|Wireless Type||802.11 A/C|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
3-Year PC Peripheral Protection Planfrom Assurant
- Delivered by e-mail; register and file claims online or by phone
- We will fix the item, replace or pay up to the original purchase cost of the item. Zero deductible
- Fully transferable if you give as a gift
- Cancel anytime
- Some customers may purchase service plans and eligible products on Amazon. If you purchase this service plan and eligible product for this service plan, you acknowledge that Amazon may send the service plan seller relevant product and price information for the purpose of administering the plan.
TP-Link Archer AC1200 Smart WiFi Router – Dual-band Gigabit (C1200)
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- Stream in 4K on multiple devices and reduce buffering by upgrading to 1200 Mbps AC WiFi (N300+AC900)
- Gigabit Ethernet ports, ideal for any internet plan and allow you to directly connect your wired devices
- USB Access - Share your USB drive content wirelessly
- Supports Amazon Alexa (router cannot be voice-controlled by Alexa) and works with all WiFi devices, AC and older
- TP-Link Tether app - Easily set up and manage your home network at home or remotely.System Requirements:Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1/10 MAC OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux
- 2-year warranty and FREE 24/7 technical support
- J.D. Power Ranked TP-Link "Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Wireless Routers" in 2017
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
From the manufacturer
- Up to 1200 Mbps AC Wi-Fi Speed
- Dual Band 2.4 GHz (300 Mbps) + 5 GHz (867 Mbps)
- 4x Gigabit LAN, 1x Gigabit WAN
- 3x External Antennas
- 1x USB 2.0
- WPS and Wi-Fi On/Off Button
Upgrade to AC Wi-Fi
The Archer C1200 upgrades your network with fast AC1200 Wi-Fi. Dual 5 GHz (867 Mbps) and 2.4 GHz (300 Mbps) bands send up to 1167 Mbps total AC Wi-Fi, letting you watch movies and download files without slowing down your network.
Three antennas with beamforming create stronger Wi-Fi coverage, while a fast processor keeps connections seamless and uninterrupted. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports provide reliable wired connectivity and a USB port lets you easily share files, photos and music across your network.
Wireless AC for Faster Wi-Fi
Upgrade to Wireless AC and send fast Wi-Fi across your home. The dual 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands connect more devices to your network at once and deliver up to 1167 Mbps in your home—60% more throughput than AC750 routers.
Jump right into the action of your favorite movie and enjoy what you love without any interruptions.
Three Antennas with Beamforming for Stronger Coverage
The Archer C1200’s dual 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands are equipped with beamforming, which locates Wi-Fi devices and focuses the router’s wireless signal toward them instead of sending it in all directions at once.
Together, they create stronger Wi-Fi connections, even as you carry mobile devices like smartphones and tablets from room to room.
Fast Processer for Seamless Connections
At the heart of the Archer C1200 is a processor that intelligently balances the demands of your devices to keep their connections fast and uninterrupted.
Stream movies, download files and share media while its processor seamlessly manages each Wi-Fi band, every connection and all of the router’s hardware and software.
Gigabit Ethernet for Wired Connections
With its four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the Archer C1200 delivers multiple high-speed wired connections at the same time without compromising performance. Connect your smart TV, PC and streaming box to enjoy watching your favorite movies and shows without waiting.
Tether and Easy Firmware Updates
Set up and manage your Wi-Fi through the TP-Link Tether app (Android, iOS). Tether’s simple layout lets you quickly change Wi-Fi settings from your smartphone at home or away. Plus, the Archer C1200’s Web UI grants easy access to the latest firmware, alerting you when critical updates are available.
World’s #1 Consumer Wi-Fi Brand*
Nearly half the people in the world who use Wi-Fi networking products use TP-Link. With over 150,000 products shipped daily, substantial investment in research and development and meticulous in-house design, manufacturing and testing, we’re proud to be the world leader in Wi-Fi.
*According to latest published IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q3 2016 Final Release.
|Archer C1200||Archer C7||Archer C9 - Amazon's Choice for Essential Wi-Fi Router||Archer C2300||Archer C3150 V2||Archer C5400|
|Wi-Fi Speed||Up to 1167Mbps||Up to 1750Mbps||Up to 1900Mbps||Up to 2225Mbps||Up to 3167Mbps||Up to 5334Mbps|
|CPU Processor||Single-Core||Single-Core||1GHz Dual-Core||1.8GHz Dual-Core||1.4GHz Dual-Core||1.4GHz Dual-Core|
|Ethernet Ports||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit|
|USB Ports||1x USB 2.0||2x USB 2.0||1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0||1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0||1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0||1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0|
|Antennas||3x External||3x External + 3x Internal||3x External||3x External||4x External||8x External|
|Guest Network, Parental Controls, and IPv6 Support||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Online Gaming and 4K HD Video Streaming||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Compare with similar items
NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 Smart Dual Band WiFi Router (R6700)
NETGEAR R6080-100NAS - AC1000 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router
TP-Link Archer AC1200 Reliable Dual-band WiFi Router (C50)
TP-Link AC1350 Wireless Wi-Fi Fast Ethernet Router (Archer C59)
TP-Link Archer AC2300 Smart WiFi Router - Dual-Band Gigabit MU-MIMO, Works with Alexa, Integrated Anti-virus & Parental Controls, Long Range (C2300)
|Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping|
|Item Dimensions||6.4 x 9.6 x 1.3 in||7.26 x 11.22 x 1.97 in||8.62 x 7.05 x 4.29 in||7.2 x 4.9 x 1.3 in||8.9 x 5.8 x 1.3 in||8.51 x 6.46 x 1.46 in|
Upgrade to AC WiFi for your bandwidth-intensive devices with the dual-band AC1200 wireless router Archer C1200. Supports all smart devices, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, TP-Link smart home plugs, Phillips Hue, Arlo cameras, etc. Allocate your streaming devices to AC for 3x the speeds of Wireless N. Gigabit Ethernet lets you experience wired speeds 10x times faster than Fast Ethernet. Also you can use TP-Link Powerline AV1000 or above to extend your wired coverage.
