TP-Link’s AC1750 smart WiFi router is perfect for home and small business users who want to connect to the internet without having to worry about current or future technological advancements. With advanced features like Mesh networking and MIMO, this router can handle any load you throw its way, guaranteeing a fast, reliableconnection no matter where you are in the world.
From the manufacturer
The WiFi Router That Fits Most Families
With more devices in homes today, you need a solid router to keep up with WiFi demands. AC1750 routers pack the speed and range most families need at an affordable pric e. The Archer A7 provides the best value for your dollar, delivering the perfect mix of performance and features for most homes.
Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft. of Exceptional WiFi Coverage
The Archer A7 delivers exceptional WiFi coverage throughout your home as three high-gain antennas and strong amplifiers connect every device—from the living room to the backyard.
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Stable WiFi Performance-Connect up to 50+ devices
The Archer A7 easily handles the demands of every device in your home with its powerful CPU for high-speed processing, solid hardware backed with advanced technology and bandwidth prioritization (QoS).
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High-Speed WiFi for Your Needs
3x faster AC1750 WiFi ensures a smooth gaming and 4K streaming experience. Dual band WiFi supports more devices with less disruptions.
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Secure WiFi for Your Family
Keep your family safe and devices secure with advanced WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption, parental controls and guest access.
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Works with Alexa
Turn on/off the guest WiFi with Alexa voice control.
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Easy Setup and Management
With the simple and intuitive Tether app, you can set up your router in minutes, manage your WiFi at home or check in remotely through the cloud.
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WiFi Speeds(up to)
AC1750, Dual Band, WiFi 5
AC1900, Dual Band, WiFi 5 AX1800, Dual Band, WiFi 6 AC4000, Tri-Band, WiFi 5 WiFi Performance
Better Better Best USB Ports
1 x USB 2.0
N/A 1 x USB 2.0 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 VPN Server
N/A OpenVPN, PPTP OpenVPN, PPTP Parental Controls
Yes Yes Yes, Built-In HomeCare TP-Link OneMesh Compatibility
No Yes(coming soon) No Guest Network
✔ ✔ ✔ TP-Link HomeCare
✘ ✘ ✔ Advanced Features
IPv6, Cloud Firmware Upgrade
MU-MIMO, Beamforming, IPv6 OFDMA, Airtime Fairness, IPv6 RangeBoost, Link Aggregation Internet Plan Suggestion
Best for speeds up to 300Mbps
Best for speeds up to 450Mbps Best for speeds up to 450Mbps Best for speeds up to 1000Mbps Compatibility with ISP
All ISPs(Modem or ONT needed)
All ISPs(Modem or ONT needed) All ISPs(Modem or ONT needed) All ISPs(Modem or ONT needed)
I have a pretty extensive home network at my house. In the past I’ve used predominantly Cisco/Linksys or Netgear devices. Lately however, I have stop using Linksys devices because their reliability is not what it used to be. This router is replacing a two year old Linksys router. Routers utilize solid-state circuitry and shouldn’t be failing as often as they do. Netgear router‘s seem to be reliable although my reason for not using Netgear is due to their awful firmware. I had a pair of Netgear nighthawk router’s set up in my house. Those routers were purchased because they supported OpenDNS which allows you to have very reliable and easy to configure content filtering for children and for advertisements. Despite the fact that the router Is advertised as supporting OpenDNS, Netgear pushed out an update which rendered OpenDNS unusable. Netgear partnered with Disney and are forcing you to use the absolutely awful and practically useless Disney circle content filtering for children. Not only does it not work and ends up filtering just about everything, rendering the computer useless, but there’s no way to turn it off and return to using OpenDNS. I called tech-support about it and not only did they not even understand the terminology that I was using while discussing the problems with the router, but they were truly slow and stupid. For a simple question, it would take them five minutes to look up an answer when anybody with a grade C in high school computer science should be able to answer those questions. They were idiots and I was stuck