AC1900 Wireless MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router
- 802.11ac Wave2 Wi-Fi – 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band.
- 3×3 MIMO Technology – Transmitting and receiving data on three streams to pair flawlessly with your 3×3 clients.
- Boosted Wi-Fi Coverage – Beamforming technology and six external antennas deliver a highly efficient wireless connection.
- MU-MIMO – To help your devices achieve optimal performance by making communication more efficient.
- Personalized Management – Advanced features like Parental Controls, Guest Network, and Access Control provide individualized tools for network management.
- Intelligent Connection – Smart Connect directs clients to the less congested band and Airtime Fairness optimizes the time usage.
Broader Coverage throughout Your Home
Access your entertainment from every corner of your home with 6 external high-performance antennas. Beamforming technology detects devices and concentrates wireless signal strength towards them, even if they are far away or low-powered.
Incredible 802.11ac Wave2 Home Wi-Fi
Archer C86 delivers high-performance and affordable home Wi-Fi with total speeds up to 1900 Mbps. Handle simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing on the 2.4 GHz band and bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming or 4K/8K UHD streaming on the 5 GHz band—all lag-free.
- 5 GHz Band 1300 Mbps
- 2.4 GHz Band 600 Mbps
5 GHz Band
2.4 GHz Band
Maximum Wi-Fi Performance
with Three Streams
With 3×3 MIMO, Archer C86 is capable of transmitting and receiving data on three streams. 3×3 capable computers— like Macs—pair perfectly with A8 to perform at max with much higher efficiency than 2×2 MIMO routers.
Flexibly Create Whole Home Mesh WiFi
Archer C86 is EasyMesh-compatible. If you have any dead zones at home, just add another EasyMesh router/range extender or any TP-Link device that supports OneMesh to further form your whole home multi-gigabit mesh WiFi. No more searching for a stable connection.
WiFi Dead Zone Killer
Eliminate weak signal areas with WiFi coverage for the whole house
Uninterrupted streaming when moving around your home
One WiFi Name
No more switching WiFi network names
Manage your whole home WiFi from the central node via the Tether app/Web UI
Advanced Security with WPA3
The latest Wi-Fi security protocol, WPA3, brings new capabilities to improve cybersecurity in personal networks. More secure encryption in Wi-Fi password safety and enhanced protection against brute-force attacks combine to safeguard your home Wi-Fi.
in Wi-Fi Distribution
Smart Connect helps your router automatically switch each device's connection to the best available Wi-Fi band while Airtime Fairness prevents older devices from slowing down your network. With both, everyone can enjoy a smoother, lag-free W-Fi experience.
- Airtime Fairness
- Smart Connect
Personalize Your Home Network
Archer C86 provides a wealth of advanced tools for personalized management.
Block inappropriate content and set daily limits for how much time your children spend online with Parental Controls.
Guest Network creates a separate Wi-Fi for guests, ensuring your privacy is secure.
Full Gigabit Ports
Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN+ 4 LAN) deliver maximum wired speeds. Plug in your PCs, smart TVs, and game consoles for fast and reliable connections.
Easy Setup and Use
Whether you prefer the intuitive Tether app or TP-Link’s powerful web interface, you can set up your Archer C86 in minutes.
The Tether app allows you to manage network settings from any Android or iOS device.
Protect Your Children
Block inappropriate content for your children, and customize a time range for better online habits.
New Connection Notification
You will be notified by your phone when new devices connect. Kick off any suspicious connections and block them. It’s as simple as that.
Easy Firmware Upgrade
Tired of upgrading firmware? OTA updates enable easy firmware upgrades with a click in the management panel. To keep your security and functions always up-to-date, just turn on the auto schedule.
Supports Access Point mode to create a new WiFi access point
Future-proof your network with IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) support
Improve your IPTV streaming experience with IGMP Proxy/Snooping Bridge and Tag VLAN
Receive software updates and control your router remotely through your cloud account
|Standards||Wi-Fi 5IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5 GHzIEEE 802.11n/b/g 2.4 GHz|
|WiFi Speeds||AC19005 GHz: 1300 Mbps (802.11ac)2.4 GHz: 600 Mbps (802.11n)|
|WiFi Range||3 Bedroom Houses
6× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range
Dual-BandAllocate devices to different bands for optimal performance3×3 MU-MIMOSimultaneously communicates with multiple MU-MIMO clientsAirtime FairnessImproves network efficiency by limiting excessive occupation
|Working Modes||Router ModeAccess Point Mode|
|Ethernet Ports||1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
Power On/Off Button
12 V ⎓ 1.5 A
12 V ⎓ 1 A
|Network Security||SPI FirewallAccess ControlIP & MAC BindingApplication Layer Gateway|
|Guest Network||1× 5 GHz Guest Network1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network|
|OneMesh™||OneMesh™ SupportedWithout 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>All OneMesh Products>|
|EasyMesh||Mesh networking creates smooth, fast, stable roaming. ArcherAX3000 can build an EasyMesh network with devices that use EasyMesh technology. It also works with other TP-Link products to create a OneMesh network. Eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones, expand your network, and fill your entire home with high-speed Wi-Fi.Learn More>|
|Parental Controls||URL FilteringTime Controls|
|WAN Types||Dynamic IPStatic IPPPPoEPPTPL2TP|
|Quality of Service||QoS by Device|
|Cloud Service||OTA Firmware UpgradeTP-Link IDDDNS|
|NAT Forwarding||Port ForwardingPort TriggeringDMZUPnP|
|IPTV||IGMP ProxyIGMP SnoopingBridgeTag VLAN|
|DHCP||Address ReservationDHCP Client ListServer|
|Management||Tether AppWebpageCheck Web Emulator>|
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℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensingStorage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing|
|WiFi Transmission Power||CE:<20dBm(2.4GHz)<23dBm(5.15GHz~5.25GHz)FCC:<30dBm(2.4GHz & 5GHz)|
|WiFi Reception Sensitivity||5GHz:11a 6Mbps:-98dBm, 11a 54Mbps:-78dBm11ac VHT20_MCS0:-98dBm, 11ac VHT20_MCS8:-72dBm11ac VHT40_MCS0:-92dBm, 11ac VHT40_MCS9:-68dBm11ac VHT80_MCS0:-89dBm, 11ac VHT80_MCS9:-64dBm2.4GHz:11g 6Mbps:-97dBm, 11a 54Mbps:-77dBm11n VHT20_MCS0:-97dBm, 11n VHT20_MCS8:-72dBm11n VHT40_MCS0:-92dBm, 11n VHT40_MCS9:-67dBm|
|Dimensions (W×D×H)||9.1 × 5.1 × 1.5 in
(229.9 × 144.2 × 37.2 mm)
|Package Contents||Wi-Fi Router Archer C86
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
†Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage 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 also support MU-MIMO.
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