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TP-Link Archer A8 AC1900 Wireless MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

ARCHER-A8
$139
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The TP-Link Archer A8 AC1900 Wireless MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router features 802.11ac Wave2 Wi-Fi with speeds of up to 1,300MB/s on the 5GHz band and up to 600MB/s on the 2.4 GHz band, 3x3 MIMO technology, boosted Wi-Fi coverage, MU-MIMO technology, intelligent connection, and advanced personalised management such as parental controls, and guest networks.

Features


Maximum Wi-Fi performance with three streams

With 3×3 MIMO, Archer A8 is capable of transmitting and receiving data on three streams. 3×3 capable computers— like Macs—pair perfectly with A8 to perform at max with much higher efficiency than 2×2 MIMO routers.


Incredible 802.11ac Wave2 home Wi-Fi

Archer A8 delivers high-performance and affordable home Wi-Fi with total speeds up to 1900 Mbps. Handle simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing on the 2.4 GHz band and bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming or 4K/8K UHD streaming on the 5 GHz band—all lag-free.


Broader coverage throughout your home

Access your entertainment from every corner of your home with 3 external high-performance antennas. Beamforming technology detects devices and concentrates wireless signal strength towards them, even if they are far away or low-powered.


Connect more devices simultaneously

Archer A8 helps your devices achieve optimal performance by making communication more efficient with MU-MIMO technology. Multiple devices are able to send and receive data on the best available band. Enjoy non-stop entertainment on all your devices—lag free.


Increased efficiency in Wi-Fi distribution

Smart Connect helps your router automatically switch each device's connection to the best available Wi-Fi band while Airtime Fairness prevents older devices from slowing down your network. With both, everyone can enjoy a smoother, lag-free Wi-Fi experience.


Full gigabit ports

Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN+ 4 LAN) deliver maximum wired speeds. Plug in your PCs, smart TVs, and game consoles for fast and reliable connections.


Personalise your home network

Archer A8 provides a wealth of advanced tools for personalized management.

Parental controls
Block inappropriate content and set daily limits for how much time your children spend online with Parental Controls.

Guest network
Guest Network creates a separate Wi-Fi for guests, ensuring your privacy is secure.


Easy setup at your fingertips

Set up Archer A8 in minutes via its intuitive web interface or the powerful Tether app. Tether also lets you manage its network settings from any Android or iOS device.

Specifications


Wireless

Standards Wi-Fi 5
IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11n/b/g 2.4 GHz
WiFi Speeds AC1900
5 GHz: 1300 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 600 Mbps (802.11n)
WiFi Range 3 Bedroom Houses
3× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas
Beamforming
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range
WiFi Capacity Medium
Dual-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance
3×3 MU-MIMO
Simultaneously communicates with multiple MU-MIMO clients
Airtime Fairness
Improves network efficiency by limiting excessive occupation
Working Modes Router Mode
Access Point Mode

Hardware

Processor 1.2 GHz Single-Core CPU
Ethernet Ports 1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
Buttons WPS/Wi-Fi Button
Power On/Off Button
Reset Button
Power US Version:
12 V ⎓ 1.5 A
EU Version:
12 V ⎓ 1 A

Security

WiFi Encryption WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
Network Security SPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway
Guest Network 1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network

Software

Protocols IPv4
IPv6
Parental Controls URL Filtering
Time Controls
WAN Types Dynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Quality of Service QoS by Device
Cloud Service OTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
DDNS
NAT Forwarding Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
IPTV IGMP Proxy
IGMP Snooping
Bridge
Tag VLAN
DHCP Address Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
DDNS TP-Link
NO-IP
DynDNS
Management Tether App
Webpage

Physical

Dimensions (W×D×H) 9.6 × 6.4 × 1.3 in
(243 × 160.6 × 32.5 mm)
Package Contents Wi-Fi Router Archer A8
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide

Other

System Requirements Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox 12.0+, Chrome 20.0+, Safari 4.0+, or other JavaScript-enabled browser
Cable or DSL Modem (if needed)
Subscription with an internet service provider (for internet access)
Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

Test Data

WiFi Transmission Power CE:
<20dBm(2.4 GHz)
<23dBm(5.15 GHz~5.25 GHz)
FCC:
<30dBm(2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
WiFi Reception Sensitivity 5 GHz:
11a 6Mbps:-98dBm, 11a 54Mbps:-78dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS0:-98dBm, 11ac VHT20_MCS8:-72dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS0:-92dBm, 11ac VHT40_MCS9:-68dBm
11ac VHT80_MCS0:-89dBm, 11ac VHT80_MCS9:-64dBm

2.4 GHz:
11g 6Mbps:-97dBm, 11a 54Mbps:-77dBm
11n VHT20_MCS0:-97dBm, 11n VHT20_MCS8:-72dBm
11n VHT40_MCS0:-92dBm, 11n VHT40_MCS9:-67dBm
Backed by a 3 year TP-Link warranty.

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