Special Notice – I am bringing this item back today because it is on sale for 56.99, which is 23 dollars off the list price. So if you have been thinking about upgrading your router now is a great time. I LOVE this router, read the review to see why. I went though a lot of routers until i found this one. I really do believe it is the best router for the most people.
Also the WiFi extender mentioned in the review is also on sale for 10 bucks off standard price. I have no idea how long the sale will last so I wanted to bring it to your attention today. This is the router I have used now for almost three years, it still works flawlessly. – End Special Notice
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the TP-LINK Archer C7 Wireless Router. I did a TON of work when I last upgraded our router, this is the one I settled on, I have never regretted it. It has now been running for three years and I have no desire to replace it.
We have a large house, not a mansion or something like that just a long house because the garage was converted to indoor space and lot of brick walls. We always had trouble with the signal in certain areas, and especially out in the detached metal garage.
This thing bangs signal out hard and with one extender (which you can find here) I can hit almost any part of my 3 acre property. It also has two bands one at 2.4 and one at 5 ghz. We have found some of our devices like say our printer, just does better on the 2.4 ghz band. Since they merge to a common network you just sign the equipment in on what works best and all is well.
It also comes with a guest network, so your visitors can be on the web but not on your network, which is very nice. You can configure everything in your browser, the set up is step by step and anyone with a very basic computer knowledge can do it.
Best part? Well it also has a smart phone app called Tether, this lets you pull up your network, see everything on it, change passwords, get your password if you forgot it, etc. But the very best part of this is you can, reboot from you phone. Yes you can reboot your router from your phone.
Imagine this, you and your spouse decide to hit the bed early and watch some Netflix, network issues ensue, you need a reboot. Don’t get up like a fool and walk to the other side of the house, grab your phone and give the reboot command and all is well. Another great thing, you can block devices from your phone. When my son refused to do a chore back when he was a kid I found the best medicine was changing the password on the network. Now to use that discipline (I call it motivation) you can just shut their devices off and on at will. God Matt is lucky I didn’t wield this power 15 years ago!
I dealt with a lot of buggy crap with three previous routers, unfairly yelled at Comcast customer service about their wonky internet due to one of those, found this and finally I am happy. I can use my laptop or phone on network from my pool or in my garage, my guests have their own network, everything works and I have good signal in the entire house.
I am not a network administrator, or a MCSE or anything like that. I just know this works, it always works, it is easy to set up and manage and does what I need. If anyone wants a free router by the way I have three in my closet you are welcome to the next time you stop by.
So if you need a new router or are just ready to upgrade give the TP-LINK Archer C7 Wireless Router a shot. I finally agree with the NY Times for a change, it is in their words “the best router for most people”. It is far from an enterprise product but for home networks it is the best thing I have found.
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