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TP Link Archer C1200 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Cable AC1200 Broadcom Chipset VPN Wi Fi Router

Last Updated: October 30, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.1
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
993
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
29
Spam Test
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WIFI
1
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 964 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 362
range, wifi, coverage, mbps, 5ghz
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Very best in class router for home and office use ... good strenght of signals  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi range is "OK" for the price .  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this router along with a TP-Link Wifi extender and now the entire house is receiving the signal properly.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast wifi throughout my house  ...  "
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" ...  The speed and coverage area is tremendous.  ...  "
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" ...  best gigabit 5G router in this price segment. ... 2g range is good but less 5G range.  ...  "
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" ...  Was using an old model of Router from TP Link earlier. ... I am using 500MPBS connection and I have not faced any issues or connection Drops till now. ... Not many Routers have that good range especially between floors.  ...  "
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" ...  Good range and speed.  ...  "
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Wifi
 173
wifi, wifi signal, range, wi fi, coverage
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Wifi signal speed is good.easy installed. ... Very good router  ...  "
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" ...  The router was easy to use and setup right out of the box  ...  "
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" ...  I am using this at my house and have a number of devices across 2 floors that require wifi connectivity and TP Link Archer C3150 handles it very effectively.  ...  "
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" ...  The option to configure the guest and the actual network is just amazing and the best part is unlike other routers they have an app that connects perfectly with the router and easy to manage the admin panel.  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi signal is best range  ...  "
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" ...  Good router fr the price  ...  "
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" ...  Its working perfectly with my vpn and streaming performance also good.  ...  "
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" ...  good wifi router in 5G mode my MI Note 6 pro gets 170Mbps.  ...  "
Setup
 142
router, setup, easy, installation, easy to setup
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Installation and set up is fairly simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Good TP Link router with easy interface to connect ... Bought from Appario Retail Private Ltd ... 4: Easy to configure router will app  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  I appreciate tp link for user friendly interface . ... Easy to setup and install also play store app also there for any router settings .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install using TP link Tether mobile app.  ...  "
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" ...  easy setup you will get the desired speed in 5ghz.  ...  "
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" ...  The user interface has three modes - "Quick Setup", "Basic" and "Advanced".  ...  "
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" ...  Router design was good, simple and easy interface like other Tp-Link Archer's, This router has VPN issue, it cannot show list of connected PPTP VPN clients list.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 119
easy, setup, app, router, easy to use
+97%
-3%
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" ...  after setting up d whole this its really easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Installtion is very easy and also in app you have added features you can use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy setup. ... The App is good with an easy interface.  ...  "
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" ...  The router was easy to use and setup right out of the box  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install using TP link Tether mobile app.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy user interface.  ...  "
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" ...  The user interface has three modes - "Quick Setup", "Basic" and "Advanced".  ...  "
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" ...  Simple and quick to use .Using it with ACT Fibernet.  ...  "
Capacity
 96
router, coverage, signal strength, range, walls
+88%
-13%
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" ...  It's 2.4 Ghz range is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 75mbps plan for my home and the speed through wifi is good enough gives around 30-40mbps through 2.4ghz and 70-75mbps through 5ghz.  ...  "
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" ...  It couldn't provide signal strength beyond a bathroom to my dining hall which is 3 metres away. ... I get 2 bars now in my hall instead of nothing earlier ... Complete coverage in my entire house  ...  "
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" ...  Best wifi signal strength and range.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased this wifi router as my current 3 year old D-link modem/router wasnt providing me enough wifi coverage in my new house. ... i needed better coverage and speed all across my 2bhk home (which is by no means large).  ...  "
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" ...  Using this as an Extender for my existing network in my other room.  ...  "
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" ...  It's WiFi range reaches upto 1 at floor any look and corner.my home is 1200 square feet of duplex I kept at ground floor it's WiFi signal reaches 1st floor also and speed is awesome  ...  "
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" ...  Even in weakest point of the home i.e after crossing 4-5 walls and a floor, i'm getting 30mbps on this router where previously getting 2mbps on Dlink.  ...  "
ISP
 94
connection, internet, mbps, broadband, 100 mbps
+87%
-13%
comment
" ...  So wireless speed is same as wired speed.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a good boost to my current version, the speed is being capped to 80mbps as of now but will have to tweak a bit I guess.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a good router.  ...  "
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" ...  Go for it if your internet speed is greater than 50mbps  ...  "
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" ...  Got this router as I upgraded my internet to a 200mbps connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Working super with good connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Good speed in both 2.4 GHZ and 5 GHZ and it gives full internet speed that provides by the ISP.  ...  "
