CenturyLink here, slow connection, then fast with minor adjustment
7 December 2014
Summary: First, I like this modem a lot. I never imagined it would make such a difference in speed and signal strength. The top rated comment about the easy route to connection with CenturyLink does not apply to my area of CenturyLink. However, I found the proper settings on the CenturyLink website, without talking to the help. I forgot where it was, exactly, but I think I had to put in my zip code to get the setup info for my area.
Summary: The router gets 5 stars. Newegg's customer service gets rotten eggs
Pros: Wireless works, Lots of features, Easy Setup. Improved speeds over my old Linksys N router. Im never buying Linksys again. Thanks TP-Link.
Cons: I ordered it and then forgot that my dsl is not adsl. Tried to stop my order and get a C8 archer, but it was too late. Here at Newegg they don't let you change your order. Bad Newegg customer Service. Bad Newegg.
Summary: My old Zoom modem had given me great DSL service for 7 years but suddenly it started dropping synch several times a day. I tried the newest version of that modem (Zoom 5790) and did not like it. It had annoyingly bright blue lights on the front - way too many -- and the SYS light flashed constantly for no apparent reason. I contacted Zoom and asked what that light was for and they just said it's normal for it to flash!
Summary: We've been using this router in our house for a few months now and so far we've had no problems at all with connectivity. Some know-how is necessary in order to set it up, though, since you have to configure it. Just copy the settings from your old DSL modem or call your DSL provider for the information you need.
Summary: I recommend this router 100%. This thing increased my internet quality massively. If i could I'd shake the hand of whoever designed this thing. This is much cheaper than getting a junk bundle for $120 from my isp, not to mention Wayyy better quality.
Pros: Bought this to replace my old At&t supplied 2wire modem/router combo. With the old one we kept getting 2wire/att router drop pages constantly and our online video quality and buffering was really bad. Our LAN speed sucked. Buying this and setting it up FIXED all of these problems. All I had to do was screen cap a few settings from the other router and set them the same on the new one. I never had to call my isp to get info. Videos load and buffer faster. We also have ...
Cons: Wall hanger slots are kinda small when it comes to where the head of the nail/screw would go in. Not a big deal just something I noticed. Network Printing Software is Windows only doesn't work with Linux. Haven't found a workaround for Linux. Other than that it all works with Linux.
Summary: Bought this to replace an older adsl modem/router. The only things needed for set up were my ISP user name and password, which I received from my ISP provider. Very simple to set up, no issues occurred, got right on the internet without issue. I know newer models are out with the 5 ghz and 802.11ac protocols, but none of my wireless equipment has 802.11ac adapters or are capable of 5ghz, and for my needs this router is just great.
Summary: So far, this modem/router combo has been a breeze to use. Setup is easy, range is great, and it doesn't run too hot. TP-Link usually has great networking products, so I would recommend this product to just about anyone.
Pros: -Easy setup -Sleek Design -Good range -Runs at a reasonable temperate