TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7) -Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control, QoS Electronics

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OneMesh Compatible Router- Form a seamless WiFi when work with TP-Link OneMesh WiFi Extenders.Processor : Qualcomm CPU.   Router for wireless internet, works with Alexa, compatible with all Wi-Fi devices, 802.11ac and older   Dual band router upgrades to 1750 Mbps high speed internet(450mbps for 2.4GHz, 1300Mbps for 5GHz), reducing buffering and ideal for 4K streaming   3 external antennas for long range Wi-Fi. System Requirements-Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 12.0, Chrome 20.0, Safari 4.0, or other JavaScript-enabled browser. Cable or DSL Modem (if needed)   Gigabit Router with 4 Gigabit LAN ports, fast access to multiple connected wired devices, Ideal as a gaming router   Integrated USB port acts as a media Server, easily share your USB drive content   TP-Link tether app easily set up and remotely manage your home network   Works with all internet service providers, such as AT&T, Verizon, Xfinity, Spectrum, RCN, Cox, CenturyLink, Frontier, etc.( a modem is required for most internet service providers). Without replacing your existing devices or buying a whole new WiFi ecosystem, OneMesh helps you create a more flexible network that covers your entire home with TP-Link OneMesh products.

Additional information

Wireless Type

‎802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g

Number of USB 2.0 Ports





‎Archer A7

Item model number

‎Wireless Router Archer A7

Hardware Platform


Operating System

‎Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1/10, MAC OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux

Item Weight

‎14.9 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎9.59 x 6.32 x 1.29 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎9.59 x 6.32 x 1.29 inches




‎120240 Volts





Country of Origin


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

‎May 27, 2018

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4.4 4.4 out of 5 stars

79,744 ratings

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4.4 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank

#447 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories) #34 in Computer Routers

Model Name

Archer A7

Special Feature

Usb Print Server, Qos, Alexa Compatible, Internet Security, Parental Control

Frequency Band Class


Wireless Communication Standard

802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g

Compatible Devices

Gaming Console, Personal Computer, Smartphone, Tablet, Security Camera, Printer, Smart Television


5 GHz

Included Components

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Connectivity Technology

Wi-Fi, USB

60 reviews for TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7) -Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control, QoS Electronics

  1. Pam

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great job

    Our rural area has received fiber optic Internet connection (thanks to the Biden administration, I believe ) We have gone from three megs of data coming through our tiny phone line to a gig of data coming through the fiber optics. Rather than renting the cable company’s router, we purchased this one. The tech for the fiber optic company was very impressed & said it was a good router, and much better than the one they were going to rent to us. The price was perfect, and it is working wonderfully.

    2 people found this helpful

  2. crownzeal

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but…

    Dead after 17 months but when it worked, it worked well. Can’t expect much for something <$60 bucks. I still give it 4 stars for value and performance.

  3. Kevin d.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very powerful DD-WRT router at a great price.

    Originally got this router as a stop gap after my back-up router died and it has been fantastic. Punches well above its price in features, performance, and a user interface that’s so good I haven’t even put DD-WRT on it yet.

    2 people found this helpful

  4. HP3333

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tech support for set up

    I had trouble setting it up as it was the first time I needed to set one up myself. But Mel in tech support was amazing at getting all my devices working on the network. We had trouble connecting the WiFi printer to the network. But he went above and beyond to help me configure the printer even though it was really a printer issue and not a router issue.