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" ...  My old Tenda and Cisco 900 router is much more stable than this.  ...  "
Price
 74
value for money, worth, money, range, product
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  Also there is around 250+rs cost difference between these two.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall it's worth to buy.  ...  "
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" ...  Best value for money product.  ...  "
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" ...  Good at this price  ...  "
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" ...  Overall pakage is value for money.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  With amazon discounted price it is Value for money  ...  "
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" ...  Its really value for money!  ...  "
Overall performance
 70
performance, speeds, job, fast, good
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Connection is stable & fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast and convenient.  ...  "
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" ...  When in range speed is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Fully satisfied with the performance  ...  "
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" ...  This is very fast speed  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent speed and range.  ...  "
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" ...  Recommended if you are planning to upgrde speed in next few years.  ...  "
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" ...  Certainly faster than my old one.  ...  "
Ports
 51
port, router, gigabit, lan, connection
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Simply plug in the power and the internet cable and connect to either of the SSIDs using the password printed on the underside of the router on a computer or smartphone (computer is recommended) and open up your browser.  ...  "
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" ...  Must have if you are having 100 Mbps speed connection or a fiber optical line connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good router, gives better range than Archer C1200, if you don't want USB then go for this one or else go for something else.  ...  "
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" ...  The USB 3.0 is good also, you can attach your 1TB HDD and configure it for remote access also but the router gets bit hot using this feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Test usb function and everything works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Gigabit Ethernet is fast enough.  ...  "
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" ...  Best feature I liked is the USB cabailities which allows to set NAS through a storage which I can also access over FTP remotely from my mobile as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and gives almost near d bandwidth speed as you will get through a LAN cable.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 50
months, using, stopped, month, weeks
+58%
-42%
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" ...  Been using for about a month and no issues observed.  ...  "
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" ...  Good working as expected  ...  "
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" ...  Review after a month of usage.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using this for last six months .  ...  "
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" ...  I am using this product for last 4-5 months. ... Its working fine.  ...  "
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" ...  No trouble so far using around a month.  ...  "
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" ...  Working good till date.  ...  "
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" ...  Working super with good connection.  ...  "
Software Platform
 44
router, interface, easy, mobile app, good
+86%
-14%
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" ...  4: Easy to configure router will app  ...  "
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" ...  best part being you can connect to the device using the Tether app remotely too .  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: i can control from my home through app, very good software, usb HDD support, many more features,  ...  "
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" ...  The app is a convenient way of setting the router up, I set it up with a static IP and all went fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I can still manage to stream my kodi library.  ...  "
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" ...  You can control everything from the app.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice TV show streaming and internet speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Just install the App and you're done.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 39
connected, laptop, devices, router, multiple devices
+74%
-26%
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" ...  I have plenty of devices connected at same time - fire tv , broadlink , amazon echo , 2 phones , 2 laptops , phillips hue .  ...  "
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" ...  Option to have 2 bandwidth signals work perfectly for anyone using a Chromecast device  ...  "
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" ...  I use an app on my phone that needs constant connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to configure but configuring 2 bands on receiving devices was something I had not done before.  ...  "
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" ...  I connect upto 8 devices ... 2) 4 to 5 mobile phonear ... 3) 1 Tablet ... 4) 2 laptops  ...  "
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" ...  Wireless latest specs.  ...  "
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" ...  Very useful device  ...  "
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" ...  i used it to share external hard disk data on ipad, fon and computer via wifi .  ...  "
Marketplace
 34
thanks, product, also, seller, value
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Thanks to Amazon for referring this product and also thanks to Seller.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for Amazon team  ...  "
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" ...  Seller was very prompt in dispatching the item and I received in 3 days at Kannur, Kerala .  ...  "
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" ...  Also thanks Amazon to give us with great value.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth buying it, works perfectly for my needs, thanks Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely this is value for money amazon provide hide discounts. ... Well suited the description.  ...  "
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" ...  Prompt delivery by Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  The product is good and Amazon shipped it promptly.  ...  "
Apps
 26
