TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Router + 8 Port Gigabit Switch + Archer T4U AC1200 USB adapter (via promotion) = £86.04 + £3.99 delivery @ dabs.com
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TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Router + 8 Port Gigabit Switch + Archer T4U AC1200 USB adapter (via promotion) = £86.04 + £3.99 delivery @ dabs.com

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Found 27th Aug 2014
Seems an excellent deal for the latest 802.11ac spec tech!

The router by itself is listed on dabs at £86.98, so by getting the switch included you actually save money!

The USB adapter (RRP £39.99) must be claimed within 30 days of purchase at this link: uk.tp-link.com/dom…re/

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It's £79.58 @ Overclockers including next day delivery. Don't see why you can't claim for the USB adapter there either...

Original Poster

This includes the 8 port switch as well, worth £20

What does this do over and above my virgin superhub?

is wireless ac the way to go?

I paid £70 recently from Amazon with a free 5-port version of that Ethernet Switch. Not sure how much the USB adapter's worth.

Naruto

is wireless ac the way to go?



It's the only way to go if you want to stay current.

vanbling

What does this do over and above my virgin superhub?



A host of features, but, most prominently, it works.

Will this work with an BT openreach modem? I'm on Plusnet fiber. I do see a gigabit WAN port on the router, but wanted to confirm.
Thanks!

vanbling

What does this do over and above my virgin superhub?



Nothing, contact Virgin and ask for their new Superhub 2 AC which has built in AC. If you're out of contract, you can haggle its price down

Thalagyrt

Nothing, contact Virgin and ask for their new Superhub 2 AC which has … Nothing, contact Virgin and ask for their new Superhub 2 AC which has built in AC. If you're out of contract, you can haggle its price down



Superhub 2 doesn't have 802.11ac either I'm afraid! Rumours of the Superhub 3 are circulating though...

recombu.com/dig…b-3

Thalagyrt

Nothing, contact Virgin and ask for their new Superhub 2 AC which has … Nothing, contact Virgin and ask for their new Superhub 2 AC which has built in AC. If you're out of contract, you can haggle its price down



yes... I bought one from a previous £69.99 deal and have been using it with an openreach modem on plus net fibre to cab since...

quoted the wrong thing.... argh.... as above works fine with plusnet fibre

I was going to post this last week but, as BT Shop/Dabs only had 11 in stock, I posted the C7 with the dongle offer instead, as they were showing 50+ stock, which Amazon then price matched.

It's actually cheaper through their BT Shop as their delivery is only £2.48, which makes it £88.52 delivered. Only 8 left.

shop.bt.com/pro…tml

vanbling

What does this do over and above my virgin superhub?



This allows you use the Internet whenever you like

Lol, thanks!
While the plusnet router (technicolor) isn't ac like the TP Link, I found the wireless coverage to be excellent, despite it being inside a cupboard!

How do you find the TP Link in terms of that?

Cheers.

perkin

quoted the wrong thing.... argh.... as above works fine with plusnet fibre

fishmaster

This allows you use the Internet whenever you like



Up a mountain?

C/P from my amazon review earlier this year (I purchased it for £65 from amazon.de last November):
When it worked, it worked great, I would get 10-20MB wifi in my car 4 floors down outside our apartment, 150mb wifi in the same room on my 802.11ac compatible phone.

But mostly, it didn't work and I'd struggle to get 30mb in the same room, and performance even one room away would be dire.

I've tried 2 stable firmwares, 2 beta firmwares, tried dual band (you have to have identical SSID names for dual band to function correctly), 5ghz only, 2.4ghz only. I've tried it with 3 different 200mb internet connections in 3 different houses.

To be blunt, this router is useless, unstable and slow. Save your money, go for an Asus 802.11ac router.

voted cold. Please read reviews of things like this before purchasing. pcmag.com/art…asp

The AC standard is out however tell me some of the devices which actually support AC at the moment?

Most SOHO users will only be wanting to stream things from the net and what are the general internet speeds? 20meg, 30meg depending on where you live so having a device that throws out a 1.5ish Gbps isnt going to make your internet speeds any quicker. You can future proof your self but in 5 years time you might be buying another router anyway.

Read review please people before buying things like this.

pcmag.com/art…asp

You might be future proofing yourself but which devices that you already have are ac compatible?

timbo343

Read review please people before buying things like … Read review please people before buying things like this.http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2430217,00.aspYou might be future proofing yourself but which devices that you already have are ac compatible?



I have an Archer C7. Had it ages and paid £86 for it but it is worth every penny I paid for it so this price is a bargain.

It works with my wife's HTC One, my own Galaxy Note 3 and S4 phones. It also works with my Xiaomi MiPad and Buffalo Airstation devices.

It doesn't work with Chromecast on AC 5ghz but works fine at 2.4. There are so many nice options to play with, just set your ISP Modem/Router to bridge mode and go from there.

I have the ISP hardware as a separate WAP and then have 2 'private' SSID's, 1 AC and 1 N/G etc. Alongside that I then setup 2 'guest' WAP's, again 1 AC and then 1 N/G etc. I limit the bandwidth on them then so guests can't hog our bandwidth and set up start/finish times around our work hours so the guest networks are switched off while we are not at home.

So many other options to configure. The C7 is brilliant. I love it to bits.

Original Poster

timbo343

voted cold. Please read reviews of things like this before purchasing. … voted cold. Please read reviews of things like this before purchasing. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2430217,00.aspThe AC standard is out however tell me some of the devices which actually support AC at the moment?Most SOHO users will only be wanting to stream things from the net and what are the general internet speeds? 20meg, 30meg depending on where you live so having a device that throws out a 1.5ish Gbps isnt going to make your internet speeds any quicker. You can future proof your self but in 5 years time you might be buying another router anyway.



The reason people upgrade to .ac is not usually to speed up their INTERNET connection (although some may think this, but unless your broadband package is up to 300Mbps or something like that, chances are you won't see much difference over 802.11n). It's usually because they want to be able to share data from somewhere on the local network to another device in the local network very quickly.

For example DLNA streaming large video files. The reason I bought this router was because Nvidia GameStream technology recommends ac routers because of their very high throughputs, so that a higher quality picture stream can be sent over the network.

Almost all of my devices are ac compatible, including my year old phone, year old laptop and anything that is half decent and under a year old

Edited by: "coolboy101" 28th Aug 2014

will this work with virgin media pls..anybody...thanks..is this dual band??

Original Poster

Yes dual band, will work with virgin media as long as you have a modem as this doesn't have that capability built-in

This person has Virgin Media and says it was easy to set-up:
amazon.co.uk/rev…pnt


Edited by: "coolboy101" 28th Aug 2014
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