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TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band AC3200 Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Sep 4, 2015 5:14 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: TP-LINK

Management GUI

 

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The Archer C3200 carries a solid WebGUI that is easy on the eyes and streamlined. Above, we have the landing page that includes an overview of the router and its status.

 

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Moving on, we take a quick look through the basic menu items. Above, we have the wireless settings with both the SSID and password listed for each network.

 

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Next up, we have the USB sharing settings that gives access to storage and printers.

 

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The advanced menu takes things into further detail, as you can see with the Status menu being a starting point.

 

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The Archer C3200, as mentioned in the introduction, is capable of using a "smart connect" feature for those that want to enable it. The TP-LINK also allows you to change channel and width for each band, and unlike other routers, you can lock in 40MHz on the 2.4GHz band with this solution.

 

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Looking a little deeper into the sharing settings, you can see the Archer has access for both SMB, FTP, and Media sharing.

 

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Bandwidth control is how TP-LINK addresses QoS.

 

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Lastly, we have Traffic Statistics that when enabled can give you an idea of how traffic is moving through the router.

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