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TP-Link Archer C1200 router
TP-Link Archer C1200 (AC1200)
Our Verdict
Extremely affordable
Easy to set up
Good performance
Basic features
Where To Buy

The market of low-cost wireless routers has a new king in the TP-Link Archer C1200. This cheap dual-band router is a well-made upgrade to the Archer C5. Powerful enough to allow smooth streaming of videos and games, or to watch streaming movies without hiccups during viewing.

TP-Link Archer C1200 router

AC1200 Smart WiFi Router / Credit: TP-Link

TP-Link Archer C1200 (AC1200) Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

  • NECHSTAR METASCORE – 94% (Based on 2 expert reviews so far)


TP-Link Archer C1200 Specs:

  • CPU Processor: Broadcom BCM47189 @ 900 MHz
  • RAM Memory: 128 MB
  • WiFi Technology: 802.11b/g/n – 2.4GHz, 802.11ac/n/a – 5GHz
  • Speed: 300Mbps at 2.4GHz, 867Mbps at 5GHz
  • WiFi Performance: AC1200 (300 + 867)
  • Frequency band: Dual-Band (2.4/5.0GHz)
  • Number Of Ethernet Ports: 1x Gigabit WAN; 4x Gigabit LAN
  • Number Of USB Ports: 1x USB 2.0
  • Antennas: 3 external antennas
  • Features: Guest Wi-Fi, Beamforming




TP-Link Archer C1200 – Expert Reviews And Ratings

By Digital Citizen – 100% 

TP-Link Archer C1200 is the successor to the TP-Link Archer C7, and it beats its predecessor in every regard. It is a modern entry level router, with up-to-date hardware and WiFi technology. Its price is very affordable, and it offers all the basics people need for networking their apartments.


By GeekLingo – 88% 

Out of the box, the Archer C1200 is ready to go with a combination of convenience and good performance. This is the perfect budget device to add to any home. Within minutes of taking it out of the box, you’ll have fast, house wide internet access.


By Nechstar – N/A 

You shouldn’t expect the fastest internet speed from this entry-level router, but it is still a suitable choice for small and medium-sized homes and a good router for users who don’t need many advanced features.


By Nerd Techy – N/A 

Apart from that more rudimentary stuff, the TP-Link Archer A6 includes some solid support for VPN configuration. Whether you’re extra-concerned about security, or you’re trying to setup your own private network among company devices, that can be pretty handy.


By RouterChart – N/A 

The Archer C1200 is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The Archer C1200 supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.



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