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TP Link Archer C6 Gigabit Router Wi Fi Dual Band AC1200 Wireless 5 Gigabit Ports 4 External Antennas and 1 Internal Antenna Access Point Mode MU MIMO

Last Updated: March 1, 2020 (Refresh Now)
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Network
 324
wifi, wifi signal, coverage, 5ghz, signal
+76%
-24%
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" ...  u will get options to setup 2 wifi connections .  ...  "
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" ...  Who's using 100 mbps and above definitely this one best choice  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi signal is best range  ...  "
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" ...  The router has excellent wifi range and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Its got a really good coverage area for its wifi signal. ... Also the 5ghz band is helpful for newer devices to use a higher internet speed without cross interference if u living in a apartment or if u have a lot of Wifi signals in ur coverage since it broadcasts the signal at a different frequency than the common 2.4ghz but it only used for a lesser range compared to the 2.4g signal.  ...  "
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" ...  nice range and faster 5 ghz signal  ...  "
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" ...  Very good connectivity. ... I don’t get 5ghz network but I get 2.4 GHz at some places in my house.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a very good router at this budget.  ...  "
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Wifi
 169
wifi, wifi signal, wi fi, coverage, 5ghz
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Best wifi signal strength and range.  ...  "
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" ...  Strong wifi signal. ... It also has guest wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice router.  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi range is "OK" for the price .  ...  "
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" ...  Good everyday router.  ...  "
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" ...  The router is great.  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi coverage is pretty good and easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Yes, this router is working perfectly, sometimes the wifi drops to a lower of 2Mbps (on 50Mbps lease line connection) but it wont cut off permanently.  ...  "
Setup
 116
setup, easy, installation, router, easy to setup
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Super easy to install and gets setup with 2 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and works great!.  ...  "
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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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" ...  best router and easy to setup and app control is so good  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was very simple and even a non-techie can do it with the simple instructions provided.  ...  "
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" ...  TP-Link Tether app makes it easy to install and set up the connections in minutes though the setup site works better on the laptop browser than on the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi signal speed is good.easy installed.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyone can set this up within 2 minutes! ... I was so scares buying a router initially as I thought it would be very complicated to set up, but they have obviously put a lot of thought into the design and user friendlyness of their routers so anyone can set it up.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 93
easy, setup, easy to use, app, interface
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Setting up router is easy  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for a cheap gigabit router with a good user interface go for it. ... It has a nice and easy to use GUI and it’s also compatible with TP-Link Tether app.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup by mobile app. ... The simple user interface, which can easily understand.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  The mobile app of router is also very good and easy tho use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use the router.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
Capacity
 89
signal strength, floor, coverage, walls, wifi signal
+85%
-15%
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" ...  It covers upto 2 walls with minimal signal loss. ... Currently using in a 1200sqft home and can access from my apartment's front gate which is around 4 walls and at least 10 meters away, though signal is only 1/2 bars and with 100Mbps connection it gives around 30-40Mbps from that range.  ...  "
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" ...  Good range for a standsrd 2bhk house. ... Will be a problem if house is bigger.  ...  "
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" ...  The modem works perfectly and has got a fantastic range even across rooms separated by thick walls.  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi signals are very efficient for my room size of about 250 sq feet  ...  "
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" ...  Router signal strength is quite good. ... 5Ghz band signal strength is good but it is not stable if the device is in the next room or away. ... Overall it is good for regular home network.  ...  "
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" ...  Good reach across a 5000sq ft space  ...  "
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" ...  recommended for purchase for office, home.  ...  "
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" ...  This router is a perfect device for a medium size home and the coverage is quite good.  ...  "
ISP
 66
mbps, speed, connection, 100 mbps, tp link
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Better go for Netgear routers.  ...  "
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" ...  - My net Speed is 120-130 Mbps with 65mbps Upload .  ...  "
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" ...  Now with this router I am getting the right speed which the ISP is providing. ... Certainly buy this router  ...  "
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" ...  I had another premium fast Ethernet router before .  ...  "
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" ...  I like the 5GHz bandwidth allowing faster internet speeds  ...  "
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" ...  I use 40 Mbps plan and it buffer at 540p. ... My old 2.4 Hz modem was better.  ...  "
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" ...  i've been using this router since March 2018 without any problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very happy with the performance of this router. ... Thanks to the router I am am getting excellent speeds for my internet connection  ...  "
Overall performance
 59
performance, speeds, 5g, time, slow
+93%
-7%
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" ...  my plan is 100 mbps , but this one made an amazing speed .  ...  "
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" ...  Getting speeds of around 95Mpbs with my ACT fibrenet.  ...  "
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" ...  This does a good job keeping them connected in all times  ...  "
