilt ADSL modem.

******3 YEAR WARRANTY ON BOTH ITEMS*******

******£5 Voucher from 29/10/2014*******

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Original Poster

TP-LINKs Archer D5 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is a wired/wireless network connection device with integrated wireless router and ADSL modem, reducing hassle of configuration and saving space. Featuring a variety of features and rich functionality, Archer D5 is the perfect hub of your home or business network.

1. Supports 802.11ac standard - the next generation of Wi-Fi
2. Simultaneous 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 867Mbps connections
3. Guest Network Access and Parental Control provides secure Wi-Fi sharing
4. Ethernet WAN (EWAN) offers another broadband connectivity option for connecting VDSL, cable or fiber modems.
Wireless standards a/b/g/n.
Phone line connection.
1 Gigabit RJ45 WAN/LAN Port, 3 Gigabit RJ45 LAN Ports, 1 RJ11 Port, 2 USB 2.0 Ports.
Transfer speed up to AC1200Mbps.
Weight 1.04kg.
Size L31.5, W24, D7cm.
Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee.
EAN: 6935364050993.
Edited by: "rheumatoid" 7th Oct 2014

What does this do beyond a BT Infinity router?

Will this give a better WiFi reach than the technicolor plusnet fibre router?

For anyone who puts any credence in their "tests", this was their top pick a few weeks ago.

Original Poster

mittromney

Will this give a better WiFi reach than the technicolor plusnet fibre … Will this give a better WiFi reach than the technicolor plusnet fibre router?



i would think so seeing as their standard TG582n is somewhat flaky in the wireless dept.

My current TD-W8970 is much better (range and reliability) and hoping this will be too.

Confusing description, since it mentions D7 which is a higher-spec device

eaxlns

What does this do beyond a BT Infinity router?


It works that what lol

Original Poster

joshm

Confusing description, since it mentions D7 which is a higher-spec device



X) that's argos for you! I will edit my post copied from them!

eaxlns

What does this do beyond a BT Infinity router?



It's a difficult question to answer at the moment since there are about 5 different versions of BT modem/router. What one do you have?

joshm

It's a difficult question to answer at the moment since there are about 5 … It's a difficult question to answer at the moment since there are about 5 different versions of BT modem/router. What one do you have?



I don't yet. Signed up to the faster fibre option so I imagine it'll be one of the better ones they supply

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eaxlns

I don't yet. Signed up to the faster fibre option so I imagine it'll be … I don't yet. Signed up to the faster fibre option so I imagine it'll be one of the better ones they supply



If you've gone with infinity my understanding is they are now issuing HH5 - somewhat better than plusnets offering

does anybody know can this router do loopback?

rheumatoid

If you've gone with infinity my understanding is they are now issuing HH5 … If you've gone with infinity my understanding is they are now issuing HH5 - somewhat better than plusnets offering



And what about in comparison to this one?

Original Poster

No idea how HH5 compares to this sorry. This is more highly featured I think but don't know about performance in your situation. This is an ADSL router anyway so although you could use it as a router the modem would be wasted so the cheaper C5 or even C7 would be better options.

Original Poster

Well installed it easily. Wireless signal around the house at least as good as the TD-W8970. 5G is only slightly behind 2.4 (it was a long way behind on a Netgear R700 costing £100 more. Sync speed is up so all round well pleased. Might sell the T4U (? £15 on the flea) as I don't need it and it will offset the price of the router.
Edited by: "rheumatoid" 7th Oct 2014

rheumatoid

i would think so seeing as their standard TG582n is somewhat flaky in the … i would think so seeing as their standard TG582n is somewhat flaky in the wireless dept.My current TD-W8970 is much better (range and reliability) and hoping this will be too.

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Wowhats



Eh?

Perhaps worth bearing in mind that if you're using the supplied adapter in a USB 2.0 slot that your maximum practical speed will be limited to around 250-300Mbps.

Doesn't detract from this being a good deal though. I'm hesitant since I have no USB 3 devices & no dual band client devices and imagine that the adapter will be quite cumbersome...

rheumatoid

Eh?



