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AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router

  • Faster AC Wi-Fi—AC1200 dual-band is ideal for 4K video streaming and high-speed downloading.
  • Far-Reaching Coverage—4× antennas and Beamforming delivers extensive Wi-Fi coverage and reliable connections.
  • Multi-Mode 3-in-1—Supports Router, Access Point, and Range Extender modes for added flexibility.
  • Parental Controls—Manages when and how connected devices can access the internet.
  • Guest Network—Provides separate access for guests in order to secure the host network.
  • Smooth HD Streaming—Supports IGMP Proxy/Snooping, Bridge, and Tag VLAN to optimize IPTV streaming.
  • IPv6 Supported—Compatible with the IPv6 (the latest Internet Protocol version 6).
  • Compact and Mountable—Designed to conserve space and complement any décor.
  • Why 802.11ac

 

802.11ac
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
    On/Off
  • Wi-Fi
    On/Off
  • 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
Features  
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
Application  
Surf/E-mail/Chat
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.

WIRELESS
Standards Wi-Fi 5
IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11n/b/g 2.4 GHz
WiFi Speeds AC1200
5 GHz: 867 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps (802.11n)
WiFi Range 2 Bedroom Houses
2× Fixed Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas.
WiFi Capacity Medium
Dual-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance
HARDWARE
Processor Single-Core CPU
Ethernet Ports 1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
USB Support 1× USB 2.0 Port

Supported Partition Formats:
NTFS, FAT32

Supported Functions:
FTP Server
Media Server
Samba Server
Buttons WPS/Reset Button
Wireless On/Off Switch
Power On/Off Button
Power 12 V ⎓ 2.5 A
SECURITY
WiFi Encryption WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
Network Security SPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway
Guest Network 1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
SOFTWARE
Protocols IPv4
IPv6
Parental Controls URL Filtering
Time Controls
WAN Types Dynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Quality of Service QoS by Device
NAT Forwarding Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
DHCP Address Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
DDNS NO-IP
DynDNS
Management Webpage
PHYSICAL
Dimensions (W×D×H) 9.6 × 6.4 × 1.3 in
(243 × 160 × 32.5 mm)
Package Contents Wi-Fi Router Archer C5
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
OTHER
System Requirements Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox 12.0+, Chrome 20.0+, Safari 4.0+, or other JavaScript-enabled browser

Cable or DSL Modem (if needed)

Subscription with an internet service provider (for internet access)
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~60℃ (-40℉ ~140℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing
TEST DATA
WiFi Transmission Power CE EIRP:
<20dBm(2.4GHz)
<23dBm(5GHz)
FCC:
<30dBm(2.4GHz & 5GHz)
WiFi Reception Sensitivity 5GHz:
11a 6Mbps:-93dBm;
11a 54Mbps:-78dBm;
11ac HT20 mcs8:69dBm;
11ac HT40 mcs9:-66dBm;
11ac HT80 mcs9:-62dBm;
2.4GHz:
11g 54Mbps:-78dBm;
11n HT20 mcs7:-74dBm;
11n HT40 mcs7:-71dbm;
Awards
  • IT PRODUCT
    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
  • Archer C5 was recommended by GAGADGET.COM
    2015, Ukraine
  • Archer C5 V4 received award ‘’Price-Quality’’ («Цена-Качество») from SMARTPHONE.UA – one of the key Ukrainian IT-media
    2018, Ukraine
  • Archer C5 V4 received award ‘’Aproved by ROOT-NATION’’ (Одобрено ROOT-NATION») from ROOT-NATION.COM – one of the key Ukrainian IT-media
    2018, Ukraine
  • Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Range, coverage, and the maximum number of connected devices are based on test results under normal usage conditions. Actual wireless data throughput, wireless coverage, and the number of connected devices are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of 1) environmental factors, including building materials, physical objects, and obstacles, 2) network conditions, including local interference, volume and density of traffic, product location, network complexity, and network overhead, and 3) client limitations, including rated performance, location, connection quality, and client condition.
  • Use of MU-MIMO requires clients to support MU-MIMO.

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