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TP-Link Archer C80 AC1900 MU-MIMO Dual Band Wireless Gaming Router - £84.99 at Amazon
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TP-Link Archer C80 AC1900 MU-MIMO Dual Band Wireless Gaming Router - £84.99 at Amazon

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Posted 28th Jun

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Really good price for this router. It was £99.99 back in May with Covid-19 pricing!

Savings also on the AC2300 (£148.66) and the AC5400 (£331.80)

Features:


  • 802.11ac Wave2 Wi-Fi – 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band.
  • 3×3 MIMO Technology – Transmitting and receiving data on three streams to pair flawlessly with your 3×3 clients.
  • Boosted Wi-Fi Coverage – Beamforming technology delivers a highly efficient wireless connection.
  • MU-MIMO – To help your devices achieve optimal performance by making communication more efficient.
  • Intelligent Connection – Smart Connect directs clients to the less congested band and Airtime Fairness optimizes the time usage.
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For anyone wanting to hear a review on this from personal experience:

I use Virgin Media and have the M500 speeds (500Mb/s). Using the default Virgin Superhub 3.0, I could only reach around 150-200Mb upstairs using WiFi, and I couldn't connect in my garden.

I bought this router, switched my Superhub into Modem Mode Only, and plugged this in whilst connecting to the Superhub via ethernet cable.

Such a huge difference. I now get around 450Mb+ on WiFi upstairs, and it reaches out to the far end of my garden. 100% worth the purchase if you want to get those speeds you pay for without using a wired connection.

The below speed test is using my PC upstairs, connected via a AC1900 WiFi adapter (Archer T9UH), using this C80 AC1900 wireless router.

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Edited by: "CaptainZero" 29th Jun
Burgmeister28/06/2020 11:15

Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal …Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal travel further for example?


In my opinion if you got over a 100 mbs internet connection or your transferring large data within your internal network via WiFi then you will see the benefit of 5GHz, it's signal strength is poor when it has to go through thick walls.

2.4 GHz is the far better frequency if the above does not stand.
Edited by: "owlz89" 28th Jun
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Has anyone got one of these ? What is better to replace a VM superhub at about the same price?
chrb28/06/2020 10:18

Has anyone got one of these ? What is better to replace a VM superhub at …Has anyone got one of these ? What is better to replace a VM superhub at about the same price?


This is much better than superhub. Gives you strong coverage. Put SH in modem mode and connect to this using LAN.
Bigspin28/06/2020 10:22

This is much better than superhub. Gives you strong coverage. Put SH in …This is much better than superhub. Gives you strong coverage. Put SH in modem mode and connect to this using LAN.


Thanks
Should I buy this or the tp link s4s if I want to stop using the vm super hub for my Wi-Fi
tom619528/06/2020 10:33

Should I buy this or the tp link s4s if I want to stop using the vm super …Should I buy this or the tp link s4s if I want to stop using the vm super hub for my Wi-Fi


You still need SH in modem mode. This is better than S4s.
Bigspin28/06/2020 10:43

You still need SH in modem mode. This is better than S4s.


Does it not depend on your house, using the S4 could make the signal go further?
Does the "Intelligent Connection" mean you're forced to only have only one ssid or can you choose to have 2 separate ssid for 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands?
zba7828/06/2020 10:48

Does the "Intelligent Connection" mean you're forced to only have only one …Does the "Intelligent Connection" mean you're forced to only have only one ssid or can you choose to have 2 separate ssid for 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands?


You can have 2 separate SSID's
eslick28/06/2020 10:45

Does it not depend on your house, using the S4 could make the signal go …Does it not depend on your house, using the S4 could make the signal go further?


In theory yes. But my parents have a old thick brick wall 4 bedroom and this gives strong signel all around.
Really don't understand the intricacies of Wifi but I am learning!

Today's question: Why would you want separate SSIDs for 2.4 and 5Ghz?

