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TP-link TL-R470T+
9.5 out of 10

TP-link TL-R470T+

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Reviews and Problems with TP-link TL-R470T+

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Overall 10
10

Great Router

Daniel H., Newegg
23 June 2015
  • Summary: Lightning bolt!
  • Pros: The features on this router were exactly what I needed. No WLAN! Load balancing, while having the capability for multiple WANS if that should ever happen. I have a 15Mb / 2Mb internet connection but it can easily be fully saturated by 3 computers on the network. Splitting it into 5Mb down and .7M...
  • Cons: Can't prevent acts of nature.
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Overall 10
10

A Quality Product

peter a., Newegg
18 May 2015
  • Summary: Overall rating is based on my experience only, I can see that a more complex set-up could involve additional software which does not seem to be particularly user-friendly.
  • Pros: Excellent metal case and simple layout. Product worked perfectly out-of-the-box in Windows 7 with minimal use of the built-in software. It has functioned flawlessly since. A solid well-made product - recommended.
  • Cons: See other thoughts.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but not great.

Alexander K., Newegg
1 April 2015
  • Summary: The random lock-ups may not be as random as you think. I can cause this router to lock up on command by going to specific websites. I don't know what it is in the code or URL of that website but it's repeatable.
  • Pros: Load Balancing Traffic Monitoring Bandwidth Control; allows you to group IPs and limit the amount of bandwidth that group can consume.
  • Cons: I wish I could group by mac addresses instead of IPs. I can assign specific PCs a static IP but android devices can be a pain. Every once in a while, I'll hit a random link that just smokes this unit and leaves it unresponsive. At that point, you have to pull the power cord.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Jaime E. Cucalon "book maven", Amazon
18 February 2015
Overall 2
2.0

Locks up

Brian W., Newegg
7 February 2015
  • Summary: I am surprised that the reviews are so good. I've searched the internet and found on some forums that this is not uncommon. That is what led me to finally contact support to see if they can actually correct this; otherwise it was destined for a return.
  • Pros: Very configurable. That is why I bought it.
  • Cons: This thing locks up all of the time, even when there is no load. It does this several times a week. My firmware is the latest, 1.0.0 Build 20141208 Rel.36359s. I am currently in contact with TP-Link. If they come up with a solution, I will repost. I had another TP-Link model before that did the s...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great basic wired router

DONALD M., Newegg
25 November 2014
  • Summary: I bought this because I needed a wired router for my home network and it was cheap. I do not use the advanced features. I used the stock setup that comes with the setup CD and everything works fine. Basic setup is easy. I cannot comment on the load sharing capabilities.
  • Pros: Works as a basic router without any hiccups. Small footprint
  • Cons: GUI interface is rather complicated and confusing to navigate. Not very user friendly in my opinion for using any of the advanced features. The instructions on advanced setup are horrible or non existent.
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Overall 8
8.0

It works, its cheap, and could be a solution to a LOT of your problems.

G. Turner, Amazon
2 November 2014
  • Summary: This load balancer works, for what it is. I have it connected to 3 very slow (3Mb) DSL connections currently, as where I live, that is the ONLY option. If you know some basic networking, you will be able to get this working pretty well.
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Overall 10
10

TL-R470T

Francis M., Newegg
31 October 2014
  • Summary: Used this for a client who switched from a T1 to Broadband. Existing router was only "getting" 9Mbps. We thought it was an issue with Comcast's setup but we tried this router and were getting 50Mbps +. Bought this based on all the favorable reviews and not disappointed so far.
  • Pros: Price, features, easy to setup
  • Cons: None yes
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Overall 10
10

Best of all

Paul in Park City "Paul", Amazon
30 October 2014
  • Summary: With four teenagers online all the time, we have three separate internet connections to our home (two independent DSL lines at 7 mips down and one wireless Broadband at 10 mips down.
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Overall 10
10

My Best Purchase of this Year

Brian Finniff, Amazon
27 August 2014
  • Summary: That is just so crazy that I can just combine an infinite amount of Internet Connections together and they are all usable at the same time, by a single computer, on a single connection to a server.
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