B&H has the TP-Link Archer A7 Gigabit router down to a measly $27.99 as a refurbished unit. That’s super cheap considering it’s going for $65 new on Amazon. We have seen this router go on sale in the past, both new and refurbished. Today’s price is the lowest we have ever seen, beating out the last refurb deal by $3. The price is as good as it gets, and this was one of the best routers of 2019, especially for people on a budget. So if you’re still looking for a budget router, you won’t get much more value than this.
The Archer A7 is a followup to the highly popular Archer C7, and it looks to maintain TP-Link’s hold on the mid-range, budget-friendly router market. It has two bands with 1750 Mbps bandwidth and long-range coverage with the three external antennas. It also has four Gigabit ports and an integrated USB port.
The A7 is also designed to work with Alexa, so you can ask for guest access and stuff like that with your voice if you have a device like the Echo Dot at home.
We gave it 4 out of 5 stars and a Recommended badge in our full review and also named it among the best Wi-Fi routers in 2019 as the top budget pick. Cale Hunt said, “After using the Archer A7 for a couple of weeks, it’s safe to say that the budget legacy carved out by the older C7 is carried on here. Connections to all devices were solid and I don’t remember noticing a single dropped signal, I didn’t have to mess with any settings (other than to poke around) after the initial setup, and though there was a noticeable dropoff in performance at range, the A7 still managed to deliver respectable speeds on the 5 GHz band when I was as far away as possible in my 1,000 square-foot home.”