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TP Link Archer C9 or Asus AC-66U

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Need some advise here.

Should I get the
TP Link Archer C9 (cheaper)

OR

Asus AC-66U (more expensive)

I'm looking at these two due to budget issues.

I also have no wish to spend on fancy AC3200 class routers.

Thanks.
post #2 of 5
C9, good workhorse. Been using it since about March 2015 and no problems. Haven't restarted it much either.
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C9, good workhorse. Been using it since about March 2015 and no problems. Haven't restarted it much either.

Im wondering is it worthwhile to pay more for the asus airprotect
feature
post #4 of 5
No idea what air protect is, if you asked me it sounds gimmicky.
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Asus AiProtect is actually pretty useful, IMO. It's based on Trendmicro's DPI (Deep Packet Inspection Engine) which analyzes network traffic at a deeper level to mitigate network attacks. There's plenty of info on the net about it. Think of it as another layer of security in addition to the firewall. Intrusion Protection / Detection Systems are generally an enterprise-level product and its cool to see a scaled-down version of it for the home network. It will block malicious sites through a web-trust and verification system, or even isolate an infected device it finds on your network and alert you to it.

Now that said, like any security product its not perfect, and its pretty limited in comparison to enterprise level solutions. It can also be fairly cpu-intensive for the router sometimes so if you find that to be a problem, you can just disable it. But all in all I think its great to see the option in a consumer grade networking product.

I'm not actually positive the AC66U has AiProtect though; I'd double check that first.
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