  5. Eric King

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance for a low price

    Have only had this router for one day as of the time of submitting this review. However, so far so good.Previously I had been using the router that Spectrum gave us when we signed up for their service a couple of years ago, but as of late it had gotten to where twice a day every day our download speeds would cap out around 50-60Mbps, and upload speeds would cap around 6-8Mbps, but we have their 400 down 20 up service. One day I decided to restart the modem and router to see if it would help and lo and behold we were getting 450 down and 18 up again, but only for about 12 hours after restarting. So I figured out over the next few days that just restarting the router improved our speeds again, so figured something was wrong with it.Enter the Tp-Link AC1750. I researched the best router for under 100 bucks (could have spent more but don’t like to spend more than necessary!) and it showed up on multiple lists that I found. So since it was u see 60 bucks I figured I’d give it a shot and send it back if it didn’t measure up.Hooking everything up was very simple, and it comes with a quick start guide for those that are unfamiliar with setting up a new router. From umboxing to being connected to the I ternet took 3 or 4 minutes, and a couple of those minutes were spent waiting for the modem to restart.Once connected and on I downloaded their Tether app from the Play Store onto my phone, and the guided setup using the app was clear and easy, and took just a few minutes. I haven’t dug around the app too much yet, but it seems like a very easy way to change settings and whatnot for the router, and seems to have features that would be useful like displaying how many devices are connected, the ability to block devices, parental controls, etc. Since completing setup I’ve run multiple speedtests and I’ve gotten an average of 350-380Mbps down and always 23Mbps up, and the one device that is hardwired to the router using an ethernet cable (Xbox series x) gets around 460 down and 19 up.So it seems we lost a tiny bit of download speed but gained a good chunk of upload speed, and ping times and packet loss are comparable to our previous router. All in all I’m happy with the speeds I’m getting so far.As far as coverage, it seems to do pretty well. We live in a roughly 1700 Sq ft home and the router is all the way at one end of the house, but the rooms at the opposite end still get around 250-300 down and 15 or so up, and we also have a weather station mounted in the backyard that’s probably around 300 feet away from the router and mounted 10 feet high on a pole, and it receives a decent wifi signal.So far, very decent performance at a great price!

    2 people found this helpful

  6. Clarinda Gress

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    the most helpful assistance I received all day

    For whatever reason, and I have no idea what caused it, my router service failed for several hours yesterday. Repairing it was a torturous exercise, the only part of which that was truly helpful came from TP-Links’, Mona Shan. Mona stayed with me throughout the process and saw to it that my service, by way of my Archer A8, was restored. I am very grateful for her persistence and expertise

  7. Mirelys

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Cumple su función.

  8. Eddie Spaghetti

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Work great! Great bandwidth. Came well packaged.

  9. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    I just finished installing the A7 TCP-Link 1750AC router replacing a 6 year old Linksys E2500–having had to replace my modem earlier in the week after it failed and went into a reboot loop. The Linksys worked but not reliably of late and it was slow for a dual band router. I opted to use the quick install and then tweak later using the full featured web interface. The install using TP’s Tether app from my iPhone worked but not without a few missteps–a failure to connect to the router at first using the 5G SSID worked once I tried with the 2.4G. A second hiccup occurred when binding the router–it froze and I had to go back and repeat the step. I could have just logged in to the router from a laptop but wanted to see how well the app worked. I highly recommend this approach for newbies–as the steps involved and required knowledge of how routers work could prove a bit daunting for a total novice. That said, once installed and configured with the same SSID and password as my old router to save having to reconfigure a lot of devices (including a Netgear extender) everything worked and the entire process took less than 45 minutes. Once I had everything working I logged in to the full web app giving me access to the router through a thoughtfully designed interface . I made my security tweaks, set up a guest network, enabled Alexa control and tested every device to be sure all was in good order and then made a backup of the configuration–having been forewarned that a firmware upgrade would cause me to lose what I had just done. As it happened a firmware upgrade was indicated so I chose the automatic upgrade option but to my surprise everything stayed intact iso I did not have to resort to a restore from the backup–still I am a belt and suspender guy having sent too many years in IT and learning the lesson early on that what can go wrong will. So–the big payoff was the throughput. I used an app called Speedtest and was a very pleased to see a 3x improvement in download-regardless of which server I selected. Upload was slightly better but that is not generally an issue. My TV, Sonos products, 2 iPhones, extender, 2 computers and 2 Kindles all worked without any changes needed ( the virtue of keeping my SSID and passwords the same as before). Performance is obviously much improved. I would have given this a 5 star but for the two hiccups and a little more clarity in the basic quick setup about a few functions. Otherwise as the title say it was a near perfect install and if this router lasts as long as the linksys. Range has also improved greatly and I may not need the extender to get from the router to the most distant room but as the router is in a utility closet where the modem, Sonos bridge and a few other devices live I’ll keep it up. Our house is about 2,500 sq. ft if that gives you an idea of range. The signal is robust from every room.

