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TP-Link Archer C5 vs TP-Link Archer C6

9.57 in
1.28 in
TP-Link Archer C5 Router
TP-Link Archer C5
9.06 in
1.38 in
TP-Link Archer C6 Router
TP-Link Archer C6
Available colors
User rating
77
3.8 out of 5
77 user ratings
5 stars
44 %
4 stars
20 %
3 stars
15 %
2 stars
6 %
1 stars
12 %
250
3.7 out of 5
250 user ratings
5 stars
44 %
4 stars
13 %
3 stars
19 %
2 stars
8 %
1 stars
14 %

Full Comparison

Connectivity

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Connectivity technology
  • Wireless
  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • Wired
Number of LAN ports4
N/A
Number of WAN ports1
N/A
USByes
N/A
Total USB ports2
N/A
Number of USB 2.0 ports2
N/A
Number of USB 3.0/3.1 ports0
N/A
Number of USB 3.1 ports0
N/A

Design

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Colour of productBlackBlack
Active cooling (fan)no
N/A

Dimensions

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Width9.57 in9.06 in
Height1.28 in1.38 in
Depth6.32 in5.67 in
Weight1.12 lb
N/A
Number of units1
N/A
Rack-mount designno
N/A

Communication

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Frequency band
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Management interfaceWeb/network
N/A
6to4no
N/A
Communication protocol
  • IPv6
  • Quality of Service
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
N/A
Network / transport Protocol
  • TCP/IP
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • IPSec
  • PPPoE
  • FTP
  • DHCP
  • DDNS
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • PPPoE
  • DHCP
Data link layer
  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
N/A
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
N/A
Jumbo frames supportno
N/A
Mobile broadband supportno
N/A
Throughput WAN-LAN841.0 Mbps
N/A
VoIP (SIP)no
N/A
Wireless networkyes
N/A
2.4GHz wireless networkyes
N/A
2.4GHz data transfer rate300.0 Mbps
N/A
5GHz wireless networkyes
N/A
5GHz data transfer rate867.0 Mbps
N/A
External antennayes
N/A
Detachable antennayes
N/A
MIMOyes
N/A
Beamformingno
N/A
MU-MIMOno
N/A
Number of antennas2
N/A
Total wireless data transfer rate1200.0 Mbps
N/A
Wireless security
  • WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
N/A

Power

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
Min operating temperature0 °C0 °C
Max operating temperature40 °C40 °C
Power over Ethernet (PoE)no
N/A

Security

TP-Link Archer C5TP-Link Archer C5
TP-Link Archer C6TP-Link Archer C6
DMZyes
N/A
VPN protocol
  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • PPTP
N/A
VPN clientno
N/A
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

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