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What firmware is on the C7?



Firmware Version:
3.13.33 Build 130729 Rel.56122n
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Archer C7 v1 00000000
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Firmware Version:
3.13.33 Build 130729 Rel.56122n
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Archer C7 v1 00000000

Just curious, does TP still use those god-awful glossy green UI pages in the config page?
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Just curious, does TP still use those god-awful glossy green UI pages in the config page?

It's kind of their signature, In the C7 yes it uses them, But the W8980 is blue
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I hate out all of their routers look the same now. They are way too wide if you ask me. I prefer a taller router. Also, they should make some routers with all internal antennas.

Lol, sorry for that mini rant. I'm done tongue.gif
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post #55 of 91
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I hate out all of their routers look the same now. They are way too wide if you ask me. I prefer a taller router. Also, they should make some routers with all internal antennas.

Lol, sorry for that mini rant. I'm done tongue.gif

Mini antenna's sadly pose a problem for 5G, 5G is very finicky with things in it's way, I'm debating on getting 3 16DBI flat beam antennae just so i can Send Ac at 866.7Mbit across the whole house instead of the stock 5DBI antennae


Alas my current connection just doesn't do the C7 justice, I used to have 100/40 Mbit fibre to the home, But then i moved and now i've got 2/.4 if im lucky
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Mini antenna's sadly pose a problem for 5G, 5G is very finicky with things in it's way, I'm debating on getting 3 16DBI flat beam antennae just so i can Send Ac at 866.7Mbit across the whole house instead of the stock 5DBI antennae


Alas my current connection just doesn't do the C7 justice, I used to have 100/40 Mbit fibre to the home, But then i moved and now i've got 2/.4 if im lucky

Hmm, I didn't know that about the mini antennas and 5ghz, thanks.

The only part of the C7 you're not doing justice is the WAN port, lol.
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Hmm, I didn't know that about the mini antennas and 5ghz, thanks.

The only part of the C7 you're not doing justice is the WAN port, lol.


5G N doesn't mind internal ant's Provided they have a decent Amp on them, But AC can and does crack a hissy fit if more then a handful of objects are in the way.
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Bad luck for you then. My last 3 routers have been a Linksys BEFSR41, WRT54GL and E4200 v1. All lasting for years. My current E4200 is 3+ years old. Bought in March 2011. That router is still a beast today. I am using 3rd party Tomato firmware.
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Every Linksys router I have ever owned died within 13 months.

Every last one.

The Netgear WNDR3700 I bought three years ago to replace the last Linksys roueer that died on me is still going strong. In fact, when I finally upgrade this router with a new primary router, I'll use this one as a WiFi range extender. I have a detached garage that I could place it in for the extension.
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5G N doesn't mind internal ant's Provided they have a decent Amp on them, But AC can and does crack a hissy fit if more then a handful of objects are in the way.

That is very thought provoking. I wish I had a better understanding of waves.
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Bad luck for you then. My last 3 routers have been a Linksys BEFSR41, WRT54GL and E4200 v1. All lasting for years. My current E4200 is 3+ years old. Bought in March 2011. That router is still a beast today. I am using 3rd party Tomato firmware.

Yep, everybody has to make their purchasing decisions based upon their experiences. You've had nothing but good experiences with Linksys so you're loyal to the brand. I can understand that. I've had nothing but bad experiences with Linksys so I avoid the brand like the plague.
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