I create a comparison chart: TP-Link AC1900 vs NETGEAR AC1200. Both routers are excellent but I compare first one to the second one, and there are some things, which I found out.
From my experience, the distance on the AC1900 is better than the AC1200. The AC1900 did reach every area of my house and property but I found a stronger signal on both 2.4GHz & 5GHz signals with the AC1200 in the same areas. The 5GHz signal on the AC1900 also reached further.
NETGEAR AC1200 or TP-Link AC1900? They both have a great ability for good connecting, so if fast success is most important to you, TP-Link AC1900 and NETGEAR AC1200 should help to extend your signal, and finally put a smile on your face.
What I really like about Netgear AC1200 is that the indicator lights provide a good assistance in determining the best placement. Setup is fairly simple and is guided by the included quick start instructions.
TP-Link AC1900 is a little bit larger versus NETGEAR AC1200, but I believe the extended range makes it worth it. The router can be set up in three configurations: as pictured (standing upright, antennae sticking up), flat on a desk (collapsing the silver foot), or mounted on a wall.
TP-Link AC1900 vs NETGEAR AC1200? Interesting to note that Netgear AC1200 and TP-Link AC1900 has a few things you may not use, but are very nice to know are there. USB ports for setting up a drive to share on the LAN, parental controls, the ability to access files from the internet, ability to function as a media server, guest wifi, etc.
Really well-featured routers and the gigabit is nice! Zero buffering, zero problems, zero frustration with internet connectivity thanks to TP-Link AC1900 and NETGEAR AC1200.
The Netgear AC1200 was a breeze to set up. If you have dead spots in the house this appears to have fixed them. It also lets you name the additional networks with the same name as your existing one - which makes using it much easier. It all acts like one network. The setup is level expert for people that don't understand how to set up wifi extenders properly. If you require assistance, please take it!
The AC1900 is a solid mid-tier option in the wireless market. It has many of the features that low-end routers are missing (ac, signal shaping, network repeating). It is reliable and has been running without a single issue. I am super impressed with the range of this model. It has an auto setup menu that asks just a few questions as well as an advanced mode for more tech-savvy users. Mine covers the entirety of the house including the basement with no issues (about 1400 square feet) and extends outside a little too.