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.
Ports: (2) USB 2.0, (1) Ethernet In (from modem), (4) Gigabit Wired LAN
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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.
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Two year limited warranty provided by TP-LINK. For warranty support, please call: 1-866-225-8139.
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:
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.