TP-Link Archer C9 wireless router is on special at MSY for $165, it's a pain in the butt for me to get to MSY during the week so I went to Officeworks and they pricematched it - making it $156 and some change.
There was a few at my local store, and alot of the other Officeworks stores are showing stock on their website. If you do try to pricematch, make sure you have the C9 in your hand and not the D9 - avoid the frowns and confusion that I went through :)
I set it up last night to replace the rubbish wifi on the Optus cable modem, it took less that 10 minutes to have it up and running - total coverage of my one storey house compared to one room coverage from the Optus modem.
Here are the official specs…
The TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Router allows you to upgrade your home network to the next generation of WiFi. It comes with dual band functionality so you can enjoy lag free gaming and HD video streaming on the 5 GHz band while simultaneously using the 2.4 GHz band to check your email and browse the web.
The router supports the next generation of WiFi with 802.11ac, which is up to 3 times faster than wireless N speed.
Thanks to the dual band functionality you can enjoy simultaneous HD video streaming, online gaming and web browsing using the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band.
It has 3 dual band antennas combined with beamforming technology to provide maximum wireless coverage in a larger range.
You can connect a printer or USB hard drive and share it wirelessly across the network using the inbuilt USB ports.
It has a 1 GHz dual core processor which ensures smooth, fast operation on both wireless and wired tasks.
You can easily setup a secure guest network for visitors to enjoy secure WiFi access.
The router also supports parental controls to allow restricted access policies for children or staff.