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" ...  5G speed is very good ... 2.4 Speed is average  ...  "
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" ...  But this is a really good product and provides really good speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  Well maintained speed.  ...  "
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" ...  When in range speed is good.  ...  "
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" ...  I think i got it for around 2.5 the performance and looks are worth.  ...  "
Price
 52
value for money, worth, money, product, waste
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Super performance and value for money, extremely satisfied.  ...  "
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" ...  Price/performance is no comparison to this.  ...  "
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" ...  Good at this price  ...  "
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" ...  Overall good value for money at this price point.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this in the great Indian sale for 2K. ... Worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  verrrry nice product in budget price.  ...  "
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" ...  Product may be a bit pricey but it is totally worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  Value for money  ...  "
Software Platform
 39
mobile app, interface, tether app, alexa, user interface
+87%
-13%
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" ...  - Product Interface Look Same As On pic  ...  "
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" ...  best part being you can connect to the device using the Tether app remotely too .  ...  "
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" ...  Good UI for users.  ...  "
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" ...  Way way better than asus's buggy rt58!  ...  "
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" ...  But it works well with the smart TV and chromecast.  ...  "
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" ...  The interface is easy to use and you'll figure it out.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup by mobile app. ... The simple user interface, which can easily understand. ... 4.Cloud login facility to control access to other devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome Tether app.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 38
using, months, month, usage, stopped
+66%
-34%
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" ...  No trouble so far using around a month.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Working as expected !!  ...  "
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" ...  It is working well.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product being using for more than a month  ...  "
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" ...  Working as expected .  ...  "
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" ...  It's pretty updated and I don't have to worry about upgrading the tech for another 10 years.  ...  "
Ports
 31
router, port, lan, gigabit, usb port
+65%
-35%
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" ...  As soon as i opened the case i noticed the router was packaged pretty well so i plugged all the ports and power connections and turned it on .  ...  "
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" ...  Gigabit port works perfectly fine.  ...  "
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" ...  and 1 Amazon Firestick and a PC via cat 5e Cable currently . ... - All u need to do is to Plug in a Good Surge Protector and Spike Guard power plug  ...  "
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" ...  I keep it on a laptop cooler with the usb post of it as a surce of power to that.  ...  "
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" ...  looks like used wiring and lan cable .  ...  "
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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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" ...  * Supports connecting an external hard disk.  ...  "
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" ...  It's great , best part 4 gigabit Ethernet ports!  ...  "
Marketplace
 26
seller, delivery, thanks, appario retail, team
+62%
-38%
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" ...  Okay thank you  ...  "
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" ...  The product is good and Amazon shipped it promptly.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for Amazon team  ...  "
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" ...  Worth buying it, works perfectly for my needs, thanks Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  good support from manufacturer  ...  "
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" ...  Electric like delivery by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Prompt delivery by Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described!  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 26
connect, alexa, smart, connected, mobile
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Even you can configure via mobile.  ...  "
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" ...  The device has good transfer speeds on my phone, laptop and desktop PC.  ...  "
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" ...  i connect 3 devices and the speed is optimal  ...  "
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" ...  the streaming capability on all my "09" devices has seen a significant jump in response with no lag time at all .  ...  "
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" ...  Connect many devices at once.  ...  "
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" ...  But it works well with the smart TV and chromecast.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install and the Tether App is simply superb and intuitive and gives good account of connected devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Very useful device  ...  "
Apps
 21
mobile app, tether app, easy to install, user interface, tp link tether
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Has its own app for configuration available on playstore.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a nice and easy to use GUI and it’s also compatible with TP-Link Tether app.  ...  "
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" ...  best part being you can connect to the device using the Tether app remotely too .  ...  "
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" ...  Just install the App and you're done.  ...  "
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" ...  The app is amazing and overall good .  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome Tether app.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup by mobile app.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the TP link Tether app and must say that its really good .  ...  "
Delivery
 13
amazon, within, received, seller, prompt
+92%
-8%
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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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" ...  And thanks amazon for great delivery and price.!!!  ...  "
