TP-Link Archer AC1200 WiFi Router (A6 / V3)

Implement Most Secure Networks With VPN Server Capability !

Today, due to the increase in teleworking we may need to make servers or programs within the internal network ( Home or Office)  accessible (Publish) from the Internet (e.g. Home or Office file server , VOIP or CCTV systems). Which can be done in different ways. One of these methods is to use of VPN service , which is  highly secure, But complicated.

one of the interesting features of this router is the existence of a VPN Server service. It’s good to mention that usually WiFi routers only have VPN client service capability and can connect to a VPN Server as a VPN Client, but this router itself can work as a VPN Server…!

Inexpensive Long Range Router:

An economical and Long Range WiFi5 router with two separate communication bands, which allows the communication of all devices with 802.11ac standard such as 4k Smart TV, Smart Phones, Game Consoles at 1200Mbps simultaneously , allows the communication of equipment with older standards at 300Mbps. Stay tuned and read the Tp link AC1200 review in the following tabs:

$57.00

TP Link Archer AC1200 Price :

The price of this WiFi router is 57$, paying this price for a router with these functional features is really worth it.

This Router is a VPN Server …!

One of the interesting features of this router is the existence of a VPN Server service. It’s good to mention that usually WiFi routers only have vpn service capability and can connect to a VPN Server as a VPN Client, but this router itself can work as a VPN Server. But what is its application?

In many cases we need to make servers or programs (e.g. Home or Office file server , VOIP or CCTV systems) within the network accessible from the Internet. (also known as Server Publishing). Which can be done in two ways:

   The First Method is to publish servers and programs on the internet through services such as DMZ or Virtual Server service, which is  very risky because in this case these resources are exposed to the access of all Internet users.

   The second method, which is a secure method and recommended by cybersecurity engineers, is to use a VPN Server on the internal    network. But since setting up this server may be a bit complicated , it is usually not used.

TP Link Archer AC1200 has  VPN Server capability. You can set up this server easily and with the least complexity possible. In this method it no longer requires to publish internal servers and programs on the Internet. Authorized Internet users who want to access the internal servers , can first connect to the router as VPN Client and then use them safely as an internal user.

Number of Concurrent Users :

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

Read More : Who is Connected to Your WiFi Router?

Gigabit Ports:

All network ports on TP Link Archer AC1200 (including WAN, LAN) have speeds of 1Gbps, enabling the router to connect to the ISP at such an amazing speed and bring this great bandwidth into your home network.

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.

Tp-Link Archer A6 Range

Due to use of  4 Omni-directional High-Performance antennas connected to a signal amplifier , this router is a Long Range WiFi Router.which can cover a large home or office.

The flexible antennas of the device allow you to adjust their angle to have  suitable signal everywhere. In all parts of the house. And do not have any blind spots. This router uses valuable Beam-forming technology for 802.11ac compliant clients, which has significantly increased the router coverage level.

Easy Installation:

Setting up and managing this router is very easy. As you know, TP-Link has a dedicated app (called Tether) to install and manage some models of its WiFi routers. Fortunately, the tether App supports this router, allowing you to install and manage the router in the easiest way possible.

Conclusion:

Various tests were performed on TP Link AC1200 by the WiFiAdviser technical team. Including security test,VPN Server tests,QoS and parental control functionality tests, penetration test, connection stability and coverage test. In the end, we gave this router a score of 8 out of 10, which is a amazing score for wifi router in this price range.

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard 802.11ac (a/b/g/n)
Bands Dual Band
Overal Speed 1200Mbps
Range Small/Medium Houses
Capacity (Users) 25
Antenna 4 External
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 ) 8.5
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 7
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 7
Guest Network Yes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports 1 (1000Mbps)
LAN Ports 4 (1000Mbps)
USB Ports N/A
Special Capabilities
Beamforming Technology Yes
MU-MIMO Technology Yes
Mesh Support No
Repeater Mode NO
Vendor-Specific Technology N/A
Hardware Specifications
Processor Dual-Core CPU
Memory 256MB
Dimension 8.5 × 4.6 × 1.2 in (215 × 117 × 32 mm)
Weight 1.45lb

How to Setup by Web Browser

To set up TP Link Archer AC1200 WiFi router , you should use the configuration web page, which is designed to be completely user friendly and simple.

  1. Connect Your Router to Modem
    • If your internet connection is through an Ethernet cable, connect the cable to the router’s Internet port. And if your internet connection uses a modem, Connect the modem to your router’s Internet port with an Ethernet cable.

TP-Link Archer A6-Installing Overview

  1. Find the default SSID (Network Name) and Password printed on the label at the bottom of the router and connect to it.

Tp-link Archer A54 wifi router- how to connect

  1. Log In to Your Router by typing http://tplinkwifi.net or 192.168.0.1 in your web browser’s ( Google Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Edge,…) address bar. Then you should create a password (for router’s management purposes) and click Let’s Get Started to log in.

Tp-link Archer A54 wifi router- login to web based configuration page

    • Set up the TCP/IP Protocol in Obtain an IP address automatically mode on your computer.
    • Please note that most TP-Link devices (Routers and Modems) use 192.168.0.1 as default IP address and may conflict with each other. In such a situation, you can’t communicate with the router and you have to change the IP address of one of these devices.

 

  1. Go to Basic > Internet from the left panel and select your internet connection type from the drop-down list, Enter the required information and then click save.
    • There are 5 internet connection types Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPOE , L2tp and PPTP. Most common model for internet connection, is the PPPOE connection , which requires a username and password from your ISP.

Tp-link Archer A54 wifi router- set internet connection username and password

  1. Click the Network Map option from the left panel to check whether the internet is connected or not.

Tp-link Archer A54 wifi router- internet connection status

  1. Click the Wireless Settings and enter your desired Network Name (SSID) and Password for your WiFi network.

Tp-link Archer A54 wifi router- how to change wifi SSID and password

Read User’s Guide from the Useful Resources tab to learn how to configure the rest of the router’s functionality

How to Setup by Mobile App

TP-Link company has introduced a very practical App called “TP-Link Tether App”  for setting up and configuring some models of WiFi routers, including TP Link AC1200. This app allows you to manage all of your router’s management tasks in the simplest possible way. you can change the network name and password, router’s login password , update router’s firmware, etc.

  1. Download the app from Useful Resources tab.
  2. Connect to your router’s WiFi network .
    • Your router’s WiFi network name (SSID) and network key (password) are on the router
  3. Execute the Tether app on your mobile device. The dashboard displays.

  4. Tap a feature on the dashboard to view or change the settings.

Useful Resources

TP-Link Archer A6 App and documents:

Tether App download:

Documents :

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