TP-Link Archer C2300 Review
Looking for the best wireless router for your home or business? Look no further with our TP-Link Archer C2300 Review, a top tier wireless router.
The TP-Link Archer C2300, also the AC2300 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router looks so normal that it can hide in plain sight, but it is one of the most powerful wireless routers you can buy.
It led the field in data delivery and comes with an anti-malware filter, easy-to-use quality of service and a two-year warranty.
Priced at $200 (or under $150 used like new), it’s a great deal on a small package, making the C2300, or AC2300, one of the best Wi-Fi routers you can buy. Read the rest of our TP-Link Archer C2300 Review below and let us know your thoughts on this amazing wireless router.
TP-Link Archer C2300 design
Don’t let the appearance of the TP-Link Archer C2300 fool you. It may seem like a moderately mannered home router, but it has the heart of an online tiger. Aimed at home networks, the C2300 rivals’ high-performance players like the Linksys WRT 32X and Netgear Nighthawk XR500 in performance. The closest thing to a home network version of the stealth fighter, it’s powerful, but it blends in with the background.
The 8.5 x 7.5 x 1.5-inch C2300 is about the size of a cigar box, or about a third the size of the Nighthawk XR500. The TP-Link router easily fits on a shelf, and the bottom has cutouts for wall mounting.
Inside the TP-Link Archer C2300
Inside, the C2300 has Broadcom’s BCM4365E Wi-Fi chip, which configures a dual-band network to move three separate lanes of data traffic. Behind the scenes, there are 512 MB of RAM and 128 MB of flash storage, which adds up to a maximum throughput of 600 Mbps in 2.4GHz mode and 1,625 Gbps in 5GHz mode. Total theoretical bandwidth: 2,225 Gbps.
This router can work without the WRT 32X’s Killer prioritization engine and the Nighthawk XR500 geofiltering feature, but the C2300 uses TP-Link’s Quality of Service (QOS) software to distribute the available bandwidth. The C2300 adds Broadcom’s NitroQAM modulation technology, which can increase data delivery speeds by up to 25 percent by including more data at available frequencies. In other words, it is a high-performance router in all but name.
Instead of a series of flashing lights, the C2300 has four light blue and demure indicators. They show if the system is on, if it has an Internet connection and if there is activity in the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. You can turn these lights off with a single switch on the top.
Outside the TP-Link Archer C2300
On the back, there is an on / off switch, a WAN, and four gigabit LAN Ethernet ports per second. On the side, there are USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports to connect a hard drive or printer, along with a recessed reset switch and a Wi-Fi protected setup button for quick connections. There is a handy key to turn off the router’s Wi-Fi transmissions, which transforms it into a wired router.
Getting the perfect signal no matter where you are, is key for homeowners and business owners looking for a wireless router. This router has three bolted antennas, but unlike the Nighthawk XR500, it doesn’t matter where you go. They can twist and turn to pick up the best signal.
Beneath its black casing, the C2300 is powered by a Broadcom BCM4365E Wi-Fi chip that uses the latest Mu-MIMO and beamforming techniques to achieve excellent range and speed. At our Utah facility, using Ixia’s ixChariot software, the router quickly established itself as the router to beat. strategy.
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