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TP-Link AC2600 Wireless Wi-Fi Gigabit Router with 4-Stream Technology (Archer C2600)
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High-performance 4-stream AC2600 Wi-Fi - Enjoy lag-free 4K streaming and online gaming
Faster Wi-Fi for Every Device - multi-user support from MU-MIMO technology
1.4 GHz dual-core processor - enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi during heavy traffic usage
Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports - Lightning-fast wired connections
Supercharged Wi-Fi Signal - Four dual band antennas with high-powered amplifiers
Beamforming - Sends targeted Wi-Fi signal to individual devices
Parental Controls - Set time limits and keep children safe
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A little bit confused with these routers' speeds. The 3200 has 1 x 2.4ghz (600MBPS) and 2 x 5ghz (1300MBPS) for a total of 3200. The 2600 has 1 x 2.4GHZ (800MBPS) and 1 x 5ghz (1800MBPS) for a total of 2600.

If I don't have that many devices on at the same time, wouldn't the "lesser" device (2600) be faster? Additionally, I just checked the max speed of an ipad pro and it's only 180-390 MBPS. I assume other devices have a cap lower than the 1300 theoretical max speed of the 802.11AC standard. With all these factors, which router is best for which situation? The 2600 is faster but has less channels. The 3200 is slower with more channels.
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More than necessary for 2 person apartment who are gamers?
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More than necessary for 2 person apartment who are gamers?
This seems to be one of the lowest priced, and well reviewed MU-MIMO routers. IF you have multiple wireless devices connected, it has pretty decent bandwith numbers.
https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews...ndex.html.
http://www.mbreviews.com/tp-link-...er-review/
https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/w...r-reviewed
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Has TP-Link changed its GUI? I had the Archer C7 AC 1750 and found that the GUI for setting up parental controls was not as friendly as the ASUS AC 1900.
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More than necessary for 2 person apartment who are gamers?
if you have an apartment of gamers, you should already have CAT6 everywhere Wink
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if you have an apartment of gamers, you should already have CAT6 everywhere https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...ilies/wink.gif
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Lots of bad reviews. And TP-Link doesn't support their products very well. I'm staying away.
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Has TP-Link changed its GUI? I had the Archer C7 AC 1750 and found that the GUI for setting up parental controls was not as friendly as the ASUS AC 1900.
You can play around with the UI in an emulator here: http://www.tp-link.com/resources/...index.html

The interface is probably not as polished as AsusWrt.

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A little bit confused with these routers' speeds. The 3200 has 1 x 2.4ghz (600MBPS) and 2 x 5ghz (1300MBPS) for a total of 3200. The 2600 has 1 x 2.4GHZ (800MBPS) and 1 x 5ghz (1800MBPS) for a total of 2600.

If I don't have that many devices on at the same time, wouldn't the "lesser" device (2600) be faster? Additionally, I just checked the max speed of an ipad pro and it's only 180-390 MBPS. I assume other devices have a cap lower than the 1300 theoretical max speed of the 802.11AC standard. With all these factors, which router is best for which situation? The 2600 is faster but has less channels. The 3200 is slower with more channels.
"Channels" isn't the right word here. The C3200 has three radios; one for 2.4GHz, one for high-band 5GHz, and another for low-band 5GHz. The C2600 has two radios but the 5GHz radio can support both high and low-band frequencies. They support the same number of channels.

The tri-band (aka tri-radio) AC3200 would be better for people who have a lot of 5GHz clients so that they can be split across the two 5GHz radios. It might also be a good choice for someone who plans to use another three stream wireless bridge since one of the 5GHz radios could be dedicated to that purpose leaving the other for clients.

Very few clients support four streams to match the C2600, but a router with more tx/rx chains and spatial streams can provide higher receive sensitivity which may improve performance.
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I have an ASUS RT-N66U (I think, it looks like that one at least). Not sure I really need an upgrade right now but I have multiple wireless cameras, Amazon Echos, Fire Sticks, etc... The multiple devices thing got em thinking that maybe it would help in my situation. Will this one be a good improvement over what I currently have if wireless cameras, laptops, and cell phones are usually using the wifi at the same time?

Thanks in advance.
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I have an ASUS RT-N66U (I think, it looks like that one at least). Not sure I really need an upgrade right now but I have multiple wireless cameras, Amazon Echos, Fire Sticks, etc... The multiple devices thing got em thinking that maybe it would help in my situation. Will this one be a good improvement over what I currently have if wireless cameras, laptops, and cell phones are usually using the wifi at the same time?

Thanks in advance.
Upgrading to an AC router from N is worthwhile if you have AC clients. You'd have to determine how many of your devices can even support 5GHz. Anything that supports AC also supports 5GHz. If you have like 10 5GHz devices that are active simultaneously then you might want a tri-band router.
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Netgear X4S FTW

Just tested the latest Synology and Netgear X6 and the X4S won the day.


Now, gotta Prime return the others.
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Get the T-Mobile ASUS RT-AC68U. And flash it to a full fledged ASUS version. 😎
Probably the coolest hack ever for a router.
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Get the T-Mobile ASUS RT-AC68U. And flash it to a full fledged ASUS version. 😎
Probably the coolest hack ever for a router.
Isn't this modem better?
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Isn't this modem better?
Router?

I guess that depends. I think this one has a better feature set. But, I know a lot of people seem to prefer the ASUS brand.
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