TP-Link Archer AC2300 (C2300)

Small, Cheap, but Powerful

An economical and strong WiFi5 router ,with a total speed of 2300Mbps. Two separate communication bands allows the communication of all devices with 802.11ac standard such as 4k Smart TV, Smart Phones, Game Consoles at 1625Mbps. Older clients can connect at 600Mbps.

In fact, TP-Link Archer AC2300 is a versatile router for a small-medium house.

In terms of price, this device is in the category of economical routers. But if we compare the software and security capabilities of this device with other devices of the same class, we will see that this device is much more affordable than all similar devices and almost there is no competitor in this price range.

Perfect Coverage:

Despite its small size, this router is able to cover twice as much as its similar routers due to its strong antennas and signal amplifier and easily cover a house with 2 bedrooms.

Most importantly, this device uses valuable Beamforming technology for 802.11ac compliant clients, which has significantly increased the router coverage level. If you want to know more about the other router’s capabilities , stay tuned and read the tp-link archer ac2300 review in the following tabs:

$109.00

Tp Link AC2300 Range

This home wifi router has 3 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 external antennas of the device allow you to adjust their angle, have a suitable signal in all parts of the house and do not have any blind spots.

Number of Concurrent Users :

The  MU-MIMO (3*3) along with the right hardware has enabled this router to support a large number of users simultaneously. This device simply supports up to 30 online users.

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High Speed Ports:

All ports on this TpLink WiFi Router (including WAN, LAN) have speeds of 1Gbps. Which enables the router to connect to the ISP at such an amazing speed. On the other hand, the LAN ports of this router have Link Aggregation functionality, which means you can reach up to 2Gbps bandwidth by combining the bandwidth of 2 individual ports.

Maximum Security (Embedded Antivirus and Firewall) :

This router has an embedded security system. A feature called HomeCare Antivirus, automatically checks all incoming traffic to the network and prevent dangerous traffic from entering into network, by using an up-to-date security database and an advanced security algorithm. It should also be noted that this router supports the WPA3 protocol.

Parental Control & QoS:

This company pays special attention to the control of family members in the internet word. You can define a separate profile for each family member and control each one to access certain sites and content.

Also you can limit the working hours and duration of each one’s activity on the Internet. On the other hand, with QoS capability, you can define the bandwidth of each device separately and allow a group of devices to use more bandwidth.

Conclusion:

Our technical team has performed Various tests on TP Link AC2300 (C2300) . 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.

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard 802.11ac (a/b/g/n)
Bands Dual Band
Overal Speed 2300Mbps
Range Medium Houses
Concurrent Clients 30
Antenna 3 External
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 ) 8.5
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 8
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 7.5
Guest Network Yes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports 1 (1Gbps)
LAN Ports 4 (1Gbps)
USB Ports 2 (USB 3 and USB 2)
Special Capabilities
Beamforming Technology Yes
MU-MIMO Technology Yes
Mesh Support No
Repeater Mode No
Vendor-Specific Technology Tp-Link HomeCare Antivirus
Hardware Specifications
Processor 1.8 GHz 64 Bit Dual-Core CPU
Memory 512MB RAM + 128MB Flash
Dimension 8.5 × 6.5 × 1.4 in
Weight 1.35lb

How to Setup

To set up TP-Link Archer AC2300 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.

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

  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.

    • 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.

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

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

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

Useful Resources

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