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TP-Link Archer MR200 4G LTE WiFi Router with Sim Card Slot

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About this product


  • Wireless speeds of up to 750Mbps
  • 3G/4G LTE allows this router to use the mobile phone networks for fast reliable connections
  • AC750 wireless gives strong reliable wireless connectivity

Product overview

  • Wireless speeds of up to 750Mbps
  • 3G/4G LTE allows this router to use the mobile phone networks for fast reliable connections
  • AC750 wireless gives strong reliable wireless connectivity
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi operating on 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Three wired LAN ports and one combined WAN/LAN port giving four network connections
  • Full-sized SIM card slot for 3G/4G data connection
  • Parental controls feature gives you the ability to restrict service at certain times of the day
  • Manufacturer part number: Archer MR200
  • Three internal Wi-Fi antennas and two detachable 4G LTE antennas
  • Guest network feature means you can share your internet connection without opening up your entire network
  • Open source firmware allows programmers to release custom applications and improve on the stock version

What can I expect from this router?
The Archer MR200 is a great router for both personal and professional environments. It can be used either as a cable router or has a sim card allowing it to connect to 3G/4G LTE mobile phone networks. This ability to connect to both network types ensures you will always be able to get online. Simultaneous dual-band wireless can deliver speeds of up to 750Mbps ensuring that all of your portable devices have fast, reliable access to your network at all times. There are also four 10/100Mbps wired Ethernet ports on this router to allow you to plug your devices in directly.

Do I need to configure this router?
When using the Archer MR200 on 4G LTE you can operate the router simply by inserting your sim card and connecting your Wi-Fi devices to it. When using it on other internet connections you can be up and running simply by plugging an Ethernet lead into the WAN port on the router. It is advisable to change the router’s security settings so you can limit who can access your network.

Is this router suitable for taking on the move?
This router can operate anywhere as long as you can plug it into mains electricity. It is an excellent choice for remote destinations where traditional internet connections aren’t available and shows and conferences where you don’t want to install permanent connections. However please note that the Archer MR200 does not support VPN connections.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great device all-round with one major flaw This was a great device for the needs of our household - all devices could connect to it OK anywhere in the house and it maintained a faultless connection to Vodafone's 4G service. The main problem was that it didn't allow our Humax Freesat box to stream content through the BBC iPlayer - either via wifi or direct cable connection. Oddly, the content page in the iPlayer app would get updates to show the latest programmes available, it just wouldn't play the video content. Other apps on the Humax box worked fine (YouTube, Netflix) and the iPlayer worked OK on other devices in the house. I had to return this device as a result.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ok for boats as well Use this on a canal narrowboat, which is a metal box, so poor signal strength inside, though in some areas it did work well. Now have an external antenna which makes a great difference - just a cheap one to test the concept - later I will get a decent LTE dual omnidirectional antenna. If getting for a boat or house for that matter where the signal strength is poor, then you will need a decent external antenna (depending on the network you will use, but you will probably need a UK spec and not US spec 4G/LTE antenna) which is about £70, so make sure that is part of the budget as you may be very disappointed with performance if you don't. The set-up options are pretty good and easy to access. If you want to know more techy stuff before you buy, download the manual direct from the TP Link site.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond Simple! This little router is so simple to set up. Literally take your SIM card, place it in the little plastic cradle provided, pop it in the SIM slot and then turn on! You are given a website address on which you can change your router name and password from the standard one provided (this is recommended). Once that's all done you are then connected wireless to the internet using any device around your home. We have connected laptops, desktop PCs, android phones and iPhones, plus iPads with no problem. You can place it anywhere in your home and it is fully compatible with the various wireless extenders on the market (we have TP Link ourselves). Great item to take with you on holiday / business / other people's houses / the library or anywhere else you may need wifi and can plug the router in (obviously so long as you can get 3G/4G via a SIM). Would highly recommend this router.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Speed Broadband at last!! I live in the sticks with terrible broadband. This router has given me 20-30 Mbps on 4g, when I previously had 1 Mbps on copper. It's as easy as buy a sim, plug in and you're away. Had to locate my box outside as need to buy an external antenna.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4G faster than broadband I bought this to increase my internet access speeds. I am too far from a BT exchange to get any more than 5Mbit/s. The MR200 is achieving 20 to 30 Mbit/s. It was easy to set up and has been working well for a couple of weeks. I am very satisfied with this product which has an easy web-based interface.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I needed a replacement 4G router in a hurry and this appeared to tick all the boxes. Fair price, easy set up, clear configuration interface reasonable functionality . Then I discovered a problem, you can't use this router with VPN which is a disaster for anybody who is a remote worker needing VPN access. Worse still is that TP Link are aware of the issue and have not sorted it. (See their own forum!) If you don't need VPN but do need 4G internet then this is a workable solution but if you need to have VPN connectivity then steer clear.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Even I could get this going!! As it says, it really is plug and play. However, initially it wouldn't work on my Vodafone sim, but worked fine on my 3 sim. With help from Vodafone I had to change some settings. There's great range in the Wifi. There is no Irish helpline, and live chat didn't work, or was too slow for my level of patience. I'm holding back a star for that reason, but overall I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like my cable modem Now that we are moving into rented accommodation temporarily this seemed a good purchase. Picks up 4g well, even in difficult areas, the WIFI signal is ok. Speed good.
Date published: 2016-10-13
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Band Dual-band
Sim card slot Yes
Wi-Fi type AC Wireless
Wi-Fi speed 750Mbps
Band speed 300Mbps @ 2.4GHz / 433Mbps @ 5GHz
Number of gigabit Ethernet ports
Number of 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports 4 (3 LAN & 1 LAN/WAN)
Antenna 3 internal, 2 external
Media streaming DLNA ready Yes
USB3.0 port No
Warranty 3 years

