TP-LINK Archer C9 AC1900 DD-WRT VPN FlashRouter: Power & Style in One Package

We’ve got another beauty of a router that we’re excited to introduce: the lone white Wireless-AC option, meet the TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter.

Meet the TP-LINK Archer C9 AC1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter

The TP Link Archer C9 1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter

So you may be wondering why you should give any more attention to the TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter when we’ve just admitted to adding a number of excellent routers to our line?

Well, we’re glad you asked.

Let’s start with the processor upgrade: Your VPN’s performance and streaming media experiences will be flawless thanks to the DD-WRT best-in-class Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU that the Archer C9 offers.

There are also two USB ports (1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0), making sharing and transferring files between devices quick and easy. Then there’s the three adjustable and supremely powerful external antennae to ensure the maximum reach for your wireless network.

The latest FlashRouter - The TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 DD-WRT

TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 (Back)

For those looking for the light colored high-end DD-WRT router, the TP-Link Archer C9 DD-WRT is the only device that is not black. That does matter to a few of you out there we know. And we haven’t even started talking about the Wireless-AC…

The Advantages of Wireless-AC

Put simply, there’s Wireless-G, Wireless-N, and Wireless-AC. Of those, Wireless-AC is the one you want, as this primer helps explain in further detail.

The primary appeal is Wireless-AC is networking speed. This networking draft leaves its competitors in the dust, beating Wireless-G (up to 54 Mbps) and Wireless-N (450-900 Mbps) handily. This particular dual-band device tops out at 1900 Mbps (450Mbps Wireless-N + 1450 Mbps Wireless-AC). So the max transmission speed is minimally 2x the highest end Wireless-N device and about 20x older Wireless-G routers you might still be struggling with.

As we’ve demonstrated, the TP-Link Archer C9 is a remarkable device, no matter what you do to it. Yet the router does not reach its full potential until it’s flashed with DD-WRT, a replacement firmware that immeasurably improves upon the stock firmware of every router it graces.

If you’ve suffered through skips, stalls, freezes, and all manner of annoying interruptions while streaming videos on YouTube, movies on Netflix Instant, TV shows on Amazon Instant etc. then you need a router flashed with DD-WRT firmware. Watch as these persistent issues become a thing of the past now that you’ve got a DD-WRT FlashRouter.

But that’s just the beginning of DD-WRT’s virtues…

As you can see, a DD-WRT upgrade is an absolute must if you want a wireless network that is strong, fast, and versatile. Anything less is a compromise.

The benefits of owning the TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 DD-WRT extend beyond the realm of FlashRouters. We’re affiliated with a great deal of top-notch VPNs that make your online security and freedom their top priority, and you can ensure the strength of your network with a VPN-capable FlashRouter.

If you’re subscribed to any VPN on our official supported provider list, we’ll send your TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 ready to work with your VPN right out of the box. Don’t bother with tricky VPN-installation processes. Let our experts handle it.

Better yet, if you hold onto your old router, you can take advantage of our popular dual router set-up (illustrated below):

Setup VPN Service with Any Device

Dual Router VPN Setup – FlashRouters

This allows you to have one dedicated VPN router and one local router for day-to-day usage, making the process of switching between the two as simple as can be.

Using a VPN Archer C9 with DD-WRT installed allows for integration of an Internet Kill Switch or an auto-block on disconnect., preventing any worries about locational or security leaking within your network since it would be set at the router level.

In the market for a good VPN, checking our supported provider list is the best way to go. But, in the meantime, we can offer up a few tried and true favorites to start your browsing:

  • HideMyAss – Top number of servers and IP addresses in US & UK server choices.
  • ExpressVPN – Great customer service with servers all over the world
  • NordVPN – Popular streaming option with no logs.

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The FlashRouters Support Routers Advantage

Customer service is something we take with utmost seriousness here at FlashRouters, and our already superlative service has just been improved…

Knowledge Base & Help Desk: Our site has a handy Knowledge Base and support desk to better handle the many requests and inquiries we receive.

Picking the right router for your needs can be a tricky process, so the Knowledge Base and support desk are designed to help you with any questions or concerns you may have before or after you’ve picked your router. Our experts are ready and eager to assist you.

Support Plans: FlashRouters now offers advanced DD-WRT support plans. Due to the variety of DD-WRT routers we offer, different routers come with slightly different plans. Users looking for support for their particular router type such as can visit the FlashRouters Flash My Router & VPN Support Plan.

Follow us on Twitter @flashrouters or “Like Us” on Facebook for DD-WRT routers updates, new FlashRouter item additions, advanced notice of coupons and deals, network security information and much more!

Updated 05/11/2016

12 thoughts on “TP-LINK Archer C9 AC1900 DD-WRT VPN FlashRouter: Power & Style in One Package

    1. joeso

      Hey Nathan,

      At the moment, we do not support WiTopia as their service has had continual issues with router-based connections.

  1. Rocky

    Does the TP-LINK Archer C9 AC1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter support VLAN tagging of 201?
    This, in addition to PPPoE support, VLAN tagging of 201 is a requirement if the router is going to be compatible with a CenturyLink fiber connection (to Optical Network Terminator).

    Thanks in advance.

  2. H Regragui

    Not sure why only the wireless and power LEDS are on the rest are off the internet one and the LAN ones are off even thought everything is plugged correctly

  3. Mark Abrams

    I have tp-link 1900 router and I want to flash with ddwrt and also add ExpressVPN what’s the best way to go about it


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