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TP-Link Archer A7 vs TP-Link Archer C6

9.57 in
1.28 in
TP-Link Archer A7 Router
TP-Link Archer A7
9.06 in
1.38 in
TP-Link Archer C6 Router
TP-Link Archer C6
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
9
4.0 out of 5
6 user ratings
5 stars
33 %
4 stars
50 %
3 stars
16 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
Read editorial reviews
1
1 editorial reviews
The TP-Link Archer A6 is a budget-priced dual-band router that offers some features usually found on more expensive models, but its performance falls behind the competition.Read more
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User rating
33
4.1 out of 5
33 user ratings
5 stars
30 %
4 stars
45 %
3 stars
24 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
264
3.7 out of 5
264 user ratings
5 stars
43 %
4 stars
14 %
3 stars
20 %
2 stars
7 %
1 stars
13 %

Full Comparison

Connectivity

TP-Link Archer A7TP-Link Archer A7
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Connectivity technology
  • Wireless
  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • Wired

Design

TP-Link Archer A7TP-Link Archer A7
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Colour of productBlackBlack

Dimensions

TP-Link Archer A7TP-Link Archer A7
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Width9.57 in9.06 in
Height1.28 in1.38 in
Depth6.32 in5.67 in
Number of units1
N/A

Communication

TP-Link Archer A7TP-Link Archer A7
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Frequency band
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Network / transport Protocol
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • IPSec
  • PPPoE
  • DHCP
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • PPPoE
  • DHCP
Wireless standards
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
N/A

Power

TP-Link Archer A7TP-Link Archer A7
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Min operating temperature0 °C0 °C
Max operating temperature40 °C40 °C

Security

TP-Link Archer A7TP-Link Archer A7
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Encryption Algorithm
  • 128-bit WEP
  • 64-bit WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
  • 128-bit WEP
  • 64-bit WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • The USB drive feature is really nice
  • better all-around performance and more features
  • fastest and easiest routers to set up
    Cons
    • Middling long-range and file transfer performance
    • its long-range performance was spotty and its file transfer speeds were very
    • its performance is mixed and features are limited
    • robust web and application filters
    • primary audience of home-networking users will miss these items

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