After the introduction of D6200 wireless AC1200 ADSL modem router by Netgear, TP-link needs to produce a wireless ADSL modem gateway based on wireless ac technology. TP-link is a specialist in producing ADSL modem, so it is not surprising if it needs to introduce a new wireless ADSL modem gateway based on latest 5G wifi technology – the Archer D7.
What this product does
In Asia pacific TP-link products (particularly various models of DSL Modem wireless) are very popular in addition to the economical price, its products are also reliable and are also comparable upon other products from other vendors such as Netgear or Linksys which are generally relatively more expensive for the same product class.
TP-link Archer D7 is a wireless AC1750 router with built-in ADSL modem, an all-in-one device that allows you to create high speed wireless ac network with a single compact device. Typically you require an ADSL modem plus a wireless access point and Ethernet switch to build a wifi network with ADSL broadband service in homes. However with Archer D7 you just need only this single device.
- High speed router with built-in ADSL modem
- Based on wireless ac1750 dual band
- 3x detachable high gain external antenna
- 3x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1x EWAN port
- 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Supports up to 10 IPSec VPN tunnels
You can see from the above features that the product is rich of good features to provide high-speed wifi network that can support ADSL Internet connection services for all of your mobile devices including Android, iPad, smart-phone and all your multimedia networking needs.
TP-link Archer D7 is designed with the latest wireless AC1750 technology delivering speeds of up to 450Mbps in 2.4GHz and up to 1300Mbps in AC 5GHz band. Compare it with Netgear D6200 which is engineered with wireless AC1200 technology.
Like previous version of TP-link TD-W8980 or W8970, this AC model comes with three external antennas with different antenna gain in each of band, internal antennas for 2.4GHz band while the eternal antennas with amplifier for delivering 5GHz band with higher gain. D6200 comes with internal antenna arrays, however with beamforming technology that locks and focuses the clients with solid signal while they are roaming within the home.
Both TP-link Archer D7 and Netgear D6200 can be configured as wireless router that connects to the Cable modem or high speed fiber optic services. Netgear comes with dedicated WAN port and other four gigabit LAN ports. While Archer D7 uses the same Gigabit Ethernet port #4 as the WAN port should you connect to the Cable modem. In normal ADSL modem you can use this port as LAN port. This port is typically called EWAN port, Ethernet port that can be either configured as LAN or WAN port.
Compared with Netgear, Archer D7 is more beneficial with the inclusion of two USB ports that allows you host both storage and printer at the same time.
There is something easier in D6200 that allows you access your USB storage attached to your modem accessible remotely. You need to register directly from your modem a ReadyShare Cloud account, not from its website http://readyshare.netgear.com. Windows clients need to download the windows client software to be able to access your USB storage remotely. You need to logon to the http://readyshare.netgear.com with your account to see and access your USB files. With your Archer D7 you do not have the same feature but Archer allows you create up to 10 IPSec VPN tunneling, remote access your home network securely via internet.
The following comparison table between Archer D7 and D6200 may help you understand the spec comparison and help you select which one is best to meet your business need.
Comparison table TP-link Archer D7 Vs Netgear D6200
|TP-link Archer D7 AC1750||Netgear D6200|
|Wifi technology||Wireless ac1750||Wireless ac1200|
|Speeds||Simultaneous dual band 2.4GHz 450Mbps and 5GHz 1300Mbps||Simultaneous dual band 2.4GHz 300 Mbps + 5GHz 867 Mbps|
|Antenna||3x detachable dual band external antennas with antenna Gain 3x 2dBi for 2.4GHz and 3x 3dBi for 5GHz||Internal antenna arrays with Beamforming+ technology WiFi Boost with high powered radio amplifiers|
|Ethernet ports||1x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 WAN/LAN Port (EWAN)
3x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 LAN Ports
|Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
|USB ports||2x USB 2.0 Ports, Support Samba(Storage)/FTP Server/Media Server/Printer Server||One (1) USB 2.0 port with ReadySHARE® USB Access and ReadySHARE Cloud
|Wireless function||WDS Bridge, WMM, Wireless Statistics||WDS – wireless AP or repeater|
|Native VPN supports||Supports up to 10 IPSec VPN tunnels||Yes, VPN wizard is available in advanced menu|
|On Off buttons||Power and wifi On Off buttons||Power and wifi On Off buttons|
- Click here to learn more spec details (Archer D7)
- and click here to learn more about Netgear D6200 spec details.
To build your small business with branch offices TP-link Archer D7 would be more benefit you can create tunneling between the two offices and more. For home network, Netgear with software Genie helps you manage your home network more fun from the palm of your hand.
For Cable services you may also like:
- Surfboard SBG6782 wireless AC cable gateway
- Or you may like Netgear C6300 wireless AC Cable gateway
- Or even you can also consider new TP-link Archer CR700 cable modem
Should you replace DSL service to cable service, you may consider new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem,
Netgear DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, the Netgear CM1000. DOCSIS 3.1 offers 10x as fast as DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.