AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Archer C5

  • Supports 802.11ac standard - the next generation of Wi-Fi
  • Simultaneous 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 867Mbps connections for 1.2Gbps of total available bandwidth
  • Dual USB Ports - easily share a printer locally and files & media with networked devices or remotely via FTP server
  • Guest Network Access provides secure Wi-Fi access for guests sharing your home or office network
  • Easy network management at your fingertips with TP-LINK Tether

The Next Generation of Wi-Fi

TP-LINK’s Archer C5 comes with the next generation Wi-Fi standard
– 802.11ac, 3 times faster than wireless N speeds and delivering a combined wireless data transfer rate of up to 1.2Gbps. With 867Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, the Archer C5 is the superior choice for seamless HD streaming, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive tasks.

Concurrent Dual Band Connections for
Lag-Free Work and Entertainment

The Archer C5 operates over both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz 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 2.4GHz band while bandwidth intensive tasks like online gaming or HD video streaming can be processed by the 5GHz band – all at the same time.

Easy Network Management—TP-LINK Tether

TP-LINK Tether provides the easiest way to access and manage your router with your iOS or Android devices. From setup to parental control, Tether provides a simple, intuitive user interface to see what the status of your router is, who’s online and what their privileges are. More models of the router can be configured with TP-LINK Tether.

External Antennas for Fully Expanded Coverage

With 2 external dual band antennas 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.

Dual Multifunctional USB Ports for Storage and Sharing

With the two multi-functional USB 2.0 ports, you can share printers, files and media with different devices through your local network or via the ftp server while away from home.

  • Storage Sharing
  • FTP Server
  • Media Server
  • Printer Server

Full Gigabit Wired Connections for
Ultrafast Data Transfer Speeds

With one gigabit Internet port and four gigabit Ethernet ports, speeds can be up to 10× faster than
Ethernet connections. The Archer C5 is a powerful hub to support a robust and extremely fast wired network.

  • Power
  • Power
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gigabit WAN Port
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • WPS/Reset
  • Guest Network
    Guest Network Access provides secure Wi-Fi access for guests sharing your home or office network.
  • Easy to Use
    Included in the resource CD, TP-LINK's utility can help users complete the installation and wireless network settings in just a few minutes.
  • IPv6 Supported
    Archer C5 supports IPv6, which is foundational to the next generation of the Internet and enables a range of new services.
  Archer C8 Archer C7 Archer C5 Archer C2 Archer C20i
Model Archer C8 Archer C7 Archer C5 Archer C2 Archer C20i
Product Name AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router AC750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router AC750 Wireless Dual Band Router
WiFi Speed 5GHz 1300Mbps +
2.4GHz 450Mbps
5GHz 1300Mbps +
2.4GHz 450Mbps
5GHz 867Mbps +
2.4GHz 300Mbps
5GHz 433Mbps +
2.4GHz 300Mbps
5GHz 433Mbps +
2.4GHz 300Mbps
WiFi Range          
Antennas 3 External 3 External 2 External 2 External 3 Internal
USB 3.0 Port* 1 - - - -
USB 2.0 Port(s)* 1 2 2 1 1
Gigabit Ports -
Easy to Install
Live Parental Control
Guest Network
IPv6 Support
Music/Audio/Video Streaming
Online Gaming
HD Video Streaming
Multiple HD Video Streaming Superior Superior Superior Superior Best
Multiplayer Online Gaming Superior Superior Superior Superior Best

* For storage (hard drive or flash disk) and printer sharing, FTP server and media server.

Interface 4 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports
1 10/100/1000Mbps WAN Port
2 USB 2.0 Ports
Button WPS/Reset Button
Wireless On/Off Switch
Power On/Off Button
External Power Supply 12VDC / 2.5A
Dimensions ( W x D x H ) 9.6x6.4x1.3 in. (243x160.6x32.5mm)
Antenna Type 2 dual band detachable antennas (RP-SMA)
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5GHz
IEEE 802.11n/g/b 2.4GHz
Frequency 5GHz and 2.4GHz
Signal Rate 5GHz: Up to 867Mbps
2.4GHz: Up to 300Mbps
Reception Sensitivity 5GHz:
11a 54Mbps: -74dBm
11ac HT20: -67dBm
11ac HT40: -63dBm
11ac HT80: -59dBm
11n HT20: -71dBm
11n HT40: -69dBm
11g 54M: -76dBm
11n HT20: -73dBm
11n HT40: -71dBm
Transmit Power CE:
Wireless Functions Enable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge, WMM, Wireless Statistics
Wireless Security 64/128-bit WEP, WPA / WPA2, WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK encryption
Quality of Service WMM, Bandwidth Control
WAN Type Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/L2TP(Dual Access)/PPTP(Dual Access)
Management Access Control
Local Management
Remote Management
DHCP Server, Client, DHCP Client List,
Address Reservation
Port Forwarding Virtual Server, Port Triggering, UPnP, DMZ
Dynamic DNS DynDns, Comexe, NO-IP
VPN Pass-Through PPTP, L2TP, IPSec
Access Control Parental Control, Local Management Control, Host List, Access
Schedule, Rule Management
Firewall Security DoS, SPI Firewall
IP Address Filter/MAC Address Filter/Domain Filter
IP and MAC Address Binding
Protocols Supports IPv4 and IPv6
USB Sharing Support Samba(Storage)/FTP Server/Media Server/Printer Server
Guest Network 2.4GHz guest network × 1
5GHz guest network × 1
Certification CE, FCC, RoHS
Package Contents AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Archer C5
2 detachable antennas
Power supply unit
Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista™ or Windows 7, Windows 8, MAC OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40 ℃ (32 ℉~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70 ℃ (-40 ℉~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing
    Archer C5 has gaind the award of IT PRODUCT from Computerworld.
    2015, Czech Republic
  • Editors tip
    Archer C5 has gaind the award of Editors tip from PC Revue.
    2015, Slovakia
  • We Recommend
    Archer C5 was recommended by GAGADGET.COM
    2015, Ukraine