    4 people found this helpful

  10. Cassandra

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product and customer service

    I’ve had this router now for two and a half years and it’s still working perfectly. Probably the best part about it is the mesh network- meaning I can, and have, hooked up a WiFi extender that works to get much better speeds downstairs while the modem and router are upstairs. The way a tech explained it, is if you don’t have a mesh network then a WiFi extender actually creates a secondary network, which doesn’t work so well. TP Link has one app for both the router and extender and it all works seamlessly.Today I needed to call their tech support for the first time. My product is past the 2 year warranty, but the rep still helped me without any issue. (And their 2 year warranty is already a year longer than most!) The issue was NOT the router itself, which I already knew when calling. My internet had gone out and a Comcast tech had to come out and fix it. When he did, the router stopped connecting, obviously due to something that was done with the internet connection, but since this is 3rd party hardware the Comcast tech didn’t know how to help me with it. So I called TP Link to try to get help reconnecting it.My call was answered immediately, I don’t think I had any hold time at all and it was 5pm PST, so peak time. The rep was patient with me- I was pretty clueless since I hadn’t set it up originally. And he was able to resolve my issue and get me back up and running! After having no internet for two full days thanks to Comcast, then getting it fixed but the WiFi now not working, I was super stressed out. So I am eternally grateful for them helping me!I plan on sticking with this brand if I ever need a new one because my experience with them has been all around great.

    19 people found this helpful

  11. Raegan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    GET IT

    I had slow internet and I determined the cause was my old router. You can determine this by testing the speed (just google speed test on your computer) while you’re on WiFi and running it again when you’re attached to modem via Ethernet cable. My speed was so much slower over WiFi than Ethernet, confirming issue was the router rather than the service to my building or the modem. My router was old so I got this one to replace it.OMG what a difference. I was getting like 2 mbps download speed in some parts of my apartment before, now I’m above 100 mbps in all parts of my apartment. I’m so impressed and am so happy I didn’t even need to pay for additional speed with my internet provider to get internet that is literally 20X better than I had before.If your router is the cause of your slow internet, try this one. I have Spectrum btw and it was super easy to setup .

    One person found this helpful

  12. Snapperhead

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Router at Good Price

    Purchased this router to replace the Spectrum router that I have been renting for 2 years. I was worried about screwing my wifi service up and did have a small hiccup. Fortunately, I was able to contact Nikko at TP-Link support and he was quickly able to diagnose the issue. He was very patient with me as well. I really appreciate when support is able to spend some time with me to troubleshoot. I can only imagine how frustrating a tech support job can be. Now I will be able to save the $5 monthly rental fee and this better router will pay for itself in just over 1 year. Wise purchase!

    One person found this helpful

  13. Terry

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just plug in and use

    This router was so simple to setup and use, all I did was plug it in turn it on and it did the rest. Speed maxed out at 50mbsp download while the wired router hits 100 mbps.

  14. Octandrew

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    TP LINK – Customer Support

    I’ve had this router for a few years now and it’s working really good. I was able to get support from TP-LINK and they helped me answer all my questions I’ve had. Von Ibanez is the TP LINK representative who was able to figure out how to have my TP LINK connected with my Xfinity router (that was bridged). Von Ibanez did in 5 minutes what Xfinity Representative were not able in 5 hours. I wish all the representatives would be as polite and smart as Von. TP LINK has my respect and I will continue to buy their products because of the simple reason that they hire people like Von.

  15. clepone1

    4.0 out of 5 stars



  16. Grant Smith

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    The setup is easy with the app if you have all tplink devices you can create a custom network. It’s awesome… it boost my connection for nearly a half an acre. I have no dead zones now.

  17. James E.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good signal.

    Works all over the house and signal reaches a couple hundred feet out into to property and to camper way out back. Good purchase.

  18. Curtis Braatz

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Has not dropped signal in the first month of use

    Did not load with the software. My son is a computer specialist and opened up the computer. It was recognized but had to be installed manually

  19. Carlton B

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome improvement.

    I had purchased an extender to help with the range of my old router. It helped but I needed more. After reading the reviews I purcshased this router. I am glad I did, what an AWESOME IMPROVEMENT. The extender is not needed and my signal is flawless so far.

  20. debbie hagen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Help!!

    Very Helpful – & Patient – Customer Assistance! I know a bit about computers, but had to completely reconnect all hardware and reestablish a Wi-Fi connection. This task seemed daunting to me! Joey Sonia helped me to do this in a very timely way. I couldn’t have done this on my own, & truly appreciated his hrlp! 🙂

  21. geezer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Meets my needs perfectly

    I searched for days to find a router to replace my 10 plus year old router. This router has the best price and features of every one I found. I have over 12 devices and my wife only do emails and search the internet. No online games or streaming. I am very satisfied with its performance. All my devices work with no disconnect, and the internet speed is outstanding. By the way installation was easy just watch on YouTube. Thanks TP Link for an outstanding product and Amazon, you did it again.

