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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
15
4.3 out of 5
15 user ratings
5 stars
60 %
4 stars
20 %
3 stars
13 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
6 %
64
4.3 out of 5
64 user ratings
5 stars
67 %
4 stars
10 %
3 stars
9 %
2 stars
7 %
1 stars
4 %

Full Comparison

Connectivity

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Connectivity technology
  • Wireless
  • Wired
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  • Wireless
  • Wired
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Number of LAN ports
4
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N/A
Number of WAN ports
1
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N/A
USB
yes
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N/A
Total USB ports
2
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N/A
Number of USB 2.0 ports
2
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N/A
Number of USB 3.0/3.1 ports
0
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N/A
Number of USB 3.1 ports
0
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N/A

Design

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Colour of product
Black
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Black
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Active cooling (fan)
no
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N/A

Dimensions

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Width
9.57 in
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9.06 in
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Height
1.28 in
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1.38 in
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Depth
6.32 in
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5.67 in
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Weight
1.12 lb
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N/A
Number of units
1
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N/A
Rack-mount design
no
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N/A

Communication

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Frequency band
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
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  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
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Management interface
Web/network
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N/A
6to4
no
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N/A
Communication protocol
  • IPv6
  • Quality of Service
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
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N/A
Network / transport Protocol
  • TCP/IP
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • IPSec
  • PPPoE
  • FTP
  • DHCP
  • DDNS
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  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • PPPoE
  • DHCP
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Data link layer
  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
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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
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N/A
Jumbo frames support
no
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N/A
Mobile broadband support
no
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N/A
Throughput WAN-LAN
841.0 Mbps
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N/A
VoIP (SIP)
no
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N/A
Wireless network
yes
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N/A
2.4GHz wireless network
yes
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N/A
2.4GHz data transfer rate
300.0 Mbps
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N/A
5GHz wireless network
yes
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N/A
5GHz data transfer rate
867.0 Mbps
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N/A
External antenna
yes
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N/A
Detachable antenna
yes
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N/A
MIMO
yes
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N/A
Beamforming
no
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N/A
MU-MIMO
no
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N/A
Number of antennas
2
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N/A
Total wireless data transfer rate
1200.0 Mbps
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N/A
Wireless security
  • WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
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N/A

Power

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Min operating temperature
0 °C
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0 °C
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Max operating temperature
40 °C
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40 °C
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Power over Ethernet (PoE)
no
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N/A

Security

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DMZ
yes
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N/A
VPN protocol
  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • PPTP
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N/A
VPN client
no
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N/A
Encryption Algorithm
  • 128-bit WEP
  • 64-bit WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
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  • 128-bit WEP
  • 64-bit WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
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