Archer C9 vs Archer A9

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Archer C9 vs Archer A9
Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2019-03-26 00:14:10 - last edited 2020-09-02 11:08:51

What are the differences, between the A9 and the C9?

I have the C9 and was wondering what the A9 is.

 

TP-Link AC1900 (Archer A9)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NF3K74H/

 

 

TP-Link AC1900 (Archer C9)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PDLRHFW/

 

 

Thank you!!

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Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9-Solution
2019-03-26 02:05:27 - last edited 2020-09-02 11:08:51

Hi, there are some differences between C9 and A9.

 

First, the appearance and size are different, C9 has 1 USB 3.0 Port + 1 USB 2.0 Port, 3 dual band detachable antennas , while A9 has 1 USB 2.0 Port, 3 External Antennas + 1 Internal Antenna

 

For more details, you can refer to specs and datasheets.

https://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C9.html#specifications 

https://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-9_Archer-A9.html#specifications 

 

Good day. 

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Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9-Solution
2019-03-26 02:05:27 - last edited 2020-09-02 11:08:51

Hi, there are some differences between C9 and A9.

 

First, the appearance and size are different, C9 has 1 USB 3.0 Port + 1 USB 2.0 Port, 3 dual band detachable antennas , while A9 has 1 USB 2.0 Port, 3 External Antennas + 1 Internal Antenna

 

For more details, you can refer to specs and datasheets.

https://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C9.html#specifications 

https://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-9_Archer-A9.html#specifications 

 

Good day. 

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Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2019-03-31 10:47:46

Which one is more powerful?

I can see the C9 uses a 12V 3.3 Amp adapter while the A9 12V 2 Amp so I think the C9 is more poweerful am I correct in this thinking?

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Re:Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2019-04-01 06:21:30

bradmoss wrote

Which one is more powerful?

I can see the C9 uses a 12V 3.3 Amp adapter while the A9 12V 2 Amp so I think the C9 is more poweerful am I correct in this thinking?

as I know, we cannot judge their performance via power consumption; compared to C9, archer A9 is a new product and it is a better choice if you wanna buy a wifi router.

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Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2019-04-01 10:42:25

you can't have an idea of the router based on power consumption but you can based on release date?

Everything newer is better that everything older?

I don't believe so.

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Re:Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2019-04-02 05:47:31

bradmoss wrote

you can't have an idea of the router based on power consumption but you can based on release date?

Everything newer is better that everything older?

I don't believe so.

Umm, I did not make myself clear, What I mean new device is regarding to their similar specfications and functions. 

 

By comparing the spec page, the advanced features almost are the same, except A9 has 3 External Antennas + 1 Internal Antenna and supports TP-Link DDNS,DynDns, NO-IP.

 

So what I think is that cause it is a new device, the software used should be more secured and the performance will be better. 

 

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Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2019-04-02 17:02:33

Both have TPLINK DDNS, but I have found the power differences, it seems the C9 wins @2.4 GHz and the A9 wins @5 GHz:

 

 

https://fccid.io/TE7A9V6

 

Operating Frequencies

Device operates within approved frequencies overlapping with the following cellular bands: LTE 255,Unlicensed NII-3 DOWN | LTE 46,TD Unlicensed DOWN |
Frequency Range Power Output Rule Parts Grant Notes App #
2.412-2.462 GHz 556 mW 15C CC, MO 1.1
5.18-5.24 GHz 491 mW 15E CC, MO 2.1
5.745-5.825 GHz 979 mW 15E CC, MO 2.2

 

 

 

 

 

https://fccid.io/TE7C9V5

 

Operating Frequencies

Device operates within approved frequencies overlapping with the following cellular bands: LTE 255,Unlicensed NII-3 DOWN | LTE 46,TD Unlicensed DOWN |
Frequency Range Power Output Rule Parts Grant Notes App #
2.412-2.462 GHz 708 mW 15C CC, MO 2.1
5.18-5.24 GHz 421.7 mW 15E 38, CC, MO 1.1
5.745-5.825 GHz 901.6 mW 15E 38, CC, MO 1.2

 

 

 

 

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Re:Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2019-04-03 01:28:58

per I read, C9 does not support TP-Link DDNS; https://www.tp-link.com/en/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-c9/#specifications

 

While cause they both have their pros, you may buy one of them based on actual request. 

 

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Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2019-04-03 09:21:59

Yes you're right, it does say the CP does not support TPLINK DDNS, but it was on the olver versions, the current version does support it.

Hardware-wise?

 

The C9 uses:

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4709A0 (1 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 16 MiB (Winbond W25Q128FVSG)
RAM1: 256 MiB (Nanya NT5CC128M16IP-DI)

Source:  https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_Archer_C9_v5.x

 

The A9 uses:        

CPU1: Qualcomm QCN5502
FLA1: 128 MiB (Qualcomm QCN5502)
RAM1: 128 MiB (ESMT M14D1G1664A-2.5B)

Source: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_Archer_A9_v6.x

 

Thank you.

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Re:Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2019-04-04 00:52:11

Yes, the hardware version can affect the features supported by the router. 

 

Thanks for share these info, and I think you may have your final decision now, lol. 

 

 

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Re:Archer C9 vs Archer A9
2020-01-31 10:16:53
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