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Model #Archer C50

AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

  • Upgrade your network to stronger AC1200 Wi-Fi
  • 2 external antennas for stronger coverage and connectivity
  • Ideal for HD streaming and online gaming
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Product Overview

TP-LINK’s Archer C50 comes with the next generation Wi-Fi standard – 802.11ac, 3 times faster than wireless N speeds and delivering a combined wireless data transfer rate of up to 1.2Gbps. With 300Mbps over the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps wireless speeds over the crystal clear 5GHz band. The Archer C50 is the superior choice for seamless HD streaming, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive tasks.
  • Supports 802.11ac standard - the next generation of Wi-Fi
  • Simultaneous 2.4GHz 300Mbps and 5GHz 867Mbps connections for 1.2Gbps of total available bandwidth
  • 2 dual band external antennas provide stable wireless connections and optimal coverage
  • Easy network management at your fingertips with TP-LINK tether

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Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Dual Band
Electronics Included Components
AC Adaptor/Charger,Cable(s)
5 GHz
Maximum data transfer rate/speed (Mbps)
Network Standard
Wireless AC
Number of antennas
Number of Ports
Operating System Compatibility
Pack Size
Port Type
Power Options
Product Weight (lb.)
1.3 lb
Recommended Use
Multi-Device,SOHO,Video Chat,Web Surfing
Remote Access
No Remote Access
Requires Hub?
No Hub Required
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Smart Home Protocol
Voice Control Hub Required
No Voice Control
Wi-Fi Range
Medium to Large Homes
WiFi Speed
AC1200 to AC1350
WiFi Technology
Works With
No additional compatibility

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year warranty/ unlimited 24/7 tech support

Questions & Answers


Will this work with ATT?

Asked by kim December 17, 2020

I don't see why not. I have USCellular for my iPhone and Spectrum internet. Others have Verizon phone and have no problems. I can't imagine why it wouldn't.

How to hook it up

Asked by 100 October 15, 2020

The router can be conveniently set up using the steps outlined in the included Quick Instlalation Guide, which is also available on our website here:

what is the rang of this router

Asked by Steven September 24, 2020

WiFi range varies depending on your network environment (i.e. physical obstructions such as walls, etc.) and where in your home you place the router. We always suggest placing the router in a location that is as central as possible, to ensure optimal range in all directions. If you have a larger home (2500+ square feet), we may suggest considering our Deco Mesh WiFi systems instead.

needing a compatible cable modem

Asked by Shell June 8, 2020

Any cable modem that is compatible with your ISP and provides Ethernet output will work with the router.

Will this work as a different network than my original router? Will it work with a windstream rou...

Asked by 14554 March 26, 2020

Yes, this router will create a new network within your home when installed. You can connect it to your existing Windstream gateway/modem via Ethernet. Regards, TP-Link Support

I would like to know if this router will work well with Cox equipment

Asked by Luna August 10, 2019

Yes, our WiFi routers are universally compatible with cable modems by simply connecting it to the modem via Ethernet and completing the quick setup. Regards, TP-Link Support

can a VPN be added to this router

Asked by Kevin July 26, 2019

No, the Archer C50 does not support VPN Client or VPN Server capabilities. Regards, TP-Link Support

Can the wifi part be turned off with a mechanical switch for security so I'm only getting interne...

Asked by msmith July 10, 2019

Yes, there is a WiFi On/Off switch on the back of the router which can be used to toggle the WiFi on or off. Regards, TP-Link Support

So will this Wi-Fi router work with charter spectrum?

Asked by Bama1fan August 9, 2018

This router works with my Time-Warner/Spectrum. My other routers won't, because it was necessary for the router to emulate the MAC address of the primary computer. Most routers don't have this option and Spectrum tech support won't tell you anything useful to get your non-Spectrum router working.

Will it be compatible with spectrum modems

Asked by B56 December 20, 2017

Works great with mine.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 102 reviews
  • 89% recommend this product
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It was super easy to set up working great...
It was super easy to set up working great love this router it replaced my Cisco router. This one is so easy to set up and use also I can see who is using my WiFi. The app is great super easy to use.
by Evervamo
Works as well as expected...
Works as well as expected
by qkempsr1970
About time to upgrade
An extremely important piece of equipment for the home or office is a wireless router. This unit replaced an older router we had from the same company. Never had any issues with the prior system so we got this replacement. Super easy to set up. Lightweight construction meant we could hang it on the wall as desk space is always short. The antenna are adjustable for maximum effect. We have an older computer in another room that always had trouble linking up. Now, no problem. Great upgrade, great price.
by Raven
2 people found this helpful
Nice Router
This is an excellent latest generation of wireless routers. Installation cannot be easier. I plugged my Internet provider RJ45 into the Internet port of the C50, pushed the button next to the RJ45 internet port, waited 2 minutes and everything came on a working fine. Signal level is very high and the performance measures are outstanding. On both the 2.4 and 5GHZ SERVICES I consistently achieved 55MHZ download, 50MHZ upload, pings less than 7ms, very low bufferbloat and 0% packet loss. I have fiber optic internet service. The two-antenna range is excellent, checked in at over 100 feet with walls in between. The product administration software is intuitive and very easy to use. Chromecasting to my TV worked extremely well also. It is better than any wireless router I have used so far. There are 4 Ethernet ports and a USB port on the back for connecting other devices. It's at a price point that is affordable for most.
by Mamajane1234
Very happy with new router!
I was using a wireless router that was about five years old and thought it was time for an upgrade. Boy was I right. This works great! The WIFI is used mostly by phones and tablets but I also use WIFI for the PC in the back guest room. I used this PC to test it out and the difference was noticeable. The indicator lights on the front are nice and it looks cool.
by Benniman
Secure router with great range
The TP-Link Archer C50 is easy to install and use. Besides the connection to your modem, it has 4 additional RJ11 ports so you can plug in additional devices or PC's for wired connections. Plus it has a USB port where you can plug in your printer giving it wireless access or an external hard drive. There are dual antennae which I think improves the range. I can sit out on my patio with my laptop and get connected with fast speeds. As a matter of fact, I posted this review while enjoying the nice day outside using this wireless router.
by Oceanside
A good solid router
I don't understand everything I've read about this router. I am not up to speed on things like GHz, Mbps,and IEEEs. This TP-LINK wireless Dual Band Router is jam packed with features. We live in a remote area and our ISP is sometimes not the best. So as I read about all the things this router has to offer, it reminds me of taking a high performance car on a rocky mountain road. It is capable of much more than it will be asked to do. The installation could not be easier. Just attach internet cable, ethernet cable and plug it in. It even has a USB port for a printer. I haven't figured that out yet. The Wi/Fi on and off button easily connects laptops, tv's etc but my smartphone wanted a security key/password. I found it on the bottom of the router in very small print. Since installing this router there hasn't been as many reboots to restore the internet. In fact, now that I think about it, it's only happened once That is very good!! This is a good solid router. Buy with confidence.
by nevadalady
I bought this router as a backup to a similar...
I bought this router as a backup to a similar TP that was malfunctioning; I was able to return it after customer support worked with me to perform step-by-step actions that got my other router back online. So my praise is not only for the router itself but also for the excellent customer support.
by HomeDepotCustomer
Does what it’s supposed to. Came with all necessary attachments....
Does what it’s supposed to. Came with all necessary attachments. Straightforward instructions and stable connection.
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
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