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TP-LINK Archer CR700 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router Review

TP-LINK Archer CR700 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router Review
Looking to replace your cable modem or router? Why not both in one unit with the TP-LINK Archer CR700? Here's our full review.
By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Nov 3, 2015 6:25 pm
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: TP-LINK

Introduction

 

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It's not often that we here at TweakTown take a look at cable modems. In fact, this is the first that I have looked at myself and, to be honest, I was quite intrigued by this solution as it combines both a 16 x 4 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with an AC1750 wireless router.

 

 

The TP-Link Archer CR700 like I mentioned above is a DOCSIS 3.0 compatible cable modem featuring 16 x 4 bonded channels for 608 Mbit/s downstream throughput and 108 Mbit/s upstream throughput and certified for XFINITY by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Bright House Networks.

 

On the router side of things, the CR700 is a dual-band wireless router featuring 450 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band while the 5GHz band is capable of 1300 Mbps. It features beamforming technology along with dual USB ports for accessing media or sharing a printer.

 

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Diving a bit deeper into the specifications of the CR700, we find this solution housing 256MB of DRAM while just 16MB of flash houses the firmware. Four gigabit LAN ports flank the single coaxial input while six internal antennas power the wireless side of things. Also, the CR700 carries high power amplifiers to increase wireless coverage.

 

The TP-Link Archer CR700 carries an MSRP of $199.99 with two-year warranty.

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