TP-Link AC3200 Wireless Tri-band Gigabit Router
Shocking as it may be, there are times that I am not as technically inclined as you would think. My old router was not performing well, disconnecting here and there and I was fed up and needed a replacement.I also admit to having router-installation-phobia. Usually I grab them for help, worried that I will accidentally change some setting and mess it all up. However, none of my more techie friends were around, so I decided to tackle this myself. I was so pleasantly surprised by the TP-Link Archer C3200 router!
With the helpful diagram in the quick installation guide, I disconnected my old router and connected the AC32000 to my modem and old desktop. Of course I had the instructions spread out on the table double checking what I was doing. Then I simply went to the website to create my network name and password. Now let’s get to the juicy stuff. The AC3200 is Tri Band. Why do we care about that? There are usually about 5-10 devices active and running at any point in time at my place. I named each of the three “SnakePit” in honor of Ms Weezie, but left the 5GHz symbols at the end for curiosity and identifications sake. Even the diagram on the box is helpful, gving examples of what range of devices to connect to each band: laptops and smartphones on 2.4GHz, 4K, HD TV, gaming, and more connected to the 5GHz bands. Even at the point of recording the video review, 8 devices were connected on the 2.4GHz band. Priced at $199, the AC3200 is my lifesaver!
The Package contents
-Archer C3200 Wireless Tri Band Gigabit Router
-RJ45 Ethernet Cable
-Quick Installation Guide
-Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.9 x 1.5 in.
Antennas: 6 antennae
-IEEE 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz
-IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
-WPA/WPA2 Encryption (Enterprise)
-WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Encryption (Personal)
-SPI and NAT Firewall
-MAC Address Filtering