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TP-Link AC1200 Smart WiFi Router - 5GHz Gigabit Dual Band MU-Mimo Wireless Internet Router, Long Range Coverage by 4 Antennas(Archer A6)

Model:AC1200 Maximum wireless transmission rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE standard 802.11 Specifications. Range and coverage specifications along with the number of connected devices were defined according to test results under norm...

Reviews by Features

Setup
(51 reviews)
Value
(26 reviews)
App
(32 reviews)
Work
(22 reviews)
Price
(36 reviews)
Tech support
(41 reviews)
Coverage
(39 reviews)
Range
(61 reviews)
Wifi
(45 reviews)
Strength
(28 reviews)
Speed
(71 reviews)
Product
(67 reviews)
Customer service
(7 reviews)
Isp
(5 reviews)
Item
(10 reviews)
Spot
(9 reviews)
Month
(5 reviews)

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setup

Reviews around setup (4.76 of 5)

  • The setup went well and no problems after installed
  • ui is fast, setup is easy and the interface is responsive and clean.
  • But the setup was easy, the UI is good and the signal is very strong
  • The setup was easy and my internet speed has increased drastically
  • During the failed setup attempts, I tried calling TP-Link tech support.
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value

Reviews around value (4.76 of 5)

  • But as a router, it's a great value for the money with simple setup, fast and feature packed
  • I bought this for the good value and reviews, but it only worked intermittently.
  • I substituted the Verizon WiFi router for this... and what an upgrade!Great value for the money
  • This router was chosen for its excellent value for the cost
  • WAN port connection to cable modem or gig switch port is not working as it should be :I have 3 of these router installed
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app

Reviews around app (4.45 of 5)

  • The App is completely useless.
  • The router fully covers my house with broadband signal and the included app is very user friendly and is also a great tool for managing my network.
  • Works great in all areas of my home and the tether app is great
  • WAN port connection to cable modem or gig switch port is not working as it should be :I have 3 of these router installed
  • TP-Link Tether app made it a bit easier to setup than web browser
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work

Reviews around work (4.45 of 5)

  • Bottom line: Only users with a good working knowledge of IT network technology should attempt to configure this or any other multi-port router on their own.
  • This router works very well with all the Internet providers in our area & is very easy to configure
  • Replaced an older router and this one works very well with the newer modems
  • This works great with my old modem; as good as new modem router which few hundreds of bucks
  • Very affordable router that works, however the description is misleading
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price

Reviews around price (4.34 of 5)

  • This one had a great price and worked right out of the box.
  • In operation for a few months without any problems, easy to set up, range seems ok, good price
  • This one is at the right price and does everything I need and more
  • If you can snag this router for a good price I highly recommend it over any router your ISP may be providing!
  • the price was a steal.
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tech support

Reviews around tech support (4.30 of 5)

  • No tech support( suprise there) never could get it to work
  • I well say this tech support is a joke and if this falls out again in the
  • I had to contact tech support, and their instructions were vague, I did get it working
  • I tried troubleshooting via forums as reviews today their tech support is horrible
  • As it happens, their "tech support" will only offer that you reset the router (which I had already done).
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coverage

Reviews around coverage (4.26 of 5)

  • The coverage was no better than my old Western Digital router and it was 10 years old
  • WAN port connection to cable modem or gig switch port is not working as it should be :I have 3 of these router installed
  • Terrible, terrible coverage
  • 5G works great, But I have multiple devices that only work on 2G and it stops connecting to the internet frequently
  • I needed a gigabit router once I upgraded my internet and this one was inexpensive, had great features and awesome coverage
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range

Reviews around range (4.24 of 5)

  • This router is super easy to set up and offers fantastic signal strength and range
  • range is much better than my ATT provided wifi router modem combo
  • This Wi-Fi router works well from the room that it is located in but the extended range across the house gets weak quickly on the 5G band.
  • Super friendly, easy to use, never dropped signal amazing range
  • This router offers not only very good range, but 4 lan ports.
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wifi

Reviews around wifi (4.11 of 5)

  • In order to find a solution I have disabled WiFi on my current setup and added the TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit Smart WiFi Router
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  • I purchased the TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit Smart WiFi Router as it was Xfinity approved and when the Xfinity technician showed up at the house he told me he had the same WiFi
  • Spent an hour and this TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit Smart WiFi Router gets no internet
  • This is my second tp-link wifi router and works just as well as the first one
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strength

Reviews around strength (4.00 of 5)

  • It was completely unreliable and the signal strength was weak
  • The signal strength is good and we have many devices connected through it!
  • Another issue is the signal strength that has trouble with a couple stud walls
  • It weighs 1% of what a router used to weigh back in the early 2010s and emits crazy signal strength
  • Pretty good signal strength throughout the house, easy set-up
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speed

Reviews around speed (3.95 of 5)

  • and I see my internet speeds are so much better the speed test shows higher speeds than my last router I am completely satisfied with this purchase.
  • Bought this router to attempt to improve signal strength and speed of our network
  • The speeds of 2.4 Ghz definitely lack and if you use it than I'd suggest getting something better
  • This router is just a typical one, easy to operate, reliable, but the speed is rather slow
  • My netgear speeds slowed down after and year and the highest speed I could get on 100 mb was 40mb
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product

Reviews around product (3.68 of 5)

  • I was expecting a great product, but this router NEVER worked!
  • I was expecting a great product, but this router NEVER worked!
  • Unless you are tech savvy I do NOT recommend this product!
  • Great product if you have newer devices that use the 5GHz band
  • Great product, only problem was setting it up with my phone, once it is set up it works great.
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customer service

Reviews around customer service (2.28 of 5)

  • Customer service has been useless
  • Customer service was unable to find the problem
  • Terrible product and customer service..
  • I have a solid 5 MB/s connection with the speed increase that results
  • My biggest dislike is the customer service
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isp

Reviews around isp (2.18 of 5)

  • I have a solid 5 MB/s connection with the speed increase that results
  • They were rude, they blamed our ISP at one point despite the incoming internet never being the problem, and they said only network technicians can setup their routers (which we'd need to pay them for, of course).
  • I well say this tech support is a joke and if this falls out again in the
  • then my old isp issued one and reaches further!
  • I hooked up my old router to verify that the problem is not the ISP

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item

Reviews around item (1.95 of 5)

  • We received this item and it was broken it wouldn't conecet to the internet and Amazon wouldn't help us or refused us for a damaged none working
  • I well say this tech support is a joke and if this falls out again in the
  • Seller hoped I would not return defective item, and keep my money as I do not have a printer to return label
  • The item works well
  • The performance is disappointing extremely annoyed that the 2.4 G keeps loosing connection to the Internet and router has to be rebooted at least once a day and would Not recomend this item therefore .
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spot

Reviews around spot (1.61 of 5)

  • I have the router signal strength set to high and there are no dead or slow spots in our small apartment.
  • Dead spots are reduced and speeds are way up in areas they were limited before.
  • I have a solid 5 MB/s connection with the speed increase that results
  • Good unit I should have bought a more powerful one my house has couple of dead spots.
  • The signal is strong all though my house with no dead spots
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month

Reviews around month (1.54 of 5)

  • This thing died 3 months after I purchased it
  • Update: broke not even a month in piece of junk
  • Two months later, the router AC1200, WiFi no longer working at all
  • supplied router... also saves $5/month off my bill so at the price I will break even at month 10
  • Just over 6 months it died.

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