    4 people found this helpful

  22. Nazar NasirzadaNazar Nasirzada

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Performance and Budget-Friendly

    I recently purchased the TP-Link Archer A7 wifi router from in “used: like new” condition, and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed with this device. Despite being used, the router looks and performs like it’s brand new, and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.Setting up the router was a breeze, and it only took a few minutes to get it up and running. The range of the wifi signal is excellent, and I have no trouble connecting to the internet from any corner of my home. The speed of the connection is also very impressive.One of the things I appreciate about this router is the user-friendly interface of the management app. It’s easy to customize the settings and prioritize bandwidth for specific devices or applications. Plus, the guest network feature is a nice touch, as it allows me to give my guests access to the internet without compromising the security of my network.It also supports 220v, which makes it an ideal choice for use in countries with higher voltage standards. So, if you’re looking for a router that can handle your internet needs and works with your voltage requirements, the TP-Link Archer A7 is definitely worth considering.Overall, I would highly recommend the TP-Link Archer A7 wifi router to anyone in the market for a reliable and high-performance router. It’s a great value for the price, and it works flawlessly right out of the box.

    28 people found this helpful

  23. D. Sims

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup and use. Not as advanced as I hoped. Excellent signal strength!

    I like this product, to the point I purchased 4 of them.Pros: Easy to setup. Don’t have to be a techie to do it. Easy to manage via web or mobile app. Quick to start up or reboot. Distance for signal is impressive. With little interference, range at 5G is easily 200ft and close to 300 on the 2.4 connection.Cons: Was hoping the mesh feature would work between units, it does not. It needs some parent mesh unit to get it working properly. Directions and help files were not much help with this. Unit has the ability to match up the device name to it’s MAC…. does not share this between units or between mobile and webpage apps. Doesn’t always save these. This is minor, but in an area where people try to hack and piggyback, it’s nice to know what’s attached. USB feature is a bit of a bust. Was surprised it’s based of off very old tech. Not convenient to store and share media like a NAS would. Trying to connect the printer to it (USB) like a print server was a lie. Has issues with aluminum studs (common in modular homes).Overall: Excellent and easy to use device for pro’s or newbies. I highly recommend setting up a free account and getting the app so the units can be managed away from home.I currently have 3 units setup. Since the mesh was a bust, I set one as a router and connected it to my modem. Set my own IP range and DHCP range. Connected the other 2 units as relays via the 1G ports. I can now cover almost all of my 2 acre property with little issue. It’s not as smooth as mesh transferring from 1 wireless unit connection to the next, but it’s almost seamless.

    15 people found this helpful

  24. Owen S

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The hardware is pretty decent and inexpensive, works with OpenWRT

    Bought this a while ago and it’s worked pretty well. The default software is pretty meh but OpenWRT (third party linux-based OS/firmware) is available for it and was a breeze to install.

    3 people found this helpful

  25. Timothy P. Sullivan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid WiFi Router

    I purchased this TP-Link Archer A7 WiFi Router to replace an older model that failed after nearly 10-years of service. The A7 is a simple model, supported by Windows 7 and forward. Set-up is easy, the TP-Link configuration web interface is intuitive, and the WiFi signal is strong throughout my 2,200 square-foot house. For the price, one can’t ask for much more than that. An excellent value.

    12 people found this helpful

  26. Ozzy44

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    TP-link products are SOLID performers

    Have only owned this router for a couple of months. So far so good, have had no issues with the setup or operation of this device. It works as advertised and only time will tell if it is reliable. I have owned one other TP-Link router which was working flawlessly up to and including the day I had to move and leave it behind.

  27. jessbee

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    good customer service

    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.

    46 people found this helpful

  28. Lynn

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far no drops since I learned it’s important to use new ethernet cable and included adapter

    TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7)I was reluctant to replace my 15 yr old Linksys router, but it finally stopped working. I really didn’t care that my internet speeds were slowed down by the old router. It didn’t drop the internet often, when it did, I just unplugged it and plugged it back in & was almost instantly back online. Plus the Geek Squad set it up for me. During the 15 yrs, I unsuccessfully tried to setup another router & was intimidated by the experience. This time I had no choice.My experience setting up the Archer A7 was not a good one…however, a couple weeks later after much frustration, I realized all the problems I experienced were user errors.What I did that I shouldn’t have done:–My first mistake was using the 15 yr old ethernet cable. I figured it worked for the Linksys it should be good. After a week of the most unstable, frustrating wireless experience ever…it sometimes dropped every few minutes, I finally decided to try a new Ethernet cable. I didn’t use the short one that came with the Archer, I had a long one that I could attach to my laptop. In case the wireless was still dropping, I wanted to wire my laptop to the modem. Well, the new ethernet cable made a difference for about 24 hours, then wireless started dropping again. Boy, was I upset and frustrated!!! Plus, my HP LaserJet Pro wouldn’t print wirelessly. geesh…was I upset.–My 2nd mistake was using the 15 yr old adapter. All the old cables, and cords on the modem and old router were/are short. It was difficult to even pick the modem up to attach/detach anything which is why I used the old adapter which was plugged into an extremely hard to reach outlet. After another week of absolutely, insane frustration and hours of research, I finally used the adapter that came with the Archer…and yes the cord is even shorter than the old adapter cord, but finally wireless stopped dropping and actually hasn’t dropped since.The only remaining problem was getting my HP LaserJet to print wirelessly.—Lesson learned…when it’s suggested to use new cables, etc. I need to follow that advice. I was so ready to rent a router from our cable company, Spectrum, but kept putting off calling them.—-Today, I finally got the LaserJet to print wirelessly. At the beginning of this mess (that I pretty much created myself) I had to reinstall the printer driver which I did during the time the wireless kept dropping. I didn’t & still don’t have time to spend researching all the errors I was experiencing, but finally realized I needed to reinstall the printer driver again. This time the instructions I followed were a bit different and a few steps had different results which made more sense. The 2nd reinstall solved the problem. My LaserJet is finally printing wirelessly again.Actually I don’t have a lot of experience with all this stuff, but have spent time through my years of using computers that I kind of learned my way around. I used the internet extensively to search for answers and understand terms that were new to me.Because I have so many wireless devices setup, I didn’t want to have to set them up again so I used my old network name and password.With the new Archer A7, I am finally getting the internet speed I’ve been paying for and so far, haven’t had a drop since I used a new ethernet cable and the included adapter.

    30 people found this helpful

  29. orion

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Signal Strength But Some Issues

    I was really looking forward to seeing what the Archer A7 router could do. My terrific, but aging Asus router has been great but was a little pricey at $173 about 3 years ago. So, I decided to go much less expensive this time around. After a lot of research the Archer A7 seemed like a solid pick and was only $46 after an instant $10 coupon from Amazon.However, there were some issues.Problem#1: When the package arrived the initial setup was easy using the Tether app. Everything seemed fine and then I went ahead with a firmware update. That’s where it all went wrong. I could no longer connect to the internet, very frustrating. As it turns out the update patch wiped out all of the settings I had put in when setting up the router. The router had to be reset to factory specs and the setup done all over again. I was not impressed. After repeating setup the router was back in service.Problem #2: Once the router was up and running after the firmware update debacle, I went to mount the router on the wall. This is one reason I bought this particular router – it was wall mountable. Well, the slots provided on the back of the router have a plastic bottom which is so shallow that it was impossible to find a screw that would fit all the way into the slot without bottoming out on the plastic bed inside the slot. I ended up grinding down the heads of the screws so they would fit. Easy to do with a grinding wheel but it would be a pain to do this by hand. It would be nice if Tp-link included the proper size screws with the router.Problem#3: I used the Tether app for setup and it went fine. My mistake was that I used a different password for the router than the password for Tether. This was a mistake that caused me some grief until I realized that you first have to login into Tether with it’s password and then select your device (router or whatever) and login to it with its own password. It was really frustrating to get login error messages until I realized that using Tether required two distinct logins – one for Tether and one for your device. If I had used the same password for both Tether and for the router I could have avoided the confusion.Problem#4: The security settings allow IP to MAC binding. I am not a network person so I had to research this and everything I read said this was a good idea. However, when I set up the binding several of my devices could no longer connect to the internet. I had to undo the binding and when I did everything was fine. This was likely not a router issue but just my lack of knowledge, so no fault of the router, just a head’s up.Note that the QOS function is very limited and it seemed to be slowing down my connection so I turned it off. It might be useful for households of more than one person, but for me it really didn’t help.After almost a week of use I am quite happy with the router. Speedtest shows great results, there have been no dropouts or other hiccups. It looks good on the wall and the signal is strong in my 1,700 square foot house. If it lasts for a couple of years then it will have been a great purchase. I’m also happy that it doesn’t run hot, at least not yet.Feb 13 Update: Today the 5 ghz band stopped working and I had to reboot the router. Hopefully, this is not going to be an ongoing issue. My last router would go months without needing a reboot.Feb 19 update: Well, looks like this is going to be a finicky router. Another reboot was needed last night. So, it went from Monday to Thursday before needing a reboot. My last router went many months without needing a reboot, so this router is going to be a pain. The performance is good but the constant rebooting offsets that. Don’t think I would buy this router again. Downgraded my rating.Feb 26 update: I tried a few things to see if I could get more stability. I used WIFI Analyzer to find the least crowded channels and selected those manually in the wireless settings instead of selecting “auto” channel selection. Also used 20 mhz(instead of Auto) for 2.4 ghz band channel width. The 5 ghz channel width is still set to auto. Am getting good speeds on both bands and no dropped connection in the last week. Don’t know if changing the settings helped or not but just happy that the router hasn’t needed a reboot. Hope it lasts (fingers crossed).

