TP-Link Archer D9 Review

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Conclusion

So after having had the pleasure to take a look at what is considered to be a high-end/flagship router, how did I feel it performed and what did I think overall about the TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900?

Well starting with the most important aspect, the performance, I was very surprised to see the improvement over the TP-Link N300 I was using before; not too surprised that it was an improvement but more so by how much. The ping, even at a maximum distance of 25m was simply amazing and kept in line with the rest of the results meaning it was a stable connection throughout.  Obviously at 25m the speed was somewhat weaker and slower, but the results are not at all slow, especially given the distance.  Obviously the wired connection was dominant in speeds but given the testing was done on the 5GHz wireless signal, the results speak for themselves; The AC1900 performs brilliantly and there were no issues with cutting out or drop-outs that I sometimes found with the much older N300 @ 2.4Ghz.

The aesthetics of the Archer D9 AC1900 were a joy to behold, a very nice finish with a great look to it.  The 3 antennas make it look like a really high-end top quality product and it looks fantastic with it’s included stand. It’s guaranteed to look good sitting on a shelf, desk or anyone else you be inclined to put your router.

With a plethora of features ranging from dual band support, all the way to the basic functions of parental controls, those wanting a safe and solid wireless network, I can’t really recall anything that the Archer D9 has missing from its arsenal. The AC1900 can be had for around £105-115 depending where you purchase from, which in my opinion, it is a very reasonable price given the specification and the actual performance that TP-Link offers with this particular model.  Obviously if this was priced a little bit lower and on the cusp of the sub £100 mark, this would have been a bargain in my opinion given that I couldn’t find any major issues at all with the Archer D9 AC1900.

The Archer D9 can be had for around £130 depending where you purchase from, which in my opinion, it is a very reasonable price given the specification and the actual performance that TP-Link offers with this particular model.  Obviously if this was priced a little bit lower and on the cusp of the £100 mark, which is where its sister model the C9 sits, this would have been a bargain in my opinion given that I couldn’t find any major issues at all with the Archer D9 AC1900.

  • Performance Award – It goes without saying that when a well-respected brand release a new flagship model at the top of the technological tier that normally it’s going to be an awesome performer. The D9 was no different. Consistent top notch performance when it comes to range, speed and options. It’s wireless range is massive at 40-50m, the amount of options and features are staggering and its gigabit ports work perfectly providing my gaming, HTPC and server machines all running at the same time with ease.

I would like to thank TP-Link for sending me the Archer D9 for review and I look forward to seeing more from them in the future.

  • Performance
  • Design
  • Value
4.2

Summary

A great price, excellent features, top performer with a sleek, curvy design you’ll enjoy.

Pros:
– Glossy white finish.
– Pre-built stand.
– Huge amount of features.
– Flagship model.
– AC1900!

Cons:
– Lack of colour options available.
– Pricey.

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