Product Comparison: TP-LINK Archer VR600 vs TP-LINK Archer C7


General Specifications
Brand
TP-Link
TP-Link
Model
Archer VR600
Archer C7
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Archer VR600 unlocks the full potential of your internet connection by providing combined dual band Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1.6Gbps, including 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band, eliminating lag and buffering from your online experience.
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.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1600 Mbps
1750 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 VR600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • I get massively improved wireless on both 2.4 and 5ghz compared to my sky hub, with fibre link speed maxed out.
  • It's absolutely superb, speeds are double than the netgear and it works outside where as the netgear didn't go that far.
  • Great upgrade, improved WiFi range and speed.
  • Superb router. Easy to set up. I'm on standard ADSL and the speed on my tablet wifi went up from 4Mbps to 13 Mbps.
  • I use on 5GHz for Smart TV and no glitches. Highly recommended.
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.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
1.45 in.
1.3 in.
Width
8.5 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
6.46 in.
6.4 in.
Weight
1.1 lbs.
1.15 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
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 VR600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • Clean and responsive control software too, with a simple setup.
  • The speed was pretty decent when it worked on 5Ghz.
  • Wi-Fi setup was easy, renaming the router and setting a password was easy, everything wired worked straight away and the wifi was done two minutes later.
  • Wired connection is working as Gigabit.
  • A powerful router with excellent connection and a sleek look.
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.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2—PSK, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2—PSK, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
MAC Address Filtering, NAT support, Access control, DMZ, UPnP, Dynamic DNS, DHCP, VPN support, RIP-1, RIP-2
Dynamic DNS, PPTP, Access control, DHCP, UPnP, DMZ, VPN support, DoS protection, SPI, MAC Address Filtering, IP Address Filter, Domain Filter
What customers say about "Security"
TP-LINK Archer VR600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • It comes with parental control as an option. Great security.
  • It was very quick and easy to set up. The parental controls do work good.
  • I love the fact that there are many more options to configure security features.
  • I really love the Parental Control feature. I can rest easy at night knowing that every browser is safe!
  • I like the many different ways to protect my network.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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