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TP-Link Archer C6 AC1200 MU-MIMO WiFi Gigabit Cable Router, 4 Gigabit LAN Ports, AP Mode, Parental Control, Guest Wi-Fi,VPN £34.99 @ Amazon
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TP-Link Archer C6 AC1200 MU-MIMO WiFi Gigabit Cable Router, 4 Gigabit LAN Ports, AP Mode, Parental Control, Guest Wi-Fi,VPN £34.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 2nd Dec 2019

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  • Dual Band Wi-Fi Supports 802.11ac standard, simultaneous 2.4 GHz 300 Mbps and 5 GHz 867 Mbps connections for 1200 Mbps of total available bandwidth
  • Powerful Antennas: Four fixed external antennas and one internal antenna provide stable wireless connections and optimal coverage
  • MU-MIMO achieves 2x efficiency by communicating with up to two devices at once
  • Beamforming technology delivers wider wireless coverage, detects the location of your connected devices and concentrates Wi-Fi towards them to create stronger overall connections
  • Guest network and parental control: Keeps your main network secure by creating a separate network for friends and visitors by creating guest network; set restriction on internet access time and contents for children devices with parental control
  • Easy network management at your fingertips with TP-Link Tether app, available on any Android and IOS devices


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Nutkin02/12/2019 12:50

Better than virgin hub?


A tin can with a bit of wire is better than the virgin super (bad) hub

Seriously, probably better range than the VM hub, specs aren't all that much better but probably a mild improvement?
Edited by: "ST3123" 2nd Dec 2019
Nutkin02/12/2019 13:11

So my hub is in the corner one floor bellow and I’m up one level and 1 r …So my hub is in the corner one floor bellow and I’m up one level and 1 room over in a 70s 3bed semi. And I can barely get 60mbps on the phone and 160 on the PC. I’m looking for a way to get as close to the 500Mbps I pay for! Any tips ?


Power line and ethernet straight to the pc
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Better than virgin hub?
Nutkin02/12/2019 12:50

Better than virgin hub?


A tin can with a bit of wire is better than the virgin super (bad) hub

Seriously, probably better range than the VM hub, specs aren't all that much better but probably a mild improvement?
Edited by: "ST3123" 2nd Dec 2019
ST312302/12/2019 12:59

A tin can with a bit of wire is better than the virgin super (bad) hub …A tin can with a bit of wire is better than the virgin super (bad) hub Seriously, probably better range than the VM hub, specs aren't all that much better but probably a mild improvement?


So my hub is in the corner one floor bellow and I’m up one level and 1 room over in a 70s 3bed semi. And I can barely get 60mbps on the phone and 160 on the PC. I’m looking for a way to get as close to the 500Mbps I pay for! Any tips ?
Nutkin02/12/2019 13:11

So my hub is in the corner one floor bellow and I’m up one level and 1 r …So my hub is in the corner one floor bellow and I’m up one level and 1 room over in a 70s 3bed semi. And I can barely get 60mbps on the phone and 160 on the PC. I’m looking for a way to get as close to the 500Mbps I pay for! Any tips ?


Mesh routers will help.
Nutkin02/12/2019 13:11

So my hub is in the corner one floor bellow and I’m up one level and 1 r …So my hub is in the corner one floor bellow and I’m up one level and 1 room over in a 70s 3bed semi. And I can barely get 60mbps on the phone and 160 on the PC. I’m looking for a way to get as close to the 500Mbps I pay for! Any tips ?


Power line and ethernet straight to the pc
Northerndave02/12/2019 13:20

Power line and ethernet straight to the pc


Power lines are fantastic when they work but they can be erratic if your wiring isn't up to it as I found out . I got the official VM Powerline extender kit (this one: virginmedia.com/hel…ing ) included with my subscription. They are quality devices and can give me the full 200mbps of my connection on my PC upstairs. However, even when connected via ethernet I get frequent disconnects, where it will just drop the connection as if the cable was unplugged, it comes back after a few seconds but is extremely annoying especially if you are doing a form or something and lose all your input. I have tried different sockets but it still does it.

Before the VM kit I had a Netgear kit do the exact same thing so can only conclude that my mains wiring has a lot of noise that is disrupting the signal. The wiring is VERY old and never been modernised so probably just not up to it sadly, it's a shame as when it does work it's fantastic...
Edited by: "ST3123" 2nd Dec 2019
Better than the band new sky routers? Sorry I know nothing about them.
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ST312302/12/2019 13:32

Power lines are fantastic when they work but they can be erratic if your …Power lines are fantastic when they work but they can be erratic if your wiring isn't up to it as I found out . I got the official VM Powerline extender kit (this one: https://www.virginmedia.com/help/virgin-media-booster-troubleshooting ) included with my subscription. They are quality devices and can give me the full 200mbps of my connection on my PC upstairs. However, even when connected via ethernet I get frequent disconnects, where it will just drop the connection as if the cable was unplugged, it comes back after a few seconds but is extremely annoying especially if you are doing a form or something and lose all your input. I have tried different sockets but it still does it. Before the VM kit I had a Netgear kit do the exact same thing so can only conclude that my mains wiring has a lot of noise that is disrupting the signal. The wiring is VERY old and never been modernised so probably just not up to it sadly, it's a shame as when it does work it's fantastic...



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Any idea how this compares to the standard BT smart hubs (We have the EE version but its practically the same). Ours keep picking a stupid channel on 5Ghz... I loved my old n300 c3 archer.
Are these 1200Mbps routers only needed if I have a very fast internet connection. Is it of any use for me who has a Vodafone Fibre Connection of 70Mbps?
Wall-E02/12/2019 15:20

Are these 1200Mbps routers only needed if I have a very fast internet …Are these 1200Mbps routers only needed if I have a very fast internet connection. Is it of any use for me who has a Vodafone Fibre Connection of 70Mbps?


What problems are you having with your Vodafone router?

A problem solver for 35 quid is a good deal in anybody's book.
zorbathegeek02/12/2019 15:48

What problems are you having with your Vodafone router?A problem solver …What problems are you having with your Vodafone router?A problem solver for 35 quid is a good deal in anybody's book.


Not much problems, except at the far corner of my flat, the signal shows as 1 bar but the speed in speedtest is about 40Mbps which I would ideally like it higher.
Hi guys,

Some help please.... my Sky router is in the living room, however i need to extend this to the garage room which is only 10meters away but has some french doors and a garage wall between it.

I need to connect my cctv hardrive (sitting in the garage room) to the router in order to remotely review my CCTV. The hard drive comes with an ethernet cable whick plugs in.
Would this work for that set up ^^

Sorry i am a total novice

Thanks in advance
Helperbuddy02/12/2019 15:51

Not much problems, except at the far corner of my flat, the signal shows …Not much problems, except at the far corner of my flat, the signal shows as 1 bar but the speed in speedtest is about 40Mbps which I would ideally like it higher.


40mb wireless from a 70mb connection ain't bad.

I think you could use a wireless Mesh solution. Not sure if this router is any better for wifi than your router, I know some expensive ones are.

hotukdeals.com/dea…153

That one is meant to be a beast on its own even without a satellite wifi mesh antenna. Doesn;t sound like you have a dead spot, so it should do the trick of boosting your 40mb. If not, return it.
Northerndave02/12/2019 13:20

Power line and ethernet straight to the pc


No powerlines for me as it really ramps my ping up which sucks for gaming.
I was under the impression you gonna need a modem if you are running fibre broadband from the likes of BT, TalkTalk etc
I have no idea what these do over the normal routers but they look cool
iEimis02/12/2019 16:43

I was under the impression you gonna need a modem if you are running fibre …I was under the impression you gonna need a modem if you are running fibre broadband from the likes of BT, TalkTalk etc


Yes this is a cable router but you can turn your fibre providers router's wifi off and just use this as a WIFI access point. Whether its better or not is probably down to personal opinion. I hate my EE router because it won't let me set anything technically useful and I could using an ethernet cable moving this router nearer the middle of the house...
is this good for VPN? I know it states in the title but realistically is it good?
zorbathegeek02/12/2019 15:56

40mb wireless from a 70mb connection ain't bad.I think you could use a …40mb wireless from a 70mb connection ain't bad.I think you could use a wireless Mesh solution. Not sure if this router is any better for wifi than your router, I know some expensive ones are. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ubiquiti-amplifi-hd-home-mesh-router-wifi-afi-r-uk-version-11760-3352153That one is meant to be a beast on its own even without a satellite wifi mesh antenna. Doesn;t sound like you have a dead spot, so it should do the trick of boosting your 40mb. If not, return it.


Probably will leave it for now as no problems as such. And i cant convince myself to spend £100 on a router
Wall-E02/12/2019 17:28

Probably will leave it for now as no problems as such. And i cant convince …Probably will leave it for now as no problems as such. And i cant convince myself to spend £100 on a router


Checkout cheesemp's post above though. You could set your current router to modem mode and plug this in via ethernet, then move this closer to your weak spot. Or maybe this router alone would be an improvement. Pretty cheap!
chakdephatteh02/12/2019 17:17

is this good for VPN? I know it states in the title but realistically is …is this good for VPN? I know it states in the title but realistically is it good?


I have the c7 v5 (same processor), based on that and that alone I'd say no, not really. Could only get 12mbps out of it with VPN on. Turned off VPN and jumped back up to 50mbps.
Edited by: "phils" 2nd Dec 2019
Haven't read the whole thread but.....can I use this as a WiFi extender as signal downstairs is pants....we have router upstairs as there is a pc in every room upstairs and hard wired Lan through the loft............so could.inuse two power us then use the ethernet port on the power plug to plug in this thing to give better WiFi downstairs.....cheers
anyone?
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