TP-Link WiFi Router
TP-Link AC1200 WiFi Router - Dual Band Wireless Internet Router, 4 x 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet Ports, Supports Guest WiFi, Access Point Mode, IPv6 and Parental Controls(Archer A5)
TP-Link WiFi Router is a good one. I was away, we had a severe thunderstorm in the area, power was out. I monitor my house remotely and thought unless I was physically there, everything would be off. The TP-Link went back online, the Netgear didn’t even respond. All the cameras, Z-wave house controls went back on with the TP-Link. I never had such luck with the previous Netgear. I strongly recommend this inexpensive and work great router.
It is a bit early for rating since I tested only for 1 day. I may come back and give 1 star if it is dead after 1 week. However, for the time being, if you are looking for basic, low-price (the emphasis is low-price), this one is hard to beat. I used to be a tad leery of second tier network equipment makers like TP Link, but the it improves and the product is getting to be quite decent. There are two features that aren’t great, but one shouldn’t complain for this price: 1- it is not very responsive to admin access. oo many times it gives a page to tp-link website because the http server part doesn’t work. A bit frustrating that one has to turn on, off, or reset. Also, it doesn’t allow more than 1 admin log in at a times. The problem is that it doesn’t detect the admin log in is broken, hence should allow open another log in to reboot. 2- It doesn’t have DHCP list for wired connection. This is a real problem for me as I use both wifi and Ethernet. I have to use other network software to find out the IP’s of wired devices.
Other than those two, for a minimum typical user, this one is perhaps as good as any in terms of bang for the buck. I purchased it only as a backup and an aggregate access point, but it impresses me enough to let it be the main wifi router and relegate the other router to be the access point.
One last thing about speed: I tested it side-by-side with a Netgear and a Linksys. As the other two are older models (1 year or more), I expected TP-link to be better with the newer 450 Mbs protocol. It is indeed proven better from 20% to 35% depending on location of my laptop within the house. So, again, it is a decent one.Promised Review By henry d-sl