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

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Oct 4, 2010
301 posts
75 upvotes
Surrey
The folks with issues, is it due to using non tplink firmware?
Newbie
Mar 10, 2017
27 posts
5 upvotes
I've had the C7 v2 for years now and it's been a great router for me. It did slow down over the last few months but I updated the firmware and its as good as new if not better.
Sr. Member
May 6, 2007
974 posts
139 upvotes
Toronto
I bought it from BestBuy and was successfully able to price match. No issues and super fast. I just showed the website off of my phone to the cashier.
Newbie
Dec 10, 2015
18 posts
3 upvotes
London, ON
Also price matched at bestbuy (richmond hill), they just checked the walmart link that i pulled up on my phone.
Newbie
Sep 13, 2009
36 posts
1 upvote
Mine was TP link firmware only. No 3rd party used.
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Nov 22, 2003
2417 posts
375 upvotes
The two I was testing (from Bestbuy - I still have them) were running the second last firmware release from TP-Link. I then upgraded to the latest version (Canadian - Not US). They went from being flaky to downright unreliable and completely erratic.
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Jul 4, 2005
4669 posts
174 upvotes
Ottawa
I caved in bought it. I had tried installing Tomato on my RT-N12 D1 and it didn't really help my speeds much. Was only getting 50% on my ip6. Now I got the C7 and it's tucked away and I'm getting my max speeds. I also PM'ed at BB with the wally link. Quick in and out. Curious though, why does BB have one staff per every square metre? This store was dead. I doubt it sees traffic that equals the number of staff there.

Firmware version out of the box: 3.14.3 Build 150520 Rel.44934n
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Sep 13, 2007
1337 posts
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Toronto
If you don't have phone with you and/or can't show BB the link, simply ask BB to search Walmart site for "TP-LINK AC1750 Gigabit router"...... the $70 one will show, but not the $120 one
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Nov 22, 2003
2417 posts
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Today, I had a few minutes to spare on trying yet again to get both my C7 v2 routers to run reliably. I've updated both to DD-WRT v3.0-r31899 std. So far, so good but I'll stress test them over a few days and see how they do and I'll update this thread on my findings if anyone wants to know. I'm only allowing 5Ghz AC and compared to my last configuration, I'm no longer bridging them together. Instead, I'm using MoCA adapters to bridge my third floor office to the first floor (core of my network). In the default DD-WRT config, they are both set at a channel width of Full (20Mhz), which understandably has cut raw throughput to about 1/4 (or less) of what I had before but I don't really care as long as they are stable. Channel width can be tweaked later if they prove they are stable.
Member
Sep 6, 2009
226 posts
107 upvotes
I PM'ed with BestBuy against WM on the phone. 67.99$ before tax.
Jr. Member
Feb 19, 2011
189 posts
32 upvotes
Toronto
How is this router handle Gaming? I read there's no qOS
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Jun 15, 2001
425 posts
54 upvotes
T.O.
Firmware

The latest official Canadian FW for the Archer C7 is Archer C7(CA)_V2_161031 dated Oct 30-2016. The US site is showing a FW Version of Archer C7(US)_V2_170525 dated July 24-2017. My preference is to stay with factory authorized FW updates. Does anyone know how long it takes for country specific FW updates to get released?

http://www.tp-link.com/ca/products/deta ... er-C7.html
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Newbie
Dec 7, 2016
14 posts
I had the same errors where my 5GHz kept dropping.
I contact their support and they sent me a beta firmware (that isn't public yet) - that solved the problem for me.
I recall someone sharing this beta firmware on some forum somewhere as well, I don't remember the link though.

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