TP-Link's little C2300 router is packed with Wi-Fi features
The TP Link Archer C2300 isn't a flashy-looking router.
In fact, it's on of the smallest and most light-weighted ones ever viewed recently, but it's packed full of the latest features, and it's super easy to set up.
The speedy coverage was a little disappointing at 2.4 giga hertz.
But for $150, this router should keep a small home network happy.
TP-Link made the setup process short and to the point, kinda like the router itself.
Once it's up and running, the user interface and TP-Link tether app have lots of customization options for both novice and advance users.
When testing, I ran into a few issues on 2.4 GHz The speeds were a little bit inconsistent.
And the signal dropped out here and there.
But it did peak at a 130 megabits per second, which is still really good.
But just keep an eye off for spotty coverage in medium to large size homes.
5 gigahertz was a different story.
Everything went smoothly and I even saw throughput of around 240 megabits per second at 50 feet away.
So, you new devices should connect and perform well throughout your home especially if you turn on smart connect Which will let the router choose the best band for your devices to connect to.
The features are definitely the best reason to get this router.
Home care is a free service powered by [UNKNOWN] micro that gives you in depth parental controls.
QOS to prioritize your devices and basic anti virus to keep everything safe.
You also get link aggregation for a faster, two-gigabit wired connection, VPN support, and even ping testing for gamers.
Overall, the router is pretty good for $150.
But it only has three by three antennas, which may contribute to the spotty of 2.4 gigahertz coverage.
But it does have top speed on five gigahertz, lots of features, and bonus security.
So it is worth picking up if you need to upgrade your network.