TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL 2+ Review

The TP-Link ADSL 2+ Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Modem Router model Archer D9 (AC1900) is a premium router for ultimate range and experience. It offers speed of up to 1900Mbps and also comes with 2x USB ports.

TP-Link Archer D9 unboxing
Inside the box you will find the router with a dedicated stand, 3 x removable antennas, power adapter, External Splitter, Quick start guide, resource CD, RJ11 DSL cable and RJ45 Ethernet cable.

Design
The body is made of good quality plastic. TP-Link Archer D9 comes with dedicated stand that is also made of plastic but has got a silver metallic finishing. On the right side there is reset point and USB 3.0 port and on the back you will find the ADSL port, WPS + Wi-Fi buttons, USB 3.0 port, 4x Gigabit Ethernet port to connect TV/Game console/computer, power switch and power point (DC in).

TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900 box pack

Setup and Performance
The first thing you will need to do is attach the 3 antennas. The install process is simple, you will need to setup the ADSL modem / Ethernet Wan, rest of the features are fully automated. The setup URL and default user / password are mentioned on the rear side of the modem router. Wi-Fi default password is also mentioned.

TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900 unboxing

Once the router is switch on you will find 2 networks TP-Link 2.4GHz and TP-Link 5GHz. You can connect to any using the default password.

TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900 adsl, wps, wi-fi, usb 3.0, 4x lan port and power switch

Once connected to the network enter URL tplinkmodem.net from the browser to access the modem setup. It is advisable to change the password.

This modem router houses a 1GHz dual core processor that helps multitask better when many users are connected to the network. The Gigabit wired speed is blazing fast 10/100/1000 Mbps. ADSL / EWAN option gives the user the flexibility to connect two networks and choose any that they want to use.

TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL 2+ Review

5GHz supports speed of up to 1300Mbps and 2.4GHz supports up to 600Mbps speed (total 1900 Mbps speed). There is Guest network, WPS security, firewall and parental control. The USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 ports can be used to connect external pendrive, HDD drive and USB dongle. Using USB port users can share contents from pendrive / HDD / share printer, on all devices that are connected. Users can share 3G/4G connection using the USB dongle with other devices connected on the same network.

The unique feature on the TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900 is the Beamforming technology. So how does this work – the traditional Wi-Fi routers send out signal in a circular pattern, but the Archer D9, thanks to Beamforming technology will concentrate signal towards the connected devices instead of the circular pattern. This helps achieve longer, efficient and stable connection.

TP Link AC1900 beamforming technology

I was able to access the Wi-Fi signal from a slightly longer distance as compared to my previous Wi-Fi router. I was using a repeater with my previous Wi-Fi router but with Archer D9 there is no need. You can connect up to 15 devices on 2.4GHz and on 5GHz up to 8 devices.

Verdict
The TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL 2+ modem router is perfect for online gaming, large file downloads, multiple HD video streaming etc. It is dual band and offers users the choice of networks. Range is pretty good (broader) and connection is quite stable. You can share ADSL, Ethernet WAN and using USB (external storage + USB dongle).

The TP-Link Archer D9 AC1900 comes for a price, it is available on Amazon.in for ₹12,900.

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