Wavelink AC1200 Wireless router vs Archer vs Netgear

Wavelink offers Wireless AC1200 router for homes to compete with other existing AC1200 routers in the market including TP-link Archer C60 and Netgear R6230. We’ll compare Wavelink vs Archer C60 and Wavelink vs Netgear R6230 to help you decide which one is suitable to your business need.

Why Wavelink AC1200 router?

For standard homes with internet service from cable provider, sharing internet services to all connected devices including laptop, computers and mobile devices can be easily by adding a standard wireless AC1200  router to the provided cable modem. This wifi router is appropriate to create home wifi network in addition of wired connection.

Wavelink wireless ac1200 router (~$60)


  • Wireless AC1200 dual band routers
  • Wifi speeds up to 867Mbps @5GHz plus up to 300Mbps @2.4Ghz
  • Patent touch link technology for easy wifi access
  • 4x 5dBi external antennas with beamforming technology
  • Wavelink smart app for network management
  • New cooling system for stability operation
  • 3x 10/100Mbps LAN ports; 1x Gigabit LAN port; 1x Gigabit WAN port; 1x USB 2.0 port

To learn more spec and manufacturer’s detail for the product click the link below:

Click here to learn more Wavelink AC1200 router

The price tagged for this product is around $60 in some online retail shops, nearly the same price as those competing products.

Wavelink vs Archer vs Netgear

Wavelink AC1200 is released later than Archer C60 and Netgear R6230 routers, can it compete with them and how they are compared.

TP-link Archer C60 (~$67.00)


To support those home connected clients wired or wireless, Wavelink AC1200 is appropriate delivering speeds of up to 867Mbps @5GHz to wifi AC compatible clients and up to 300Mbps @2.4GHz to wireless N compatible clients.

For wired connection you can use either the available 3x 10/100Mbps LAN Ethernet ports or 1x Gigabit LAN port for game console, internet TV and computers.

Compare with Archer C30, TP-link vs Wavelink you can find that TP-link Archer C30 comes with 5x Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps ports (4x LAN and 1x WAN). Wavelink has 1x Gigabit LAN and 1x Gigabit WAN in addition of 3x fast Ethernet ports.

Wavelink vs Netgear R6230, the last R6230 is superior compared with the other two. See that Netgear comes with 5x Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto sensing.

  LAN ports WAN port
Wavelink AC1200 3x 10/100Mbps; 1x Gigabit 1x Gigabit
Archer C30 4x 10/100Mbp 1x 10/100Mbps
Netgear R6230 4x Gigabit ports 1x Gigabit port


With gigabit WAN port you can optimally connect high speed gigabit WAN port of your DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, or even your new model or DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem such as Surfboard SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem.

Netgear R6230 AC1300 router (~$60)

For standard usage in typical homes, Wavelink AC1200 is ideal for sharing internet with your laptop and mobile devices, even you can go online gaming. However, for intensive heavy duty wireless gaming routers you may consider Netgear XR500 wireless gaming router or new model of TP-link Archer C5400x wifi gaming router which are specifically designed for free-lag online gaming with high performance heavy duty processors QoS gaming prioritized traffic.


To delivers longer distance range, Wavelink equips the router with 4x high gain 5dBi external antennas with Beamforming technology ready to improve wifi coverage and reliability connection, other standard routers come with 2dBi antenna gain.

TP-link differentiates the antennas for each of the band, 3x antennas for 2.4GHz band and 2x antennas for 5GHz band. Netgear just equip the router with only two external antennas.

Compare with the other two competing products as shown on the following table below:

  Number of antennas
Wavelink AC1200 4x 5dBi external antennas
Archer C30 3 x 2.4GHz Antennas; 2 x 5GHz Antennas
Netgear R6230 2x external antennas



Wavelink AC1200 router is ideal for most home sizes to share internet connection with your computers and mobile devices. 4x high gain 5dBi external antennas add longer distance coverage than other standard AC1200 routers

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