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8.8 out of 10

TP-link TL-R600VPN

Great Deal: $79.04

Reviews and Problems with TP-link TL-R600VPN

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Overall 4
4.0

DO NOT PURCHASE

Richard M., Newegg
2 July 2014
  • Summary: The problems started right before the end of the Extended Network Return period (Not the fault of Newegg!). The TP-Link Customer service is somewhat spotty, as is the documentation. I have a stable, static connection (fiber optic) to my ISP that has never had so much as a flicker.
  • Pros: When it works, it works great.
  • Cons: You should not have to power cycle a router every 5-7 days to maintain functionality.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Router but missing one important feature

Brent C., Newegg
19 May 2014
  • Summary: If I would have been informed correctly, I would have purchased the correct router...now we are behind schedule on a small business project with an unhappy customer. Waste of my time and money.
  • Pros: Easy to install
  • Cons: missing one important NAT feature. 1-to-1 NAT. I searched high and low for an off the shelf router that could do 1-to-1 NAT and was told by TP Link tech support that the TL-R600VPN router supported this NAT functionality but come to find out it does not. This was a waste of my money and time.
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Overall 4
4.0

TP-JUNK

Sudzy 1, Amazon
26 March 2014
  • Summary: I've been using this router in my home/office. 2 computers and 1 console connected. After a few months the router just started lagging every 15min or so. I know it's the router because I bypassed the router and went directly to the modem just so I can get work done.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok for basic surfing, but ...

Dennis B., Newegg
19 October 2013
  • Summary: honestly if I wasn't a power user this would be fine for general surfing or light use, but advertising this as a VPN/business class router that seemed to match the specs of a DLink DGL-4100 or at least be a replacement for it seems to be false advertising.
  • Pros: a lot of functions and protection for you pay for, great for basic surfing with a low simultaneous device count, does not use a typical power brick but instead has a built in power supply with the mickey mouse type cord making it easier to plug into a power strip. Metal case, lightweight and runs...
  • Cons: I bought this to replace my DLink DGL-4100 that died. This router has issues, it has gigabit ports but they cant handle jumbo frames, I have to turn them off on the host to access anything connected to the switch in the router which kinda defeats the purpose of gigabit other than pure line speed ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Slow

DeepCoreDev, Newegg
8 September 2013
  • Summary: I would not recommend for anyone who has multiple computers with somewhat high traffic, like movie streaming etc. TP-Link should be able to do better than this. At the time was advertised with fully functioning NAT capabilities, which wasn't true.
  • Pros: -Bandwidth Control -WAN Statistics
  • Cons: -Only handles about 3-4 computers online daily-barely. -Slowdowns all the time. -Does not have fully functioning NAT. -Barely handles 2 bandwidth control rules when under high traffic.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great at first

Gregory W., Newegg
22 February 2013
  • Pros: Very Easy to set up and fast at first.
  • Cons: Was only fast for a few minutes then connection of almost non existent. Called tech support and reset the router 3 times and still had the same problem. They told me to contact the retailer for replacement but after reading the other reviews I decided to just return and try another model.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible Support

WIlliam K., Newegg
15 February 2013
  • Summary: Have Charter 100/4 connection and after 24 hours up router uptime speeds become slower and slower until finally reaching the point where I have to reboot the router and I am good for another 24 hours. Tech support was 100% useless.
  • Pros: Cheap, very fast web gui.
  • Cons: Slow Speeds after 24 hours of uptime.
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Overall 4
4.0

Confirmed problem with firmware/memory management

Craig B., Amazon
11 May 2012
  • Summary: While this is a nice looking router and appears to be well made (like that the case is metal w/an internal power supply), it has a confirmed problem with high-speed ISP connections, most likely associated with its current firmware and how memory is managed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Tech Support is Lacking

Patrick H., Newegg
14 April 2012
  • Summary: Reconsider if this product is part of critical business network infrastructure.
  • Pros: No problems with LAN/WAN connectivity
  • Cons: 1) Severe lack of available tech support. Practically non-existent. E-mail if you're lucky. I bought 2 of these for my clients and cannot get anyone one the phone to help solve a problem trying to connect a Netgear router with this device via VPN. You call for support, you leave a message and no ...
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