Archer A8

New

AC1900 Wireless MU-MIMO WiFi Router

  • Ultra-Fast Dual-Band Speeds: Experience smooth 4K/HD streaming and intense online gaming with speeds up to 1.9 Gbps (1900 Mbps - 600 on 2.4 Ghz and 1300 on 5 Ghz).
  • More Reliable Coverage: Achieve the strongest, most reliable WiFi coverage with Archer A8 as it focuses signal strength to your devices using Beamforming technology and 4 antennas.
  • Connect More Devices: Simultaneously communicate more data to more devices without slowing down using MU-MIMO technology.
  • Advanced WiFi Features: Smart Connect and Airtime Fairness ensure your devices are on the best available WiFi band while ensuring old devices don't slow you down.
  • Full Gigabit Ports: Create fast, reliable wired connections for your PCs, Smart TVs and gaming console with 4 x LAN and 1 X WAN.
  • Parental Controls: Manage, limit and monitor internet use with profiles that let you customize WiFi access for every person and device in your home.
  • Easy Setup: Set up your router in minutes with the powerful TP-Link Tether App

High-Performance WiFi

For Your Home

Dual-Band | Full Gigabit

AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router

Archer A8

Maximum Wi-Fi Performance with Three Streams

With 3×3 MIMO, Archer A8 is capable of transmitting and receiving data on three streams. 3×3 capable computers— like Macs—pair perfectly with A8 to perform at max with much higher efficiency than 2×2 MIMO routers.

3x3
MIMO

Incredible Wi-Fi 5 Wave2 Series 

Archer A8 delivers high-performance and affordable home WiFi with total speeds up to 1900 Mbps. Handle simple tasks like sending e-mails or web browsing on the 2.4 GHz band and bandwidth-intensive tasks like online gaming or 4K/8K UHD streaming on the 5 GHz band—all lag-free.

  • 5 GHz Band   1300 Mbps
  • 2.4 GHz Band   600 Mbps

1300Mbps

5 GHz Band

600Mbps

2.4 GHz Band

Broader Coverage throughout Your Home

Access your entertainment from every corner of your home with 3 external high-performance antennas. Beamforming technology detects devices and concentrates wireless signal strength towards them, even if they are far away or low-powered.

Other Router without Beamforming Archer A8

Connect More Devices Simultaneously

Archer A8 helps your devices achieve optimal performance by making communication more efficient with MU-MIMO technology. Multiple devices are able to send and receive data on the best available band. Enjoy non-stop entertainment on all your devices—lag free.

Increased Efficiency in WiFi Distribution

Smart Connect helps your router automatically switch each device's connection to the best available WiFi band while Airtime Fairness prevents older devices from slowing down your network. With both, everyone can enjoy a smoother WiFi experience.

  •   Airtime Fairness
  •   Smart Connect

Full Gigabit Ports

Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN+ 4 LAN) deliver maximum wired speeds. Plug in your PCs, smart TVs, and game consoles for fast and reliable connections.

Desktop IPTV Computer Nas

Personalize Your Home Network

Archer A8 provides a wealth of advanced tools for personalized management.

 
 

Parental Controls

Block inappropriate content and set daily limits for how much time your children spend online with Parental Controls.

 
 

Guest Network

Guest Network creates a separate Wi-Fi for guests, ensuring your privacy is secure.

Easy Setup at Your Fingertips

Set up Archer A8 in minutes via its intuitive web interface or the powerful Tether app. Tether also lets you manage its network settings from any Android or iOS device.

Tether App
Tether QRcode
Apple Store Google Store
  •  IPv6
    Supported

    Compatible with the most recent version of the Internet Protocol—IPv6

  •  IPTV

    Improve your IPTV streaming experience with IGMP Proxy/Snooping Bridge and Tag VLAN

  •  Quality of
    Service

    Prioritizes devices to give a faster performance where you need it

  •  Cloud
    Service

    Receive software updates and control your router remotely through your cloud account

Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of 1) environmental factors, including building materials, physical objects, and obstacles, 2) network conditions, including local interference, volume and density of traffic, product location, network complexity, and network overhead, and 3) client limitations, including rated performance, location, connection, quality, and client condition. 

Use of MU-MIMO requires clients to also support MU-MIMO.

WIRELESS
Standards Wi-Fi 5
IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11n/b/g 2.4 GHz
WiFi Speeds AC1900
5 GHz: 1300 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 600 Mbps (802.11n)
WiFi Range 3 Bedroom Houses
3× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Beamforming
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range
WiFi Capacity Medium
Dual-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance

3×3 MU-MIMO
Simultaneously communicates with multiple MU-MIMO clients

Airtime Fairness
Improves network efficiency by limiting excessive occupation
Working Modes Router Mode
Access Point Mode
HARDWARE
Processor 1.2 GHz Single-Core CPU
Ethernet Ports 1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
Buttons WPS/Wi-Fi Button
Power On/Off Button
Reset Button
Power US Version:
12 V ⎓ 1.5 A

EU Version:
12 V ⎓ 1 A
SECURITY
WiFi Encryption WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
Network Security SPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway
Guest Network 1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
SOFTWARE
Protocols IPv4
IPv6
Parental Controls URL Filtering
Time Controls
WAN Types Dynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Quality of Service QoS by Device
Cloud Service OTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
DDNS
NAT Forwarding Port Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
IPTV IGMP Proxy
IGMP Snooping
Bridge
Tag VLAN
DHCP Address Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
DDNS TP-Link
NO-IP
DynDNS
Management Tether App
Webpage
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PHYSICAL
Dimensions (W×D×H) 9.6 × 6.4 × 1.3 in
(243 × 160.6 × 32.5 mm)
Package Contents Wi-Fi Router Archer A8
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
OTHER
System Requirements Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox 12.0+, Chrome 20.0+, Safari 4.0+, or other JavaScript-enabled browser

Cable or DSL Modem (if needed)

Subscription with an internet service provider (for internet access)
Certifications FCC, RoHS
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing
TEST DATA
WiFi Transmission Power FCC:
<30dBm(2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
WiFi Reception Sensitivity 5 GHz:
11a 6Mbps:-98dBm, 11a 54Mbps:-78dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS0:-98dBm, 11ac VHT20_MCS8:-72dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS0:-92dBm, 11ac VHT40_MCS9:-68dBm
11ac VHT80_MCS0:-89dBm, 11ac VHT80_MCS9:-64dBm

2.4 GHz:
11g 6Mbps:-97dBm, 11a 54Mbps:-77dBm
11n VHT20_MCS0:-97dBm, 11n VHT20_MCS8:-72dBm
11n VHT40_MCS0:-92dBm, 11n VHT40_MCS9:-67dBm

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