TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Wi-Fi Router (Archer C1200)

TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Wi-Fi Router (Archer C1200)
From TP-Link

List Price: $60.00
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Average customer review:
(4.0 stars, based on 981 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #28 in Personal Computers
  • Size: AC1200
  • Color: black
  • Brand: TP-Link
  • Model: Archer C1200
  • Released on: 2016-07-26
  • Aspect ratio: Unknown
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.30" h x 6.40" w x 9.60" l, 2.31 pounds


  • Supports 802.11Ac standard - the next generation of Wi-Fi
  • Simultaneous 2.4 Ghz 300mbps and 5ghz 867mbps connections for 1.2Gbps of total available bandwidth
  • USB 2.0 port - easily share a printer locally and files and media with networked devices or remotely via ftp server
  • Guest network access provides secure Wi-Fi access for guests sharing your home or office network
  • Easy network management at your fingertips with TP-Link tether

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Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

98 of 102 people found the following review helpful.
5Replacing my old router (which was "good enough" on paper but not in practice) cured all problems, super happy with this router!
By 80 Shades
UPDATE 2/7/17 - Still lovin' it. Just an exceptional, solid router that just plain works. Range is amazing, and it just delivers with a fairly complicated setup (again, I have Fire sticks, half a dozen tablets, multiple wireless desktops upstairs and downstairs, PlayStations, multiple IP cameras including one outdoors about 100 feet away from the router, you get the picture). THE ONE HANGUP I had was that it didn't have a dedicated WPS button; well, I was just flat out wrong. There IS a tiny WPS button on the backside right next to the base of an antenna next to the LAN ports. I'm used to seeing the button on the front of routers, and it is so small I just didn't see it on the back, and there was no mention in the basic documentation (but a helpful Amazon user found more info on the TP-Link website and let me know - thanks for that and thanks for reading my review!).


I recently gave Uverse the boot, and went back with Time Warner (now Spectrum). Uverse forced me to use their lousy router (replaced 5 times - don't even get me started - horrible couple of years). I also had a router that was about 5 years old (Cisco / Linksys), and so I figured I would be good to go. Well, performance of my IP cameras, laptops, and Amazon Fire Stick were not so great with my new setup. I figured it was Time Warner's fault, but decided to take a gamble and just flat-out replace my router.

So I arrived on the TP-Link AC1200 due to the low price but high performance specs. And I have to say I am blown away with the performance. I have been running it for over a month, and not ONCE have I had a hiccup where I needed to reboot the router. I have now been able to easily do port forwarding for my IP cameras, and connect as many devices as I want, with zero issues. Even my Fire Stick now performs like a champ (almost zero hesitation, even running wirelessly in a bedroom about 50 feet from the router). The range is excellent, signal strength excellent, reliability excellent, and I'm thrilled.

My ONLY complaint is that much to my surprise (and maybe because I still have a mindset and skillset more relevant to 2010?!?), there is not a dedicated WPS connection button. All of my IP cameras use WPS to connect, and so each time I had to open up a browser window, log into the router, and go to the advanced settings in the wireless screen to temporarily enable WPS. Not a show stopper because I rarely need this function, but it is a pain to have to go through those steps. Who knows, maybe that is a "security feature", but for me it is just a little extra trouble.

Regardless, the incredible performance and stability of this unit has made it WELL WORTH the upgrade over my previous router which on paper still "should" have been good enough for my needs. Very highly recommended!

111 of 116 people found the following review helpful.
5Great product that is capable, and easy to set up.
By Ryan Slemmer
Great product with easy setup. Replaced a cisco/linksys router with this that had been acting up for a few weeks. This was easy to set up, and is actually faster than what I had previously. The range is pretty good compared to what I had before, as well as compared to standard issue Xfinity all in one devices.

175 of 187 people found the following review helpful.
4A good distance for a router
By mr metropaulitan
I use a couple of these for my live sound company. If you have no competing networks this thing throws a long, long way. There can be issues at hotels and convention centers. The photo shows how far one can get with no competition. My house is the grey in the background. The router in the kitchen which is on the opposite side of the house. I was still getting solid connection this far from the router going through all those walls.

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