with a router that I purchased for a specific advertised function which they removed less than two months after I purchased the hundred dollar router brand new. That’s pretty pathetic and I won’t support Netgear any longer due to their unfair business practices. On The front and rear of my house, I employ two TP-Link WNR841N routers. They were only $20 when I bought them about five years ago. These two routers cover my front yard and my backyard for when I have guests over or am doing yard work. These inexpensive routers have been running for all of this time, protected only by old candy boxes which I painted and sealed for exterior use. That being said, these two TP-Link router‘s have been outside in the weather at temperatures as high as 103 in the summer and as low as 15° below zero. They have never failed once. I never have to reboot them [although the firmware has an option to schedule automatic reboots which I do once per week to refresh DNS and NetBIOS entries], I never have to do any updates on them, and so far I’ve never had to replace them. Over the last six or seven years I have been purchasing almost nothing but TP-Link router‘s for people that ask me to help them with their network or computers. I have never gotten any complaints from anybody about their router, and the oldest one that I bought is about seven years old and it still works, although I’m not using it anymore because my two main routers need to support 802.11 AC. This is the second router of this model which I purchased. The first one was purchased for a friend of mine who had problems at his house with a D-Link router that stopped working after just over a year. That was about a year ago so far and he’s never called about it. No news is good news; I assure you. I bought this to replace my Netgear Nighthawk which I mentioned earlier. I installed it about two weeks ago and so far have not had a single issue with it. The interface is very fast and the WiFi signal is very reliable. The way they laid out the GUI Is nice but the menu on the left has a pretty big flaw. The menu on the left employs a collapsible menu design which extends past the bottom of the screen if you open any of the menus, rendering the other options impossible to see or interact with. There is a scroll bar for you to use but the scroll bar is tiny and automatically disappears into the background so you don’t even know there’s a scroll bar there. TP-Link should re-think the menu design. I would also like to see them allow you to save changes per page without restarting the router. I experienced some minor inconvenience while setting up my router because on a couple of occasions I wanted to make multiple changes to the settings before rebooting the router and enabling those changes, however the router doesn’t provide a method for you to save changes without rebooting right away. Despite the couple of firmware design mistakes, I am quite satisfied with this router and would definitely buy again. It’s undoubtedly going to be an even better (damn near perfect, probably) certainly be more satisfied after I install open WRT on it. I will continue to be a TP Link customer for as long as they keep their prices low and quality at or above where it is now.
Mr. B –
I selected the Archer A7 specifically because: a) it’s inexpensive, and 2) it has good support for OpenWrt open source software. Replacing the TP-Link software with OpenWrt was easy using the standard TP-Link firmware upgrade command. Please note: it is very difficult to revert to stock firmware so don’t try this unless you are comfortable with TFTP and BOOTP and have a lot of patience.I configured two Archer A7’s as dumb APs at opposite ends of my house with Ethernet back-haul and Fast Transition (802.11r) enabled. As I move around the house my devices instantly roam from AP to AP with no glitches to Teams/Zoom conference calls.I looked at all the available proprietary “mesh” router/APs out there but every one of them requires an Internet account so the vendor can do sketchy (IMO) network monitoring and data gathering. No thanks.This new OpenWrt setup replaced three Google WiFi mesh devices and I like my new design much better. Google WiFi only supports mesh mode (wireless or wired) in router mode which requires its own IP address domain. I prefer a flat bridged network so device-device traffic is straightforward and requires no special routing rules, firewall pinholes, or NAT/masquerade shenanigans (not really supported on Google WiFi anyway.)So far, I’m happy with the Archer A7 and my new OpenWrt setup.
