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TP-Link Archer C5 (2014) review

The TP-Link Archer C5 (C5) router released in 2014. It is powered by Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558 @ 720 MHz chipset, 128 MB RAM and 16 MB flash. The AC1200 router is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the maximum speed that you can get with Archer C5 is 300 + 867 Mbps.

The Guest network is a useful feature of the Archer C5 router that creates a separate network for guests. It has 2 x USB 2.0 port(s).

The Archer C5 router has 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports.

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TP-Link Archer C5 (C5) specifications

Brand
TP-Link
Name
Archer C5
Type
C5
Launch
2014

Body

Dimensions
243 x 160.6 x 32.5 mm

System

The router's memory (RAM) cannot be expanded. By default, the router's flash memory is used to store the TP-Link operating system.

Chipset
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558 @ 720 MHz
RAM
128 MB
Flash
16 MB
OS
TP-Link
Alternative OS
OpenWRT
Power supply
12 V / 2.5 A

Network

The latest firmware supports IPv6 protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports
4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile network
no
VPN support
no

Wireless

The Archer C5 is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The Archer C5 supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.

Antennas
2 x 5 dBi
RP-SMA
2.4 GHz
yes
5 GHz
yes
60 GHz
no
Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class
AC1200
Speed
300 + 867 Mbps
Transmit power
23 dBm
Security
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest network
yes

Connectivity

You can attach a compatible USB printer to the TP-Link Archer C5 device. It has built-in NAS functionality.

USB ports
2 x USB 2.0
Print server
yes
File server
yes

Administration

The default IP addresses of the TP-Link Archer C5 device is 192.168.0.1. These address allows you to access the router's console login page.

Default IP
192.168.0.1
Default username
admin
Default password
admin

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the TP-Link Archer C5, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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