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TP-Link Archer A5 (2017) review

300 + 867 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
AC1200
MediaTek MT7628AN @ 580 MHz
64 MB / 8 MB

The TP-Link Archer A5 (A5) router released in 2017. It is powered by MediaTek MT7628AN @ 580 MHz chipset, 64 MB RAM and 8 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 A5 is 300 + 867 Mbps.

The Guest network is a useful feature of the Archer A5 router that creates a separate network for guests.

The Archer A5 router has 1 x 10/100 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100 Mbps LAN ports.

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TP-Link Archer A5 (A5) specifications

Brand
TP-Link
Name
Archer A5
Type
A5
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 116 user votes.
Launch
2017

Body

Dimensions
229.9 x 144.2 x 36.9 mm
Weight
300 g

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
MediaTek MT7628AN @ 580 MHz
RAM
64 MB
Flash
8 MB
OS
TP-Link
Power supply
12 V / 0.85 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 Mbps
WAN ports
1 x 10/100 Mbps
Mobile network
no
VPN support
no

Wireless

The Archer A5 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 A5 supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.

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

Connectivity

USB ports
no
Print server
no
File server
no

Administration

The default IP addresses of the TP-Link Archer A5 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 A5, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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