|Release Date in Hong Kong|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports||4|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity||2|
|Networking standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u|
|Wireless LAN features|
|Wi-Fi band||Dual-band (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)|
|Top Wi-Fi standard||IEEE 802.11ac|
|WLAN data transfer rate (max)||1300 Mbit/s|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Ethernet LAN features|
|Ethernet LAN interface type||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Ethernet LAN data rates||10,100,1000 Mbit/s|
|Antenna connector type||RP-SMA|
|Antenna gain level (max)||5 dBi|
|Product type||Tabletop router|
|SIM card slot||No|
|3G/4G USB modem compatibility||Yes|
TP Link Archer C7 AC1750: A Feature-Packed Budget Router
Despite its affordable price, the TP-Link AC1750 offers a great performance that is comparable to premium routers on the market. With impressive processing speeds, numerous management settings, four LAN ports, and two USB 2.0 ports, it’s definitely one of the best routers that your money can buy today. Here is everything you need to know about TP-Link Archer C7 specs.
Packed with I/O ports
The TP-Link AC1750 retains the chassis of its 2014 version, sporting the same sleek black covering that measures 9.6 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches. On the back, you will find three antennas which are removable and adjustable, four Gb LAN ports, and a pair of USB 2.0 ports. These are coupled with an on/off button, a Wi-Fi switch, a reset switch, and a pair of LEDs for USB activity. In front, you will get access to a range of LEDs for power, the two radio bands, the four LAN ports, WPS activity, and the WAN port.
Plethora of settings
The TP Link Archer C7 router uses the same old, text-based web console from the 2014 version, which lacks graphical details that you will find on newer TP-Link models. That said, it has a range of basic and advanced settings. On the left side of the Status page, you will get a list of settings, while moving onto the center will give you access to Wireless, LAN, WAN, and Traffic Statistic Information. If you need to learn more information about the settings, you can check the explanation on the right side of the page.
Aside from the Status page, there is a Guest Network page that lets you make separate networks that provide limited access for guests, at the same time control their bandwidth and access their schedules. Under Parental Controls, you can provide access schedules and list down authorised websites for certain clients. The Access Control lets you create internet access rules which can be implemented network-wide. Other essential settings include Bandwidth Control, VPN Pass-Through and Firewall settings, Dual-Band Selection, Advanced Routing, and Port Forwarding and Port Triggering.
The TP-Link AC1750 is easy to set up. Simply connect it to your desktop PC and the internet, then after powering it up, type the URL (stated in the user manual) that will give you access to the management console. From there, click the Quick Setup tab and choose Auto-Detect. Once your console is connected to the Internet, you will be asked whether to run dual-band Wi-Fi or a single band (2.4GHz or 5GHz). After selecting one, you will be redirected to the wireless settings page to configure the router’s security settings. And you will be good to go once they are configured!