TPLink AC1200 (Archer A54) WiFi Router Review

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Concurrent Users :

The presence of MU-MIMO (2*2) along with the right hardware has enabled TPLink AC1200 (Archer A54) to support a large number of users simultaneously, this device simply supports up to 25 online users.

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TpLink Archer A54 is able to work in 3 different modes : WiFi Router,WiFi Access Point and WiFi Repeater modes.

  • The main and default role of this device is the Router mode. In which it receives the internet from the ISP and shares it among users.
  • The second mode is the Access point. In which it receives the internet from another router (by ethernet cable) and distributes it to users, and
  • The third mode, which is very valuable and popular, is the WiFi Repeater mode, in which the device receives the signal from another WiFi router and rebroadcasts it after amplification (Known as TPLink Extender).


TPLink Archer A54 supports the most important and basic security services. Combining these security systems together allows you to configure your router in the most secure way possible. The SPI Firewall, allows the router to neutralize most of the security risks that originate from the Internet.

By using the MAC Binding feature, you can create a list of authorized devices to use the WiFi network and stop worrying about hackers penetrating your router and network.

Also, the ALG (Application Layer Gateway) system allows you to publish application servers within your network on the Internet. For example you can publish CCTV System (DVR/NVR) on the internet and check that from everywhere.

Parental Control & QoS:

This company pays special attention to the control of family members in the internet . You can define separate profiles for each family member and give them permission to access certain sites and content.

Also you can limit the working hours and duration of each one’s activity on the Internet. With QoS capability, you can define the bandwidth of each device separately and allow them to use more bandwidth.


Tplink AC1200 has 4 Omni-directional High-Performance antennas connected to a signal amplifier , which creates a 360 degree coverage, making it possible for all users to experience the highest quality and speed of communication, even users who are far from the router.

The flexible antennas allows you to adjust their angle to have a suitable signal in all parts of the house to eliminate blind spots. This router uses valuable Beam-forming technology for 802.11ac compliant clients, which has significantly increased the router coverage level.

Price Range:

The price of tplink Archer A54 is 35$, paying this price for a router with these functional features is really worth it.


Various tests were performed on this tplink wifi router by the WiFiAdviser technical team. Including security testing, QoS and parental control functionality tests, penetration test, connection stability and coverage test. In the end, we gave this router a score of 7.5 out of 10, which is a good score for a home wifi router.

We assure you, this router has no competitor in this price range considering its software and hardware capabilities.


TP-Link AC1200 (Archer A54) WiFi Router

 TP-Link AC1200 WiFi Router (Archer A54) – Dual Band Wireless Internet Router, 4 x 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Ports, Supports Guest WiFi, Access Point Mode, IPv6 and Parental Controls

TPLink AC1200 (Archer A54) Documents

TPLink AC1200 (Archer A54) WiFi Router Specifications

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard802.11ac (a/b/g/n)
BandsDual Band
Overall Speed1200Mbps
RangeSmall/Medium House
Concurrent Clients20
Antenna4 External
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 )7
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10)7
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10)7
Guest NetworkYes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports1 (100Mbps)
LAN Ports4 (100Mbps)
USB PortsN/A
Special Capabilities
Beamforming TechnologyYes
MU-MIMO TechnologyYes
Mesh SupportNo
Repeater ModeYes
Vendor-Specific TechnologyN/A
Hardware Specifications
ProcessorSingle-Core CPU
Dimension9.1 × 5.7 × 1.5 in
Category Products Reviews TPLink WiFi Routers

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