tp link tether, mobile, good, easy, android
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Easy to install using TP link Tether mobile app.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome Tether app.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the TP link Tether app and must say that its really good .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy operating it with Thether App.  ...  "
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" ...  I personally like the dedicated app where you can install the app in your smartphone and can control all the features from your mobile which is super handy and easy process.  ...  "
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" ...  Just install the App and you're done.  ...  "
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" ...  The option to configure the guest and the actual network is just amazing and the best part is unlike other routers they have an app that connects perfectly with the router and easy to manage the admin panel.  ...  "
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" ...  You can control everything from the app.  ...  "
Band
 14
dual, speed, ghz, bands, 5ghz
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Great Gigabit Dual Band +1USB2 router at this price point.  ...  "
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" ...  Checked the Speed on both bands and it is perfect as per description.  ...  "
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" ...  Dual band Ac  ...  "
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" ...  Decided to buy the dual-band, and I am really happy.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been reviewing lot of dual band routers in recent , was waiting for a long time .  ...  "
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" ...  it's pure dual band .  ...  "
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" ...  The dual band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz certainly makes a big difference as compared to the single band E900.  ...  "
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" ...  The speed on 5ghz band is mind-blowing.  ...  "
Delivery
 14
delivery, amazon, delivered, within, thanks
+79%
-21%
comment
" ...  Amazon delivery was fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks Amazon for prompt delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Prompt delivery by Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you seller for great product and Also amazon for Fast delivery  ...  "
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" ...  Great product, Timely delivery and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Product delivered in good package and safely by amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast delivery through prime.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery , packaging was outstanding.  ...  "
Features
 14
parental, good, seconds, easy, control
+64%
-36%
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" ...  It's an awesome product considering all the features and the interface.  ...  "
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" ...  Installtion is very easy and also in app you have added features you can use.  ...  "
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" ...  Facing no issues with this feature.  ...  "
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" ...  - nifty features like auto led dimming  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, it has most of the features.  ...  "
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" ...  Has features of products twice its cost.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a complete 1200AC Router with all required features .  ...  "
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" ...  also the features are pretty impressive.  ...  "
Returns
 12
product, window, returning, returned, closed
-100%
comment
" ...  For this reason i had to return it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's been more than 10 days and I'm not able to return it too.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed it badly so I didn't returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  Problem started after the return window was closed  ...  "
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" ...  Am returning this piece.  ...  "
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" ...  It's blinking first I was replaced this item but they send same product  ...  "
comment
" ...  Returned the product.  ...  "
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" ...  returning the product  ...  "
Design
 12
good, design, looks, quality, performance
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  Looks good too.  ...  "
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" ...  stylish look with customizable led notification  ...  "
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" ...  Liked the design.  ...  "
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" ...  It's design is pleasing. ... On your table it will look elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  Is a bit ugly to look at, but the build quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Look wise also it looks very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Design and look are good.  ...  "
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" ...  8.It's design is classy.  ...  "
Lagging
 11
restarted, every, buffering, boot, time
+18%
-82%
comment
" ...  It gets rebooted every 4 hours and should manually turn it on.  ...  "
comment
" ...  • Boot time is bit slow.  ...  "
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" ...  Why reboots itself? ... No such settings menu to stop these random reboots.  ...  "
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" ...  It restarts every 20 mins.  ...  "
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" ...  but it gets restarted again and again .  ...  "
Internet
 11
speed, good, download, connection, wired
+100%
comment
" ...  Improvement in internet speed and connectivity.  ...  "
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" ...  My internet speed is real fast now .  ...  "
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" ...  But it good to get the full download speed from high speed internet service form Hathway or ACT.  ...  "
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" ...  Good range on 2.4 frequency and good download speed.  ...  "
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" ...  The perfect product for home with fast internet. ... Nice TV show streaming and internet speed.  ...  "
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" ...  The internet speed has doubled and the Best part is that the speed is maintained in a constant manner , rather getting fluctating , like the old Standard router which i used.  ...  "
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" ...  Receiving good Internet speed with this device  ...  "
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" ...  Go for it if your internet speed is greater than 50mbps  ...  "
Gaming
 10
lag, game, best
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Superb for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  No lag or whatever while gaming unlike with the old router.  ...  "
