It’s time to review TP-Link’s AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router.
The Archer C3200 uses Tri-Band technology to run three separate Wi-Fi channels at once, creating a network that can connect to more devices without a trade-off in performance.
- Tri-Band technology creates three separate Wi-Fi bands for connecting more devices to your network without a drop in performance
- Combined 3200Mbps Wi-Fi speed over one 2.4GHz (600Mbps) and two 5GHz (1300Mbps each) bands
- Smart Connect helps devices run faster by assigning them to the best available channel to balance network demand
- Six high-performance antennas maximize coverage area and stability
- 1GHz dual-core CPU and three co-processors handle simultaneous connections without interruption
What’s in the box?
The box contains the router, a power supply, cables and a quick installation guide.
A Closer Look
Setting Up the AC3200
Setting up the AC3200 is done through a web interface.
You have to create a new username and password as part of the process.
Then you pick your region and time zone.
And your Internet Connection type.
And if you want to clone a MAC address.
Then you set up the SSIDs and passwords for the AC3200.
The web interface is very comprehensive with everything you need laid out very well.
You even have a map of your network devices.
The first thing you notice about the AC3200 is it’s 6 moveable antennas – they make the AC3200 look like some sort of spider! These antenna can be moved to ensure you get the best signal.
The AC3200 is also quite small and is fairly light weight so it can fit in without looking too much out of place.
Setting up the AC3200 was fairly simple with a wizard taking you through each step you need to get up and running quickly.
The AC3200 has four Gigabit ports that you can connect your devices to, along with a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port.
Performance wise the AC3200 does very well, both on the 2 and 5 Ghz ranges, and during our review we had a very long reach with the signal, including over several floors in a house, something that often fails with older routers (understandably). We also didn’t notice any loss of speed when we had multiple devices connected to it at the same time.
You can connect an external storage device to the router if you want to share your files too.
If you are in the market for the latest router that supports all the current wi-fi specifications, then look no further than the TP-Link AC3200.
The TP-Link AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router is available now priced around £170.