TP-Link Archer C5 AC1200 Wireless AC Dual Band Gigabit Router

Maximize your existing home network now and prepare for the next wave of wireless tech with this TP-Link C5 Wi-Fi Router. This TP-Link router offers next generation Wi-Fi speeds and the technology to establish solid wireless connections over a wide area. Designed for the future, the Archer C5 router will help you get the most out of your current wireless devices, as well as prepare you for the next generation of Wi-Fi tech.

The Essentials
  • Next generation Wi-Fi standard - Wireless AC (802.11ac) - can provide faster speeds than Wireless N protocol
  • Simultaneous dual band operation provides up to 867Mbps wireless speeds over the 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band
  • Three external antennas and three internal antennas provide maximum omnidirectional signal and remarkable wireless coverage
  • Full Gigabit ports ensure ultra fast data transfer speeds for wired connections to the router
  • IP-based Bandwidth Control makes it easier for you to manage the bandwidth of devices connected to the router
  • Dual USB 2.0 ports allow you to easily share a printer locally and files and media with networked devices or remotely via FTP server
  • Guest network access provides secure Wi-Fi access for guests sharing your home or office network
  • Supports WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption to help keep your network secure
  • Easy one-touch wireless security encryption with the WPS button
  • SPI and NAT firewall protects end-user devices from potential attacks from the Internet
  • Parental Controls allow parents or administrators to establish restricted access policies for users
  • IPv6 support to meet the demands for the next generation of Internet
  • Works with Wi-Fi devices on 5GHz band in 802.11ac/n/a and on 2.4GHz band in 802.11b/g/n

Ports: (2) USB 2.0, (1) Ethernet In (from modem), (4) Gigabit Wired LAN

Make A Connection
Take your home network into the future with next generation wireless technology and the potential of super fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds. Three external antennas and three internal antennas serve the simultaneous dual band operation, which functions on two channels to assist in reducing interference from other routers and devices in the neighborhood. When it's time for HD gaming or video streaming, the four on-board wired Gigabit LAN connections offer the speed potential to keep up with the pace you set.

What Does "AC" Wireless Mean To Me?
To start, "AC" is the latest wireless network protocol following in the footsteps of the famous 802.11a/b/g/n. Here's where it gets a little more exciting, 802.11ac has the potential to wirelessly deliver more data at a faster rate to more devices at once over more channels at a greater distance. It's the next step in Wi-Fi. It's important to remember that in order to take full advantage of the top speeds of Gigabit AC wireless now, you'll need to have a broadband modem that's capable of Gigabit speeds, and the rest of your equipment - computers and devices - will also need to be compatible. That being said, this TP-Link router will work great with your existing 802.11b/g/n devices and will help you maximize their network potential right now, including HD streaming devices compatible with the 5.0GHz frequency.

System Requirements
  • Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS or Linux-based operating system
  • Cable modem with existing broadband internet service

What's Included
  • TP-Link Archer C5 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (ARCHER C5)
  • Three (3) Detachable Antennas
  • AC Adapter
  • Resource CD
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide

  • Dimensions: 6-1/2"L x 9-1/2"W x 3-1/4"H
  • Weight: 2 lbs

Made in China

Two year limited warranty provided by TP-LINK. For warranty support, please call: 1-866-225-8139.

With more and more devices connected to the internet, it’s important to ensure your at-home networking devices are up-to-date and can support the demand on connecting and streaming. A new tablet, phone or smart TV is great, but if you don’t have enough bandwidth or speed, you won’t have an optimal experience.

Modems are the portal to which your internet is connected from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If your modem is provided by your ISP, you are renting it. (Check your bill to see if there's a monthly charge.) Most people will save money in the long term by buying one of their own. Routers
Routers pick up the internet signal from the modem and then distribute the signal to your devices, either through Ethernet ports or wirelessly. Wireless routers come in a range of technologies:

  • Wireless G - Entry-Level/Budget: Sufficient for surfing the internet, emailing and other basic tasks; If you want to be able to stream content, however, choose a faster speed
  • Wireless N/N+ - Mid-Level: Faster speeds allow for streaming content and connecting to multiple devices
  • Wireless AC - Best in the Market: Great option for high networking use, especially if you want to connect a smart TV or home automation system to your wireless network

Range Extenders
Range Extenders are like a power boost for your wireless router. They allow your signal to travel farther and come in a range of transfer speeds. Extenders can be wireless and/or operate over your power line to bring your signal directly to devices around your home through Ethernet cables. Before purchasing, check your router technology to ensure compatibility.

Adapters, also called wireless dongles, can be added to items that do not already have built-in wireless capability. This gives you the freedom to move around wire-free. Check your existing items for compatibility.