Thanks
Looks good. I was contemplating the Asus RT 68U, but this looks like a decent cheaper alternative. I can't find any reviews though
Burgmeister28/06/2020 10:52

Really don't understand the intricacies of Wifi but I am learning!Today's …Really don't understand the intricacies of Wifi but I am learning!Today's question: Why would you want separate SSIDs for 2.4 and 5Ghz?Thanks


Easier to connect different devices, especially only ones like smart plugs and allows you to choose which devices use the quicker 5g
eslick28/06/2020 11:11

Easier to connect different devices, especially only ones like smart plugs …Easier to connect different devices, especially only ones like smart plugs and allows you to choose which devices use the quicker 5g


Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal travel further for example?
Burgmeister28/06/2020 11:15

Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal …Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal travel further for example?


Yes but would need an expert to say how much further 5g would go with this router
Bigspin28/06/2020 10:43

You still need SH in modem mode. This is better than S4s.


Hi there, is it easy to set up the mac filtering on this, i.e. enter some start/end times to allow access for my sons xbox (VM SH does not hold the mac filter settings)?
Thanks
Just_Looking28/06/2020 11:32

Hi there, is it easy to set up the mac filtering on this, i.e. enter some …Hi there, is it easy to set up the mac filtering on this, i.e. enter some start/end times to allow access for my sons xbox (VM SH does not hold the mac filter settings)?Thanks


Yes you can do that. Personally never used it but option is there.
Burgmeister28/06/2020 11:15

Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal …Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal travel further for example?


In my opinion if you got over a 100 mbs internet connection or your transferring large data within your internal network via WiFi then you will see the benefit of 5GHz, it's signal strength is poor when it has to go through thick walls.

2.4 GHz is the far better frequency if the above does not stand.
Edited by: "owlz89" 28th Jun
Bigspin28/06/2020 10:48

You can have 2 separate SSID's


I separated mine before and it caused havoc on my network. Probably because it's Sky. The Sky Q boxes didn't like it at all.
Can you put a sim card in it and use the sim card for wifi , have bt costing me £50 a month and i never use the landline , so want to get a 3 sim unlimited data for around £15-20 a month and just use that instead , its very rare i download anything or stream videos etc and BT is crap anyhow
Live in a London two bed flat so no thick walls or large distance , whats the best router i should buy
I don’t have thick brick wall it’s just the vm hub is useless unless your sitting right next to it. Was looking at the mesh WiFi’s but if this is a better investment might go for it
Burgmeister28/06/2020 11:15

Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal …Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal travel further for example?


Yes, the lower frequency has less throughput, but better range, in theory...
I had the tplink archer 2300 and had so many issues. Replaced it with the netgear nighthawk d7000 v2 - which is better but still has its issues..
Trying to find a router/modem router that doesn’t run hot and is reliable. They all seem to run hot (even when kept on an open table)
Vinny-ireland28/06/2020 12:28

Can you put a sim card in it and use the sim card for wifi , have bt …Can you put a sim card in it and use the sim card for wifi , have bt costing me £50 a month and i never use the landline , so want to get a 3 sim unlimited data for around £15-20 a month and just use that instead , its very rare i download anything or stream videos etc and BT is crap anyhowLive in a London two bed flat so no thick walls or large distance , whats the best router i should buy


No, something like that is called a mifi box, and I'd still worry about the amount of data you'll need.

As a recent experiment, I had to wait two days to get my broadband fixed, so I fired up the "unlimited" giffgaff data goodaybag, and brought it forward, using my phone as a WiFi hot-spot, to cover the house until the engineer arrived.

In their unlimited plan, Giffgaff give 80gig of data, before they start to throttle it... It was brilliant for the 2 days I needed it and the broadband got fixed, I checked the account online and I'd used 75gig of data in 2 days
Is an extra £70 for the ac2300 worth it anyone? I'm toying with getting it but not sure of difference
Edited by: "Tiberiusric" 28th Jun
RUSONJITSU28/06/2020 12:38

I had the tplink archer 2300 and had so many issues. Replaced it with the …I had the tplink archer 2300 and had so many issues. Replaced it with the netgear nighthawk d7000 v2 - which is better but still has its issues..Trying to find a router/modem router that doesn’t run hot and is reliable. They all seem to run hot (even when kept on an open table)


Have you looked in to custom firmware for your nighthawk?
Ordered thanks op. Reviews sound promising see how good it is when arrives. Have had enough of Virgin SH3 :/
placidsheep28/06/2020 12:53

Have you looked in to custom firmware for your nighthawk?


