Product Comparison: TP-LINK Archer C7 vs TP-LINK Archer C9

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General Specifications
Archer C7
Archer C9
About the Product
TP-Link’s Archer C7 comes with the next generation Wi-Fi standard – 802.11ac, 3 times faster than wireless N speeds and delivering a combined wireless data transfer rate of up to 1.75Gbps.
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.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1750 Mbps
1900 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 C7 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router
  • The 2.4Ghz band is very strong. Holding a signal as strong as my other router.
  • Great all-rounder for everyone looking for both great speeds and coverage.
  • Replaced sky hub wifi and it’s amazing. Decent speeds on 2.4Ghz at much better range inc upstairs and in backyard, and 5Ghz is amazing.
  • Very fast download speeds over WiFi and ethernet maxes out my 300mbps connection.
  • The signal was actually weaker! The speeds were also slower, it was very disappointing.
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!
Size & Weight
1.3 in.
6.6 in.
9.6 in.
8.7 in.
6.4 in.
3.4 in.
1.15 lbs.
1 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 C7 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router
  • The setup is easy enough for everyone to handle.
  • My desktop PC is plugged in via ethernet. And it provide decent speed.
  • Great WiFi signal throughout house - no longer need WiFi extender in conservatory on far side of house from router.
  • The main reason I bought this router was because of the external antennas. My WiFi signal strength was going to increase dramatically over the Plusnet Technicolor.
  • The units multiple antennas and dual band support mean it is very strong on giving good wireless performance.
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.
Data Encryption
Encryption Type
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2—PSK, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2—PSK, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
Parental Controls
Security Features
Dynamic DNS, PPTP, Access control, DHCP, UPnP, DMZ, VPN support, DoS protection, SPI, MAC Address Filtering, IP Address Filter, Domain Filter
DoS, SPI Firewall, IP Address Filter/MAC Address Filter/Domain Filter, IP and MAC Address Binding, Guest network, Access control, VPN server
What customers say about "Security"
TP-LINK Archer C7 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router
  • Good router with good WiFi strength. Lots of useful features and security.
  • Simple to change password, SSID (WiFI name), and all security settings.
  • It's easy to setup and has a lot of good security and customized software functionality.
  • Easy configuration for lay man, plenty of advanced configuration options for additional security.
  • It will not sustain a 5Ghz connection when set for WPA2/AES 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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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