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Old 01-06-18, 01:32 PM
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Experience with TP Link routers?

I'm looking to upgrade my router. I haven a Netgear AC1700 which is fine, but it's showing it's age. I see this one: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tp-link...?skuId=4587500

And BB will pricematch Amazon's price of $127. That seems like a smoking deal for an AC3200. As with anything there are negative reviews, but most of them seem to be fairly positive. Anyone have any experience with them and/or this model?
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Old 01-06-18, 02:00 PM
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Re: Experience with TP Link routers?

I don't have any experience with a TP-Link router.

But I do own a TP-Link powerline adapter and it works well. I think I have 1-2 other TP-Link products lying around here. Anyways, their stuff always gets good reviews at Amazon (usually 4+ stars) and their prices are low. So as a company, I wouldn't hesitate to buy their products.

Personally, with routers I've always used Linksys. But I'm not up to date on the latest tech stuff.
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Old 01-06-18, 03:42 PM
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Re: Experience with TP Link routers?

I have a tp link router. Performance is iffy at times but I also paid $6 for it so not really complaining. It could also be the area, there are a lot of wifi networks.

I don't have experience with their more expensive routers.
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Old 01-06-18, 04:23 PM
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Re: Experience with TP Link routers?

I have a TP-Link N450 Wireless Wi-Fi Router. That I got for dirt cheap price. It works for me for what I need after trying to use my SNL wifi signal from her downstairs bedroom. It was easy to set up. I see the Archer 3200 is only about $129 on Amazon (prime members price). May ask my SNL to buy that for me since she has prime.
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Old 01-06-18, 04:26 PM
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Re: Experience with TP Link routers?

I had an N600 router that was just ok; I bought it because I was able to flash DD-WRT on it, but even then performance and range weren't particularly great. It wasn't bad enough that I wouldn't buy TP-Link again, but it didn't exactly win me over despite the cheap price. The Netgear N6400 I bought to replace it a couple years back has been much better.
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Old 01-06-18, 05:11 PM
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Re: Experience with TP Link routers?

I have the TP-Link Archer C9, I think I've had to reboot it once due to dropped signal. Not bad at all tbh.

I get about 450mbps down/up on my Galaxy S8 (via 5K Wireless) per speedtest, range is good as well. I guess the most important part is that I've had it for 18 months and it still works fine.

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Old 01-07-18, 05:28 AM
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Re: Experience with TP Link routers?

I've always been a Linksys person but I've used TP Link products in the past and I've never had a complaint with their performance. I would check alternative sites (Newegg?) for reviews just to be on the safe side, for me that's a lot of money to spend without making sure it's worth it.
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Re: Experience with TP Link routers?

Most reviews are positive, so I pulled the trigger. I figured with the 45 day return policy I have with Elite+ program, I can always take it back if I have issues. Thanks for feedback everyone.
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Re: Experience with TP Link routers?

Just hooked it up and things seem to be quicker. Ran speedtest on it, and I'm getting 330 Mbps on my laptop where as I was getting mid 200's with my last router. We'll see how it does over the next few weeks.
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Old 01-10-18, 04:32 PM
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Just hooked it up and things seem to be quicker. Ran speedtest on it, and I'm getting 330 Mbps on my laptop where as I was getting mid 200's with my last router. We'll see how it does over the next few weeks.
Just ordered one from Amazon Warehousedeals in "Used - Like New Condition". Item will come in original packaging for $107.99.

Amazon has one more left in same condition & price.
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