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TP-LINK TD-W8961ND WiFi ADSL2+ Router (300Mbps N)

Brand : TP-LINK
Mfr# : TD-W8961ND.
Quick : 9634
5 Stars, Impressive speed and range, plenty of advanced features and a great price, Barry de la Rosa, Expert Reviews 5 Stars, Best Budget Buy Wireless Router, Staff Pick: Wireless Routers 4 Stars, By far the most consistent router in our tests, Web User Magazine 4 Stars, A no-frills router with surprisingly good wireless performance, Orestis Bastounis, PC Advisor

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TP-LINK TD-W8968 Dual-WAN WiFi ADSL2+ Router (300Mbps N)
The TP-Link TD-W8968 is an All-in-One Device: ADSL Modem, NAT Router, Switch and Wireless N Access Point!
£31.52 / £26.27 ex vat
5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Impressive speed and range, plenty of advanced features and a great price
Reviewed by Barry de la Rosa, Expert Reviews,
Setup is reasonably straightforward: a guide on the supplied disc explains how to attach the router to a PC and phone line, and logging into the routers web interface reveals a wizard to set up Internet access and a wireless network, including security. For most people, this should be enough to get them up and running.

Despite the extra antenna, we got the exact same results in our close-range wireless test for both the TD-W8961ND and the single-antenna TD-W8951ND. The difference in results in the Far test was within a fairly narrow margin of error. However in the Very Far test, the TD-W8961ND managed almost twice the speed, coming in at an impressive 11Mbit/s – faster than most broadband connections and more than enough for streaming video.

Wired connections are less impressive, with Fast (100Mb/s) rather than Gigabit (1000Mb/s) Ethernet ports and no USB ports. However, this is the least expensive router weve seen that supports MIMO. Whether its worth paying the extra £7 over TP
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4 of 5 stars 4 stars
Great value for money
Reviewed by Chris Hornewood,
If you have an average size home then this Router would perform well. But if you have your computer next to a large chimney surrounded by concrette walls, and have a room 5 walls away which needs wifi, I would say buy a premium router as I have just done. Otherwise its very good. and whatever happens is so much better than the free crap from TT.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
TP-Link router TD-W8961ND
Reviewed by Mike Brooke,
Router delivered well packaged.
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4 of 5 stars 4 stars
Excellent product
Reviewed by Robin Mackay,
I bought this to establish up a Wi-Fi network at home. Very easy to set up using the CD. Bonus is that broadband speed is now 3 times faster than
with TalkTalk supplied modem. Very good value and worthy of the good reviews.
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4 of 5 stars 4 stars
A no-frills router with surprisingly good wireless performance
Reviewed by Orestis Bastounis, PC Advisor,
The TP-Link W8961ND doesn’t disappoint when it comes to
performance. In our short range test it managed a whopping 9.3MBps, a rate that matches the performance of routers costing three times as much. It didn’t do quite so well in the long-range test, but a transfer speed of 2.9MBps edged it slightly ahead of Tenda’s W300D.

The TP-Link W8691ND is certainly not pretty but it does the job. More expensive routers have lots of extra bells and whistles and better on-board software, but those extras aren’t , and may not use the router’s on-board software more than once. As an inexpensive way to upgrade a slow wireless network, this router hits the mark.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
The best Modem / Router i have owned so far
Reviewed by Anwer,
I have received the modem yesterday and it didn't even take me 2 minutes to get my Internet connection working!!! Both internet and Wi-Fi work like a charm; the modem delivers a stable Internet connection and my Laptop (which is one floor away from the modem is getting a strong Wi-Fi signal). I'm really glad that I puchased this TP-Link modem.
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4 of 5 stars 4 stars
TP-Link TD-W8961ND Wireless Router
Reviewed by Brian Collier,
Haven't had it long enough to test properly but it does all it is supposed to at this stage. Didn't realise that I needed an ethernet cable connection between router and computer - thought it was wireless, however, am expecting other network components soon.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Excellent Router
Reviewed by Keir,
Looks great, fast speeds, easy setup, decent range, overall great product.
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