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TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 Wireless N750 Dual Band Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5Ghz 450Mbps, 2 USB port, Wireless On/Off Switch

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #10 in Wireless Routers
Cons:
“Range”

Posted

Pros: Functionalities, dual band, speed

Cons: Range

This router is really excellent for the price.
I bought this in order to by-pass Sky's horrible Sky Hub. Having to flash DD-WRT on it, I really loved unlocking the full potential of this router.
It does dual band 2.4ghz and 5ghz with ease. It is extremely reliable. No drop-outs for over 2 months - as one would expect.
The only problem with this router, and why I gave it 4/5 is because of its range. My mother's PC is around 15m away, and has two walls in-between.
As much as I know it won't get full bars over there, I was at LEAST expecting 5GHZ to be achievable there. 5GHZ, due to its different waveform penetrates walls a lot worse than 2.4GHZ does. Due to this, my mother's PC, which has a TP-LINK wireless card that has 5GHZ capabilities, can't pick up the signal.
I had to buy 3x TP-LINK antenna's (for the wireless card) in order to get a good 5/5 signal on 2.4GHZ, as before that it was on 4/5 signal.

Furthermore, my PC, that has clear line of sight to the router (literally 2m away) - has only got 4/5 bars on 5GHZ. One would have thought that it would at least be on 5/5 signal the whole time, being ONLY 2m away.
I could go wired and utilise the 1GBPS ports, but I chose to stay on wireless, just for the sake of not having a wire running across my room.

Overall, this router does what it says on the tin, but its range is a little disappointing, especially in the 5GHZ range.
I expected a little more from TP-LINK, after my great experience with their other products (wireless cards, and antennas), but this router, where they should really shine, makes me think about my next router purchase.
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TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 Wireless N750 Dual Band Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5Ghz 450Mbps, 2 USB port, Wireless On/Off Switch
Description:

TP-LINK's TL-WDR4300 is a performance optimized simultaneous dual band wireless router combining the blazing fast speeds of 450 Mbps using the crystal clear 5GHz band and 300Mbps using the traditional 2.4 GHz band. With simultaneous dual band, users have 750 Mbps of total bandwidth to power numerous bandwidth intensive applications at the same time around a large home or office setting, where simple tasks such as e-mail or web browsing can be handled by the 2.4 GHz band at 300 Mbps and more latency sensitive tasks such as online gaming or HD video streaming can be processed over the 5 GHz band at 450 Mbps, at the same time. With five Gigabit ports and 800 Mbps+ hardware NAT, your wired devices will have lightning-fast, lag-free connections and, in addition to 2 USB 2.0 ports capable of sharing flash storage, printers, ftp servers and media players, users can power a robust home media network.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandTP-LINK
EAN5053460861990
FeatureSimultaneous 2.4 GHz 300 Mbps and 5GHz 450 Mbps connections for 750 Mbps of total available bandwidth 2 USB Ports - Easily share printers, files or media with your friends or family locally or over the internet Full gigabit ports ensure ultimate transfer speeds Achieves blazing WAN to LAN throughput of over 800 Mbps with hardware NAT
LabelTP-Link
ManufacturerTP-Link
ModelTL-WDR4300
MPNTL-WDR4300
PublisherTP-Link
SKUTL-WDR4300_ZZ
StudioTP-Link
TitleTP-LINK TL-WDR4300 Wireless N750 Dual Band Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5Ghz 450Mbps, 2 USB port, Wireless On/Off Switch
UPC845973051938
Warranty2 years
ColorBlack
SizeN750
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementTL-WDR4300 QE28-TL-WDR4300 S10760985 DTLWDR4300 91403S
Item Height9.45 inches
Item Length12.4 inches
Item Width2.76 inches
NumberOfItems1
Package Height2.7 inches
Package Length12.4 inches
Package Weight1.8 pounds
Package Width9.6 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberTL-WDR4300
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameNETWORKING_DEVICE
UPCList - UPCListElement845973051938 191120105208 191120014197 112040014951
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
OperatingSystemWindows, Mac OS, UNIX, Linux
LegalDisclaimerProduct is sold as is
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