We help you decide between TP-Link Archer C7 and Linksys EA6900 routers

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TP-Link Archer C7

Great budget router

$70 at Amazon


Cheaper than Linksys EA6900
Two-year warranty, 24/7 support
Covers an average home in Wi-Fi
Two USB-A ports for local file sharing
Easy setup and management

Lower throughput than Linksys EA6900
The Archer C7 is a popular budget router with the right all-around performance for most average homes. It costs about $90 less than the Linksys EA6900, but it doesn’t quite have the hardware to match.

Linksys EA6900

Better performance

From $159 at Amazon