I am a very senior citizen with limited computer experience. I had a 10 year old Archer C7 router that I wanted to replace with a new C7. I had a problem understanding the installation video so I contacted customer service to try to understand if there was a problem. I did a chat with customer service and then they sent me an e mail. I had further questions and my e mails were answered within hours. I did not exactly get an answer to my question, but that may be because I didn’t know enough terminology to frame it correctly. I was trying to find out what they meant in the instructions that said do not connect router to modem if there is another network on modem. My internet provider refers to the setting where I connect to the internet as a part of their network. So I was trying to find out if that connection to the modem was something I should worry about.I finally got an e mail saying that I should make sure that no other devices were connected to the modem. It took a while, but they kept trying. I was able to set up the router and used the quick setup guide at theTPLink web site. One problem I had was that the instructions and the web site did not really stress enough the need to go to the network setting of your internet provider, and connect to the internet there. ;On windows eleven the network settings are hidden, and when you click on the internet connection icon on the lower right hand part of the screen you don’t see the various settings. By settings I mean the place where you enter your router password and connect to your internet service provider. In earlier windows the setting appeared when you clicked on the internet icon. Now you have to hit a > icon on the menu to find the internet connections. The internet connection for the C7 is TP-Link_90C2. Once you connect there you have a seciure internet connection. My problem was that after I ran the quick install I got a message you can now use the internet, and I was connected to the internet. However it was not a stable connection, and I lost it twice before I figured out that I needed to go to the windows 11 icon and then to my internet providers connection to get a stable connection.I rate customer service very high for quickness of response and patience with new user in trying to help me understand the product. I rate the instructions as not so great. I rate my ability to read the instructions as poor. Maybe they pointed out the need for the internet connection on windows 11, but it wasn’t in big enough print or underlined enough for me to get it.The product is also very good once I got it set up. I am getting more speed than my internet provider says it is providing me. Maybe some of my neighbors mgh is coming into my apartment. I am still getting a slight bit of buffering in loading some web sites, but I don’t think this is a router problem. I don’t know because I cant use wifi analyzer with my c7. There is no way to pick your channels, you have to hope that the C7 does it correctly. Customer service patiently explained to me that I should relax, big brother router was going to solve it. Maybe so, but I still get some buffering. HOwever it is just on a few sites, and for a few seconds so i can live with it. Overall, i give the whole experience five stars, but the interface was a little confusing or maybe it was the instructions I should give four stars.
I had trouble with my WI-FI for a very long time. Constantly rebooting, it was annoying.I’m not sure you can do any better than this Wi-Fi router right here. Price function ease of installation A+++. I believe it’s been about a week and a half it’s never lost signal it’s never failed to pick up a device.I had read the previous reviews and I gotta add to it this is a great router.I did not review the tech-support because I didn’t need it.
As a non-techie, old woman, being able to set it up was amazing (to me) and nice. My only confusion was why I received to cables of each color and then having to decide whether to use the heavier or thinner black cable. It is working well and if I need to update this after I move I will. I don’t anticipate any hiccups with it or problem setting it up. I am grateful indeed.
My daughter moved into an apartment for college that had wifi all over. The speed she was getting was 1Mbps. Yes….1!I bought this and connected it to the ethernet jack on the wall which had 20 Mbps at the direct connection. Used the Ethernet mode (access point) method and now she gets 17Mbps via wifi in her apartment. Did what I was hoping it would do.
