Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by Daniel Osakwe
TP-Link AC1750 Review
- Affordable price.
- Excellent throughput performance.
- Simple to install.
- Robust management settings.
- Clumsy user interface.
- File transfer speed could be better
- USB 2.0 ports only.
Today, we’ll be looking at the TP-Link AC1750 router. This is a dual-band wireless router that has a couple of interesting features. However, what I’m most interested in is the design and the speed of the product. If you’re looking to buy a new router, you’re probably wondering if the TP-Link AC1750 is the right product for you. Right?
In this article, we’ll be looking at a couple of the features, the installation, as well as the performance of this router. We’ll also be looking at the price of the product so that you can make an informed decision when you’re ready to buy.
TP-Link AC1750 Review: Design, Price, and Features
- LED Indicators
- Four Gigabit LAN port
- Two USB 2.0 Por
- Sleek design
TP-Link AC1750 Review: Installation and Performance
- Easy to install
- Easy to configure
- Fast connection
- Can accommodate multiple devices
The Archer C7 was simple to install. I switched it on and entered http://tplinkwifi.net into my browser’s address bar to view the administration panel after connecting it to my desktop computer and the internet. I selected Auto-Detect by clicking the Quick Setup item on the left.
When the console discovered my internet connection, it prompted me to choose between concurrent (dual-band) and single-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz or 5GHz, but not both). When I choose Concurrent, the wireless settings screen appeared, where I could set the security parameters. I was prepared to go after configuring.
Our throughput testing was crushed by the Archer C7. The Linksys EA6350 AC1200+ Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router, the D-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-842), and the Netgear AC1200 Smart Wi-Fi Router (R6220) all performed significantly worse than it in our 2.4GHz close-proximity (same-room (72.5Mbps). Similar to this, it outperformed the competition in our 30-foot test, scoring 62.8Mbps against the Netgear R6220’s 48.3Mbps, the D-Link DIR-842’s 41.5Mbps, and the Linksys EA6350’s 39.3Mbps.
The Archer C7’s performance in our 5GHz throughput tests was exceptional for a cheap router. It outperformed the Netgear R6220 (331Mbps), the D-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-842) (332Mbps), and the Linksys EA6350 (509Mbps) in the close-proximity test (427Mbps). It once again won first place at 30 feet with a score of 250Mbps, defeating the Netgear R6220 (104Mbps), D-Link DIR-842 (111Mbps), and Linksys EA6350 (199Mbps).
We utilize a USB drive and a 1.5GB folder containing a mixture of photo, music, video, and document files to test the router’s read and write file-transfer speeds. The Archer C7’s file-transfer rates were average, as were those of other low-cost routers; its write speed of 21.5MBps was on par with that of the Linksys EA6350 and marginally quicker than the 17.6MBps of the Netgear R6220. 27.4MBps were achieved by the Linksys EA6100 AC1200 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router.
The Linksys EA6350 and Linksys EA6100 both had throughputs of 28MBps in the reading test, whereas the Archer C7’s throughput of 27.5MBps was slightly faster than the Netgear R6220 (25.6MBps). These tests did not include the D-Link DIR-842 since it lacks a USB port.
The performance and feature set of the TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (V2) belie its under $100 price tag. The Linksys EA6350 AC1200+ Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router, which costs $90, was outperformed by it in terms of 2.4GHz and 5GHz throughput ratings, management options, and the number of I/O ports. However, the Archer C7’s user interface may require an upgrade, and file transfer speed could be increased.