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  30. Seul

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning – newer usb drives may not work as shared storage!!

    I usually wait to give things a good trial, until I get to put something through it’s paces, before writing reviews.This router has been very good so far … but it’s still early. I just discovered something key for my use though…It has a USB port for sharing a USB storage device (theoretically a USB HDD/SSD, or USB “thumb drive”). I knew this and planned on doing this when I bought the thing. I was excited to see that the router has support not only for SMB, but also http://FTP... cool. However, I soon found out that this router (A7) does not support some key file systems. Specifically, it supports FAT32 and NTFS, but not exFAT. This is pasted from the A7 support page, tech-specs on USB:1× USB 2.0 PortSupported Partition Formats:NTFS, FAT32Supported Functions:FTP ServerMedia ServerSamba ServerFor those not in IT, here’s why this IS important (if you already know, then this isn’t for you:) ) … without getting into technical advantages/disadvantages of file systems! … NTFS is the ‘typical’ windows file system – windows reads/writes to it. Many/most Macs out there, however can READ but NOT WRITE to NTFS. So NTFS isn’t a great option for a drive if you use Mac, or want a portable drive to move back and forth between mac and other systems. FAT32, the other filesystem that this A7, can be read/written to by win and mac but FAT32 is an older standard and cannot hold files larger than 4GB nor can it “recognize” more than 8TB in a drive. 8TB is probably okay for a drive maximum for most people, but if you have large files (like a DVD image, 4k movie, or large backup file), the 4GB limit will be a problem. exFAT, the file system I mentioned above but is NOT supported by this router >>IS<< the one of the 3 that is able to be read and written to by Windows, Mac, LInux ... about everything! exFAT seems to be becoming becoming main stream for portable drives - my newer USB drives have come formatted exFAT. Formatted that way, though, those drives won't work on this Router!!! OUCH!! I am very comfortable re-partitioning and re-fomatting drives - I did it all the time - but a) the average user probably isn't, and b) switching file systems will generally wipe out the data on the drive.SO if, like me, you have newer USB drives that are exFAT, they won't work as-is for shared storage on this router. Your options are buy a new drive (and HOPE it's NTFS -- FAT32 isn't really used anymore), or format your exFAT drive to NTFS (or FAT32) and loose whatever data was on it and don't plan on using the drive as a usb drive on a mac down the road.Maybe TPLink will add exFAT support with firmware updates, but right now, the www site still lists this router as only supporting NTFS and FAT32 and it's not the newest in the fleet, so I doubt it'll see the love.OTW, the routher has had better signal strength than the similarly spec'ed ASUS I replaced and actually gets faster speeds (though the ASUS has similar specs, it never came as close to spec as this one does). THis one has yet to drop wifi clients - ASUS did it all the time. The web Interface to administer the router is okay. I'm not a fan of the pastel blue theme and there are some tech things missing, as some IT-minded reviewers have pointed out, but in "advanced" mode, I find about as many controls as most consumer routers have, maybe slightly more.I just got a couple mesh extenders, so am about to try that out.... we'll see....So, yeah, I think it's a good router ... but it certainly fails to reach great d/t not supporting the "current" standards for file systems for portable drives. Frankly, that makes me a little weary of future TPLink purchase. 13 people found this helpful

  31. Debra

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    WiFi Router (Archer A7)

    Enjoyed the delivery promptness. Package not damaged. Product has been installed and seems to be working with great success.

  32. roadie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    With our old router we always had spots in our house where we had a very weak or no signal. This one seems to cover the entire house jsut fine. Set up was easy with the app on my phone. We’ve only been using it for a few weeks but so far so good.

  33. Mike X.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Router!

    I LOVE this router. It literally took 10 minutes to set up. The range on the WiFi is incredible. It goes much farther than the router it replaced. I can walk out to the front yard and still have good signal, and this is shooting through brick walls. This router is an exceptionally good value. I would not hesitate to purchase this. Delivery was fast! Thank you Amazon.