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" ...  (5) Delivery was a breeze .  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks Amazon for prompt delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  Electric like delivery by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery was awesome next day.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you seller for great product and Also amazon for Fast delivery  ...  "
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" ...  The product is packed very well.  ...  "
Lagging
 12
restart, lag, every, takes, slow
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Need to restart 5-6 times a day.  ...  "
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" ...  It gets rebooted every 4 hours and should manually turn it on.  ...  "
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" ...  • Boot time is bit slow.  ...  "
Band
 10
dual, bands, 2, range, ghz
+100%
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" ...  The speed on 5ghz band is mind-blowing.  ...  "
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" ...  it's pure dual band .  ...  "
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" ...  * It supports dual band.  ...  "
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" ...  It has dual bands one at 5Hz and the other at 2.5Hz.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Checked the Speed on both bands and it is perfect as per description.  ...  "
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" ...  Both the bands perform great in range.  ...  "
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" ...  My entire house is covered well with either of the two bands.  ...  "
Internet
 10
speed, good, download, 5g, wifi
+90%
-10%
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" ...  The internet plan I am on has speed of 200 mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  Just one word Excellent, it's giving me high speed of Internet, there is no single issue  ...  "
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" ...  IT showed a clear difference in my internet speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Download speed up to 100 Mbps on 5G.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm getting full 200mbps over 5G upload as well as download speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  Go for it if your internet speed is greater than 50mbps  ...  "
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" ...  The perfect product for home with fast internet. ... Nice TV show streaming and internet speed.  ...  "
Data reception
 10
4g, speed, wifi, 2, 2g
+70%
-30%
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" ...  5G speed is very good  ...  "
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" ...  Though I can't get full speed with wifi hotspot.  ...  "
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" ...  Seamless switching between 2.4G and 5G connections.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well on 2.4G and 5G.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Features
 8
parental, led, good, power, mode
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Lot of useful features.  ...  "
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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  ...  "
Firmware
 7
tp link, version, stock, router, option
+57%
-43%
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" ...  have flashed it with the latest DD-WRT firmare which is a lot better than the stock option.  ...  "
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" ...  TP-Link spoiled this feature by introducing QoS. ... TP-Link must consider adding this option with another firmware update.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the latest V2 version of the router which is manufactured this year (2019).  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality wifi ranges speeds not any compalints firmware and hardware  ...  "
Design
 7
performance, looks, look, design
+100%
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" ...  look for other good options  ...  "
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" ...  Looks good too.  ...  "
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" ...  stylish look with customizable led notification  ...  "
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" ...  Liked the design.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
games, use, online, lag
+100%
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" ...  - iT Brought down the Latency in Games which was most important for me . ... - U will Notice Huge Difference in Bullet Registration in FPS Games .  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Video Playback
 6
video, tv, 4k, without, stream
+100%
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" ...  I can also stream 4k movies efficiently on my TV without any lag.  ...  "
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" ...  I have connected my bedroom firetv on 5 ghz and now able to play 4k resolution videos without buffering pauses.  ...  "
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" ...  My you tube video start instantly  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Resolution
 5
4k, without, videos, uhd, streaming
+100%
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" ...  I can also stream 4k movies efficiently on my TV without any lag.  ...  "
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" ...  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.  ...  "
Returns
 4
get, window, returned, return, closed
-100%
comment
" ...  The replacement has not even been shipped so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I got to deal with tplink to get a fix or replacement because Amazon return period has ended.  ...  "
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" ...  So I had no option returned the product.  ...  "
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" ...  It's been more than 10 days and I'm not able to return it too.  ...  "
Heating
 4
hot, gets
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  Why it is so hot after running 1 or 2 hours  ...  "
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" ...  Gets hot after 1hr usage  ...  "
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" ...  Worst problem is heating up.  ...  "
USB
 4
usb, function, content
+100%
comment
" ...  usb is good  ...  "
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" ...  * Supports connecting an external hard disk.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Controls
 3
mode, control
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Parental controls not working at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes it does not switch on itself  ...  "
Cables
 3
cat, amazon, 5e, lan
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  and 1 Amazon Firestick and a PC via cat 5e Cable currently .  ...  "
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" ...  looks like used wiring and lan cable .  ...  "
Packing
 3
packaging, good, worth, money, amazon
+100%
comment
" ...  The product is packed very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging was good and the product is worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging is good they have provided extra antenas but they look dummy to me.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 3
product, defective, box
-100%
comment
" ...  Was given a faulty piece.  ...  "
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" ...  We received a defective product.  ...  "

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