Netgear R6700 Vs TP-link Archer C9

Netgear offers various models of wireless ac1750 routers including R6400, R6300 and R6700 in additions of any other higher speed wireless AC2400, AC2600 and three band wireless AC3200 and AC5400 routers. How good are they compared with TP-link products?

Netgear AC1750 Routers

Netgear R6300 is the first flagship product in wireless AC router offered to the market. More features are added to Netgear R6400 and the more power is added to R6700.

High speed

All the three routers are powered by the same wireless AC1750 technology providing simultaneous dual band of total bandwidth of up to 1750Mbps (450Mbps @2.4GHz plus 1300Mbps @5GHz band). Total number of wired ports are the same – 4x Gigabit LAN ports and 1x Gigabit WAN port. Generally all the three have the same spec and couple of feature differences. Have a look at the following comparison table between the three types of Netgear AC1750 routers, not all the specs are listed in the table but some with spec differences.

Under the hood each of the routers come with different processor, and the fastest clock is the Netgear R6700 with 1GHz dual core processor. Note that the new Netgear Nighthawk X4S is powered by the fastest dual core processor for router, the 1.7GHz dual core processor. The new Linksys WRT 1900ACS is also powered by the fast processor of 1.6GHz dual core processor, a slightly slower processor than X4S.

Netgear R6700 AC1750
Netgear R6700 AC1750 Router

Table 1 Netgear AC1750 routers comparison

 Netgear R6400Netgear R6300Netgear R6700
USBTwo (2) USB ports—one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 portTwo (2) USB ports—one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 portTwo (2) USB ports—one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port
ProcessorUnknown800Mhz dual core1GHz dual core
Antennas3x high power antennasInternal antennas3x high power amplifiers and antennas
ReadyShare USBYesYesYes
ReadyCloud USB AccessYesNoNo
Airtime fairnessYesNoYes

See also comparison between R6400 and Archer C7 and Asus AC66U, comparison Netgear AC1750 with other competing routers in the market today. Now, let’s compare Netgear R6700 with other competing router in the market – the best seller router TP-link Archer C9.

Netgear R6700 Vs Archer C9

TP-link introduces two similar design wireless AC routers, at a glance you will notice not much different – the Archer C9 and Archer C8. Both have the same features except that speed different in 2.4GHz band. Archer C9 is based on AC1900 while TP-link Archer C8 is based on AC1750. Both are tags with slightly different prices, and I think users will likely think it is better spending couple of bucks more expensive to get a faster type router Archer C9. So that’s why comparing Netgear R6700 with other faster type router is wiser – the Archer C9.

Note: Both Netgear and TP-link today introduce more economical high speed next generation of wifi 6 technology. Netgear offers RX40 wifi 6 ax3000 and TP-link offers Archer RAX50 wifi 6 ax3000 in additions of high end wifi 6 ax6000 and ax11000 routers.

Take a look at the following table 2 that compares Netgear R6700 and Archer C9.


At a glance we can notice that Archer C9 is faster than R6700 in 2.4GHz band with wireless N clients. With the prices tagged almost the same, you might be attracted to turn to the faster one with cool and elegant model the Archer C9. Knowing that the technology applied to each routers almost the same, the three external antennas with Beamforming technology for large coverage and other similar features you will definitely choose the Archer C9 except that your preference is Netgear brand.


Most routers come with 4x LAN ports, 1x WAN port and one, two or none of USB ports.


Not many people utilize full usage of the available 4x Gigabit LAN ports in the router, minimum usage is connecting desktop close to where you place the router is. Because you might think running long distance network cable looks untidy particularly if it must cross out in the open. All high performance routers today come with the same 4-gigabit LAN ports and one gigabit WAN port. Gigabit WAN port is very essential when you subscribe blast or ultimate cable plan, so you can choose DOCISIS 3.0 cable modem with Gigabit Ethernet port for optimum data rate transfer such as Netgear CM600 cable modem or even the lower price TP-link TC7610 or Surfboard SB6141.

Archer C9 TP-link
TP-link Archer C9

Should you require wireless router with more Ethernet ports, you may consider Asus RT-AC88U wireless AC3100 router that comes with 8x Gigabit ports and you can aggregate two ports to double Gigabit speed single port. Or you may also consider Netgear X8 AC5300 router with 6x Gigabit port.


Physically you will take advantage of having twin USB ports available for your router, at least general usage of the router is to share storage and printer. With a single USB 3.0 port in R6700, remember that USB 3.0 port delivers data throughput 10x faster than USB 2.0 port, you have option of hosting printer or storage. With dual USB port in Archer C9 you can host both printer and storage at the same time.

To summarize the comparison between Netgeat 6700 and Archer C9 the table 2 below shows you spec comparison table between the two routers.

Table 2 Netgear R6700 Vs TP-link Archer C9

 Netgear R6700Archer C9
Wifi technologyWireless AC1750Wireless AC1900
SpeedsSimultaneous 2.4GHz 450Mbps and 5GHz 1300MbpsSimultaneous 2.4GHz 600Mbps and 5GHz 1300Mbps
Antenna3x high power amplifiers and antennas3x dual band detachable antennas
Beamforming technologyYesYes
Ethernet Ports4x 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports,

1x 10/100/1000Mbps WAN Port  

4x 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports,

1x 10/100/1000Mbps WAN Port  

USB portsOne (1) USB 3.0 Port + One (1) USB 2.0 PortOne (1) USB 3.0 Port + One (1) USB 2.0 Port

Support Samba(Storage)/FTPServer/Media Server/Printer Server

Processor1GHz dual core1GHz dual core
price (Dec 2019) $80.00$110.00

Both routers get very good responses from the users knowing that each has high customer rating in Amazon. R6700 is rated averagely 4.2 while Archer C9 is becoming best seller with excellent customer rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars.


Both Netgear R6700 and Archer C9 routers deliver fast wifi connection with three external antennas and beamforming technology. And with the higher wireless AC1900 technology and twin USB ports TP-link Archer C9 is beneficial compared with R6700 even more bucks to spend.

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