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TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Cable & Fibre Router - AC 1900, Dual-band £84.98 @ Currys
TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Cable & Fibre Router - AC 1900, Dual-band £84.98 @ Currys

TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Cable & Fibre Router - AC 1900, Dual-band £84.98 @ Currys

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Bought and sorted at the weekend
My superouter is now just a modem and the C9 has taken on full router duties
5Ghz is beinbg used by all my Streaming devices (TV, NowTVs, firestick & Madkatz)
2.4Ghz for Laptops, tablets & phones.
2 x PCs are connected via Devolo homeplug (Plex server and Work Laptop)
Not a single dropout or failure to connect in 48 hours. No buffering on any streamers
Rock solid all round.
Worth every penny IMO

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Top features: 

- High speed WiFi connects to your wireless devices easily 

- Wired connectivity lets you add network storage 

High speed WiFi

Enjoy speedy WiFi on your devices with the dual band TP-Link Archer C9 Wireless Router. Dual band WiFi has a 2.4 GHz band that suits light internet use like browsing on your phone, while the 5GHz band is perfect for downloading large files on your PC or streaming a film online.

The Archer C9 delivers reliable WiFi thanks to the high-powered amplifiers, which ensure uninterrupted internet throughout your home. Three dual-band antennas extend the signal in all directions - so you always have a good connection.

Beamforming technology locates your devices and boosts the signal in those directions, providing an efficient wireless connection.

Wired connectivity

The Archer C9 also offers Gigabit Ethernet connections, so that you can hard-link your smart TV or PC. Using the USB ports you can easily connect external devices like printers so that everyone on the WiFi has easy access, or add storage that every device can save to.

The Archer C9 Router features built-in print and media servers, which lets you play music, watch videos and view photos across your network.

With built-in security features like guest network access and parental controls, the TP-Link Archer C9 Wireless Router is a great addition to every home.

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Same price at Amazon if you prefer. Voted hot.

Used the £10 off at Amazon last week to get this exact router. It's pretty decent.

I've got this hooked up to my awful virgin super hub 2, using the the superhub as a modem now and this as my router for the last 8 months. I can honestly say it's probably one of the best pieces of kit i've bought in terms of routers. The wifi range for me has increased massively around the house especially upstairs. Voted hot.

How is it compared to Asus Rt-ac68u and alternative software like merlin? Still waiting for Asus to drop price like they did a month ago. Unfortunately I was late buying it, so I don't know if I should wait or look for different router.

This has pretty high power consumption - 9.5W idle and abt. 13W-15W when active. I think I read it's power consumption is about twice that of others tested. For a 24-7 device, that is bit of an issue - at least to me.

If active for 24 hours on your reading at max 15w this will cost you around £15 to £20 a year to run, based on average prices i think. Hardly any savings in my opinion, and worth it if you want decent wifi around the house.

Though i could be completely wrong, as i was using a tool supplied by sust-it.net.

Edited by: "morphy69" 25th Jan

Looking to replace my **** awful Talk Talk Stupidhub


The TalkTalk router contains a modem and router as well. Is the TP-LINK Archer C9 a modem router?
Or are you going to connect the TalkTalk router to the TP-Link Archer C9?
Edited by: "ArticIcon" 26th Jan

Original Poster

ArticIcon

The TalkTalk router contains a modem and router as well. Is the TP-LINK … The TalkTalk router contains a modem and router as well. Is the TP-LINK Archer C9 a modem router?Or are you going to connect the TalkTalk router to the TP-Link Archer C9?


No, the C9 is just a router, I'll keep the Talktalk router and just use it as a modem
So not actually 'replace'. That way if I move to another ISP I can just swap modems and not have to reconfigure/reconnect all my wifi devices

Edited by: "mrew42" 26th Jan

Original Poster

Bought and sorted at the weekend
My superouter is now just a modem and the C9 has taken on full router duties
5Ghz is beinbg used by all my Streaming devices (TV, NowTVs, firestick & Madkatz)
2.5Ghz for Laptops, tablets & phones.
2 x PCs are connected via Devolo homeplug (Plex server and Work Laptop)
Not a single dropout or failure to connect in 48 hours. No buffering on any streamers
Rock solid all round.
Worth every penny IMO

So, what kind of wireless ac card would you recommend to go with this?
I need to put one in the back of my PC.
I am unsure of all the different speed standards - ac1300, ac1900 etc
My broadband is 100mbps (soon to be 200mbps) via Virgin Media.
Any recommendations appreciated.

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Destard

So, what kind of wireless ac card would you recommend to go with this?I … So, what kind of wireless ac card would you recommend to go with this?I need to put one in the back of my PC.I am unsure of all the different speed standards - ac1300, ac1900 etcMy broadband is 100mbps (soon to be 200mbps) via Virgin Media.Any recommendations appreciated.



