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TP-LINK Archer C5 - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop

Mfg. Part: ARCHER C5 | CDW Part: 3957853 | UNSPSC: 43222609
$99.99Advertised Price

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  • Wireless router
  • 4-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Dual Band
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Wireless router
  • 4-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Dual Band
The Archer C5 operates over both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, ensuring amazing wireless performance. Simultaneous dual band offers the flexibility of two dedicated networks - with multiple times the bandwidth for your needs. Simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing can be handled by the 2.4 GHz band while bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming or high-definition video streaming can be processed by the 5 GHz band - all at the same time. And with 3 external antennas serving the 5 GHz band and 3 internal antennas serving the 2.4 GHz band combined with higher quality antenna technology, you can maintain high speeds across greater distances. This provides you with incredible wireless coverage and reliability from anywhere in your large home or office.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n , UPnP
Connectivity Technology: Wired , Wireless
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet , IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Data Transfer Rate: 1.2 Gbps
Features: Access Control List (ACL) support , Bandwidth control , Denial of Service (DoS) , DHCP client , DHCP reservation , DHCP server , DMZ port , Domain blocking , Dynamic DNS server , Dynamic IP mode , Firewall protection , IP address filtering , IP-MAC binding , IPv4 support , IPv6 support , MAC address filtering , Port forwarding , Port triggering , Print server , Quality of Service (QoS) , Samba support , Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) , Static IP mode , UPnP Media Server , Virtual server support , Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support , Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support
Form Factor: Desktop
Integrated Switch: 4-port switch
Key Features: Firewall , USB port
Network Transport Protocol: DDNS , DHCP , FTP , IPSec , L2TP , PPPoE , PPTP , TCP/IP
Type: Wireless router
WAN Ports Qty: 1
Wi-Fi Bands: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Wireless Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Interface: Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Qty: 4
Type: LAN

Qty: 1
Type: WAN

Connector Type: 4 pin USB Type A
Qty: 2
Type: USB 2.0

Connector Type: RP-SMA
Type: Antenna

Color Category: Black
Compliant Standards: FCC , RoHS
Encryption Algorithm: 128-bit WEP , 64-bit WEP , WPA , WPA-PSK , WPA2 , WPA2-PSK

Antenna Form Factor: External detachable
Antenna Qty: 2
Directivity: Omni-directional

Chassis Built-in Devices: LED panel

Connectivity Details Type: Network cable

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Brand: TP-LINK
Compatibility: Mac , PC , Unix
Manufacturer: TP-Link
Model: Archer C5
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: TP-LINK

Type: None

Power Device
Type: External power adapter

Type: Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Apple MacOS , Linux , Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/NT/XP/Vista/7 , Novell NetWare , UNIX , Windows 8

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 6.3 in
Height: 1.3 in
Width: 9.6 in

Cable Details
Included Qty: 1

Product Reviews
TP-LINK Archer C5 - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Router! After a few weeks of testing so far its been a great router! The Firmware is great and customizable, QoS works perfectly during gaming while uploading/downloading and no lag what so ever. WiFi is stable and works reliably able to pull 100/12 over WiFi which is what I pay for. I did find that WiFi range was better on this one slightly than it was on the C7 for whatever reason. I do prefer this C5 over the C7 in that category. My one dislike about this router is there's no lan led lights on the front but that is a minor issue. Submitted as part of a free sample program
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Archer C5 is decent value The Archer C5 is a good bargain. It is a great value given its speed and features. Sure, you could get a faster router with more features but it would cost much more. I found this router easy to setup. Additionally, it's wireless range and internet speed was on par with other routers twice it's cost. It has the standard features found in most routers which should meet the needs of all but the most advanced users. In my month of usage, it has proven to be stable and offer good reception and speed.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent router The TP-Link AC1200 Wireless Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (Archer C5) performed fantastic out of the box. Clear instructions were available on a sheet in the box. This supports 802.11ac and has 1.2Gbps of total available bandwidth. This simultaneous dual band networks, 2.4GHz (300Mbps) and 5GHz (867Mbps) and has two external dual band antennas for faster, more reliable wireless performance at greater distances. Also provides full gigabit Ethernet ports (10/100/1000Mbps). Great reception throughut the house. Submitted as part of free sample program.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works exactly how it should, does the trick at a great price TP-Link Archer C5 - AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. Worked right out of the box for the needs of our small family. The features for this router are great having parental controls that really work well in this range of routers is great. Setting it up with the tether app is a real snap and was very intuitive. I set it up with ease in about 15 min, I have set up a few others and cannot stress the fact that setting this Archer 2300 up is very simple and intuitive using the app. After I set this up it was time to test. We have multiple users and they all wanted to setup the Wifi calling on the phones they had. We set them all up in this very small office. We have many users that will be using this wifi on a daily bases and have had no issues as of yet, and don't expect any either. Simple usb ports on back work well for us and our external usb storage drive for all users. This router has a nice place for homes or small offices like the one we installed it in. The feature richness of this router makes it a joy to install and setup for any user. submitted as part of a free sample program
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheap and Effective! The setup of this Wi-Fi router was a breeze. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, even for people that are not so technically savvy. While testing this device, I did not have a single drop or need of a reboot. I also enabled the "System Log" and haven't seen any log entries with a level higher than "Notice". For your reference, the different log level entries are Debug > Information > Notice > Warning > Error > Critical > Alert > Emergency. I also like that the unit runs cool. It's not uncommon for these types of devices to run really hot. Considering this is a basic Wi-Fi router, you also have advanced features on the Web Interface. You can create parental controls, VPNs, bandwidth limiters, MAC Address Filter, to name a few. You can also quickly and easily create a "Guest Network". Here, you can limit guests from seeing each other, from accessing your network and from accessing the USB Storage Sharing options. You can also choose to have a separate Wi-Fi name (SSID) for your guests, and choose whether to have a password or not. A big advantage of this router over similar priced routers is that the Ethernet ports on this are 1000Mbps (1Gbps). This is also the main difference between this C5 model, and the C50 model. You also get two USB ports, perfect for media sharing or to act as a print server. These both work very well. Note however, the USB ports on this router are USB 2.0. The C5 provides adequate Wi-Fi range for small to medium size homes. I would say it's also great for people living in Apartments. Overall, this is a worthy contender to the higher priced competitors, and works very well. Submitted as part of a free sample program.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will recommend this product to my friends I got my router two years ago and it's been working great
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding value and performance I have gone through multiple routers to get a clean signal in my over saturated wifi neighborhood. The wifi scanner tool looks like a tropical jungle. The TPLink AC1200 was my 5th attempt to get a proper signal and it has worked absolute wonders. I have enjoyed generally reliable and consistent performance and am supremely relieved to find a reasonably priced router that delivers results.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable connection Bought it from Fry's not long time ago. Initially it was worked good, but after couple month of using, wireless connection begins interrupting continuously. I called internet service provider technician to check their cables and everything was perfect from their side. When I connect my PC with wire to my modem directly everything works perfect but after connecting wireless through tp-link router I always have a problem with internet connection. I am losing my connection more often than I have it.
Date published: 2017-04-30
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