TP-Link AC3150 Wireless Wi-Fi Gigabit Router with XStream Processing, NitroQAM, Smart Connect (Archer C3150)

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AC3150 Wireless WiFi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (Archer C3150)

Get Faster WiFi for Every Device

Making Incredible Speed a Reality

With combined speeds of up to 3150Mbps, the Archer C3150 easily handles demanding activities at the same time. The router uses the latest innovations in WiFi technology to create a faster, stronger, more reliable wireless network for your home. With the Archer C3150, lag, dropped connections, and dead zones will become a thing of the past.

NitroQAM and 4-Stream for Maximum Wi-Fi Speed

The Archer C3150 boasts a powerful combination of advanced Broadcom NitroQAM technology and 4-Stream technology, which boosts wireless speeds up by 25%. This provides the speed and elite performance that you need to support your most demanding online applications, including simultaneous 4K streaming and online gaming.

More Connections and More Speed for Everyone

The Archer C3150 does more than just create faster WiFi, it helps your devices achieve optimal performance by making communication more efficient. With MU-MIMO ready* technology, the Archer C3150 can provide four simultaneous data streams, allowing all connected devices to achieve speeds up to 4X faster than standard AC routers. Moreover, dynamic Smart Connect technology automatically selects the best available band for each device.

Extraordinary Home Entertainment

Archer C3150 can support many devices when you invite friends to your large house to entertain. It can maintain multiple simultaneous HD streaming, online gaming and other content consumption without lag. The Archer C3150 can provide a maximized coverage and enable your devices to stay covered, near or far as it. Don’t let your mobile lifestyle stop the streaming and enjoy your home party.

The Power at the Heart of Your Router

Unlike normal routers, which usually have single core processors, the Archer C3150 features a powerful 1.4GHz dual core processor. This unlocks the full potential of NitroQAM and 4-Stream technologies, helping your dual band router maximize its performance potential.

Coverage for Your Entire Home

Four high-performance dual band antennas and high-powered amplifiers help create a strong, far-reaching network for your home. Beamforming technology focuses the WiFi transmission in the direction of your connected devices, concentrating the signal where you need it the most. This allows you to enjoy fast, stable WiFi in every part of your home, as well as on the patio, by the pool, and even in the yard.

A Router You Can Show Off

An elegant, minimalist design allows the Archer C3150 to be integrated seamlessly into the decor of any room. The LED indicators can be switched off to prevent distraction at night when placed in bedrooms or common spaces.

Plug Into Sharing, Plug Into Stability

You can quickly and easily share photos, music, and other files with family and friends. Just connect an external hard drive to the Archer C3150’s USB 3.0 port or USB 2.0 port and immediately start enjoying lightning-fasttransfers. To help your wired devices reach peak performance for smooth gaming and streaming, you can also create fast, stable wired connections using the four Gigabit Ethernet ports, which transfer data at speeds up to 10x higher than standard Ethernet ports.

Easy Setup and Use

Whether you prefer the powerful Tether App or the intuitive web interface, you can set up your Archer C3150 in minutes. The Tether App allows you to manage network settings, including parental controls and media sharing preferences, from any Android or iOS device.

Other Features Include:

Guest Network Provide a separate Wi-Fi network for visitors and guests

Parental Controls Manage when and how connected devices can access the Internet

VPN Server Setup a secure connection between your private networks to the Internet

Advanced Security Utilize WPA/WPA2 encryption for active defense against security threats

Customer Reviews

Wow, I was wrong!

78 people found this helpful
 on May 23, 2016
By Sam
I always thought my internet sucked. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve talked bad about Comcast. The old router I had was pretty basic, a regular 2.4 ghz router but it reached almost everywhere in the house, I figured it was supposed to have a max of 300mgb/s which was way faster than the 50 from Comcast i pay for, so why upgrade? I typically got about 30 mgb download and 10 upload except at peak times where i would drop to about 10 download and 2 upload. I finally decided to upgrade to the fabled wireless ac because I was having trouble sharing my phone screen with the tv with my Chromecast and figured my home network must be getting congested, since I couldn’t blame local screen sharing difficulties on Comcast. So… the first speed test showed 180mgb download and 15 upload, and the internet is now like butter. Chromecast screen sharing is nearly instantaneous. Lag on league of legends is gone, whereas i used to get intermittent ping spikes. No congestion whatsoever, even if one computer is doing a huge download or upload. If you have an old router just upgrade. Additionally, I have a wireless Epson printer on the 2.4ghz band and everything on the 5ghz band can see and print without issue.

