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Asus RT-AC1200 vs TP-Link Archer C5

7.56 in
1.18 in
Asus RT-AC1200 Router
Asus RT-AC1200
9.57 in
1.28 in
TP-Link Archer C5 Router
TP-Link Archer C5
Available colors
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While the ASUS RT-AC68U (AC1900) WiFi router is one of the easier to use models that we have tested, its performance in all of our other tests...Read more
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TP-Link AC1200 Archer C5 (Router): 4.1 out of 5 stars from 29 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au.Read more
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User rating
52
3.8 out of 5
52 user ratings
5 stars
34 %
4 stars
32 %
3 stars
17 %
2 stars
5 %
1 stars
9 %
93
3.7 out of 5
93 user ratings
5 stars
39 %
4 stars
18 %
3 stars
23 %
2 stars
7 %
1 stars
10 %

Full Comparison

Connectivity

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Connectivity technology
  • Wireless
  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • Wired
Number of LAN ports44
Number of WAN ports11
USByesyes
Total USB ports12
Number of USB 2.0 ports12
Number of USB 3.0/3.1 ports00
Number of USB 3.1 ports00

Design

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Colour of productBlackBlack
Active cooling (fan)nono

Dimensions

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Width7.56 in9.57 in
Height1.18 in1.28 in
Depth4.92 in6.32 in
Weight0.66 lb1.12 lb
Number of units11
Rack-mount designnono

Features

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Built-in DSL modemnono
File serverVia USBVia USB
Built-in printer serveryesyes
Battery operated
N/A
yes
Designed for wall mounting
N/A
yes
Mobile app for controlling features
N/A
yes

Communication

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Frequency band
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Management interfaceSNMPWeb/network
6to4nono
Communication protocol
  • IPv6
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
  • IPv6
  • Quality of Service
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
Network / transport Protocol
  • NTP
  • DHCP
  • DDNS
  • TCP/IP
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • IPSec
  • PPPoE
  • FTP
  • DHCP
  • DDNS
Data link layer
  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
Wireless standards
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3ab
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.3x
  • IEEE 802.11n
Jumbo frames supportnono
Mobile broadband supportnono
Throughput WAN-LAN100.0 Mbps841.0 Mbps
VoIP (SIP)nono
Wireless networkyesyes
2.4GHz wireless networkyesyes
2.4GHz data transfer rate300.0 Mbps300.0 Mbps
5GHz wireless networkyesyes
5GHz data transfer rate867.0 Mbps867.0 Mbps
External antennayesyes
Detachable antennanoyes
MIMOyesyes
Number of antennas42
Total wireless data transfer rate1167.0 Mbps1200.0 Mbps
Wireless security
  • WEP
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
  • WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
Beamforming
N/A
no
MU-MIMO
N/A
no

Compatibility

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
DynDNSyesyes
Routing protocol
  • IGMPv2
  • IGMP
  • IGMPv3
N/A
Target audienceHome usersHome users
Support for alternative firmware
N/A
  • DD-Wrt
  • OpenWrt

Memory

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Included flash memory16.0 MB16.0 MB
Maximum flash memory16.0 MB16.0 MB
Included RAM64.0 MB128.0 MB
Maximum RAM64.0 MB128.0 MB

Security

Asus RT-AC1200Asus RT-AC1200
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
DMZyesyes
Encryption Algorithm
  • 128-bit WEP
  • 64-bit WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • 128-bit WEP
  • 64-bit WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
VPN protocol
N/A
  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • PPTP
VPN client
N/A
no

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