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TP-Link AC1200 Archer VR400

TP-Link AC1200 Archer VR400

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3.6
17 reviews
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    3.7 (10)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (10)
  • Number of Connected Devices 5.333 devices
  • Ease of Setup
    4.0 (10)
  • Reliability
    3.6 (10)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.9 (10)
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eingley
eingleySouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 29 reviews
  • 17 likes

Short life

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This is the second TP Link modem I have owned, and could never fault either in terms of ease of set up, speed and connectivity. The one issue I do have is that on both occasions they have barely made it past the end of their 3 year warranty. On both occasions, the wifi died. This compares to another branded modem which is still going strong after 7 years. I guess for the price, which was somewhere around $150, they can be regarded as a consumable with new technology superseding them in a short time. Even so, it's still annoying having this disruption so frequently. I have replaced with another brand this time - hoping for the new one to have a longer life.

Purchased in at MSY Technology Physical store for $150.

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MAdMax22
MAdMax22Sydney, NSW

Router works ok, but TP-Link customer service excellent.

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Purchased router 8 months ago happy with connectivity and performance. Had issues that were eventually tracked back to NBN modem after backwards and forwards to ISP. TP-Link customer service staff were excellent in patiently guiding me through analysing possible faults. Have to say it was a pleasure dealing with Helen at TP-Link who was friendly, helpful and professional. As someone who has experienced difficulties dealing with customer support services in areas outside of Australia other companies could learn a lot from TP-Link.

Purchased in .

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Cheryl
CherylCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Terrible customer service

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I have had this modem for several years - has worked well. Recently it stopped working and I spent hours and hours trying to contact them for support. Tried 4 times on the live chat (kept getting cut off), tried phoning (but it rang out and disconnected). Would not recommend their customer service at all.

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  • Number of Connected Devices 2 devices
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Chinknees Shieat
Chinknees ShieatMid North Coast, NSW

i work in ict and this is the worst router ive ever had

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wifi died after about a year and ethernet not long after
FK this router and dlink is also GARBAGE
support is non existent phones for au dont work website and router ui and apps also garbage

Purchased in at Officeworks for $200.

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Interspecies ReviewerNSW, 2430
  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Flawless stability, nearly perfect, It's the most stable home router/modem I've used in 30 years. It's just works!

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Purchased in .

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Juzzy
JuzzySouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 8 reviews
  • 6 likes

The biggest piece of rubbish i've owned...

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This modem is terrible, drops connection every few days, LAN plugs are not reliable and devices say that no cable is connected all the time.
Wireless has terrible connectivity, streaming video from a computer chrome tab to a chromecast that has an ethernet connection and it stutters and can't cope.

Purchased in .

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Mohammad
MohammadSydney, NSW
  • 18 reviews
  • 7 likes

Good coverage for single story building

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I have received this with my TPG NBN connection. This is installed in my garage but the reception is very good. 20 miter distance and the speed is still good. USB printer driver does not work though.

Purchased in at TPG.

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Delz
DelzMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 6 reviews
  • 5 likes

Good modem, does the job.

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This modem is great and connects to my NBN. So far I have not had any issues with connectivity and not had any dropouts. The only thing which is a little bit confusing is setting up the modem. They could probably include some easier instructions for people who are not very tech savvy. I managed how to set this up after also looking online.

Purchased in at Officeworks Physical store for $158.

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Ozzyrod
OzzyrodSouthwest, VIC
  • 5 reviews

Great value for mid range dollars

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Bought on Saturday and had it connected within the hour using easy to read and follow instructions. Purchased at Office Works for $168 (Nov 2019). All devices connected at 5 KHz and have had no buffering or lag issues

Purchased in for $168.

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Chatham L.
Chatham L.
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

okay for 2 storey townhouse

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I Live in a 2 storey double brick townhouse. I can only receive 5g service when I was downstairs in the living room where the router is located. on a 50nbn plan.
upstairs on normal wifi i get about 12mb-20mb. sometimes even 5mb
downstairs i get about minimum 40mb
Dropout sometimes I get it once a week.
For NFC NBN users it is not plug and play. You have to read to manual to set it up.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $140.