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" ...  The best for online gaming like pubg.  ...  "
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" ...  It's good in long range as well if you use 2.4 ghz and 5ghz for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s best for gaming and live streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Smart features and no lag during gaming  ...  "
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" ...  Multiplayer gaming on Xbox one and Nintendo Switch  ...  "
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" ...  • No issues while gaming too download speed on ps4 are also stable  ...  "
Resolution
 9
4k, streaming, videos, video, quality
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  Using continuously from last 46days, watched 4K videos parallelly on 3devices, daily usage is more than 50GB, but not a single glitch yet.  ...  "
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" ...  My OLED LG TV with Amazon Fire stick 4K device and Apple TV are so happy with Router that the pictures gleaming like anything.  ...  "
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" ...  1) Tv for UHD 4K Netflix & Amazon Prime Videos  ...  "
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" ...  No issues I faced streaming content on my firestick tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Value for money, when it comes to quality 4k streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  4K video streaming on Netflix ... 1080p video streaming on Amazon Prime  ...  "
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" ...  Media server and 4K streaming excellent.  ...  "
Firmware
 8
router, issues, updates, latest, guest
+63%
-38%
comment
" ...  It comes with 3 years warranty & Hardware version is v6 with latest firmware integrated 💫  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality wifi ranges speeds not any compalints firmware and hardware  ...  "
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" ...  Opensource firmware available for Previous versions, hopefully it will be available for this new as well.  ...  "
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" ...  The router support ddwrt.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to replace a Cisco Valet router that kept needing reboots.  ...  "
USB
 8
drive, 0, usb port, hard, function
+63%
-38%
comment
" ...  USB is 2.0 and I connected with WD4TB HDD.  ...  "
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" ...  USB add-on is really a good feature to compete the market with similar function of other brands.  ...  "
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" ...  USB port is quite useful as you can share the content in external drive with multiple devices through it.  ...  "
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" ...  Test usb function and everything works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Has a 2.0 usb.  ...  "
Data reception
 6
5g, 2g, speed, network, mbps
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  I was guided on phone by our Internet service provider.  ...  "
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" ...  2g range is good but less 5G range.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good WiFi performance, both on the 2G & 5G signals.  ...  "
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" ...  100 Mbps full speed on 5G and getting 40Mbps on 2.4G.  ...  "
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" ...  5G n 2.4G working well.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
quality, look
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Good to set up and move build!!  ...  "
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" ...  Is a bit ugly to look at, but the build quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Built quality is excellent.  ...  "
Video Playback
 5
video, streaming, 4k, tv, mobile
+100%
comment
" ...  Using continuously from last 46days, watched 4K videos parallelly on 3devices, daily usage is more than 50GB, but not a single glitch yet.  ...  "
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" ...  1) Tv for UHD 4K Netflix & Amazon Prime Videos  ...  "
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" ...  Can stream movies directly from the HDD on a TV mobile or Laptop.  ...  "
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" ...  Just watch the tutorial video on YouTube.  ...  "
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" ...  4K video streaming on Netflix ... 1080p video streaming on Amazon Prime  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 5
returning, received
-100%
comment
" ...  item is defective  ...  "
comment
" ...  We received a defective product.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Am returning this piece.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's blinking first I was replaced this item but they send same product  ...  "
comment
" ...  Package was crushed.  ...  "
Controls
 4
control, would, turned, reboots
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  No such settings menu to stop these random reboots.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Parental control is not working .  ...  "
Device Stand
 4
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I would have preferred a failproof ceiling mounting kit.  ...  "
comment
" ...  1: It can be wall mounted  ...  "
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" ...  Wall hanging - comes with 2 clamps.  ...  "
Cables
 4
speed, connection, computer, broadband
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I use cable connection (ACT) and it works well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Simply plug in the power and the internet cable and connect to either of the SSIDs using the password printed on the underside of the router on a computer or smartphone (computer is recommended) and open up your browser.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'm not a speed freak and have a very modest 50mbps cable line but the one feature that had me interested in fancy, pricey routers was the USB 3 port and the potential for having a NAS for cheap.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  Works as described!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
comment
" ...  Well suited the description.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly as advertised.  ...  "
Packing
 3
good, amazon
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Delivery , packaging was outstanding.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Packaging is good they have provided extra antenas but they look dummy to me.  ...  "
Heating
 3
hot
-100%
comment
" ...  Gets hot after 1hr usage  ...  "
comment
" ...  Worst problem is heating up.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Only issue is, it gets really hot.  ...  "
Size
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  It looks little bigger in size.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is really portable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Its the best for small ofc  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  1 
USB:  Yes 
Yes
WIFI
1
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB