TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Cable Router (2.4GHz 450Mbps, 5GHz 1300Mbps, 2 USB Ports for Storage Sharing, Printer Sharing, FTP Server and Media Server, IPv6) NOW £69.99 @ amazon WAS £89.98
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TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Cable Router (2.4GHz 450Mbps, 5GHz 1300Mbps, 2 USB Ports for Storage Sharing, Printer Sharing, FTP Server and Media Server, IPv6) NOW £69.99 @ amazon WAS £89.98

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Found 27th Jun 2014
Dual band for combined wireless speeds up to 1.75Gbps at 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrently
Full gigabit ports ensure ultra fast data transfer speeds
Dual USB ports allow you to easily share printers, files or media with your friends or family locally or over the Internet
Guest network access provides secure Wi-Fi access for guests sharing your network
IPv6 supported

Version 2.0
- stringsonfire

64 Comments

Looks a beast

Was £89.99 when i bought my 450mbps one 2 weeks ago and this was the one i wanted good price for a AC1750 router.

Hot

Seems like a pretty good router

Wow, this is potentially seriously good value if the speed is anything like claimed. Other brand AC routers are 3x the price!

Using the n600 version after many recommendations and years of using netgea and being happy.Have to say well made Easy to set up.Wish I'd got this version but wasn't available at the time.Might just do a swap.Only downside is the 5ghz frequency dosent travel well but that's just how it is.In all worth a buy.

I just had a quick look online. Seems pretty good for the price all things considered.

I have a TP Link now and I can't fault it. Really performed well over the years.

Any info on speed compared to other AC routers?

The C7 v1 apparently had some issues which were fixed in the v2.
v2 is also better supported in third party firmware.

I would have gone for it if it was a v2, but going by a recent Amazon comment they are still supplying the v1 model. EDIT: that person purchased from Kikatek, not Amazon directly.

If anyone gets this, let us all know what version it is

Edited by: "charlie12" 27th Jun 2014

charlie12

The C7 v1 apparently had some issues which were fixed in the v2.v2 is … The C7 v1 apparently had some issues which were fixed in the v2.v2 is also better supported in third party firmware.I would have gone for it if it was a v2, but going by a recent Amazon comment they are still supplying the v1 model.



Could you supply some links?

Also, the latest answer on Amazon says v2.0 was shipped.
Edited by: "stringsonfire" 27th Jun 2014

The latest answer did say it was v2 - but yes, makes much more sense to go for it if it is v2. Would make a brilliant openwrt or dd-wrt router.

stringsonfire

Also, the latest answer on Amazon says v2.0 was shipped.



arbitrabbit

The latest answer did say it was v2



Well spotted, tempted now...
Edited by: "charlie12" 27th Jun 2014

I've placed an order. I'll post back when I know what version it is - likely Sunday. However, looking at camelcamelcamel, it's dropped low twice, and only for a day or so. I suggest ordering it, checking what version you get on the box, and returning it if you're not happy.

Also, it seems that the newest mega AC devices, the R8000 and the RT-AC3200, are filler-type products, filling the high end gap before the 2015 models that should be able to combine two streams for very, very fast connections. So, there being little better than this, especially with it at this price, it'll do me until AC devices can combine streams next year.

Would you get away with returning it to Amazon based on 'not being the latest' version or something? (never had to return an amazon item)

Matthaus

Would you get away with returning it to Amazon based on 'not being the … Would you get away with returning it to Amazon based on 'not being the latest' version or something? (never had to return an amazon item)



If you don't even break the seal, can't see any issues. Just need to check the outside of it

Matthaus

Would you get away with returning it to Amazon based on 'not being the … Would you get away with returning it to Amazon based on 'not being the latest' version or something? (never had to return an amazon item)



DSR lets you return goods within the first 7 days without reason. I think Amazon have a 28 day return "for any reason" policy. Amazon returns process is simple.

Be aware that this isn't an ADSL/modem router. You'll need a separate [cable] modem to use this.

I have the ADSL version of this router and it's nothing special. At all. Not worth the money.

Also, those talking about v1 vs. v2, does it really make any difference?

Any particular reason to install open firmware on this?

Openwrt or dd-wrt usually enables additional functionality and quite often improves stability.

I just bought an ASUS RT-AC68U (yes more expensive) but the reviews indicated that even with stock firmware, it had really excellent features such as dual WAN, VPN, Time Machine amongst others.

numanoids

Openwrt or dd-wrt usually enables additional functionality and quite … Openwrt or dd-wrt usually enables additional functionality and quite often improves stability. I just bought an ASUS RT-AC68U (yes more expensive) but the reviews indicated that even with stock firmware, it had really excellent features such as dual WAN, VPN, Time Machine amongst others.



ASUS RT-AC68U cost £164.72 from Amazon, and this £69.99

najalubar

ASUS RT-AC68U cost £164.72 from Amazon, and this £69.99



I responded to a question as to why you might want to install open firmware on a device and substantiated that by explaining the firmware on the device I purchased was well featured. I did a fair bit of research into what I wanted from a router in terms of features and signal strength as well as reading numerous reviews hence choosing the more expensive route.

I didnt make any attempt to claim that I got a better deal so I'm bemused by your comment.

numanoids

I responded to a question as to why you might want to install open … I responded to a question as to why you might want to install open firmware on a device and substantiated that by explaining the firmware on the device I purchased was well featured. I did a fair bit of research into what I wanted from a router in terms of features and signal strength as well as reading numerous reviews hence choosing the more expensive route.I didnt make any attempt to claim that I got a better deal so I'm bemused by your comment.



it's because you aren't seen as replying to a comment directly. I'd have made a similar assumption if I didn't see your follow up response

Despite my comment immediately following a question asking about open firmware.....

numanoids

Despite my comment immediately following a question asking about open … Despite my comment immediately following a question asking about open firmware.....



I knew exactly what you were on about.

stringsonfire

Could you supply some links?Also, the latest answer on Amazon says v2.0 … Could you supply some links?Also, the latest answer on Amazon says v2.0 was shipped.



I bought this a couple of days ago when it was on a lightening deal. It was purchased directly from Amazon and the device supplied is V2.0

anyone help, can I plug the sky router into this and then get this to supply the wireless

Is this really worth the money? You can get a BT home hub 5 for 50, and it has a built in VDSL modem, which saves space and electricity. Granted, it is not quite as good, but it is very close.

fizz

anyone help, can I plug the sky router into this and then get this to … anyone help, can I plug the sky router into this and then get this to supply the wireless



Yes you can. that's what I do as you'll find the wifi on sky or BT boxes is pretty **** especially when you hit a dozen or more devices

Banned

Second only to the Asus RT-AC66U in it's class (AC1750)

smallnetbuilder.com/ran…k=6

Although 11th in comparison to all routers on WAN to LAN throughput, however more throughput than both the RT-AC66U and RT-AC88U

smallnetbuilder.com/lan…iew

Would it be worth replacing an Asus RT-N16 with one of these?

pagga

Would it be worth replacing an Asus RT-N16 with one of these?



The products aren't directly comparable.

What you want to know is: 'Is it worth upgrading to Wireless AC?'

I've had the v1 for quite a while now and the only issue I have is every couple of month the 5Ghz wifi disappears and i've got to switch it off and back on. Its been very reliable in every other sense. It regularly has many 2.4ghz wifi devices, 5ghz wifi devices, homeplugs and two switches in different rooms powering different devices. Much better than the rubbish talktalk router I was using.

I have the worst experience with TP-LINK routers (recently bought C2 and returned it 3 times) The problem was for example with some websites and some applications that could not connect.
Try downloading socialsafe (.net) and try it for a free week. Then try to download one of your profiles. With the C2 all the 3 routers was unable to connect to internet. (though any other router worked like a charm).

I agreed to stringsonfire, do you really need AC wireless? And are all the devices around the house capable of 5ghz ie laptops, tablets, phones?

Shame theres no functionality for Sky MER :-(

whymails2000

I agreed to stringsonfire, do you really need AC wireless? And are all … I agreed to stringsonfire, do you really need AC wireless? And are all the devices around the house capable of 5ghz ie laptops, tablets, phones?



5GHz and Wireless AC are not one and the same. Many Wireless N devices work on 5GHz.

Banned

DD-WRT does not seem be working properly on this router yet - see dd-wrt.com/php…=75

Matthaus

Yes you can. that's what I do as you'll find the wifi on sky or BT boxes … Yes you can. that's what I do as you'll find the wifi on sky or BT boxes is pretty **** especially when you hit a dozen or more devices



thanks, can tie me over that way till I move to Virgin at some point
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