Archer A7/AX21 2.4G speed for iPhone 11 from 300M Verizon Fios5* review for successfully resolved my low 2.4G speed problem, excellent support from TP Link and fast 5G speed that exceeds Verizon Fios max speed of 300Mbps.The purpose of this review is to compare the 2.4G and 5G speeds of the TP Link Archer A7(AC1700) WiFi 5 router and AX21(AX1800) WiFi 6 router using an iPhone 11 which supports WiFi 6. The highest speed I can test is 300Mbps limited by my Verizon Internet plan. Measurement results using show that using the WiFi 5 router, the 2.4G speed is 60M/80M (UL/DL) and the 5G speed is 307M/330M, whereas using the WiFi 6 router, the 2.4G speed is 110M/120M and the 5G speed is about same.Newer routers’ real life 5G speed is very high and normally is not a problem, but real life 2.4G speed could be slow. It is not entirely sure which part of the wireless link is limiting the 2.4G speed. Below examines the speed limit of the WiFi standards involved, the router and iPhone 11. The routers are TP Link’s Archer A7(AC1700) and AX21(AX1800). Measured speeds at 2.4G and 5G will also be given.Router (TP Link) Specs and Supported WiFi Standards1) Archer A7(AC1700) has has 3 antennas is a WiFi 5 router2.4G : 450Mbps5G: 1300M bpsSupported Standards: AX21(AX1800) : 802.11ac(Wi-Fi 5), 802.11b, 802.11ax(Wi-Fi 6), 802.11n(Wi-Fi 4), 802.11g802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ax are also called Wi-Fi 4, WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 respectively.2) AX21(AX1800) has 4 antennas is a WiFi 6 router2.4G: 574M bps5G: 1200M bps.Supported Standards: AX7 (AC1700) 802.11b, 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11acA7 (AX1800) is a low cost ($60) popular (listed as “Amazon Choice”) WiFi 5 router which supports 802.11 ac whereas AX 21 is a low cost ($90) WiFi 6 router which supports 802.11 ax. WiFi 6 (max speed 9.6G) not only has higher speed than WiFi 5 (max speed 3.5G) but also can support more devices using orthogonal frequency division multiple access. The main differences are given in picture 1. (Picture 1 from : https://www.mwrf.com/technologies/systems/article/21849959/whats-the-difference-between-wifi-5-and-wifi-6)Comparing the specs of these two routers, one has a higher 2.4G speed while the other has a higher 5G speed. But in real life, according to my measurements, at 2.4G, the WiFi 6 router has almost twice the speed than the WiFi 5 router. I don’t have a high enough wireless speed plan to test the 5G speed. In my house both routers have the same speed of 310M, limited by the max speed allowed by Verizon Fios 300M.Speeds specified by the WiFi standards are speeds the router manufacturers trying to meet and they are not the limit, but speeds advertised by the router are the speeds that customers want the router to be able to reach. They become upset if they are unable to get the speeds advertised by the router.Routers often do not specified under what link conditions these seemingly advertised high speeds could be realized. For example what is the required bandwidth, the number of antennas (the so called MIMO) and how pure the signal has to be (the signal to noise ratio). Is the bandwidth 20, 40, 80 or 160M? Is the signal to noise ratio has to be greater than 10dB?In real life, link speed depends on how far from the router (the signal strength) and radio interference which falls in band (the signal to noise ratio). The former can be solved by doing the speed test right next to the router, where the transmit signal from the router is at maximum. But for the latter, unless one has a so called Faraday Cage, there is no way to block in-band interference especially at 2.4G, which are used by microwave ovens, Bluetooth and many household devices. Interference is hard to quantify without using a spectrum analyzer and could become an excuse if one calls the router support line complaining low speed.Another limit is the device itself, and in this case iPhone 11. It’s specs are given below.Wi-Fi specifications for iPhone 11802.11 standard, name, frequency Maximum PHY data rate Maximum channel bandwidth Maximum MCS index Maximum spatial streamsax@5 GHz 1200 Mbps 80 MHz 11 (HE) 2/MIMOac@5 GHz 866 Mbps 80 MHz 9 (VHT) 2/MIMOa/n@5 GHz 300 Mbps 40 MHz 7 (HT) 2/MIMOax@2.4 GHz 195 Mbps 20 MHz 9 (HE) 2/MIMObemail@example.com GHz 144 Mbps 20 MHz 7 (HT) 2/MIMO(From: https://support.apple.com/guide/deployment/iphone-wi-fi-specification-details-dep268652e6c/web)https://mcsindex.com gives more details about how the speed on each band is affected by modulation scheme, number of antennas, bandwidth and WiFi standards used, not only for iPhones but for routers as well.From the iPhone 11 specs, only “n” and “ax” support 2.4GHz if we