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Specs:
802.11ac Wi-Fi Network Standard
Up to 1200 Mbps Wi-Fi Transfer Rate
2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Dual Band Frequencies
3 x 5 GHz Detachable Antennas
4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN Ports
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN Port
2 x USB 2.0 Ports
Guest Network Access
Supports IPv6
Wireless On/Off Switch
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This appears to be the older version with 3 antennas. Anyone have experience with it and/or opinions on whether it is competitive with other routers in this price range? Thanks all!
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got one and repped
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Hmm, reading on the internet the 3 antennas seem to be the older v1 router. v2 had only 2 antennas. smallnetbuilder test put c5 v1 as the fastest of similar routers.

C5 v1 review https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32651-ac1200-router-roundup-part-1?showall... [smallnetbuilder.com]

C5 v2 review https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/w...2-reviewed

I still ordered one for a friend ... he doesn't have that many devices, i hope this turns out a solid router ...
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I've always been confused on how routers work. If I had xfinity internet, do I just plug in the Comcast Ethernet into this rather than leasing their wireless router monthly?
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I've always been confused on how routers work. If I had xfinity internet, do I just plug in the Comcast Ethernet into this rather than leasing their wireless router monthly?
It really depends, if you have two separate devices (cable modem and router) then yes, this router can be a direct replacement of the previous router. Otherwise, if you have a single box (cable modem with integrated router) then the setup might be more involved.
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I've always been confused on how routers work. If I had xfinity internet, do I just plug in the Comcast Ethernet into this rather than leasing their wireless router monthly?
Basically the one that you rent from comcast is a combination of both of these in it. To get rid of it, you need a Modem and a Router. From the cable from the wall, it goes into your Modem first. With just that set up you can only connect wired connections. You can make wireless connection by connecting Router.
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I've always been confused on how routers work. If I had xfinity internet, do I just plug in the Comcast Ethernet into this rather than leasing their wireless router monthly?

If your Comcast device is a modem only device(1 ethernet ports), then just connect it into the "WAN" (blue) port of the TPlink router.

If your Comcast device is a modem+router device(2+ ethernet ports), then connect it to the "LAN" (yellow) port of the TPlink router, disable "DHCP" option in the TPlink router.
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Anyone in the market for this and perhaps a 27in IPS 2k monitor can get the router for free with the monitor via newegg

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...-_-Product


(The 2 antenna one according to the post above I guess is the newer style vs this being the 3 antenna older one, but I didnt do any research, just assumed the previous post above to be correct)
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I've owned this for a year and I'm currently looking for a replacement. My devices can't connect to 2.4ghz anymore and the 5ghz range is really limited.

Good price but I haven't been happy with mine.
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I've owned this for a year and I'm currently looking for a replacement. My devices can't connect to 2.4ghz anymore and the 5ghz range is really limited.

Good price but I haven't been happy with mine.
Is yours the one with 2 or with 3 antennas? Thanks for your feedback!
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Can anyone tell me if the verizon fios is an integrated router + modem or a separate modem and router. This is going to sound stupid but we have a quantom router and I believe what is considered the "modem" box is in the garage which is connected with a coaxial cable to the router in a separate room. I just want to make sure.

The quantom router is pure garbage from what i've heard, range is highly limited, doesn't go upstairs well... So I've been looking for a decent replacement.
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DD-WRT is supported on a v1 but not v2. v1 used Atheros but they switched to Broadcom on v2 which isn't compatible.

If this is actually the 3-antenna v1 then this is a great deal.
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Can this be used as a repeater??

I already have a Asus ac1900 but I don't get signal in far end of downstairs room or in backyard..
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