Whoops! and sorry, accidentally posted whilst reading this thread on my phone!

Original Poster

Wowhats

Whoops! and sorry, accidentally posted whilst reading this thread on my … Whoops! and sorry, accidentally posted whilst reading this thread on my phone!



X)

I usually end up doing multiple posts cos of refreshing pages!

Original Poster

I have had this a week now and it is fantastic. best router I have had and that includes an R7000 (mind you that was pants :p).

Good sync speeds, solid connection and excellent wireless coverage even for 5G which lets some routers down.

If anyone is interested is contains a Broadcom 6318 ( 333 mhz ) + Atheros cpu ( 750 mhz ) + 256 MB ram

R.


Edited by: "rheumatoid" 14th Oct 2014

For those interested, they also have the cable version on the same offer (free wireless USB dongle), but for £69

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

Yep I bought one of the cable versions last week at £69 and the range and general performance is a huge improvement over my old D-Link 615 router. Excellent value.

Given that my two desktops are ethernet connected, and laptops and tablets are already wifi enabled, can anyone suggest a use for the bundled USB adapter? Or should it be off to a popular auction site?

D9 is out later this month so the of the D7 should drop. Saying that, this is a great price for the D5.

Can this router be directly attached to telephone line or from another modem for example from sky router to this router? in other words will it work out of box with sky broadband if i take out sky router and plug this one in?

Oh my, very pretty.

Odd this didn't get hotter quicker, £69.99 for the cable one (I have a standalone modem, should work right?) plus a free £39.99 adapter and a £5 voucher for spending over £50?

Yoink me thinks.

If I hadn't bought my Asus RT-AC87U a month ago for £185, I would have been tempted by this. ..

OOS

Isn't the AC1750 version a much better deal for £5 more on amazon?

Or alternatively, I got the AC1750 for £77.50 on flubit and I claimed for the free dongle too.

EDIT: whoops missed this has the ADSL modem built in, sorry!
Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 17th Oct 2014

cRuNcHiE

Isn't the AC1750 version a much better deal for £5 more on amazon? Or … Isn't the AC1750 version a much better deal for £5 more on amazon? Or alternatively, I got the AC1750 for £77.50 on flubit and I claimed for the free dongle too.EDIT: whoops missed this has the ADSL modem built in, sorry!



And the free USB dongle

DonDraper

Yep I bought one of the cable versions last week at £69 and the range and … Yep I bought one of the cable versions last week at £69 and the range and general performance is a huge improvement over my old D-Link 615 router. Excellent value.Given that my two desktops are ethernet connected, and laptops and tablets are already wifi enabled, can anyone suggest a use for the bundled USB adapter? Or should it be off to a popular auction site?



If you have a NAS station with a USB slot you could use it as a wifi extender.

I am assuming you are with VM, if so I was wondering how this router compares with the superhub2?

speric07

And the free USB dongle



The AC1750 version has a free dongle too.... You claim it here uk.tp-link.com/dom…re/

I bought the AC1750 TP-Link Archer C7 recently at £70, so why anyone would buy this for more is beyond me

cRuNcHiE

The AC1750 version has a free dongle too.... You claim it here … The AC1750 version has a free dongle too.... You claim it here http://uk.tp-link.com/domore/#a



Wonder if you could claim 2 free ones then!

stringsonfire

I bought the AC1750 TP-Link Archer C7 recently at £70, so why anyone … I bought the AC1750 TP-Link Archer C7 recently at £70, so why anyone would buy this for more is beyond me



So can you provide a link for the C7 at £70 so people can buy that instead?!

I'm trying to choose either tp link td-8970 or 8980. Does dual band really worth additional £15? It's for basic soho.

stringsonfire

I bought the AC1750 TP-Link Archer C7 recently at £70, so why anyone … I bought the AC1750 TP-Link Archer C7 recently at £70, so why anyone would buy this for more is beyond me



Because this is for people with ordinary phone line connections rather than cable, and has a modem built-in. If that describes your situation, the C7 would be of no use to you without buying a separate modem as well, I believe. So that's why you'd buy this one.

Does this work on EE Fibre?

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