Summary: I have bought it to replace my Westel 6000 which I got from Verizon and which I had to restart few times a day because it kept dropping internet connection. TP-Link TD-8960N version 4 which is built with Broadcom chipset well known for it's stability especially with weak DSL lines. All I can say since the day one I set it up it never dropped connection so internet stability problem is now gone.
Summary: Make sure from your ISP before you buy a ADSL modem if your connection is ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ (Older technology) or VDSL/VDSL2 (New technology). This is dependent on the connection they ran to your house and and not city / ISP. ADSL and VDSL are NOT compatible with each other. It is a shame that TP-Link technical support I talked to is not even aware of this. They think it is a faulty modem... If you have an ADSL Line: This looks like a great modem.
Excerpt: My antique Westell modem/router finally died and buying a new one went to the top of my ToDo list. Had too much trouble getting one from Verizon and didn't want to pay extra for FIOS, which they are pushing. Did some research and price comparison, and this one fit the bill. Easy to install out of the box, easy setup with Verizon, back to sufing business as usual. Happy with the purchase and would recommend to all!
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Summary: The product would not install on my HP PC...after several attempts, I grew weary trying to figure out why the installation would not recognize my ISP. So, instead of repackaging and sending it back (a Hassle), I decided to send it to an E-waste facility a few days later and finally, the unit now is in appropriate bits and pieces.
Excerpt: I bought the TD-W8960N router to replace an Actiontec DSL router that I was using with Verizon. Set up was for the most part easy. I didn't use the included CD, instead manually setting up using the browser format. On this router all you do as with most other routers is make sure that you are connected to your computer hard wired (Cat5 or Cat6) Ethernet cable. (Do not attempt to do this by wireless connection.
Pros: Built Solid, Fast, Many Features, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Excerpt: Use this product with CenturyLink High Speed. Installation was easy and fast. CenturyLink needed to fix some things at their end to get the proper speed for my connection but, the unit runs perfectly and doesn't run as hot as some other reviewers had complained about. No drops of service with this unit since installed a week ago. Too bad TP-Link has discontinued manufacture of this model but, if you can still find it, buy it. I don't think it will disappoint.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Excerpt: I really like TP-Link in general. This was very easy to set up and took only a few minutes to get wireless security and some other tweaks in place. Easy to throw Xbox in DMZ. Many othr little tweaks you can choos to do as well. I have had some intermittent drops though and I'm still trying to pin that down. It could quite easily be the DSL but it's not in my house so it's a little sketchy.
Summary: I am more than happy with this. It is both a modem and router, which means that you can use it to replace the default modem/router provided your broadband company. I wanted to replace my old Sky Sagem router as it had become unreliable. Be warned though, if you aim to replace a Sky router, then you will need to know your PPPoA username and password. Sky support will not give you this information, as they claim that they don't hold it.