Đánh giá tp-link archer c9


Good Wi-Fi speeds at range Easy lớn thiết lập and use Roông chồng solid reliability Good feature set for the price


Can"t compete with faskiểm tra routers over short distances Only one USB 3.0 port Can"t be wall mounted or laid flat

Key Specifications

review Price: £89.99Wi-FI AC1900 speedsFour gigabit Ethernet portsUSB 3.0 & USB 2.0 ports for printer và tệp tin sharingDual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

The Archer C9 is aý muốn the cheapest AC1900 known-brvà routers you can buy, undercutting the likes of the Netgear R7000 by some £30 or so. Yet it wants for little when it comes to other extra features, such as USB tư vấn for sharing hard drives và printers & four gigabit Ethernet ports.

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So if you want to get the up to lớn 1,300Mbit/s wireless speeds of AC1900 but don’t want lớn break the ngân hàng, it’s well worth a look.

TP-Link Archer C9 – Design và Features

Unlượt thích the rather aggressive, angular styling that D-Link and Netgear have opted for on their high-over routers, TP-Link has kept things modest with the Archer C9.

Its front is a smooth, curvy, glossy expanse of White with an elegant silver-painted stvà propping it up from behind and three matte trắng aerials sticking out its top. If you’re an Apple hardware bạn then it’s the clear choice for you.

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Elegant it may be but it’s not necessarily the most practical. The stvà means you can’t lay the router flat or mount it on a wall. Moreover it isn’t sure footed enough và will fairly easily tip over. For most households these will all prove sầu lớn be fairly minor points as once installed you’ll leave sầu the router well alone, but its tendency to topple over definitely proved a little frustrating during testing.

Otherwise it’s a clean bill of health as the three aerials are removable, yet sturdy, & are easy to position. The lights on the front for indicating power, Wi-Fi connection, Internet connection and the like are all easy to lớn see & tell apart – unlượt thích the unikhung rectangular lights of the Netgear R7500.

Round the baông xã the selection of connections is nothing special but ticks all the crucial boxes, & again they’re clearly labelled. From left to lớn right we’ve got the USB 2.0 port, WPS & remix button, the Ethernet socket that goes to your modem, four more gigabit Ethernet ports for the rest of your network and the power socket and switch.

On the side is a second USB port, và this time it’s USB 3.0 – ikhuyến mãi for sharing files on your network from a USB drive sầu – while the one on the rear is only USB 2.0, but it’ll vì for sharing printers.

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The main event with this router is of course its AC1900 Wi-Fi capability. That amounts khổng lồ up to 600Mbit/s transfers over 2.4GHz & 1,300Mbit/s over 5GHz.

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As ever you’ll only achieve sầu the latter if you have compatible triple-antennae hardware, which is still pretty rare. Most laptops và phones don’t have it – most stop at dual-aerial arrangements – which only really leaves the option of a few PC cards or having a router-to-router thiết lập where the speed of the AC1900 connection is used to lớn span the gap between two remote buildings, for instance.

All that said, the triple aerial thiết lập makes for potentially better beam forming and multi-device throughput rates, so there are still benefits for users of non-AC1900 products.

TP-Link Archer C9 – Setup

As I’ve sầu come khổng lồ expect of modern day routers, thiết đặt is easy. Once everything is plugged in – rethành viên this is a router only, not a modem router so you’ll need a separate modem – just browse khổng lồ http://tplinkwifi.net và the router should show up automatically & it’s then a simple case of setting your admin password và wifi name/password.


Outside the basic setup dialogue the interface is also a joy khổng lồ use. The network bản đồ layout of icons in the basic view is really useful and the selection of options on the left is pretty much igiảm giá khuyến mãi. Jump into the advanced menu và the layout again makes it really clear as to what will be where & everything is cleanly và logically presented.

TP-Link doesn’t make an ứng dụng for your PC akin to Netgear Genie. Instead, the only software you should ever need lớn install is the USB printing tool (there are both Mac & PC versions), which you only need run when printing.

This is an approach I’m generally a fan of as it means there’s no extraneous software running in the background. Instead, if you vì want a quick and easy way to administer your router without logging inlớn the web interface you can download an ứng dụng for your phone (Android or iOS).