Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

TP Link Archer C5 AC1200 Router

TP Link Archer C5 AC1200 Router

TP Link Archer C5 AC1200 Router

I upgraded my internet yesterday to 200mbps. I did a speed test after I installed the new modem and got 68mbps on my wireless desktop which is in the same room as my modem and router.
I hooked my desktop directly to the modem and got 213mbps so I know it's not a modem issue.
I tried to look up if my router can handle my new speed, but didn't understand what I'm reading.
Do I need a new router or is there anything I can do to change the configuration?
I can get into the website of the router so that's not an issue.

RE: TP Link Archer C5 AC1200 Router

Distance or obstacles (walls) don't sound like the cause and neither is the wired speed (therefore internet connection speed) because you got 213 wired.

The router should support much faster speeds for wifi than you are getting

What is the model of the wireless adapter in your desktop? That could be the problem.
Do you have a laptop that you can compare wireless speed with

If you're not on 5GHz for wifi, you could have interference from neighbors on the 2.4GHz band which would slow you down.
Do you have a lot close neighbors - small lots if you're in a house or especially if you're in an apartment.

RE: TP Link Archer C5 AC1200 Router

Thank you for your reply.

I finally did hear from my router support and they said to try changing the cable from the modem to the router. Amazingly, this worked. Both of our phones are testing into the 200s, but my desktop is still testing at just under 100.

The model of my wireless adapter is a Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHZ). Is there anything I can do to get my desktop to have the higher speed also?

RE: TP Link Archer C5 AC1200 Router

You can upgrade to a dual band wifi card. I use these all the time in desktops. The one you have right now is a mini-PCI-e card, meaning that it doesn't use a PCI-e slot and it's more like the wifi card in a laptop.

If you upgrade, you will want to disable the card in the BIOS, device manager OR remove it from the motherboard (best option). You want to know that your new card is the only card functioning.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close