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TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router (w/AV500 Powerline WiFi Kit) Review

Everything considered, we are quite impressed by the TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router.  It offers an impressive feature set considering the price positioning of the unit, competing with a significantly more expensive units.  We were also very impressed with the level of build quality offered by the router.

In terms of performance the Archer C9 can deliver the goods.  We were particularly impressed with the expanded range when using the AV500 WiFi kit which has the unique benefit of connecting to the main router through the power network, meaning that it can be placed wherever in your house you desire.

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The router is very easy indeed to set up – we simply plugged in all the cables and it was ready to go.  The Av500 kit is very simple to configure too, only requiring you to press two buttons to get it up and running.  The browser interface offered by the Archer C9 is one of the best we have experienced.  It boasts an intuitive layout and all of the configuration options we could possibly ask for.

At a price of £120 from Amazon, we think that the TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router offers reasonable value for money.  The TP-Link AV500 WiFi kit is available for an additional £60 from Amazon.  Although this may sound quite expensive, it will certainly be worthwhile for those users who suffer from poor wireless coverage across their home.  We would probably opt for the version without a power socket pass through, though, as this saves £10.

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Pros

  • Good performance.
  • Easy set up.
  • Simple browser interface.
  • Decent value for money.

Cons

  • Can only position vertically.

Kitguru says: A decent pair of products which are ideal for those looking for decent wireless performance and might struggle with range issues.

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Rating: 8.0.

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