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TP-LINK Archer A5 AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router $29.99 at BestBuy & Amazon

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Pretty basic but decent AC1200 speced Wifi Router. Same price at both Best Buy & Amazon.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tp-l...Id=5357902 (Best Buy) Expired, now $49.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1 (Amazon link)

Some Details & Features:
  • Upgrade to AC WiFi with speeds up to 1200 Mbps (N300+AC900)
  • Fast Ethernet ports, ideal for homes with up to 100 Mbps internet plans
  • Stream in 4K on multiple devices while reducing buffering
  • Supports Amazon Alexa (router cannot be voice-controlled by Alexa) and works with all WiFi devices, AC and older
  • Supports 802.11ac standard - the next generation of Wi-Fi
  • Simultaneous 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 867Mbps connections for 1.2Gbps of total available bandwidth
  • 2 dual band external antennas provide stable wireless connections and optimal coverage
  • Easy network management at your fingertips with TP-LINK Tether
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Is there a misprint? Ethernet says upto 100 while WiFi is 1200 combined?
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OpenWRT support?
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Quote from warmachinev3
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Is there a misprint? Ethernet says upto 100 while WiFi is 1200 combined?
When in doubt, it's always a good idea to consult the product page on the manufacturer's site:
https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-n...ifications

The Ethernet ports on this router are as follows:
1× 10/100 Mbps WAN Port
4× 10/100 Mbps LAN Ports

The 1200 Mbps figure comes from: "Simultaneous 2.4GHz 300 Mbps and 5GHz 867 Mbps connections for 1200 Mbps of total available bandwidth"
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checked my order history and i bought this for 25.99 in May
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checked my order history and i bought this for 25.99 in May
Do you recommend the product?
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I have an older, unopened 300 mpbs TP-Link router that I was going to use as an access point on my porch to extend my signal to needed areas. Would I notice any difference with this instead (for streaming video)? Not into gaming.
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Quote from globetrotter365
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When in doubt, it's always a good idea to consult the product page on the manufacturer's site:
https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-n...ifications

The Ethernet ports on this router are as follows:
1× 10/100 Mbps WAN Port
4× 10/100 Mbps LAN Ports

The 1200 Mbps figure comes from: "Simultaneous 2.4GHz 300 Mbps and 5GHz 867 Mbps connections for 1200 Mbps of total available bandwidth"
So at 2.4Ghz this has a max speed of 300Mbps? To get faster you would need to connect to the 5Ghz band?
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I'd skip. The TPlink C8 deal a couple weeks ago had much better value. 3x3 mimo vs 2x2, better range and beamforming for $10 more.
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Is this one good/recommended to use as an access point?
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Can I connect 2 or 3 of these routers together for better range?
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Do you recommend the product?
would def depend on your needs.
speed here is about 55down and 10up, but if you have > 100mbps speeds, get another router.
No issues with 2.4ghz and 5ghz
multiple devices connected, phones, laptops, firestick
I sometimes do notice a blip / lag while gaming when someone is FaceTiming / video calling
other than that, no issues and would recommend for the price

also consider range, which I can't speak much of as I live in an apt
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100 Mbps port meh.
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My tower is WiFi 5 (AC), my company provided laptop is WiFi 5 and my Samsung 9000 series TV is connected over ethernet - this is a great replacement for my unreliable Netgear Wifi 4 router
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Do you recommend the product?
No, mine started dropping after about 9 months.
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