- Simple setup through web browser or on your mobile device.
- Easily set time limits and keep children safe with parental control.
- Quickly connect devices to WiFi with WPS setup (if supported by your devices).
- Access connected devices while away from home with FREE TP-Link DDNS Service.
- Conveniently provide WiFi access to visitors with the guest network.
- Manage your WiFi settings from anywhere with the TP-Link Tether app (Android, iOS).
- This router dosen't support WDS.
Legal DisclaimerThis product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Set up was a breeze when I selected "Basic", no hiccups, no problems at all.
Note that I have Comcast/Xfinity Basic Internet service: 3Mbps down and 0.78Mbps Up. Not very fast at all but, when I replaced my older Netgear WNR2000v3 ( has was working but I wasn't happy) with this TP Link, it's like I have new pc and higher internet speed.
Noticed the following, notable improvements:
-Browsing, navigating all over the place, is much faster and crisp to any of my bookmarks. Opening closing windows, viewing videos on YouTube. All executed quickly without problems.
-Checking and rechecking internet speed is verifies that I getting, at least, Basic speed, or more.
-The WiFi signal strength is significantly improved in my 3 bedroom house. To three different devices which had problems before. Router is sitting on top of my printer on my desk. Nothing fancy here.
-NetFlix, Amazon streaming videos 720 HD and no fluctuating resolution as I had before.
No complaints about my older Netgear, it has served me well, for years but, maybe is was starting to fail and it's all a coincidence. I don't really believe that because the features of this Archer C9 TP-Link router should deliver what I have just confirmed.
So this router is not only benefit higher internet speeds but also the lowly speeds like mine!
-Blue indicator lights on the top front are just the right intensity level and hue, almost forgot.
-Power supply is perfectly narrow to fit in a crowded power strip.
It is a little bit larger than some other routers, but I believe the extended range makes it worth it. The router can be set up in three configurations: as pictured (standing upright, antennae sticking up), flat on a desk (collapsing the silver foot), or mounted on a wall
Note that while it does have longer range than cheaper routers, it is not a fix all. There are still limits: in my case, 75 feet through an exterior brick wall and 4-5 interior, solid walls is too much for both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands on all router I use. However, removing that interior wall brings the signal strength up to "Good".
I have purchased a number of routers over the years as the technology and performance improves, and the number of devices my family uses has increased. Over the past few years, I had migrated to the more expensive ($300+) routers in the hopes of greater performance. Right before this, I had an Asus RT-AC5300, a beast of a router that exceeded $400 when I bought it. But what I found was that as the price point goes up, the performance does not, and the reliability goes down. These expensive routers tend to be buggy and drop connections; they simply have too many features and are way too complex, all to provide functionalities that no one uses, or that none of your connected devices support anyway. The ASUS got so bad it was rebooting itself every few hours. The days of the rock-solid Linksys WRT54G seemed long gone... So I returned the ASUS RT-AC5300, gave my WRT1900ACS to a friend, and bought an Archer C7 (v2).
After two weeks of testing it, I have four words: it just works -- period. The signal is strong and punches through the lathe-and-plaster walls of my nearly 100 year old house. Its signal is considerably stronger than the WRT1900ACS that I had (which cost almost three times what this one did), and rivaled the signal strength of the $400 ASUS. It doesn't drop connections, doesn't reboot itself, and delivers a strong and steady stream of data to all devices, wired and wireless.
Only one word of warning; you need to make sure the Archer C7 that you purchase is NOT a first version. Everyone on the web has reported that TP-LINK badly botched the V1, especially for Macintosh/Apple devices (which is most of my house); most of those should be out of circulation or in landfills by now. The one I bought from Amazon was a V2, and it works perfectly with all of my Apple and non-Apple devices.
I replaced the modem that came with Verizon FIOS and my internet speed has very noticeably improved and much more consistent.
I think the problem was my FIOS modem did not have strong signal to reach my computer at the other side of my apartment and this router definitely have a longer range.
Most recent customer reviews
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
See the Top Rated Wireless Routers in our Wireless Router Reviews.