ignore the older standards “b” and “g”. At 2.4G, The maximum speeds for “n” is 144M whereas for “ax” is 195M. The max bandwidth for both is 20MHz which needs to be set in the router. Setting the bandwidth to 40MHz could lower the speed as the noise power will be doubled.However, at 5GHz the speed for ac (WiFi 5) is 866M with 80M max bandwidth whereas for ax (WiFi 6) is 1200M also with 80M max bandwidth. These bandwidths should also be specified in the router. Setting the bandwidth too high or too low could lower the speed.From the iPhone 11 max speeds, it is clear that the wireless link’s speed is not limited by both the A7 and AX21 routers and the standards, but by the iPhone 11 at 2.4G and by Verizon Fios at 5G.I have Verizon Fios 300M download and upload. Initially, I used an A7, thinking that at 2.4GHz, the router speed is 450M which is higher than iPhone’s 144M(“n”) and 195M(“ax), surely shouldn’t be a problem. But speed test showed that I got only 60M download and 80M upload from the best channel and 20M bandwidth (I tested all the channels and bandwidth combinations).60M is too slow for me because I have several devices (such as security cameras) using 2.4G. So I called TP Link support line to see what I had done wrong. Most customer supports didn’t know what the problem was the and finally I was connected to a high level support. She said that in real life, I had to multiply the speed by 30-50% and guided me through the various specs of the wireless link. I don’t know where the 30-50% comes from, perhaps it was her empirical experience. If I use the average of 40% and assume that applies to the lower speed of the router and the iPhone, which is 144MHz. 40%x144M is 57M. This was about what I got at 2.4G using the A7 router.But she also said something about WiFi 6 router and got me thinking perhaps a WiFi 6 router could improve the speed. (I must say that I got excellent support from TP Link, I had gotten calls twice from the specialist unsolicited and many followup emails. All trying to help me solve the low speed problem.)I then change the A7(AC1700) to an AX21(AX1800), which does support WiFi 6 “ax”.The main advantage of using AX21 is that it raised the iPhone 11 max speed at 2.4G from 144M to 195M, a gain of 51M. And as a result, in real life, the 2.4G link speed seemed to have increased by about the same amount. Speed test showed that at 2.4G, I now got ~90-110M(download, previously 60M when using A7) and 100-120M(upload) with the channel and bandwidth set on auto. Though the download speed is still less than 195M, the link speed has increased by changing to a router that supports ax and has 4 antennas. Have no idea if a more expensive router will further increase the 2.4G speed.However, at 5GHz, both routers give 307M download and 330M upload, limited by Verizon Fios max speed of 300M.When doing speed test, I shut off all 2.4G emitters. I live in a rural area and I suspect there is little interference.A7 has 3 antennas whereas AX21 has four. Is the speed improvement at 2.4G due to the additional antenna or the support of WiFi 6 or both?
D. Hawkins –
I got this for one reason, its good ratings for use with OpenWRT. They sent me version 5 and several people said that Version 5 doesn’t work with OpenWRT, but when I tried it, it worked flawlessly. I was expecting to have to use the TFTP server to flash it, but that was unnecessary because the web interface worked fine. Since I’m not using the factory firmware, I can’t comment on that, but the hardware works well with OpenWRT.
Dario Crosetto –
I connected TP-LINK ACAC1750 Archer A7 to my Spectrum 500 Mbps and i actually get 570 Mbps directly from the modem and 550 Mbps from the router, this is exceeding my expectations.TP-Link customer service is great, they responded to my email within a few hours, our email was copied to 4+ experts at TP-Link to make sure all aspects of the problem would be addressed.Thank you,Dario
This is not the fastest WiFi router you can buy, but is is a great value if it’s performance meets your needs. Gigabit Ethernet is a minimum for wired service now days. The 5GH signal does drop off quickly, so you do not want to use this in a large or two story house. In a smaller home, it is more than adequate. The 2.4GH signal is really only for older legacy electronics. It is slow compared to the 5GH band.I love the TP-Link firmware. It is a very feature rich, well organized GUI. I also truly appreciate the continued updates, two already this year, and the ease of downloading and installing within the GUI.I also appreciate the feature to schedule periodic reboots to clear out the cache and keep the router running at peak performance. Kudos to the firmware development team.