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jnu123
jnu123
  • 11 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good range and reliable modem

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For sub $100, this is a great modem with 3 years warranty, range is good and very reliable. 2.4G range is good but 5G range is acceptable. Some drop outs on 5G connection, but 2.4G performance is perfect.

This modem should be read TP-Link AC1200 VR400 NOT VR4000.

Purchased in at Officeworks for $84.55.

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Johnno
JohnnoSydney
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Slow VPN Speed

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I won't bang on for hours, I use a VPN when watching UK TV etc, after contacting TP-LInk support I was told the VR400 is limited to 8-9 MB when using a VPN, I'm losing around 4.4MB compared to my 12 year old Billion on ADSL2+ other than that, the modem is good for the price, TP-Link Support is good, just wanted to warn about slow VPN speeds.

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Gavin
GavinVIC, 3977
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great Long Range Modem

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An excellent modem with a very long range which easily covers the entire house and allows a lot of devices to connect (multiple laptops, mobile phones, tablets at the same time) without any noticeable drop in speed. It was straight-forward to setup and I never had any issue with it.

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angry customer
angry customerGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 7 reviews
  • 6 likes

Good router.

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It has decent range, communicates well with the network. Haven't had any real dropouts. Signal goes through the walls pretty well. Several hardline outlets. Easy to understand functions and outlets. I download a fair bit for work and the unit has been constantly in use for about 9 months without issue.

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Matt
MattProspect
  • 6 reviews
  • 5 likes

Very reliable

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Purchased this modem when I signed up for the NBN with TPG. It's been very reliable. I've never had to do a reset. It was very easy to set up. The reception seems pretty good as I can still get a good signal from the back yard. Would definitely recommend.

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Questions & Answers

Sophia P.
Sophia P.asked
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Would this modem router work with a RJ-11 6P4C DSL cable? It comes with a RJ-11 6P2C cable.

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Juzzy
Juzzy

Yes, because DSL only uses a single pair, contacts 1, 2, 5 & 6 are unused.
A 6P2C, 6P4C and even a 6P6C will work fine as it is the same physical sized connector.

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Sean F.TP-LinkSend a private message

Thank you Juzzy for providing the correct answer, you beat us to it! Appreciate your assistance.

Jeff M.
Jeff M.asked
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Can you plug you phone in this modem
I had a Optus supplied modem and I could do this on the nbn

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Johnno
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jnu123
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i have VR400 Version 1, there is no port to link your phone, but you can use this on FTTN, FTTC, HFC, FTTP NBN internet connection, it is a pretty good and reliable router too, 3 years warranty is very good.

Kael
Kaelasked
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Does this modem router have a limit for connected wireless devices? I've noticed somewhat frequent internet drops when powering on certain devices (printer).

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jnu123
jnu123

There is a limit, but is over 100 devices, try 2.4g instead of 5g to connect printer, I use cable to connect my printer to this to link. Internet drop may be the reason of your internet provider , are you using nbn fttn or hfc technology?

Kael
Kael

Oh great, thanks. I have nbn fttn and I have it connected using 2.4g already. It happens when we send a print job on a laptop connected to the same network, but only occasionally (frequently enough to be frustrating).

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TP-Link AC1200 Archer VR400

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CategoryRouters and ModemsRouters and Modems
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)Dual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
FeaturesBeamforming, External Antennas, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of ServiceBeamforming, External Antennas, Mesh Compatible, Mobile App Control and Parental Controls
Maximum Wireless Speed867 Mbps867 Mbps
Number of Ethernet Ports44
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
DSL SupportADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports11
Number of USB 3.0 Ports00
Dimensions 32.5 x 243 x 160.6 mm31.6 x 215.6 x 124.6 mm
NBN CompatibleYes
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)
ManualDownload manualDownload manual
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