TP-Link Archer C6U AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review

The Archer C6U uses 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology to provide a dependable and blazing-fast network for your business. Speeds of up to 300Mbps are available on the 2.4GHz band, making it suitable for daily chores like emailing and web surfing, while the 5GHz band offers speeds of up to 867Mbps, making it suitable for HD video streaming and lag-free online gaming.

There are four exterior antennae that distribute Wi-Fi signals around your home. Whether you’re relaxing on the sofa or on the balcony, you can stay connected and make use of the fast Wi-Fi. Beamforming technology identifies devices, no matter how far away or low-powered they are, and directs wireless signal intensity in the direction of those devices.

OneMeshTM is a straightforward method of establishing a Mesh network using a single Wi-Fi name to provide seamless whole-home coverage. Simply connect a OneMesh range extender to a OneMesh router to create a mesh network. There will be no more scrounging about for a reliable connection.

The Archer C6U can serve many devices at the same time thanks to MU-MIMO technology. There will be no more congestion or delay in the network. All devices receive their data more quickly, and Wi-Fi is utilized more efficiently as a result!

Specifications

WIRELESS
StandardsWi-Fi 5
IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11n/b/g 2.4 GHz
WiFi SpeedsAC1200
5 GHz: 867 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps (802.11n)
WiFi Range3 Bedroom Houses4× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Beamforming
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range
WiFi CapacityMediumDual-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance

MU-MIMO
Simultaneously communicates with multiple MU-MIMO clients

Airtime Fairness
Improves network efficiency by limiting excessive occupation
Working ModesRouter Mode
Access Point Mode
HARDWARE
ProcessorDual-Core CPU
Ethernet Ports1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
USB Support1× USB 2.0 Port

Supported Partition Formats:
NTFS, exFAT, HFS+, FAT32

Supported Functions:
FTP Server
Media Server
Samba Server
ButtonsWPS/Wi-Fi Button
Power On/Off Button
Reset Button
Power12 V ⎓ 1 A
SECURITY
WiFi EncryptionWEP
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
Network SecuritySPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway
Guest Network1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
VPN ServerOpenVPN
PPTP
SOFTWARE
ProtocolsIPv4
IPv6
OneMesh™OneMesh™ Supported
Without replacing your existing devices or buying a whole new WiFi ecosystem, OneMesh™ helps you create a more flexible network that covers your entire home with TP-Link OneMesh™ products.
Parental ControlsURL Filtering
Time Controls
WAN TypesDynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Quality of ServiceQoS by Device
Cloud ServiceOTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
DDNS
NAT ForwardingVirtual Servers
Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
IPTVIGMP Proxy
IGMP Snooping
Bridge
Tag VLAN
DHCPAddress Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
DDNSTP-Link
NO-IP
DynDNS
ManagementTether App
Webpage
PHYSICAL
Dimensions (W×D×H)8.5 × 4.6 × 1.2 in
(215 × 117 × 32 mm)
Package ContentsWi-Fi Router Archer C6U
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
OTHER
System RequirementsInternet Explorer 11+, Firefox 12.0+, Chrome 20.0+, Safari 4.0+, or other JavaScript-enabled browser

Cable or DSL Modem (if needed)

Subscription with an internet service provider (for internet access)
CertificationsFCC, CE, RoHS
EnvironmentOperating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing
TEST DATA
WiFi Transmission PowerCE EIRP:
<20dBm(2.4GHz)
<23dBm(5GHz)
FCC:
<30dBm(2.4GHz & 5GHz)
WiFi Reception Sensitivity5GHz:
11a 6Mbps:-93dBm;11a 54Mbps:-78dBm;
11ac HT20 mcs8:69dBm;11ac HT40 mcs9:-65dBm;
11ac HT80 mcs9:-62dBm;
2.4GHz:
11g 54Mbps:-78dBm;
11n HT20 mcs7:-74dBm;
11n HT40 mcs7:-71dbm
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