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TP-Link Archer C5 vs TP-Link Archer C50

9.57 in
1.28 in
TP-Link Archer C5 Router
TP-Link Archer C5
9.06 in
1.38 in
TP-Link Archer C50 Router
TP-Link Archer C50
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
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1 editorial reviews
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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3 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
The TP-Link Archer C50 tends to have better than average range, but the network performance won’t blow you away.Read more
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
93
3.7 out of 5
93 user ratings
5 stars
39 %
4 stars
18 %
3 stars
23 %
2 stars
7 %
1 stars
10 %
144
3.7 out of 5
144 user ratings
5 stars
41 %
4 stars
18 %
3 stars
20 %
2 stars
9 %
1 stars
9 %

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Connectivity

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C50TP-Link Archer C50
Connectivity technology
  • Wireless
  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • Wired
Number of LAN ports44
Number of WAN ports11
USByesyes
Total USB ports21
Number of USB 2.0 ports21
Number of USB 3.0/3.1 ports00
Number of USB 3.1 ports00
Communication mode
N/A
  • Full-Duplex
  • Half-Duplex

Design

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C50TP-Link Archer C50
Colour of productBlack
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Grey
  • White
Active cooling (fan)nono

Dimensions

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C50TP-Link Archer C50
Width9.57 in9.06 in
Height1.28 in1.38 in
Depth6.32 in5.67 in
Weight1.12 lb0.53 lb
Number of units11
Rack-mount designnono

Features

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C50TP-Link Archer C50
Built-in DSL modemnono
File serverVia USBVia USB
Battery operatedyes
N/A
Built-in printer serveryesyes
Designed for wall mountingyes
N/A
Mobile app for controlling featuresyesyes

Communication

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C50TP-Link Archer C50
Frequency band
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Management interfaceWeb/networkWeb/network
6to4noyes
Communication protocol
  • IPv6
  • Quality of Service
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
  • IPv6
  • Multicast
  • Quality of Service
  • Virtual LAN
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
Network / transport Protocol
  • TCP/IP
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • IPSec
  • PPPoE
  • FTP
  • DHCP
  • DDNS
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • IPSec
  • PPPoE
  • FTP
  • DHCP
  • DDNS
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
  • 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 802.3x
  • 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 supportnono
Mobile broadband supportnono
Throughput WAN-LAN841.0 Mbps100.0 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 antennayesno
MIMOyesno
Beamformingno
N/A
MU-MIMOno
N/A
Number of antennas22
Total wireless data transfer rate1200.0 Mbps1167.0 Mbps
Wireless security
  • WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
  • WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS

Compatibility

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C50TP-Link Archer C50
DynDNSyesyes
Support for alternative firmware
  • DD-Wrt
  • OpenWrt
OpenWrt
Target audienceHome users
  • Smaller offices
  • Home users

Memory

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C50TP-Link Archer C50
Included flash memory16.0 MB8.0 MB
Maximum flash memory16.0 MB8.0 MB
Included RAM128.0 MB64.0 MB
Maximum RAM128.0 MB64.0 MB

Power

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C50TP-Link Archer C50
Min operating temperature0 °C0 °C
Max operating temperature40 °C40 °C
Power over Ethernet (PoE)noyes
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
N/A
< 18

Security

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C50TP-Link Archer C50
DMZyesyes
VPN protocol
  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • PPTP
  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • PPTP
VPN clientnono
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
Number of DMZ ports
N/A
1

Pros & Cons

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