Product Comparison: TP-LINK Archer C9 vs TP-LINK Archer C3200

General Specifications
Archer C9
Archer C3200
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.
TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router (Dual Core Processor, 2.4 GHz, 600 Mbps, 5 GHz-1 and 5 GHz-2 1300 Mbps each, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, Dynamic QoS, Supports IPv4 and IPv6).
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1900 Mbps
3200 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit 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!
TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router
  • I have left the 2.4 and 5GHz broadcasts separate each with its own SSID. Everything copes. Very pleased with it. Very stable.
  • Ive had I 2 weeks now and its super fast and doesn't keep dropping connection!
  • The wifi is strong, and performance great all around. 6 antennas allow you to maintain a connection over long distances.
  • Fast, reliable and not needed one single reboot since I bought it!
  • Super speed and no more drop outs!! Highly recommended!
Size & Weight
6.6 in.
1.5 in.
8.7 in.
7.9 in.
3.4 in.
7.9 in.
1 lbs.
4.45 lbs.
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Auto Speed Sensing
Number Of WAN Ports
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
Ethernet Standard
Number of Antennas
Ethernet Switch
What customers say about "Network"
TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit 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.
TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router
  • Very stable. Good coverage, no disconnections and has not needed a reboot since installation.
  • We have multiple devices connected to it at once, always more than 20 devices connected to it and it handles this all effortlessly.
  • Inside the simple but effective packaging the router feels to be decent quality and I like the six-antenna design where they fold out from the main body of the router.
  • Look at these antennas and tell me they are not tentacles, strange design.
  • When you open six antennas, you will need a clear four or five inches in height. Not critical, but I would like smaller antennas.
Data Encryption
Encryption Type
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2—PSK, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Parental Controls
Security Features
DoS, SPI Firewall, IP Address Filter/MAC Address Filter/Domain Filter, IP and MAC Address Binding, Guest network, Access control, VPN server
Access control, Easy bandwidth management, VPN support
What customers say about "Security"
TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit 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.
TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router
  • The router provides a good set of security and works without problems.
  • Parental control is a very important function for me, many times it helped me out.
  • High-quality router with a good design, coverage, speed and a set of security.
  • Parental controls do not work properly, quite an important issue for me.
  • Parental controls (if they worked) would benefit from configuring a group of MAC addresses in groups - instead, you need to mess about fiddling for each phone, laptop, googlepad (etc) separately.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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