TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7) - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control and QoS
- JD Power Award ---Highest in customer satisfaction for wireless routers 2017 and 2019
- 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
- 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
- Industry leading 2 year and Free 24-7 technical Support
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5 points • justgang1
Any particular reason you mikrotik? For reference I’m gonna include the tp link ac1750 down below. Thanks!
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7) - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control and QoS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_7nYTFb70049TG
5 points • 4D4N_ROJ45
For 25mbps you dont need any high end stuff. A gaming router would be overkill for sure but overkill isnt bad it just depends on you. But i would just go for the basics with good range since its only 25mbps heres a suggestion
3 points • SheepishCombozZ
Gaming is kind of a bullshit term. Just sub $100 1Gb and at least 802.11ac is what you need.
Edit: This seems pretty good.
3 points • HardFartVictory
Any router is compatible with the service, so for your budget I would recommend the TP-Link Archer A7.
2 points • dgribbz53
The TP links work well and their price is low enough that you get your return back in a few months: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC1750-Smart-WiFi-Router/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=Computer+Routers&qid=1600364929&refinements=p_89%3ATP-Link&sr=8-3&ts_id=300189
They also work well as extenders. If you ever move into a building that requires multiple routers for coverage they can be plugged into the existing fios router to extend the network.
2 points • sub_surfer
Do you mean a modem/router combo, or did your ISP already give you a modem? I can recommend a wifi router.
2 points • Gark32
For fios, only a router is needed. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jGhrFbNEZ8G3J
I have used this one for a couple years, and it works great.
2 points • sk9592
Personally, if it was me, I would buy a decent affordable basic AC router to tide me over:
If you're going to spend hundreds of dollars, I would wait for better WiFi 6 options to come out.
Personally, I don't care for "mesh" wifi systems. They are overpriced consumer hardware in my opinion. If I'm spending ~$300, I would buy look into buying professional gear. Like a Ruckus access point.
But whether you're buying a mesh system or a professional access point, it's going to be another year before we see mature WiFi 6 options widely available.
2 points • CA1900
The TP-Link Archer A7 has been the recent budget king. Slightly out of your price range at $63, but very well reviewed.
2 points • Doctor_who-
You’re better off buying a decent and affordable router that supports Gigabit Ethernet and using a wired connection instead. I use this router and haven’t had any problems with it. TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7) - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control and QoS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_4ffTFbT74BX22
2 points • Yo_2T
I wouldn't get that router. It's using wireless N and only have 100Mbps ports. That defeats the purpose of spending that much money on a 3.1 modem (I'm assuming for gigabit service).
Get this one and you should be fine: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC1750-Smart-WiFi-Router/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=psdc_300189_t3_B07X4YQNXQ
2 points • IWantedASecond
Thanks! This is very helpful.
I have this attached to my cable modem in my apartment. Would that work for Fios in the house?
(Also currently feeling a little out of my element. I'm good with computers, but I'm much better at playing with software than hardware)
2 points • missed_sla
For that speed, just get a basic router. TP-Link AC1750 will be more than enough.
2 points • reeve125
Looks like this guy has the USB port, any special type of USB cable or just the USB-C I use to charge phone in car?
4 points • dieselz
4 points • mrbudman
You know you could of gotten a lot less than a $200 router that would handle your speed.. I show the
for $52, accounting for inflation when you bought that wrt54g.. Its cheaper then what you paid 10 years ago.
4 points • BAFUdaGreat
TP Link Archer A7 the best selling router on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC1750-Smart-WiFi-Router/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=archer+a7&qid=1600370174&sr=8-3
1 points • Aspirant_Fool
I've read the Intel paper. Note that their test case involves a 2.4GHz wireless mouse, not a WiFi signal. Most 2.4Ghz wireless mice operate at the bare fringe of functionality with regard to signal strength, and their signal is weaker than a WiFi signal by several orders of magnitude.
At the distance from the router you're describing, you should expect the received signal strength at your MBP to be somewhere around -40dBm, with anything less than -50dBm likely indicating a faulty antenna on the router. According to the Intel paper, a probe placed right next to an offending device raises the noise floor in the 2.4GHz range to ~-95dBm. That still leaves you with a signal to noise ratio in the neighborhood of 45-55dB. Any ratio better than about 20dB is acceptable, greater than 30dB is exceptional. Also note that Intel tested in laboratory conditions with the devices in question inside RF absorbing chambers, so the control noise floor they measured was artificially low. In the real world, things like your neighbors' WiFi access points, your other WiFi devices, your cordless phone, etc., all contribute to a noise floor that is almost certainly significantly higher than the approx. -95dBm that Intel detected in their experiment.
