D-Link DIR-880L vs TP-Link Archer C9

5.78 in
1.86 in
D-Link DIR-880L router
vs
8.5 in
6.63 in
TP-Link Archer C9 router

Full Comparison

Connectivity

D-Link DIR-880LD-Link DIR-880LTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Number of LAN ports
4
4
Number of WAN ports
1
1
USB
yesYes
yesYes
Total USB ports
2
2
Number of USB 2.0 ports
1
1
Number of USB 3.0/3.1 ports
1
1

Dimensions

D-Link DIR-880LD-Link DIR-880LTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Colour of product
Black, Grey, White
Silver, White
Width
5.78 in
8.50 in
Height
1.86 in
6.63 in
Depth
7.50 in
3.39 in
Weight
1.65 lb
1.37 lb
Active cooling (fan)
noNo
noNo
Number of units
1
1
Rack-mount design
noNo
noNo

Features

D-Link DIR-880LD-Link DIR-880LTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Built-in DSL modem
noNo
noNo
File server
Via USB
Via USB
Built-in printer server
yesYes
yesYes
Mobile app for controlling features
yesYes
yesYes

Communication

D-Link DIR-880LD-Link DIR-880LTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
6to4
yesYes
noNo
Communication protocol
IPv6, Quality of Service (QoS), Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM)
IPv6, Quality of Service (QoS), Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM)
Data link layer
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit 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
Number of simultaneous connections
37689
7820
Wireless standards
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11n
Jumbo frames support
noNo
noNo
Mobile broadband support
noNo
noNo
Throughput WAN-LAN
1000 Mbps
756 Mbps
VoIP (SIP)
yesYes
noNo
Wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
2.4GHz wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
2.4GHz data transfer rate
600 Mbps
600 Mbps
5GHz wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
5GHz data transfer rate
1300 Mbps
1300 Mbps
External antenna
yesYes
yesYes
Detachable antenna
yesYes
yesYes
MIMO
yesYes
yesYes
Beamforming
yesYes
yesYes
MU-MIMO
noNo
noNo
Number of antennas
3
3
Total wireless data transfer rate
1900 Mbps
1900 Mbps
Wireless security
WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA, WPA2, WPS
WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2, WPS

Compatibility

D-Link DIR-880LD-Link DIR-880LTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
DynDNS
yesYes
yesYes
Target audience
Smaller offices, Home users
Home users

Memory

D-Link DIR-880LD-Link DIR-880LTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Included flash memory
128 MB
16 MB
Maximum flash memory
128 MB
16 MB
Included RAM
256 MB
128 MB
Maximum RAM
256 MB
128 MB

Power

D-Link DIR-880LD-Link DIR-880LTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
noNo
noNo

Security

D-Link DIR-880LD-Link DIR-880LTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
DMZ
yesYes
yesYes
VPN protocol
IPSec, L2TP, PPTP
IPSec, L2TP, PPTP
VPN
yesYes
noNo

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