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Afterwards, I switched to the 5GHz band and, at 5 feet, the router delivered a maximum of Mbps.

After increasing the distance to 15 feet, the speed slightly decreased to Mbps and, after further increasing the distance to 35 feet, the speed took a steeper fall, reaching an average of Mbps. Lastly, in order to test the storage performance of the Archer C5 v2, I took a 1.

TP-LINK Archer C5 v2.x

The C5 scored a writing speed of Setup In order to setup the router, you need to connect an Ethernet cable to the Internet port on the C5 and to the LAN port on the modem. Afterwards, use another Ethernet cable and connect your computer TP-Link Archer C5 v2 Router one of the four LAN ports on the router.

When this happens, the following output is seen on the serial console: Autobooting in 1 seconds While this would be a fine safety feature in another context, it means the TP-Link Archer C5 v2 Router process can reject a valid new image if the image in flash is corrupted. Unfortunately, such corruption can easily occur if the flashing process is interrupted: If this process is interrupted during the erasure phase, the in flash header will appear as all 0xFF, and further recovery attempts will therefore fail because the header hardware id and version values will no longer match. If this happens, you'll TP-Link Archer C5 v2 Router to try either a serial connection, or building an image with the header values overridden in tp-link.

When you unpack everything, you find the following elements: Since this is an affordable router, it offers all the basics you need to get it working, without any unique accessories. The new version is white, light, and glossy.

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It is a dual-band wireless router with a maximum theoretical bandwidth of Mbps, split as follows: As you can see below, it has four external antennas. They are rather tall, and not detachable.


This being a TP-Link Archer C5 v2 Router model, it offers support for the It also supports the older On its bottom, you have two holes for mounting the router on walls, a feature that will be appreciated by some users. The router is not large -- 9 x 5. It is also rather light, weighing 25 ounces or grams.

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If you would like to read all the official specifications of this product, go to this page: When you start the quick setup wizard, you are first asked to create a password for your router. It is a welcome security precaution, and you should not use one that is easy to guess. It TP-Link Archer C5 v2 Router have been even better if TP-Link allowed us to also personalize also the username used for administering the router.


After setting up the password for your router, the quick setup wizard asks you to choose the type of your internet connection. Once you choose the type of internet connection that you are using, you may need to enter the appropriate connection details.

Then you set the name and the password for the WiFi frequencies that are broadcast by the router. At the end of the quick setup wizard, you are shown a summary of your initial settings, and you can test whether your internet connection is working or not. Now it is time to access the administration user interface. Download for Archer C5 V2 Please refer to your TP-Link regional website to determine product How to set up Port Forwarding TP-Link Archer C5 v2 Router a TP-Link router.

TP-Link Archer C5 V2 Check Offer The release of the new Note: The package contains the TP-Link Archer C5 router unit, a DC.

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