Would you like to learn how to configure an 802.11ac wireless network on the TP-LINK ARCHER C6 AC1200? In this tutorial, we are going to configure an 802.11ac Wireless network on the AC1200 router.

• TP-LINK ARCHER C6 AC1200 - Version 2.0

Hardware List:

The following section presents the list of equipment used to create this tutorial.

Every piece of hardware listed above can be found at Amazon website.

Archer C6 AC1200 - 802.11ac Wireless network configuration

Open your browser and enter the IP address of your wireless router.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The AC1200 web interface should be presented.

On the login screen, enter the management password.


Access the Advanced tab on the top of the screen.

ARCHER C6 - Advanced menu

Access the WIRELESS menu and select the WIRELESS SETTINGS option.

ARCHER C6 - Wireless menu

On the Wireless settings screen, disable the Smart connect option and select the 5GHz wireless network.

Archer C6 AC1200 - 802-11ac

On the 5GHz Wireless network settings screen, perform the following configuration:

• Enable Wireless Radio - Yes.
• Network name - Enter the desired SSID name.
• Security - Select the desired authentication method.
• Version - WPA2-PSK.
• Encryption - AES.
• Password - Enter the desired wireless password.
• Mode - 802.11ac only.
• Channel width - Auto.
• Channel - Auto.
• Transmit power - High.

Click on the Save button.

Archer C6 AC1200 - 802-11ac configuration

Make sure that your wireless devices support the 802.11ac standard.

Optionally, access the WIRELESS menu and select the MU-MIMO option.

Enable the TxBF MU-MIMO feature to increase the 802.11ac network speed.

AC1200 - TxBF MU-MIMO Configuration

Congratulations, you have configured an 802.11ac wireless network on the AC1200 router.