TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review

Final Thoughts


Pricing

TP-Link’s Archer C9 AC1900 dual band Router is without a doubt a premium device, but it will not cost you as much as you think. You can pick one up for $149.99 at NewEgg, £119.99 at Overclockers UK, or find a deal starting from €133.18 through Geizhals.

Conclusion

The Archer C9 is a simple and elegant router one doesn’t mind having in a place where it’s visible. And that is a good thing as it doesn’t have any holes for wall mounting. The slight angle and glossy white surface suits this AC1900 router well.

You get four wired Gigabit Ethernet connection for your local connection and one for your internet connection. The dual band router covers both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band for a total bandwidth of up to 1900 Mbps.

The router is packed full of features and there should be one for pretty much any configuration you want to make. UPnP and easy setup guides help that you don’t have to do much to get going.

Share your USB printer or storage drive to your entire network with the built-in USB ports, guest access, parental control, and scheduling. The TP-Link Archer C9 does it all and only consumed an average of 9.8W during this test process.

We saw the best performance on the longest distance between the router and our receiving test system, a somewhat weird occurrence, and one that most likely can be contributed to neighboring networks. I live in a big apartment complex where most apartments have two wireless signals and it’s bound to create interference. This is where the beam forming technology really helps and pushes your signal through to where it has to go. It works and it works well.

Pros

  • Easy setup
  • Gigabit LAN and WAN
  • Dual band AC1900
  • USB 2.0 and 3.0 for files, media, and printers
  • Three antennas with beam-forming technology for great coverage

Cons

  • Got a little hot during usage

“TP-Link’s Archer C9 is packed full of features, great performance and wrapped in an elegant design. AC1900 speeds, USB sharing, performance, and full control.”

TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review

Thank you TP-Link for providing us with this sample