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#4665249 - 02/13/18 08:55 PM If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !!
LoneRanger Offline


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This dual band TP-Link Archer C59 I picked up is not even their best model, far from it, but the bang for the buck factor is crazy. Hardware versions v2 and above have 2x2 MU-MIMO and txBF (Beam forming). It has support for OpenVPN built into the firmware, just download the OpenVPN app for your phone, easy setup and you can use your home internet service to tunnel secure VPN from any public wifi anywhere. I set it up and hit it from the public wifi at work: flawless and perfect.

Maybe I've had my head out of routers too long and they're all this good in the sub $50 price range, but I remain ... impressed. cool

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#4665264 - 02/13/18 09:05 PM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: LoneRanger]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2962
Loc: USA
They are underappreciated for sure. I have one of the older top models and it has been a LOT more stable than the old school blue Linksys type that everyone had.

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#4665351 - 02/13/18 10:51 PM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: LoneRanger]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36422
Loc: Ontario, Canada
OpenVPN is a pretty decent little product, I used to use it back when I'd do a SmoothWall or IPCop setup for SMB's that didn't have Cisco in the budget.

Not a huge fan of TP-Link stuff, I've tossed a fair bit of it over the years. Netgear seems to hold up well for consumer-grade equipment however.

I think they've all had some duds and winners however, and for 50 bucks, even if it only lasts a few years, you did well thumbsup
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#4665472 - 02/14/18 06:32 AM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: LoneRanger]
alarmguy Offline


Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 2147
Loc: South Carolina
AS you know Loneranger, in my industry part of my work day almost everyday now is at least one stop getting a customers IP Cameras properly working and I work with a lot of different band routers.

I always suggest if their router is REAL OLD a reasonable priced router like the TP Link Archer C7 only because that is the one I own!
AS you know Im a fan of their routers and modems and glad you are so thrilled with yours! Its easy for me to mention the TP Link to them because the price is so reasonable and easy for some people to accept.

All I know, out of all brands I have owned over the decades the last couple years of having both the TP link router and TP link Modem has been the most carefree ever. Of course Windows itself is much improved too.

With all the above said, I have no problem with a customer having a $200 - $300 + Lnysys or Netgear or whatever router either but the TP Link I see as a good value and one I never have trouble with.

One product of theirs I do not like is USB wifi adapters but not relevant here as all manufactures have one part of their line up as weak at $40 it was full of bugs, wife replaced it with a $16 no name brand off Amazon and verified 110 to 120 MBPS downloads on our 100 MPBS internet through our TP link modem and router (of course).


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#4665592 - 02/14/18 09:27 AM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: LoneRanger]
redhat Offline


Registered: 12/07/12
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I used to run a Sonicwall and Enterprise grade access point in my house until the Sonicwall became too old to handle any reasonable throughput.

I bought an AC2700 TP Link and love it. Has quite the number of antennas on it, the device is rock solid and fast.

AC Wifi to the NAS is really quick... love their products.
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#4665604 - 02/14/18 09:35 AM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: redhat]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36422
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: redhat
I used to run a Sonicwall and Enterprise grade access point in my house until the Sonicwall became too old to handle any reasonable throughput.

I bought an AC2700 TP Link and love it. Has quite the number of antennas on it, the device is rock solid and fast.

AC Wifi to the NAS is really quick... love their products.


That must have been an old girl! crzy

Even the "new" SonicWall SOHO has some decent throughput at 300Mbit for Firewall traffic. IPS is lower of course.

I was most recently running an ASA-5506W-X w/FirePower, however I've swapped that out for an ISR 2951 G2 and an HP Aruba access point (AC). The Aruba has noticeably better throughput than the WAP702i that's integrated into the ASA, as well as better range. Presently trying to score a 2nd hand Compute Engine for the ISR so I can install a FirePower VM on it. Not having much luck though frown
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#4665618 - 02/14/18 09:57 AM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: OVERKILL]
redhat Offline


Registered: 12/07/12
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Originally Posted By: redhat
I used to run a Sonicwall and Enterprise grade access point in my house until the Sonicwall became too old to handle any reasonable throughput.

I bought an AC2700 TP Link and love it. Has quite the number of antennas on it, the device is rock solid and fast.

AC Wifi to the NAS is really quick... love their products.


That must have been an old girl! crzy

Even the "new" SonicWall SOHO has some decent throughput at 300Mbit for Firewall traffic. IPS is lower of course.

