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TP-LINK’s Archer C20i Review


By Jayanta Ghosh

Great product for your home and office setup

TP-LINK a global provider of networking products, exclusively unveiled its Powerful Archer Series first time in India at Com-IT Exhibition which was held in Bombay Exhibition Centre. The Archer C20i is the category leader for price-performance in the entry-level AC wireless category, and comes with a long two-year warranty.The Archer C20i supports the 802.11ac standard, offering higher throughput and longer range than previous generation routers, and is backward compatible with 802.11n devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Product Highlights:
TP-LINK’s Archer C20i comes with the next generation Wi-Fi standard – 802.11ac, backward compatible with 802.11n and 3 times faster than wireless N speeds. With higher power efficiency and robust security, 802.11ac gives  you a perfect solution to accelerate a home multimedia network and solve congestion that multiple devices may cause.

733Mbps Dual Band Connections for Lag-Free Work and Entertainment
With 433Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band, Archer C20i offers you the flexibility of two dedicated networks and ensures amazing wireless performance. Simple tasks such as sending e-mails or web browsing can be handled by the 2.4GHz band while bandwidth intensive tasks like online gaming or HD video streaming can be processed by the 5GHz band – all at the same time.

Stable Omnidirectional Signal and Superior Coverage
With 3 antennas combined with higher quality antenna technology, you can experience excellent wireless performance with stable signal in every direction and high speed across greater distances. This provides you with incredible wireless coverage and reliability from anywhere in your large home or office.

Easy USB Storage and Sharing
With the USB port, you can share a printer locally and files & media with networked devices or remotely via FTP server.

Guest Network
Guest Network Access provides secure Wi-Fi access for guests sharing your home or office network in a controlled manner without needing to expose private Wi-Fi access codes or other personal data.

Parental Control
Parental Control allows parents or administrators to establish restricted access policies for children or staff.

Easy Setup
Included in the resource CD, TP-LINK’s optimized configuration utility can help users complete the entire software installation and wireless network settings in just a few minutes.

IPv6 Supported
Archer C20i supports IPv6, which is the foundation of the next generation of the Internet and enables a range of new services and improved user experience.

Key Specs:

  • Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, MAC OS, Linux-based operating system
  • Dimensions: 4.44 x 2.36 x 6.73 in. (113 x 60 x 171mm)

In the Box:

  • AC750 Wireless Dual Band Router
  • Archer C20i
  • Power Supply Unit
  • Resource CD
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide

Price: Rs. 2500/-
Pros : Compact, Easy to set up, Nice built, Stylish
Cons:  No Gigabit LAN ports

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Final Thoughts

The Archer C20i features premium antenna technology: 3 internal high-quality antennas deliver not only stable signals in every direction, but also higher speeds across greater distances. Gives you superior omnidirectional wireless range and reliability.

Overall Score 4.1
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