The 20th century has quickly become the century where everything in home is connected to the internet, even fridges. However this can quickly cause a range of problems, most of which happen when a user decides to plug all these activities into a router that cannot handle the amount of devices that the user is using.
However don’t fret, there are routers that can provide you with connections that can handle a ton more devices and even provide them with speeds that are much higher than what the user received before.
The Archer D7 from TP-LINK does all of this and some more, featuring simultaneous 5Ghz and 2.4GHz connections, that can reach a speed of up to 1300Mbps on 5GHz and 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz connection.
These two connections mean that you can use more or less any device with the router and provide it with a connection that suits it best, meaning that you always have the highest possible internet speed going to your devices.
To do all of this at a great range, the AC1750 also features 3 detachable external antennas and high power amplifiers that can provide a stable signal at a maximum range.
On top of this, around the back the router also provides dual USB ports that can share both storage and printers around your network, and even allow the user to start up their own FTP server and network controlled media player.
Next to the USB port on the right hand side you will also find a total of 4 Gigabit LAN ports, one of which also works as a WAN port, allow users to bypass the ADSL port on the far left of the device and use the router with whatever ISP they choose too.
Also on the back of the device you will find a button to enable the WPS functionality of the router, which allows you to connect to compatible devices quickly, and without needing a password for the WiFi connection.
Once the user has connected their devices either via LAN or WiFi, they are then able to do pretty much anything on the web at speed, including online gaming and even multiple HD video streaming, without creating lag for other users on the network.
On top of that the user can even change the settings of the router, enabling additional features like a guest network that allocates a separate and secure network for the users guests, something which can be done through TP-Links easy to use in a simple interface.
Through this interface you can also set up the router’s parental control features which allows parents and admins to set up policies that can restrict access to certain websites for their children or staff.
However if you simply want to plug in and go, the router will allow you to use its quick set-up function which will simply get everything ready at the click of a button.
If I would have to some up my experience with the Archer D7 router, I would definitely say that I enjoyed it. During my own tests I never found that the router provided a bad connection, and everything was always pretty stable, both of wireless and wired connections.
To test the router I used its connection for a good two weeks, during which time I spent a lot of time watching Full HD videos, watching 1080p streams, updating content on TechNutty and playing a lot of multiplayer games. During all of these occasions I never found that what I was doing lagged or took a long while to load, well at least not at the fault of the router.
So yes, I would definitely recommend this router to anyone looking to pick up a new ADSL router, just make sure that it works with your connection first :).