Make Internet Fast Again, and What I learned While Trying 

17 people found this helpful
 on January 24, 2017
By Zhia Hwa Chong
After moving to a new place, I had a very happy life with smooth, fast Internet from Comcast.  That had lasted about 6 months. Fast forward to today, the Internet has been dropping intermittently, and I spent several nights trying to figure out if something had broken.  After several unsuccessful calls to Comcast, with many of those calls ending with a nonchalant response, “Please reset your modem and try again in 15 minutes”.  I obediently performed a “power-cycle”, which is a technical jargon for switching an equipment, usually a modem, off and then on again. On my first attempt, I observed that the Internet had spiked to 100+Mbps on speedtest.net, which is more than what I had subscribed for. I was elated.  But that didn’t last long. 10 mins later, the Internet crawls back to a mere sub-1Mbps.  Exasperated, I would go back and try the “power-cycle” method again. And fail, yet again. Finally, I had decided to take things into my own hands and attempt to solve the problem through trial and error. I went through Amazon.com, and researched the top 3 most popular routes and modems.

Finally found a router that just works well. I’m very happy so far.

142 people found this helpful
 on September 27, 2016
By Steven
TP-Link AC3150 – This is NOT a paid review. I bought this router for full price. I was looking to upgrade from my $20 TP-Link router because we had so many connected devices in the house (20+) that it appeared to be dropping connections to make room for new ones. The family started getting frustrated with seemingly random disconnects. I particularly noticed it once the kids got home from school and suddenly we had 4 or 5 more devices vying for router time. So I started reading reviews. Lots of them. Why doesn’t there seem to be a perfect router out there? It seems like all routers have mixed reviews. I’ve never paid more than about $50 for a router, so looking at $100+ routers was difficult. Do I really need these features? Etc. I ended up buying a NETGEAR R6400 for about $130, thinking that would solve our problems. I’m a professional IT guy and I’ve set up many routers. My R6400 must have been a lemon because it caused nothing but problems. Random disconnects galore. Reboots. Factory resets. You name it. See my review on that router if you want to know more. I ended up returning it and immediately buying the TP-Link AC3150 for about $170. That is expensive for a router! Ugh.

Only good wireless access point I have found so far in this price range

46 people found this helpful
 on November 9, 2016
By Steven Lee
Works great – very fast. This is my second wifi router/access point that I am trying within 2 days. Returned a Netgear Nighthawk X4S AC2600 router because the interface was extremely slow, dumbed down, and overall unusable as an access point. The good: 1) Interface is great: * Easy to set up for use as a wireless access point and easy configuration/management. * Does not force you to go through a setup wizard (although it does present one, it can be skipped) * Web interface is quick and responsive * Configuration, through web interface, is comprehensive and very customizable * After minor tweaking, can configure the device when it is set up as an access point (not a router), from “outside” of its network 2) Very fast 3) Mimo – allows multiple simultaneous transfers 4) Great support – I read almost every single review on all TP-Link, Netgear, and ASUS’s AC#### wifi router/AP’s. This specific router (AC3150) seemed to have the best and most stable firmware (assuming you update to the latest from a few months ago) and had the most knowledgeable support staff replying to amazon reviews with helpful advice/comments.

Defective routers replaced at no cost by TP-LINK (after 2 weeks of support conversations)

2 people found this helpful
 on August 23, 2018
By KB
Updated Review 9-23-2018: Titled: Defective routers replaced at no cost by TP-LINK (after 2 weeks of support conversations) After a little over 2 weeks of talking with support and the original vendor that sold me the router, I was able to get TP-LINK to approve a swap under warranty. The new router that arrived is marked as version 2, so hopefully it will last longer than the V1 routers. If TP-LINK wouldn’t have made it so hard to get a replacement for a legitimate hardware failure then this would have been changed to a 5-star review. It contains both a basic interface as well as an advanced interface, making it easy to setup for any consumer. The signal is very strong throughout my living area, even in a wifi crowded area. I recommend this router under the sole condition you check the TP-LINK site and make sure you buy from their approved retailer list(In the case of Amazon, only if it is “sold by Amazon” is it directly covered under their warranty). Failure to do so makes it very hard, if not impossible to get a replacement in the event you have trouble. Original review listed below. It is probably important to note that the original review was talking about “Version 1” of this router.