A Replacement Modem Router that will need to be replaced
Papalamour "papalamour", Amazon
28 October 2014
Summary: Previous Netgear components had suffered some lightning damage. Bought this TP-Link modem router and an additional hub to replace. The previous set up required little or no TLC, configuration, re-syncing etc basically, it was always connected (we are about 2km from our exchange). The TP-link connected fine to the exchange when installation was done, but since then it has had to be rebooted at least once a day.
Summary: I bought this (along with the excellent ASUS RT-N66U) to replace the terrible ADSL router supplied by my ISP. For less than £15 I wasn't expecting much from this device but was pleasantly surprised to find it has a ton of features (not that I need them since I have the ASUS). More importantly, my Internet connection speed has gone from 7Mbit/sec to 8Mbit/sec! Yes, gained an extra 1Mbit/sec above the ISPs own estimated line speed.
Summary: It was easy to install and it works. I installed separate wireless router with this modem and it works a treat. What more can be said. Routers are like referees. You only notice them when they do something wrong. However, this review is brought to you courtesy of this modem. It works. (It does not have 5 stars because you cannot "love" a modem).
Summary: Have only tried this on ADSL+ 20C BB line as that's all I have, but it is rock solid at the fastest speed the line is locked too - 7617/448 - as well as showing that the line in theory would run up to 10k/1k if it wasn't locked lower by the exchange. Lots of settings, Reason I've docked one star is for two reasons; firstly there seems to be no way to make it 'stealthy' from the WAN i.e.
Summary: I already own two TP-Link products so did not hesitate to choose this modem/router. A few minutes configuration and I was connected the internet. It's remained connected for two weeks so looking good so far. The added bonus is TP-Link is supplied direct from Amazon so no concerns with warranty.
Good modem for ADSL2+ connections - used in Bridge Mode successfully with TALKTALK home internet
5 June 2014
Summary: Hi there I purchased this modem - simply to be used in Bridge Mode as I have a Watchguard XTM Firewall that handles the Routing and Firewall rules. It simply works in bridge mode! However, it does not work by default, you have to configure it to work with the TALKTALK internet. My settings were: Choose Setup > Bridge > VPI: 0, VCI: 38, save this configuration.
Summary: I bought this when I was upgraded to ADSL2 and it worked really well. Unfortunately a local lightning strike has now caused it to no longer connect to the phone line successfully (although the other router functions still work) so I'll have to move on. A great buy!
Summary: Got this to back to back test against current ADSL router as it was only £15. Sadly it is even more unreliable than my existing router, always disconnecting and attempting to re-connect to the internet. It got a good connection speed when it did, but it wouldn't last more than an hour and had a habit of repeatedly failing to re-connect until I rebooted it.