With regard to the quality of the hub not making an issue, a few points in response:
- The quality absolutely can make a difference. Better shielding reduces the RF noise, as shown by the Intel paper you linked.
- A higher price does not always mean improved quality.
- Reading Amazon reviews is essentially the opposite of research. Rather than expanding your own knowledge, you are integrating the ignorance of others.
Since you're so close to the router, and since I've re-read that paper now that you linked it, there are a couple other things you could try:
- Use a multiport adapter that includes an ethernet port, and use an ethernet cable to connect to your router
- If possible, tuck your existing hub down behind your desk or move it to the other side of your MBP. Since the noise is so weak, small changes in position or small obstructions between the hub and your receiving antennas could have a significant impact
Upgrading the router is still a good idea regardless. Specific product recommendations are out of scope for this sub, by my general recommendation is to not use a combo device if it all possible. Not only are combo devices almost always the worst of both worlds (a crappy router bolted onto a crappy modem), they also cost more and tie your WiFi setup to a provider-specific device, so that if you ever switch providers in the future, you end up replacing two devices instead of one. Adding a device like this to your existing setup and switching the ISP-provided modem/router to 'bridge' mode would net you multiple benefits at a cost similar to just adding a multiport adapter with ethernet. While you would most likely have to call Spectrum for help switching their device to bridge mode, you'd also have to call them to register a new modem, so it's a wash on that front.
1 points • ajairo
You could get a router like this and use it access point mode.
1 points • JP20Boss
I've been using the TP-Link AC1750 Archer A7 in my homelab for the last year, very satisfied with it. Comes in around $65, up to 1300Mbps on 5G and 450Mbps on 2.4G
1 points • coheed9867
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control&QoS (Archer A7) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_Qt9BFbKNSXCEG
1 points • Trailblazer108
>eero 3 pack
Thank you! Do you think it makes sense to buy a cheap router like this TP-Link AC1750 and then use the Eero 3 pack to extend it?
3 points • bbsittrr
>I want to be able to set up 2.4ghz and 5ghz.
Then you are going to need to buy a router with a 5ghz radio.
This one does not have a 5ghz radio.
>The router + this version of the firmware don’t apparently support 5ghz, will upgrading to a different dd-wrt version enable it
No. And, it's over ten years old, has 10/100 "fast ethernet" ports, and a slow single core CPU what will struggle to put out 50mbps.
>when ISP’s refer to “speed” are they referring to ping response time, download speeds or some average of upload and download?
Speed is your upload speed and download speed.
Cable is often 100 down 10 up, or 200 down 10 up. DSL average is 12 to 18 down, 1 up.
Ping is a more subtle measurement they don't advertise, and, that varies a lot by who you are trying to connect to.
you recycle the old asus, and get a TP Link Archer a7/c7 from amazon for about sixty bucks.
If you have a bigger budget, there are other options, but if that old Asus is working well enough for you, this one is many times better.
1 points • Lagotta
Fifty two bucks:
> It'd be nice to have something reach to my backyard and garage.
All consumer routers are limited in transmit power, and, it's a two way communication. You may need to add access point, depending on what walls are made out of.
1 points • macher52
Is this the Amazon product?
1 points • huskersftw
So I've had the 300mbps package for 3 months now and my property offers the combo modem/router.
I found this combo modem/router is TERRIBLE for wifi. I bought a router off of Amazon and it made a HUGE difference for coverage. Before I was getting less than 5mbps in some rooms, now I can consistently get 200+ almost everywhere. Should be plenty fast for working from home
I bought this router and called Bloom for help setting it up, although I think you could just plug and play.
1 points • TheHandsomeToad
For playing wireless VR, will any 5ghz router be okay enough? I understand some will be better than others, but I don't wish to spend a lot for optimal performance, just good enough to where I won't notice problems. I was looking at this one since it's budget friendly.
1 points • JohnDeloreansGhost
The Archer A7 router is known for pretty decent coverage and it has an explicit Access Point mode
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (Archer A7) - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control and QoS
1 points • NotGrimIV
So Netgear modem should be solid, but I should get a different router brand. Any general advice or names you know of for a router to pair with it? When I looked on amazon the router that was "frequently bought with it was a TP-Link AC1750. Any thoughts on this one?
1 points • tomvs123
Not a lot of difference between the top brands these days. People normally recommend ASUS routers, but they haven't done a lot of improving recently (besides making more expensive routers with comically large amounts of antennas).
