Product Comparison: TP-LINK Archer C9 vs ASUS RT-AC68U


General Specifications
Brand
TP-Link
ASUS
Model
Archer C9
RT-AC68U
Origin
China
China
About the Product
With the Archer C9, you can experience the smoother 4K HD streaming and online gaming with high-performance AC1900 Wi-Fi, delivering up to 1900Mbps of Wi-Fi speed over dual 5GHz (1300Mbps) and 2.4GHz (600Mbps) bands. Beamforming technology dramatically improves the router’s coverage by locating wireless devices to form stronger, more reliable connections, even as mobile devices move from room to room.
RT-AC68U supports combined dual-band data rates of up to 1900Mbps. 1300 Mbps 802.11ac at 5 GHz gives Gigabit wireless data rates, while Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology super-charges 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance from 450 Mbps to 600 Mbps with compatible devices. Powered by a dual-core processor, the RT-AC68U eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers with busy networks. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1900 Mbps
1900 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK Archer C9 Long Range Wireless Wi-Fi Router
  • I am pleased with it and has delivered the speed I required. Also, it was very easy to set up.
  • I can get up to 124Mbs download speeds at my house and this router cheerfully shifts that a long way through the ether.
  • Excellent speed and good value for money, highly recommended!
  • It has improved signal strength and download speeds enormously!
  • It has awesome range, really quick speeds and is as solid as a rock!
Size & Weight
Color
White
Black
Height
3.4 in.
6.3 in.
Width
8.7 in.
8.6 in.
Depth
6.6 in.
3.27 in.
Weight
3 lbs.
1.4 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
3
3
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
TP-LINK Archer C9 Long Range Wireless Wi-Fi Router
  • This was a doddle to set up and the wifi range is excellent in both 2.4 and 5 G.
  • Fast, reliable good range, small footprint, reasonable price. it does the biz.
  • This router cover my big house, huge performance of speed and range!
  • Was expecting more from this router. Range is just ok.
  • Works well - range not as big as perhaps I would have expected, but no problems anywhere in our house.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK2
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
DoS, SPI Firewall, IP Address Filter/MAC Address Filter/Domain Filter, IP and MAC Address Binding, Guest network, Access control, VPN server
Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
What customers say about "Security"
TP-LINK Archer C9 Long Range Wireless Wi-Fi Router
  • The TP Link software is really good and you can easily change names/passwords and enable Guest Networks on 2.4GHz or 5 Ghz with a whole host of advanced stuff that i wont touch!
  • Incredibly easy to set up with a host of extra goods including flexible DNS and guest networks etc.
  • All the goodies are there and easy to configure. Guest wifi, DDNS updater, routing, bridging, guest isolation are all easy to set up and the router is rock solid.
  • Nice router with plenty features and security !
  • The parental controls are NOT as good as previous TP-Link routers.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, RoHS, CE
FCC, CE
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