    3 people found this helpful

  34. Sue Uptegrove

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    On time and as advertised.

  35. Caracal1171

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super easy to setup

    Wow, I had this up and running is less than 5 minutes. Super easy to setup. Now, I just hope it doesn’t break!

  36. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great coverage

    A major update from my old router. Great wifi coverage

  37. Ula

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed with coverage

    I purchased the TP-Link Archer A8 Smart WiFi Router to replace my Netgear Nighthawk due to connectivity issues, but unfortunately, I haven’t been entirely satisfied with the TP-Link router.One of the primary concerns I’ve had is with the signal strength and propagation. Even with the use of a range extender, I’ve experienced worse coverage compared to my previous Netgear router. This is disappointing, as a router’s primary function is to provide reliable and consistent WiFi coverage throughout the home.While the Archer A8 boasts high-speed and MU-MIMO capabilities, it seems that these features didn’t translate into the expected performance in terms of signal reach and stability.In summary, the TP-Link Archer A8 Smart WiFi Router may not be the best choice if you’re looking for improved coverage and signal strength, especially if you’re experiencing connectivity issues. It’s essential to choose a router that meets your specific needs and provides the reliable coverage you require for your home network.

    8 people found this helpful

  38. fjhh

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup.

    Needed 2.4 & 5Ghz networks, 2.4 for the security cameras.

  39. Desirre-n-Vacherie

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting Router

    I purchased the TP-Link AC 1900WiFi Router model Archer A8 as an update because my previous router was well past 10 years. I selected this brand/model because it was noted as compatible with my internet service provider. I am some what tech savvy and followed instructions, which appeared to be very simple. However, I was unsuccessful. I passed the task to the younger technology generation & they too could not get that 1 light to change from “red” to “green.” Called TP-Link customer service line & with the help of Izza I was up & running in no time (less than 10 minutes). Despite the struggle to understand one another due to languages, Izza remained calm, courteous & professional. She was very patient and verified information I gave was correct. Thank you Izza!!

    2 people found this helpful

  40. G. Schmidt

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really happy with this product

    Went from copper to fiber and needed a new lower speed router with good home coverage. This product works perfectly for what we wanted and needed. Easy set up and works great for streaming and for our PV monitoring.

  41. Francisco Rodriguez

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelente producto

    So fast, chanched my wi fi connection.

  42. scott

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to set up. Fast shipping. Works great.


  43. Aracely Paulino

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    This is a great router, I get to use multiple devices and internet is not slow. I can’t complain

    One person found this helpful

  44. Shelee Morey

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Much better WiFi reception

  45. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    I decided to buy my own router. My friend suggested the Archer A8…ok I bought. I was having a lot of buffering with this particular internet company. I called TP-LINK and spoke with Joey. Joey was friendly and professional. First, we ran a speed test and found that adjustments needed to be made. He walked me through each step. More importantly NO MORE BUFFERING! My speed is back up to where it should be and what I’m paying for! Thanks Joey! He knew exactly what adjustments to make on the router.

  46. RubyTC

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Customer Service and Great Router

    I purchased this router as I previously had a different TP-link router that I really liked and found it easy to use. The previous router stopped working due to a faulty extension cord, NOT the fault of the router. This router is working well, thanks to Mona, a TP-link customer service representative. She was very patient with me, as I am not terribly tech savy, and helped me through the steps to set up this new router. Thank you Mona for your help!

  47. Federal Attorney

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    This rocks! Finally, perfect streaming, no buffering, insanely fast; toss your Verizon Router in the trash where it belongs. I’m getting 1 GIGABYTE/second on my Wifi on over 10 devices – no slowdowns.