Here's a decent one at a good price and is actually on sale at the moment: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC1750-Smart-WiFi-Router/dp/B079JD7F7G
1 points • Mr_Halo_Sin
I bought one of these... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079JD7F7G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I came from a great ASUS router from years ago....
this thing blew it away, as far as speed goes. The range isn't nothing great, but damn it's fast.
1 points • mrpink57
Depending on budget but in the cheaper All In One(AIO) routers the Archer C7 is a pretty good choice.
How big is the apartment, and do you have ethernet jacks around the apartment?
1 points • xargling_breau
TP-Link AC1750 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_t1_dlT1_3Ct4FbC9AYS9B
1 points • Devration
Just check if the details tell you it has gigabit LAN ports, if so, you're golden.
Just as an example: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC1750-Smart-WiFi-Router/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=gigabit+router&qid=1594508727&sr=8-3 > Gigabit Router with 4 Gigabit LAN ports, ...
This one will get you gigabit over cable, for sure. So just look for something that tells you that.
1 points • m-p-3
1 points • TravisCo29
The stock att router is your issue. Get this TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control&QoS (Archer A7) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RGeXEb1TEFTPW
1 points • LR117
No model number. Just says AC1750 on it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gNsJEb2JR2DNG
1 points • s3c7i0n
Here's a decent router with WiFi, for about $65: TP-Link AC1750
That one should fit any of your current needs, as well as anything likely to come up over the next few years. Should be about as simple as plugging it in, then naming the Wi-Fi network and setting a password. Just be certain that you change the admin password on it when you get it. The default passwords for most routers are well-known to hackers, So it's always in your best interest to have a custom set password for the admin login on the router.
3 points • iahebert
1 points • RomanOnARiver
What's the internet speed you need to support? I picked up a real cheap Tenda router for like $10 that's the super low end. I think a good option that I would get if I was getting a new router today is: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fab_899DFb6YBA4J1
1 points • monkeyphonics
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control&QoS (Archer A7) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_3Tt8EbDR8F7KD
1 points • eprosenx
Yeah, that was probably me. Here it is:
Over 10k reviews on Amazon. I installed this for my in-laws and it has been flawless for almost a year now.
I have not tested it on a full gigabit connection yet.
1 points • MinnisotaDigger
Motorola surfboard docsis 3.1.
This will work fine:
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control&QoS (Archer A7) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JD7F7G/
If you ever want more WiFi coverage, buy more WiFi APs and wire them in. Don’t just buy a more expensive router. It’s better to have two $50AP then one $300
1 points • ProDigit
1- you may be right on the antennae. I only run 1 per unit, though the reception is 4 to 5 bars in my home. A USB is not an option for me. I know it's cheap, but not if you have 60 units that need to be online, plus some usb wifi picks have the same system (they're made for 3.6V, and plugging them 24/7 into a 5V usb port overheats them.
2- Ethernet is non functional on the pi and a stock ubuntu or variant. Plus requires cabling, a costly and power hungry ethernet hub (50-80W $125 32-48 port is about the cheapest I see online).
3 Lubuntu is generally considered second in terms of reliability, next to ubuntu. And exceeds mint, pop, and other operating systems that are based off of the same, but have a smaller staff working out their OS bugs. I looked at the drivers, though it's a ralink RT5572 from what I could gather.
6 or 7 should not be the issue, as the device gets a signal even without an antenna connected. The antenna is a plain wire, connected to the center pin. Connection is between 4 to 5 bars out of 5.
8- b/g/n should be a non issue, but my AP may actually switch between b/g and n networks causing the issue... My router is one of Amazon's highest ranked routers. I doubt it would have bugs like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B079JD7F7G
1 points • mjayg
I asked some of the people I game with and also read some reviews and went with the one below. There is a better/faster one I think but needed to stay within the budget. Good luck! :D
1 points • HereBeBeer
I connect to dozens of different VPNs including Cisco AnyConnect and for the past 2+ years have used a TP-Link AC1750. Never had a problem. The wifi routers built into the modems that Spectrum uses are really bad.
1 points • millingmadly
Idk how much is budget but this is the one I have for me and 2 roommates. Works great
1 points • HeatherBeam
Will this work with the gateway?
1 points • satturn18
1 points • mcribgaming
How about an Archer A7 flashed with OpenWRT? You can set it to either "Client Mode" if you just need its 4 LAN ports to connect to the current Netgear wireless or "Wireless Bridge" if you need it to accept wireless clients as well.