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Archer C1200 V2    

Archer C1200

Archer A6 V2    

Archer A6

Archer C6 V2    

Archer C6

WIRELESS

Standards
Wi-Fi 5
IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11n/b/g 2.4 GHz
Wi-Fi 5
IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11n/b/g 2.4 GHz
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)
AC1200
5 GHz: 867 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps (802.11n)
AC1200
5 GHz: 867 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps (802.11n)
WiFi Range
3 Bedroom Houses
3× Fixed Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Beamforming
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range
3 Bedroom Houses
4× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Beamforming
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range
3 Bedroom Houses
4× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Beamforming
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range
WiFi Capacity
Medium
Dual-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance
Medium
Dual-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance

MU-MIMO
Simultaneously communicates with multiple MU-MIMO clients
Medium
Dual-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance

MU-MIMO
Simultaneously communicates with multiple MU-MIMO clients
Working Modes
Router Mode
Access Point Mode
Router Mode
Access Point Mode
Router Mode
Access Point Mode

HARDWARE

Processor
Single-Core CPU
Qualcomm CPU
Qualcomm CPU
Ethernet Ports
1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
USB Support
1× USB 2.0 Port

Supported Partition Formats:
NTFS, exFAT, HFS+, FAT32

Supported Functions:
FTP Server
Media Server
Buttons
WPS/Wi-Fi Button
Power On/Off Button
Reset Button
WPS/Wi-Fi Button
Power On/Off Button
Reset Button
WPS/Wi-Fi Button
Power On/Off Button
Reset Button
Power
12 V ⎓ 1 A
12 V ⎓ 1 A
12 V ⎓ 1 A

SECURITY

WiFi Encryption
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
EU Version:
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)

US, TW Version:
WPA
WPA2
WPA3
EU Version:
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)

US, TW Version:
WPA
WPA2
WPA3
Network Security
SPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway
SPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway
SPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway
Guest Network
1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
VPN Server
IPSec
OpenVPN
PPTP
OpenVPN
PPTP
OpenVPN
PPTP

SOFTWARE

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
IPv4
IPv6
IPv4
IPv6
Parental Controls
URL Filtering
Time Controls
URL Filtering
Time Controls
URL Filtering
Time Controls
WAN Types
Dynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Dynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Dynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Quality of Service
QoS by Device
QoS by Device
QoS by Device
Cloud Service
OTA Firmware Upgrade
NAT Forwarding
Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
Virtual Servers
Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
Virtual Servers
Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
IPTV
IGMP Proxy
IGMP Snooping
Bridge
Tag VLAN
IGMP Proxy
IGMP Snooping
Bridge
Tag VLAN
IGMP Proxy
IGMP Snooping
Bridge
Tag VLAN
DHCP
Address Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
Address Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
Address Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
DDNS
NO-IP
DynDNS
NO-IP
DynDNS
NO-IP
DynDNS
Management
Tether App
Webpage
Check Web Emulator>
Tether App
Webpage
Check Web Emulator>
Tether App
Webpage
Check Web Emulator>
OneMesh™
OneMesh™ Supported
Without replacing your existing devices or buying a whole new WiFi ecosystem, OneMesh™ helps you create a more flexible network that covers your entire home with TP-Link OneMesh™ products.
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OneMesh™ Supported
Without replacing your existing devices or buying a whole new WiFi ecosystem, OneMesh™ helps you create a more flexible network that covers your entire home with TP-Link OneMesh™ products.
Learn More>
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PHYSICAL

Dimensions (W×D×H)
9.6 × 6.4 × 1.3 in
(243 × 160.6 × 32.5mm)
9.1 × 5.7 × 1.4 in
(230 × 144 × 35 mm)
9.1 × 5.7 × 1.4 in
(230 × 144 × 35 mm)
Package Contents
Wi-Fi Router Archer C1200
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
Wi-Fi Router Archer C6
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
Wi-Fi Router Archer C6
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)
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)
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
FCC, CE, RoHS
FCC, CE, RoHS
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
Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing
Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
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)
CE EIRP:
<20dBm(2.4GHz)
<23dBm(5GHz)
FCC:
<30dBm(2.4GHz & 5GHz)
CE EIRP:
<20dBm(2.4GHz)
<23dBm(5GHz)
FCC:
<30dBm(2.4GHz & 5GHz)
WiFi Reception Sensitivity
5GHz:
11a 54Mbps: -76dBm
11ac HT20: -68dBm
11ac HT40: -65dBm
11ac HT80: -62dBm
11n HT20: -74dBm
11n HT40: -71dBm
2.4GHz:
11g 54M: -75dBm
11n HT20: -72dBm
11n HT40: -69dBm
5GHz:
11a 6Mbps:-93dBm;11a 54Mbps:-78dBm;
11ac HT20 mcs8:69dBm;11ac HT40 mcs9:-65dBm;
11ac HT80 mcs9:-62dBm;
2.4GHz:
11g 54Mbps:-78dBm;
11n HT20 mcs7:-74dBm;
11n HT40 mcs7:-71dbm;
5GHz:
11a 6Mbps:-93dBm;11a 54Mbps:-78dBm;
11ac HT20 mcs8:69dBm;11ac HT40 mcs9:-65dBm;
11ac HT80 mcs9:-62dBm;
2.4GHz:
11g 54Mbps:-78dBm;
11n HT20 mcs7:-74dBm;
11n HT40 mcs7:-71dbm;

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