In a prior article, we compared TP-Link Archer C7 and TP-Link Archer C9 against each other. As those routers are wireless routers that have the total bandwidth of 1750 Mbps and 1900Mbps, respectively, don’t forget to take a look! Chance is, you are looking for those routers instead. In the following article, however, we are going to discuss about TP Link AC1750 RE450 and TP Link AC1900 RE580D. These are Wi-Fi range extender devices. They function to widen your Wi-Fi range, in case that your current router’s area coverage is not enough. For sure, TP Link AC1900 is slightly more expensive than TP Link AC1750. But which will suit your needs best without making an overkill purchase?
Well, a Wi-Fi range extender is almost like a wireless router, basically. Both TP Link AC1750 and TP Link AC1900 are Wi-Fi dual-band Wi-Fi range extenders. However, they have different amounts of bandwidth available. TP Link AC1750 has 450 Mbps for the 2.4 GHz frequency and 1300 Mbps for the 5 GHz frequency. While such bandwidth is certainly sufficient to provide a good network performance for a handful of devices, TP Link AC1900 is introduced into the market in case that you have several units that need to consume a good chunk of the network speed on the 2.4 GHz channel. It offers 600 Mbps for the 2.4 GHz channel, while still retaining the 1300 Mbps for the 5 GHz channel.
Of course, having more bandwidth is great, allowing you to enjoy a higher data transfer rate and serve more units in the network. There are still a lot of devices that can only rely on the 2.4 GHz channel. However, consider the bottleneck effect – your main router should have a larger bandwidth than the Wi-Fi range extender, else the extra bandwidth of the extender will be a waste.
TP Link AC1750 is perhaps a simple and minimalistic product, as it comes with only a single Ethernet port. In addition, it is designed to plug directly into a power outlet. It is compatible with any power outlet. It is small, compact, and portable.
On the other hand, TP Link AC1900’s physicality is almost like a router. It is slim but wide. It plugs into a power outlet via cable, but it is also compatible with any power outlet. It features five Ethernet ports for the ultimate wired connectivity.
TP Link AC1750 vs. AC1900
TP Link AC1900, in general, makes the best choice here. The extra bandwidth on the 2.4 GHz and the numerous ports are certainly handy and useful. However, if you don’t need those features, you can opt for TP Link AC1750, which is cheaper, smaller, more compact and more portable.