The Archer D7 ships in standard packaging. On the front of the box we see a picture of the router itself, with several features listed underneath including Gigabit wireless speeds, external antennas and dual USB ports for external storage and media sharing.
The back of the box goes a little more in-depth, with talk of parental controls, guest networks along with ADSL/EWAN ports.
The router itself is very thin and light. It looks quite modern and wouldn’t look out-of-place in the house. However, it does have a glassy finish, which will attract marks and dust.
The three antennas all screw on to the back of the router and should theoretically extend wireless range. We do have a separate wireless range extender from TP-Link to take a look at as well, so we will do a few range tests.
On the back of the router you will find two USB 2.0 ports rather than 3.0, which are found on the higher tier Archer D9. There is an ADSL port, four gigabit Ethernet ports, the power switch along with a WiFi on/off switch and reset button.
In the box you will find a software disk, power brick, a really short Ethernet cable and a modem/phone line splitter.