January 06, 2015 07:30 ET

TP-LINK Launches AC1900 Dual Band Router for Faster, More Reliable Internet Connectivity in the Home

Archer C9 802.11ac gigabit Wi-Fi router provides improved network performance for a seamless home entertainment experience

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2015) - 2015 International CES -- TP-LINK®, a global provider of consumer and SMB networking products, today announced at the 2015 International CES the Archer C9, an AC1900 dual band gigabit wireless router, featuring the family's new sleek, upright design. The Archer C9 offers overall connectivity speeds of up to 1.9Gbps and employs a 1GHz dual-core processor, dual band antennas and high-powered amplifiers to improve Internet connectivity throughout the home for a seamless online gaming and Ultra HD 4K video streaming consumer experience.

"The growing number of wireless devices found in homes today has created a demand for reliable Wi-Fi networks that achieve high bandwidth speeds," said Lewis Wu, executive vice president of TP-LINK U.S. "The Archer C9 helps high-end devices like gaming consoles and smart TVs reach their potential while ensuring other wireless devices in the home have access to a stable Internet connection."

The Archer C9's Quality of Service (QoS) engine prioritizes traffic to reduce lag when multiple connected devices are active on its network, and its integrated shield cover reduces external interference to further improve performance. These features deliver greater bandwidth speeds, increased reliability and enhanced wireless quality across the router's network.

Additionally, dual band capability equips the Archer C9 to meet the bandwidth demands made by the many wireless devices found in today's homes. A 2.4GHz band diverts lighter traffic away from a clearer 5GHz band that is well suited for bandwidth intensive tasks like streaming HD video or gaming online.

Beamforming Technology for Targeted Wi-Fi

The Archer C9 employs beamforming technology to locate connected devices and target its signal in their direction for more stable wireless connectivity. The router's three dual band antennas and high-powered signal amplifiers ensure a strong Wi-Fi signal throughout the home.

For wired connections, gigabit WAN/LAN ports enable data transfer speeds of up to 1000Mbps, and dual USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports allow for sharing of local printers, files and media with devices connected to the Archer C9's network.

Tether Smartphone App

Tether provides a simple, intuitive interface, for easy configuration and management of the Archer C9's resources, such as setup and network mapping, privileges, and parental controls on iOS and Android mobile devices.

Archer C9 Features:

  • Supports 802.11ac -- the next generation of Wi-Fi
  • Combined wireless speeds up to 1.9Gbps with simultaneous 5GHz (1300Mbps) and 2.4GHz (600Mbps) bands
  • Three dual band detachable antennas for omni-directional coverage and reliability
  • Beamforming technology targets devices to create more efficient Wi-Fi connections
  • 1GHz dual-core processor handles simultaneous wireless and wired tasks with reduced lag
  • USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports for sharing printers and data locally or remotely via an FTP server
  • Easy Setup Assistant with multi-language support for simple installation and management
  • WPS button for one-touch WPA encryption
  • WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryptions provide user networks with active defense against security threats
  • Black- and white-list URL blocking enables parents to restrict access for children
  • Guest network provides Wi-Fi to visitors while preserving network security

Availability and Pricing

TP-LINK's Archer C9 will be shown from January 6-9, 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center - Booth No. 36206 South Hall 4, Upper Level.

The Archer C9 dual band gigabit router has a suggested retail price of $169.99 US and is available now at and from TP-LINK's vast retail and online partner network across the United States. For additional information, visit:


TP-LINK is a global provider of consumer and SMB networking products and the world's No.1 provider of WLAN and broadband CPE devices1, with products available in over 120 countries to tens of millions of customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in Wireless, ADSL, Routers, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters, Print Servers, Media Converters and Network Adapters for global end-users.

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1. According to latest published IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q2 2014 Final Release

All information and pricing provided are subject to change without notice. TP-LINK is a registered trademark of TP-LINK Technologies CO., Ltd. All trade names are the property of their respective owners. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary.

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