TP-LINK Canada Inc. announced the Archer C2 – AC750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router – with an attractive suggested list price of $69.99 (CAD).
The next-generation router supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, delivering fast data transfer rates of up to 733Mbps of total available bandwidth: utilizing simultaneous 5GHz 433Mbps and 2.4GHz 300Mbps connections. Simple tasks such as sending e-mails or web browsing can be handled by the 2.4GHz band, while bandwidth-intensive tasks such as online gaming or HD video streaming can be processed by the 5GHz band.
The TP-LINK Archer C2 router is backward compatible with the many mobile devices in existence today using 802.11n and 802.11g, and offers customers affordable, seamless migration for the emerging 802.11ac standard. This will be appeal to users who are satisfied with their current wireless infrastructure, but want to prepare for higher available bandwidth and mobile access speeds at a future date.
The new router includes "best-in-class" proprietary antenna technology with two detachable external antennas, providing omni-directional stable signals for superior wireless coverage and signal strength in every direction. Users can benefit from expanded wireless coverage and reliability from anywhere in a large home or office.
The TP-LINK Archer C2 is a powerful hub that supports a robust and extremely fast wired network, boasting five gigabit ports: one gigabit WAN port and four gigabit LAN ports, with speeds up to ten times faster than fast Ethernet connections. A USB port allows users to share printers, files and media with different devices on a local network, or remotely via FTP server.
To provide an added level of security, TP-LINK ships all wireless routers pre-encrypted to ensure that end-user networks are protected from the moment of initial operation. Users can customize their security settings and set-up a guest network to further protect personal data.
TP-LINK Archer C2 Highlights
- Supports 802.11ac standard – the next generation of Wi-Fi
- Simultaneous 5GHz 433Mbps and 2.4GHz 300Mbps and connections for 733Gbps of total available bandwidth
- Easy one-touch WPA wireless security encryption with the WPS button
- SPI and NAT firewall protects end-user devices from potential attacks from the Internet
- Guest Network Access provides secure Wi-Fi access for guests sharing a home or office network
- Parental Control allows administrators to establish restricted access for children or staff
- IPv6 supported, meeting the demands for the next generation of the Internet
"TP-LINK continues its tradition of offering users the most cost-effective routers and best-in-class feature sets," says Mark Macaulay, director of sales for TP-LINK Canada. "With high-power efficiency and robust security, the Archer AC wireless family is suitable for the growing congestion that multiple devices may cause on the home or office network."
Macaulay adds, "The timing was right for TP-LINK to introduce a more affordable, yet powerful AC wireless router that fends off product obsolescence – the customer value proposition is compelling to adopt the new 802.11ac standard."