Use LAN ports when in Access Point Mode

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Use LAN ports when in Access Point Mode
Use LAN ports when in Access Point Mode
2023-09-12 12:36:56 - last edited 2023-09-13 09:30:36
Model: Archer C64  
Hardware Version: V1
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I am considering buying a TP-Link Archer C64 v1 router.

Two questions:

1) I note that the power adapter can deliver max. 12 W and presumably does not draw much more than than from mains;

but what is the actual power consumption under normal use?

2) I want to use it in access point mode.

I read that after selecting access point mode I should connect the C64's WAN port to the wired network.

So far, so good. Now comes the question:

Will the built-in network switch still work?

In other words: Can I use the 4 LAN ports to extend my wired network?

Thanks for any insights!

 

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2023-09-12 14:57:35 - last edited 2023-09-13 09:31:57

  @KrKj 

 

The C64 power consumption will depend on C64 configuration and usage - maximum is 12W. Usually it consumes less than that.

Yes when in AP mode, all of its LAN ports are available for client devices.

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2023-09-12 18:50:04 - last edited 2023-09-13 09:30:58

 

With one wired client and two wireless clients connected the power consumption of my C64 is around 4.0 W. The peak power recorded over a period of half an hour was 5.5 W.

 

 

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2023-09-12 14:57:35 - last edited 2023-09-13 09:31:57

  @KrKj 

 

The C64 power consumption will depend on C64 configuration and usage - maximum is 12W. Usually it consumes less than that.

Yes when in AP mode, all of its LAN ports are available for client devices.

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Re:Use LAN ports when in Access Point Mode
2023-09-12 17:11:53

  @terziyski 

Many thanks.

Say, with no USB devices, 2 idle wifi clients and 2 idle wired clients, are we looking at 1W, 2W, 4W, 6W, 8W, 10W or 11W?

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2023-09-12 17:47:55 - last edited 2023-09-12 18:35:27

  @KrKj 

 

I can make an educated guess only, cause I didn't use a power meter to capture C64 consumption, but I would assume between 4W-10W.

C64 doesn't have an USB port anyway.

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2023-09-12 18:50:04 - last edited 2023-09-13 09:30:58

 

With one wired client and two wireless clients connected the power consumption of my C64 is around 4.0 W. The peak power recorded over a period of half an hour was 5.5 W.

 

 

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Re:Use LAN ports when in Access Point Mode
2023-09-13 09:58:09

@terziyski

@woozle
Many thanks, both!

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