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[Amazon Canada] TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band $89.99 + FS

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May 11, 2008
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I've had the router since September and haven't had any issues with it. I think I've rebooted it once.

Haven't noticed much performance difference from the D-Link DIR-655 I was using before.
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aznrsx1979 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 4:00 pm
I've had the router since September and haven't had any issues with it. I think I've rebooted it once.

Haven't noticed much performance difference from the D-Link DIR-655 I was using before.
So, it is worth changing? I have D-Link DIR-655
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Dec 29, 2008
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Mississauga
Busta wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 3:52 pm
had this router for a month now and its its a decent router ... im coming from an asus AC66u and i like it. not blown away with its performance over the 66u, but did notice that its better coverage.
Wow if it's better than Ac66u. That's actually saying alot about this router.
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GTA
Menace wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 3:58 pm
Can this router do hosts file filtering (like AdBlock or uBlock) with 3rd party firmware?
With the DD-WRT firmware you can use the privoxy feature where it will block ads from un encrypted traffic, you would have to use a dnsmasq script to block all DNS queries for ads.
https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Ad_blocking


The C7 AC1750 was very reliable, until I switched to gigabit internet where the cpu was not fast enough to match up with the speed with all the features enabled. It is still a good access point as I build my pfsense box to handle gigabit speeds with features I want.
It maxed out at 250mbps when using a good majority of features, this was only on the wired portion.
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busybe wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 4:11 pm
So, it is worth changing? I have D-Link DIR-655
Well my D-Link DIR-655 was constantly losing it's connection so it was worth it for me.
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Hamilton
Bought one few weeks ago, working great wifi range is better than my asus ea2700 N spec and even moved it downstairs away from being penetrated by wifi in the same room.

Note the C8 and C9s by TPlink are not supported by third party firmware like ddwrt and others due to the chipset not having open source support so this C7 is excellent for this reason alone. I have left mine original the graphic interface is very clean and the printer sharing feature was sorely needed in my last router.
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Oct 1, 2007
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Toronto
I have a LINKSYS EA6500 AC1750 , do you guys think is worth upgrading? I find the Internet is slower when multiple devices are connecting at the same time.
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Jun 28, 2017
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I got the D-Link DIR-880L refurbished from Staples for $64.99 ($89.99 less the $25 off $75 coupon - got it from a nice fellow RFD'er).

Exact same WiFi chips, similar CPU, More Flash and RAM. Plus it will take DD-WRT.
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Oct 4, 2010
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Surrey
I got the c60 last week on sale for $60. So no love for c60?
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matrixfwd wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 10:35 pm
I got the c60 last week on sale for $60. So no love for c60?
Nah the C60 sucked. Even I wouldn't buy it after experiencing it.
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Krakilin0405 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 9:48 am
The new firmware that came out few weeks ago fixes this (for v2 atleast which is what most people are using)

http://www.tp-link.com/us/download/Arch ... l#Firmware
I have a C7 v2 and have noticed occasional issues with the 5GHz stability, so I'd like to update. Is it safe to use the US firmware on a Canadian-bought router? They haven't released the new update on the TP-Link Canadian support site.
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birthdaymonkey wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 10:58 pm
I have a C7 v2 and have noticed occasional issues with the 5GHz stability, so I'd like to update. Is it safe to use the US firmware on a Canadian-bought router? They haven't released the new update on the TP-Link Canadian support site.
It takes months before there'll be CA version. I've been using the US firmware for 2 weeks now without any issues.

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