Archer A7 versus C7?

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Archer A7 versus C7?
Archer A7 versus C7?
2020-05-27 00:37:30 - last edited 2020-05-28 23:02:08

After doing some searching I finally decided that the Archer A7 will be more than sufficient to meet my needs.  I was searching online to make the purchase when I noticed that some sites were showing me the Archer C7, not A7.  The specs look pretty similar, can someone please explain what the difference is between the A7 and C7?

 

Thanks,

Jon 

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2020-05-28 00:56:26 - last edited 2020-05-28 23:02:08

@Jon2001 

 

 

Oh that.  Yes they are essetnially the same product one is designed to be sold through E-com retailer and the other through big box storefronts.  Thats really the only reason. This is also true for the Archer A6 and Archer C6 and the older Archer C2300 and A2300.

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Re:Archer A7 versus C7?
2020-05-27 11:49:56
Check the specifications site for each such as https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/wifi-router/archer-a7/#specifications. A quick look certification, DDNS, QoS, WIFI sensitivity USB sharing,.. differences.
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Re:Archer A7 versus C7?
2020-05-27 18:21:54

@Jon2001 

 

Hello.  Here is a comparison of the two models.

 

https://www.tp-link.com/us/compare/?typeId=9&productIds=26649%2C31387

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Re:Archer A7 versus C7?
2020-05-28 00:43:17

@ArcherC8 ,  @Carl ,

 

Sorry, I should learn to be more clear!  I did do the comparison.  And they are basically identical.  They even share the same user manual.  Which is why I ask what the difference is.  There must be some reason why they make both, maybe that reason would be enough to choose one over the other.   Do either of you have any idea?

 

Thanks,

Jon

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2020-05-28 00:56:26 - last edited 2020-05-28 23:02:08

@Jon2001 

 

 

Oh that.  Yes they are essetnially the same product one is designed to be sold through E-com retailer and the other through big box storefronts.  Thats really the only reason. This is also true for the Archer A6 and Archer C6 and the older Archer C2300 and A2300.

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2020-05-28 23:02:32
Thanks Carl!
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2020-06-05 14:35:27

I have a A7 v5 and a C7 v2. The C7 has removable/upgradable antennas, the A7 does not. 

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Re:Archer A7 versus C7?
2020-09-18 10:07:56
The A7 has Virtual Server NAT forwarding which the C7 does not; other wise they're the same.
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2020-11-03 09:02:34

@Jon2001 i'd choose A7 or one of these 

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Re:Archer A7 versus C7?
2021-01-27 20:04:15

@Jon2001 I also thought there was some smart home tie-in with Alexa (hence the A)?

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