I was most recently running an ASA-5506W-X w/FirePower, however I've swapped that out for an ISR 2951 G2 and an HP Aruba access point (AC). The Aruba has noticeably better throughput than the WAP702i that's integrated into the ASA, as well as better range. Presently trying to score a 2nd hand Compute Engine for the ISR so I can install a FirePower VM on it. Not having much luck though frown


Umm.... Tele3SP haha, then I had a TZ180 just pegged with 100/100 Verizon FiOS. So yeah pretty old stuff.

I also was running a Pix 506e for a while on 15/1 Cable internet, ran well.
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#4665646 - 02/14/18 10:22 AM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: redhat]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36422
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: redhat
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Originally Posted By: redhat
I used to run a Sonicwall and Enterprise grade access point in my house until the Sonicwall became too old to handle any reasonable throughput.

I bought an AC2700 TP Link and love it. Has quite the number of antennas on it, the device is rock solid and fast.

AC Wifi to the NAS is really quick... love their products.


That must have been an old girl! crzy

Even the "new" SonicWall SOHO has some decent throughput at 300Mbit for Firewall traffic. IPS is lower of course.

I was most recently running an ASA-5506W-X w/FirePower, however I've swapped that out for an ISR 2951 G2 and an HP Aruba access point (AC). The Aruba has noticeably better throughput than the WAP702i that's integrated into the ASA, as well as better range. Presently trying to score a 2nd hand Compute Engine for the ISR so I can install a FirePower VM on it. Not having much luck though frown


Umm.... Tele3SP haha, then I had a TZ180 just pegged with 100/100 Verizon FiOS. So yeah pretty old stuff.

I also was running a Pix 506e for a while on 15/1 Cable internet, ran well.




That beauty was DC'd in 2004! That is just as bad as the one VPN endpoint I inherited a few years back. Was running a Cisco 831... You know she's old when they reference Netscape 3 in the setup guide, LMAO! grin The unit had a 10Mbit WAN port.... It did have an uptime of something like 5 years though when pulled.

The old PIX units had decent throughput for what they were. I've had a few different ASA's, never owned a PIX though (worked on a few but never had one in my home lab) as they were being replaced by the first-gen ASA's by the time I really started getting active in the Cisco scene.

I prefer the ISR platform overall, particularly the modular 2nd gen units.
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#4665914 - 02/14/18 02:37 PM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 07/02/07
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Loc: Midwest USA
You guys just started talking way over my head. laugh
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#4665969 - 02/14/18 03:35 PM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
... Netscape 3 ...

In text mode? :-P
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#4665974 - 02/14/18 03:40 PM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: pandus13]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36422
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: pandus13
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
... Netscape 3 ...

In text mode? :-P


LOL

They were advertising CRWS, which was a steaming pile of garbage and generated horrific config files. Mind you, SDM wasn't any better.

It's comical however that ASDM is so good, whilst any GUI they've tried to apply to the ISR IOS family has been a complete and utter disaster shrug
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#4665977 - 02/14/18 03:43 PM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: LoneRanger]
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Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 683
Loc: South Carolina
I've had a TP Link N600 for several years, and it's been the most reliable router I've ever had. Of course, my last one was a Belkin, and it was total junk.
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#4665980 - 02/14/18 03:48 PM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35838
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Not a huge fan of TP-Link stuff, I've tossed a fair bit of it over the years.

There is some lack of consistency in their product lineup. Some models seem to work fine while others are garbage. Parents have an older TL-MR3420 at their place. About once a week dad has to do a reboot because he loses internet.

I've been pretty happy with Asus routers, although some older models suffered from failing power supplies, if I recall correctly. I'm currently using an older RT-N66U.
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#4666033 - 02/14/18 04:40 PM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: Quattro Pete]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36422
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Not a huge fan of TP-Link stuff, I've tossed a fair bit of it over the years.

There is some lack of consistency in their product lineup. Some models seem to work fine while others are garbage. Parents have an older TL-MR3420 at their place. About once a week dad has to do a reboot because he loses internet.

I've been pretty happy with Asus routers, although some older models suffered from failing power supplies, if I recall correctly. I'm currently using an older RT-N66U.


Yup, the biggest issue with the ASUS routers was failing power supplies on the older units, the hardware itself was solid. I know of a pile of entirely obsolete WL-520GU units still going strong, as they were released after that problem was rectified. The WL-566G and the WL-500W were both hit hard by it, the latter being a fantastic unit for the time as a consumer unit.
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#4670424 - 02/19/18 12:23 AM Re: If Shopping Routers Consider TP-Link !! [Re: LoneRanger]
emg Offline


Registered: 09/02/14
Posts: 300
Loc: Canada
We've been using an Archer C7 for three or four years with no issues. I'd buy their products again.

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