  48. john ramsey

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Works well

  49. Voiceguy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great When It Works, Which Is Most of the Time

    Review originally titled, “Plan to Buy A New One Every Few Months”Here’s what I originally wrote: “When this device works it’s great. Mine failed after 8 months, and trying to deal with TP-Link for technical support or warranty fulfillment is an exercise in futility. Yet at this price I guess the “rent” for this unit is about $8 per month.”So I will just buy another one and hope it lasts at least that long again.”I stand by what I said about TP-Link technical support. However, I was able to get this box to work again. I did buy a replacement unit but have not opened it. If my current one continues to work, I will probably return the replacement unit to Amazon unopened.My problems originated with the cable internet provider, Spectrum. Somehow, my internet modem “fell off the grid.” Although we were getting internet service at home, Spectrum reported that our modem was “off line.” Then after the sixth day in this status our service stopped altogether. It turned out that our modem needed to be “provisioned” again — basically set up as though it was brand new service. Spectrum used obsolete information to do this, so it took several phone calls and two technician visits to get a working internet signal to come out of the cable modem. I could get internet service with a single computer plugged directly into the cable modem. But the rest of the household was dark.The problem was that this TP-Link router would not “shake hands” with the cable modem. The router could see the modem, but would not engage with it to deliver internet service to the router customers. None of the troubleshooting advice in the TP-Link manual or from their chat-based technical support made the slightest difference.What finally did make a difference was this: Holding the reset button in (with a bent paper clip) for more than 30 seconds. The manual says more than 5 seconds is enough, but that’s wrong. After 30 seconds of reset, I was able to navigate to the router’s setup screen from my laptop with a hardwired ethernet cable and re-initialize everything (language, time zone, type of service, etc.). The router finally made a successful connection to the internet signal being provided by the cable modem, and now everything works.Things have been working now for a bit more than a week, so I suspect they will continue to work with this current box. Clearly the initial blame for everything lies with Spectrum, which messed up our service by somehow un-provisioning it. But the process of getting this router to work again was needlessly difficult, which is why I offer only four stars.Performance-wise, this unit is quite good, and better than a more expensive Motorola unit that I used previously. The three antennas on the back seem to generate a very powerful wi-fi signal that easily covers our household. The wifi signal is servicing two laptop computers, two iPhones, an iPad, a Kindle Fire tablet, an Apple TV box, and a Sony Blu-Ray player’s online streaming functions. They all seem to coexist happily. The unit is also servicing a Brother printer/scanner and a third computer via hardwired Ethernet (there are four outlets on the back).For the price is seems pretty hard to beat. And if I run into this kind of problem again I expect to be able to solve it much more quickly.

    3 people found this helpful

  50. Joshua Langel

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great value router.

    Needed a new router for family’s vacation apartment. This was easy to set-up and does the job. I love TP links app, it works well and easy. I do prefer TP links mesh systems over this so would push people in that direction where applicable, even for a few dollars more.

  51. Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Muy bueno

    Lo malo es que, en su documentación es difícil encontrar algunas cosas aun sigo buscando como configurarlo como cliente Wifi y que luego pueda conectar algún equipo por cable y este tenga internet

  52. MY

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    TP- Link 1900 Router

    I got this router because a lot of friends have this model. It works great, it’s stationed at one end of the house due to Xfinity using old cable tv cable line to the modem. I get Wi-Fi from one end of the house to the other and all the rooms.

  53. Bill

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great unit, fair price, works with my Spectrum internet service.

    Spectrum will not provide equipment that lets you turn off the WiFi – it is ALWAYS ON, whether you like it or not. I DON’T like Wifi exposure and so I hard-wire everything. This router has been excellent, no failures after a year? or 2, can’t remember when I bought it. It was fairly easy to install and get working. I bought this unit because the price was great, reviews were very good AND IT HAS AN ON/OFF BUTTON FOR THE WIFI!

    6 people found this helpful

  54. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars


    Feels cheaply made but it was a relatively cheap router so….So far it has worked well.

  55. Bruce Murdock

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Works great. Own it, and no rent.

  56. Giorgi JanjgavaGiorgi Janjgava

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Blazingly Fast

    So I have the best packet provided my local ISP (Magitcom 100Mbps, Tbilisi). As usual every ISP provides a cheap and weak router so you need your one. I have never had my own router and with little search on the internet I gave a try to this amazing router. There is a huge wall between where I sit and the router (Screens show results where from I sit/work) but anyways I get what I pay for.

  57. Ken

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup

    easy set up and configuration. Works great for a large areas. No need to add additional access points.

  58. JSB

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well except for one feature

    This router works well and was easy to setup. One reason I bought it was that it features a push button off switch for the WiFi on the back. It turns out that when the router indicator shows that WiFi is off an RF signal is still being transmitted based on an RF meter. Apparently only the data is disabled and not the RF signal. The design should have disabled the RF signal output. This is important to people who are concerned about RF exposure to their health when sitting a few feet away from the router.

    One person found this helpful

  59. Judith M. Sharp

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    Works great, quick shipping

  60. lifeisbetterwithJesus

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    Got it to replace the cable companies router/modem box, this router works just fine for my home’s 1400sq. Ft. It’s old school, but does the job. 👍

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