Question TP-Link Archer C5 VS Linksys Velop

I would avoid any router that have the mesh garbage in it. This is just marketing hype that makes people think there is some magic solution to wifi coverage issues.

Both likely will have about the same coverage. Almost all modern routers transmit at the legal maximum power. What make much more difference is your end devices since things like phones tend to try to save battery and transmit lower.

After that it is which software features do you like better.
 
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I have both routers.
The TP-Link is about 1 year old.
I got the Linksys Velop for free...
I moved into a new apartment.
So I'm trying to figure out which to setup.
Any ideas which is better?
 
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250mpbs down.
I'm trying to save my self the hassle and time. Because of my work, I barely have time.
So I just want to set something good up and not have to worry about anything else.
 

Ketchup79

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How big is the apartment? How many floors? If your main worry is gaming, and not streaming data through the network, either router should do fine. Just make sure to pick the channel with the least interference.

As far as personal preference, I also feel that mesh is little more than a gimmick. Had a co-worker go for it and he ended up switching to ac and much happier.
 

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