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Netgear R6220 vs TP-Link Archer C5

9.44 in
1.6 in
Netgear R6220 Router
Netgear R6220
9.57 in
1.28 in
TP-Link Archer C5 Router
TP-Link Archer C5
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
4
4.0 out of 5
3 user ratings
5 stars
0 %
4 stars
100 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
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1
1 editorial reviews
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User rating
51
4.1 out of 5
51 user ratings
5 stars
43 %
4 stars
31 %
3 stars
17 %
2 stars
5 %
1 stars
1 %
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

Netgear R6220Netgear R6220
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

Netgear R6220Netgear R6220
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Colour of productBlackBlack
Active cooling (fan)nono

Dimensions

Netgear R6220Netgear R6220
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Width9.44 in9.57 in
Height1.6 in1.28 in
Depth7.14 in6.32 in
Weight0.86 lb1.12 lb
Number of units11
Rack-mount designnono

Features

Netgear R6220Netgear R6220
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Built-in DSL modemnono
File server
N/A
Via USB
Battery operated
N/A
yes
Built-in printer server
N/A
yes
Designed for wall mounting
N/A
yes
Mobile app for controlling features
N/A
yes

Communication

Netgear R6220Netgear R6220
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Frequency band
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Management interfaceWeb/networkWeb/network
6to4yesno
Communication protocol
  • IPv6
  • Quality of Service
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
  • IPv6
  • Quality of Service
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
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 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3ab
  • 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
Mobile broadband supportnono
Throughput WAN-LAN1000.0 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
MIMOnoyes
Number of antennas22
Total wireless data transfer rate1167.0 Mbps1200.0 Mbps
Wireless security
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
  • WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
Network / transport Protocol
N/A
  • TCP/IP
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • IPSec
  • PPPoE
  • FTP
  • DHCP
  • DDNS
Jumbo frames support
N/A
no
Beamforming
N/A
no
MU-MIMO
N/A
no

Compatibility

Netgear R6220Netgear R6220
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
DynDNSyesyes
Target audienceHome usersHome users
Support for alternative firmware
N/A
  • DD-Wrt
  • OpenWrt

Memory

Netgear R6220Netgear R6220
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Included flash memory128.0 MB16.0 MB
Maximum flash memory128.0 MB16.0 MB
Included RAM128.0 MB128.0 MB
Maximum RAM128.0 MB128.0 MB

Power

Netgear R6220Netgear R6220
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
Power over Ethernet (PoE)nono
Min operating temperature
N/A
0 °C
Max operating temperature
N/A
40 °C

Security

Netgear R6220Netgear R6220
TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
DMZnoyes
VPN clientnono
Encryption Algorithm
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
  • 128-bit WEP
  • 64-bit WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
VPN protocol
N/A
  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • PPTP

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