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Archer C7 V5    

Archer C7

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Archer A7

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
WiFi Speeds
AC1750
5 GHz: 1300 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 450 Mbps (802.11n)
AC1750
5 GHz: 1300 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 450 Mbps (802.11n)
WiFi Range
3 Bedroom Houses
3× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas
3 Bedroom Houses
3× Fixed High-Performance 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
Medium
Dual-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance
Working Modes
Router Mode
Access Point Mode
Router Mode
Access Point Mode

HARDWARE

Processor
Qualcomm CPU
Qualcomm CPU
Ethernet 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, FAT32

Supported Functions:
FTP Server
Media Server
Samba Server
1× USB 2.0 Port

Supported Partition Formats:
NTFS, FAT32

Supported Functions:
FTP Server
Media Server
Samba Server
Buttons
Wi-Fi On/Off Button
Power On/Off Button
WPS/Reset Button
Wi-Fi On/Off Button
Power On/Off Button
WPS/Reset Button
Power
12 V ⎓ 1.5 A
12 V ⎓ 1.5 A

SECURITY

WiFi Encryption
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
Network Security
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
VPN Server
OpenVPN
PPTP
OpenVPN
PPTP

SOFTWARE

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
IPv4
IPv6
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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Parental 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
Quality of Service
QoS by Device
QoS by Device
Cloud Service
OTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
DDNS
OTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
DDNS
NAT Forwarding
Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
Virtual Server
Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
IPTV
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
DDNS
TP-Link
NO-IP
DynDNS
TP-Link
NO-IP
DynDNS
Management
Tether App
Webpage
Check Web Emulator>
Tether App
Webpage
Check Web Emulator>

PHYSICAL

Dimensions (W×D×H)
9.6 × 6.4 × 1.3 in
(243 × 160.6 × 32.5 mm)
9.6 × 6.4 × 1.3 in
(243 × 160.6 × 32.5 mm)
Package Contents
Wi-Fi Router Archer C7
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
Wi-Fi Router Archer C7
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)
Certifications
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

TEST DATA

WiFi Transmission Power
CE:
<20dBm(2.4GHz)
<23dBm(5GHz)
FCC:
<30dBm
CE:
<20dBm(2.4GHz)
<23dBm(5GHz)
FCC:
<30dBm
WiFi Reception Sensitivity
5GHz:
11a 6Mbps-96dBm
11a 54Mbps: -79dBm
11ac HT20: -71dBm
11ac HT40: -66dBm
11ac HT80: -63dBm
2.4GHz:
11g 54M: -77dBm
11n HT20: -74dBm
11n HT40: -72dBm
5GHz:
11a 6Mbps-96dBm
11a 54Mbps: -79dBm
11ac HT20: -71dBm
11ac HT40: -66dBm
11ac HT80: -63dBm
2.4GHz:
11g 54M: -77dBm
11n HT20: -74dBm
11n HT40: -72dBm

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