I'd go for something like this
ebuyer.com/291…800
or this for lower cost
ebuyer.com/343…1nd
The ACxxxx -
the AC - refers to the wireless standard
the xxxx (in the router above, 1900) refers to the maximum speed that the router can throughput ON BOTH CHANNELS
2.4Ghz is often a lower speed (600Mbps) than 5Ghz (1300Mbps), but has greater reach.
600 + 1300 = 1900
AC1300 will have lower speeds (e.g. 300 & 900)
AD7200 Multi-Band—Runs three separate Wi-Fi bands, 60GHz (4600Mbps), 5GHz (1733Mbps), and 2.4GHz (800Mbps)

Hope that helps

mrew42

I'd go for something like … I'd go for something like thishttp://www.ebuyer.com/291714-tp-link-tl-wdn4800-n900-wireless-dual-band-pci-express-adapter-tl-wdn4800or this for lower costhttp://www.ebuyer.com/343318-tp-link-tl-wn881nd-300mbps-wireless-n-pci-express-adapter-tl-wn881ndThe ACxxxx - the AC - refers to the wireless standardthe xxxx (in the router above, 1900) refers to the maximum speed that the router can throughput ON BOTH CHANNELS2.4Ghz is often a lower speed (600Mbps) than 5Ghz (1300Mbps), but has greater reach. 600 + 1300 = 1900AC1300 will have lower speeds (e.g. 300 & 900) AD7200 Multi-Band—Runs three separate Wi-Fi bands, 60GHz (4600Mbps), 5GHz (1733Mbps), and 2.4GHz (800Mbps)Hope that helps


Thanks.
But why would you not go for something like this:
ebuyer.com/728…t6e

The two you linked aren't wireless ac I don't think?

Original Poster

Destard

Thanks.But why would you not go for something like … Thanks.But why would you not go for something like this:http://www.ebuyer.com/728214-tp-link-ac1300-wireless-dual-band-pci-express-adapter-archer-t6eThe two you linked aren't wireless ac I don't think?


No, but they'd still work fine. Yes the one you listed is certainly an option, but you're already WAY over your Broadband speed. You pays your money etc..
If you had you own local network for streaming at super high speeds then of course go for it.
It all depends on your use. I've gone AC1900 due to the sheer number of devices i'm putting through it. They'll be sharing the bandwidth available on the router.

mrew42

No, but they'd still work fine. Yes the one you listed is certainly an … No, but they'd still work fine. Yes the one you listed is certainly an option, but you're already WAY over your Broadband speed. You pays your money etc..If you had you own local network for streaming at super high speeds then of course go for it.It all depends on your use. I've gone AC1900 due to the sheer number of devices i'm putting through it. They'll be sharing the bandwidth available on the router.



Thanks for your help.

Original Poster

Destard

Thanks for your help.


No problem
and i've just seen this
hotukdeals.com/dea…045

mrew42

No, the C9 is just a router, I'll keep the Talktalk router and just use … No, the C9 is just a router, I'll keep the Talktalk router and just use it as a modemSo not actually 'replace'. That way if I move to another ISP I can just swap modems and not have to reconfigure/reconnect all my wifi devices


So how do i set it up? Do i disable wifi in the TalkTalk router and then connect the TalkTalk router to this new router and set it up?

Secondly I have ports open for my PS4 games in the TalkTalk Super Router, would i have to remove them from there and add them to the TP-Link Archer Router?

ArticIcon

So how do i set it up? Do i disable wifi in the TalkTalk router and then … So how do i set it up? Do i disable wifi in the TalkTalk router and then connect the TalkTalk router to this new router and set it up?Secondly I have ports open for my PS4 games in the TalkTalk Super Router, would i have to remove them from there and add them to the TP-Link Archer Router?


Look up setting up an additional access point on google. Basically you switch wifi off from your ISP's router, then run an Ethernet from that to this (into LAN, not WAN). Then on this configure it to have wifi enabled and DHCP disabled. Keep all your forwarding rules on your isp router as now. This just acts as an entry point on to your existing network via wifi. Your main isp's router still does all the ip assignments and traffic management (port forwarding etc).
There are other configurations you can go for, but the above is easiest to get set up, there are many examples walking you though it on google if any of what I've just said needs padding out (like what static ip to assign to the AP etc).

Original Poster

dtorbett

Look up setting up an additional access point on google. Basically you … Look up setting up an additional access point on google. Basically you switch wifi off from your ISP's router, then run an Ethernet from that to this (into LAN, not WAN). Then on this configure it to have wifi enabled and DHCP disabled. Keep all your forwarding rules on your isp router as now. This just acts as an entry point on to your existing network via wifi. Your main isp's router still does all the ip assignments and traffic management (port forwarding etc).There are other configurations you can go for, but the above is easiest to get set up, there are many examples walking you though it on google if any of what I've just said needs padding out (like what static ip to assign to the AP etc).


I didn't do this
I have plugged my C9 WAN socket into on of the ports on the super router
The Huawei has a default IP of 192.168.1.1 - the C9 is 192.168.0.1 and everything points at that. I've since disabled the WiFi on the Huawei
To each their own

mrew42

I didn't do this :)I have plugged my C9 WAN socket into on of the ports … I didn't do this :)I have plugged my C9 WAN socket into on of the ports on the super routerThe Huawei has a default IP of 192.168.1.1 - the C9 is 192.168.0.1 and everything points at that. I've since disabled the WiFi on the Huawei To each their own


As I said, more than one way to skin a cat. Having a multi subnet setup like yours can complicate port forwarding and upnp discovery for media servers etc. But straight internet access will be fine.
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