Great to use but my 1 TB USB HDD is not being recognize and the tech support is not helping
Hated it! The first few days where great then it slowed down to eventually it was slower than our old router then the next day it stopped working all together! Dont buy it
This router worked for me for about a year. Then it started having random issues. Dealing with customer support has been the most abysmal experience I have ever had. Tech support barely speaks English and their recommendations don't work. Save yourself the money and by a router from a more reputable brand.
Frequently, the 5ghz network stops responding. It's a known issue, and TP-Link Support hasn't offered any solution.This is incredibly frustrating for either work or play. For work, this means dropped or jittery calls. For play, we use our phones to control our TV (Netflix, chromecast, etc), and this means our "tv remote" (our phone) gets disconnected from our TV.I'm still looking for an alternative. There have been similar reports about Google WiFi, so I probably won't be buying that either. Still searching...
TP Link is a great name. This router? Worse than even Netgear! Coming home on evenings is a frustrating event. You never know what you’re going to face. Don’t plan movie nights with family, or better yet cancel Netflix and the rest when you order this useless router.Slow, inconsistent wifi. Signal bars that are full up to 50 feet away, but download speeds drop 80% and upload speeds 90%. Constantly need to reboot this useless router and to do that you need to get on the computer as the Tether and Cloud Service always times out (because of Router speeds).Unfortunately I’m stuck with this because I live in the Caribbean where the price is 10 times what Amazon sells for and retailers can do what they want because of lack of regulations for quality assurance and customer service.One of my biggest regrets ever.
The product does not work. It will not connect to the Internet it is useless. I want my money back I want to credit I’ll send you back the item if that’s what you need I need to be able to buy another one but I can’t without my money.
It was easy to set up and works well, overall. It supports several devices being used at once. I sometimes experience interruption when streaming certain programs on my television.
Didn’t last a year. Already shopping for another one. I recommend spending more money on a router. This was very disappointing.
I have owned many wireless routers over the years, but this is my first with external antennae. The reason I gave it a try is that my house is all one floor, so the distance from one end to the other is pretty large. I have a second wireless router that I keep in my home office, but it all the way at one end of the house, near an outside wall, horizontally speaking. I installed this router in my typical primary location at the center of the house in the living room. That is where my cable modem is installed and I it is the direct center of the house. Since this wireless router handles most of the devices in the house throughout the day and night, I figured that the long, external antennae would serve us well. I was replacing this router: https://www.amazon.com/Securifi-Touchscreen-Wireless-Extender-Automation/dp/B00R0C2U5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538805719&sr=8-1&keywords=almond%2BThe Almond+ worked well and has a great touchscreen user interface. However, I found that it was dropping my devices off the network too easily when I wasn't actively using it. The Almond+ is much smaller and has only internal antennae. Imagine my surprise when that little Almond+ provided better wireless reception than this large TP-link with its 3 external antennae.The TP-link was relatively easy to set up with its app that I downloaded onto my phone from the App Store. However, it is still not easier to set up than the Almond+ or any of my Apple AirPort routers. I'm going to keep using it for a bit and I'll update this review if I need to.
We are in a very low coverage area when it comes to our connection. Even after increasing our strength (bandwidth, I think), we don’t get the full coverage and the spotty service continued. The goal of this router was to enhance the router provided to us by our service provider. After installing, we immediately noticed an increase in connectivity in areas that had been spotty before. Our first test was with our Alexa out by the pool (20 yards away from the router) and the device was able to stream continuously without interruption…already an improvement. We now have full coverage out there and are quite happy. Our phones and computers are covered equally well. It is important to note that we did put this in a higher point in the house so as to maximize its reach.Installation was very easy and the startup instructions were equally easy to follow. The router connected easily with a 2nd wifi repeater using the WPS button (that is a button on the router that allows you to connect another device, ie router). Even if you aren’t very technical, this will be easy for you to set up.The router itself is a bit larger than others I've used before but still doesn't take a lot of room up. You will need some area above it to make sure the 3 antennas have clearance.We have enjoyed the extended coverage and are certain that it is because of this router. If you are in an area (rural) that sometimes struggles with the connection, it is worthwhile to give this a shot.