Yeah it’s only available for the router not modem router which I have
I'm currently with virgin media on 350mbps download package, bought expensive routers in the past to replace the superhub and they only got half of the speed. Does anyone know if this would support the same top speed connection as the superhub 3?
RUSONJITSU28/06/2020 13:08

Yeah it’s only available for the router not modem router which I have


Oh that sucks. I was going to say that the custom firmware changed my router from being OK to brilliant.

Shame its not available to you :-(
zcaprd728/06/2020 12:40

No, something like that is called a mifi box, and I'd still worry about …No, something like that is called a mifi box, and I'd still worry about the amount of data you'll need.As a recent experiment, I had to wait two days to get my broadband fixed, so I fired up the "unlimited" giffgaff data goodaybag, and brought it forward, using my phone as a WiFi hot-spot, to cover the house until the engineer arrived. In their unlimited plan, Giffgaff give 80gig of data, before they start to throttle it... It was brilliant for the 2 days I needed it and the broadband got fixed, I checked the account online and I'd used 75gig of data in 2 days


That’s not a worry for me as I only use email and reading web pages or buying off eBay or amazon so def couldn’t use that much data , even my own iPhone I have never in my life used more then 10gig over a month
Tiberiusric28/06/2020 12:41

Is an extra £70 for the ac2300 worth it anyone? I'm toying with getting it …Is an extra £70 for the ac2300 worth it anyone? I'm toying with getting it but not sure of difference


Absolutely. My dad got one of these and he's had a few different routers over the years and said this is the best one he has ever had. He does transfer a bit of data between devices as well.
Edited by: "KrisTfur" 28th Jun
KrisTfur28/06/2020 12:21

I separated mine before and it caused havoc on my network. Probably …I separated mine before and it caused havoc on my network. Probably because it's Sky. The Sky Q boxes didn't like it at all.


You got Sky broadband?
Davidmrb9328/06/2020 13:10

I'm currently with virgin media on 350mbps download package, bought …I'm currently with virgin media on 350mbps download package, bought expensive routers in the past to replace the superhub and they only got half of the speed. Does anyone know if this would support the same top speed connection as the superhub 3?


Lan or WiFi? Would need a gigabit ethernet port and 5ghz wifi
sidders5428/06/2020 14:09

You got Sky broadband?


I do. I've only got experience of this through my dad who has the AC2300.
Burgmeister28/06/2020 11:15

Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal …Thanks. Are there any advantages to using the 2.4Ghz? Does the signal travel further for example?



2.4GHz travels further but is more congested so you will probably get less speed.

5Ghz has shorter range and there but more channels and since it doesn't travel as far your neighbours will be much less likely to interfere

If you put both 2.4ghz and 5ghz on the same SSID devices should just pick the one with the strongest signal but in my experience some devices seem to make bad decisions
Is there a router/modem where you can cut out the VM bt or whatever modem part and just use 1 unit?
I have a bit of a limited space where I place mine.
placidsheep28/06/2020 12:53

Have you looked in to custom firmware for your nighthawk?


Do tell please i have a night r8000
Anyone know how this stacks up against BT Smart Hub 2?
Hi just wondering as I know very little but want rid of my VM SH3 is this device much better than this new wifi 6 one at pre order price? amazon.co.uk/Arc…c=1
Scott_Hughes28/06/2020 15:19

Do tell please i have a night r8000


I use this custom firmware. xvtx.ru/xwrt/ I found the stock firmware would constantly crash.

Defford worth reading in to them.
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