Why does Maplin's site say this "Wireless speeds of up to 750Mbps" when The actual TP Link website says "...and enjoy download speeds of up to 150Mbps" ? Source:

Asked by: Keith
Because the routers internal "Wireless Speed" and the "4G dowlnoad speed" are 2 completely different elements of the routers operational capability. I'd advise you do a little research on the difference between the maximum attainable download speed over a 4G network (typically this data rate is due to the technologies utilised by mobile phone network provider) and the maximum attainable dual channel data transfer speeds over the internal Wi-Fi network administrated by the router itself. The two are completely separate elements of any 4G routers capabilities.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-31

Will this work in overseas with a 4G Sim card of any carrier

Asked by: chaminda
This product is made for the UK so Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2018-01-19

"However please note that the Archer MR200 does not support VPN connections." - Does this mean I am unable to connect to my office using our VPN client on my laptop?

Asked by: Footy1978
Thanks.. Does this mean I will be unable to access my work system using this router with a 4g sim
Answered by: Footy78
Date published: 2018-01-03

Hi, Is this working with an ordinary phone 4g sim card in?

Asked by: Latzo
This works with a standard Full-sized SIM card capable of a 3G/4G connection
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-12-07

does this work on xbox live?

Asked by: stuart
Yes this should be fine for that.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-12-07

I want to know that this product support all the requirement below? 4G router with sim card - have an original sim card slot - 4 port lan 10/100 or 3 port lan10/100 and 1 port lan/wan -support vpn -** 4G frequency support 850MHz/2100 MHz at least.

Asked by: Pete
This information is detailed in the user manual/datasheet which is available from the download tab on the products webpage, if you do need any in-depth Technical support please feel free to give us a call on 0333 400 9500 or email us on
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-26

Does the router also support LTE Advanced (aka 4G+)?

Asked by: Volker
The manual doesn't mention anything about "LTE Advanced" but it could simply be that this predates the release of it. I've emailed the manufacturer the same question and will update this answer when they respond.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-07-24

Hi, I am looking to purchase a router for my tills but don't want to pay for an expensive provider, would I be able to use this as they only need to be connected to Ethernet ports.

Asked by: Ch6484
You would require a service from an internet provider for this router to operate.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-07-21
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