Easy to use. Easy web support. Easy to set up. However, I test my routers often. This thing is just unreliable. I bought another one, same model. Same problem. Highly recommend against it if you want actual throughout promised and reliable connectivity - lots of dropped connections on the two I own. Surprised so few people have had issues. Oh well.
In this day and age it would make more sense to have a simple install especially with routers being less central to our computers now...The unit works well but needed a "computer" to install tried from mobile was just not playing well with my phone.Once installed it worked but needs resets at random times...which we have not needed with other routers...Based on all this I can not recommend...Moving to an Asus you can look for my review on that shortly...
I had no issues with this router other than the range. It's really not meant for a large house. Ultimately I had to get the AC2300 for the range boost. This modem has a lot of features, Many of which I have no need for like VPN and NAT forwarding. I did set up a USB printer and hard drive to it for shared printing and backups that went smoothly. The Qos is pretty typical and we usually set ours to prioritize streaming.I have this placed in the basement located centrally in the in the home and we still had spotty coverage in the upstairs bedroom. It worked well in the basement.If your home is less than 2000sq this will work well for you. Otherwise you may also need the 2300
The router seemed to work ok but it was an old hardware version 1. The newest version is v3. Shame on you Amazon and Tp-link. Amazon discounted the unit by 25% so I kept it rather than deal with the return. v1 has less functionality than v3.
The two biggest things that many people care about with their wireless routers is1 - How strong is the signal throughout my homeThe signal is pretty stable for the 2.4Ghz band, reaching to the 2nd story of my house with only a little degradation. However, the 5 GHz band was worthless outside of 30 feet and one wall to go through. This is unfortunate, because the best speeds are delivered through the 5 GHz band. So that leads us to #2.2 - How does it handle my ISP's speedI have 250 Mbps from Xfinity and a Docsis 3.0 Netgear modem. When I am close to the router, I get solid speeds using a speed test website - consistently above 205 Mbps. I am really impressed by this as I expect to lose a bit of speed over WiFi. However - when I move out of range for the 5 GHz band, the 2.4 GHz band is horrible with regards to speed near the outer corners of my house. I barely make 30 Mbps. Granted, there are a lot of walls between me and the router, but my house is probably comparable to many other customers.All in all, this is a decent router if you are OK with losing significant speed and potentially buffering away from it.I would probably step up and try a higher line router or add a couple of extenders (which I hate)
The Archer A7 (2018) is an updated and streamlined version of the venerable Archer C7 (2013). So what's new? Feature-wise, very little. Both are dual-band 802.11ac routers with gigabit WANs. That was cutting-edge technology in 2013, and it's still top-notch today. The successor 802.11ax standard won't be finalized until 2019.The main improvement in the A7 appears to be miniaturization: It weighs half as much as the older C7, which presumably translates to lower manufacturing costs for TP-Link. That allows them sell the new model at a (slightly) lower price point. If you already have a C7, there's absolutely no reason to "upgrade" to the new model, which is functionally identical apart from featuring 1 less USB port. (Ignore the "Works with Alexa" branding, which is meaningless.)So, nothing new or exciting here. But if you're looking to replace an older, pre-802.11ac router, this is an excellent choice. It's a budget model that delivers top-notch throughput and negligible latency, as my benchmarks confirmed. Even if you're lucky enough to live in one of the few areas where gigabit (1000Mbps) internet service is available, this router can handle it. The only reason to buy a higher-end router (such as the sleek Archer C2300) is if you have a large home that requires more signal strength.The only reason this review isn't 5 stars is that the setup page wouldn't load in Chrome, forcing me to switch to a different browser. It's unfortunate that TP-Link doesn't put as much effort into their user-facing web interface as they put into their hardware.
Worked fine for 2 years. now it the 5hz wifi is disappearing often, the firmware update is failing all the time which is annoying