Google Wifi vs TP-Link Archer C9

4.18 in
2.7 in
Google Wifi router
vs
8.5 in
6.63 in
TP-Link Archer C9 router

Full Comparison

Connectivity

Google WifiGoogle WifiTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Number of LAN ports
1
4
Number of WAN ports
1
1
USB
noNo
yesYes

Dimensions

Google WifiGoogle WifiTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Colour of product
White
Silver, White
Width
4.18 in
8.50 in
Height
2.70 in
6.63 in
Depth
4.18 in
3.39 in
Weight
0.75 lb
1.37 lb
Active cooling (fan)
noNo
noNo
Number of units
1
1
Rack-mount design
noNo
noNo

Features

Google WifiGoogle WifiTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Built-in DSL modem
noNo
noNo
File server
noNo
Via USB
Mobile app for controlling features
yesYes
yesYes

Communication

Google WifiGoogle WifiTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
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
Wireless standards
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3ab, 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
VoIP (SIP)
noNo
noNo
Wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
2.4GHz wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
5GHz wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
External antenna
noNo
yesYes
MIMO
yesYes
yesYes
Beamforming
yesYes
yesYes
MU-MIMO
noNo
noNo
Total wireless data transfer rate
550 Mbps
1900 Mbps
Wireless security
WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2
WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2, WPS

Compatibility

Google WifiGoogle WifiTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
DynDNS
noNo
yesYes

Memory

Google WifiGoogle WifiTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Included flash memory
4096 MB
16 MB
Maximum flash memory
4096 MB
16 MB
Included RAM
512 MB
128 MB
Maximum RAM
512 MB
128 MB

Power

Google WifiGoogle WifiTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
, 9
, 39
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
noNo
noNo

Security

Google WifiGoogle WifiTP-Link Archer C9TP-Link Archer C9
DMZ
noNo
yesYes
VPN
noNo
noNo

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