Been using this modem/router but apart from having dropouts it is good.
It seems to be dropping out and coming back on for a certain period.
When i was using the netgear d200 it didn't happen but this one has given me that kind of issue.
But overall great build and solid.
Great product, easy to use
- Only took me 5 minutes to set it up.
- The tether user interface is very friendly.
- good value for the money
- Looks cool in my opinion
- I use it with a TP-link wifi extender and the signal is strong in every corner of the double story house.
- Verified purchase
Worked well for a year and then started dropping wi-fi
I used this modem and router for about a year after purchasing it and then it started dropping wi-fi every 3-4 hrs. Every time I had to restart it to get wi-fi back. Troubleshooting didn't help either. Luckily the product had 3-year warranty and the customer service was pretty good. The call support connected me to their office in Sydney and they replaced my faulty device with another model within 10 days.
Upon searching online, I realised that many users had faced the same problem. I am not sure if it's a product fault or just a few faulty pieces.
Good Router, had some problems recently but seems to be resolved
Bought this to use as a wireless and ethernet router to replace the really basic router provided by the ISP for NBN. It has much better wifi features than the router it replaced especially 5 Ghz wifi which was not offered by the old router. Price vs speed was reasonable compared to other brand routers. Found the 5Ghz wifi was faster than the 2.4Ghz wifi I used previously. Range also OK, able to use wifi on all upstairs devices. Only drawback is that it started dropping off internet connection with 5Ghz wifi turned on in December 2017 after...working fine for 6 months. TP link tech support have isolated the problem to Android devices connected to the wifi on this router. Seems to be working fine now after a month for Google updates to come through on the Android devices. Was a bit disappointed with TPlink for 1) their slowness in getting a firmware fix for the device and eventually having to rely on updates from Google for its devices to resolve the problem AND 2) providing inconsistent answers and support solutions to various users for what seemed like a universal problem for their product. But, as I said, all seems fine now with Google devices updated and wifi and ethernet speeds are good.
An alright router
Honestly the router is fine, I used it to replace a really bad one so any upgrade was great. But then i could never get it to work on an NBN connection. Afterwards i moved to non NBN and while alright my housemates router was just that little bit snappier.
Fantastic and easy to use
I love TP Link, the interface is easy to use even for a newbie, The Wifi is great and reaches all the ends of our house. Having the AC connections makes working with iPhones and Mac's making the WiFi a breeze. I would recommend this product hands down and great price point compared to others.
Not as reliable as Id like
I purchased the D7 to hopefully improve the quality of the wifi in my house. Whilst it did seem to perform that function the side effect was that it was an unstable modem, which is not a trade off I was willing to live with. I contacted their support and was told that it was my SNR that was causing the drop outs for my internet service, but when I started using my old ADSL router the drop outs stopped.
Good value modem/router, for adsl long warranty
Good router with good wifi three external antennas, AC1750, The interface is fairly easy to use.
The warranty is 3 years and support is ok, once you get through the initial baby steps.
The modem runs quite hot, and DOES NOT support VDSL, only adsl. It can be put in bridged mode to operate as just a router.
needs some work on firmware. there have been some bugs that have completely crashed the router.
Great modern no dropouts, very good signal that covers my whole House. Would recommended to everyone. I have multiple devices connected have 2 PCs 4 tablets and 4 mobiles connected all the time and have no issues. So glad I purchased this modem. Has 2.4 and 5g wireless for speedy connection also its nbn comparable.
Worked well until it didn't
Grabbed this modem for a bargain price when I really didn't need one. The user interface compared to my older Netgear modem was far simpler and easier to use. Performance whilst better was only marginally notable. Best described as adequate as long as you're not a bandwidth heavy household. My main complaint would have been coverage. WiFi would lose reception sharply over distance and drop outs were common both on wireless and over Ethernet. This increased until recently when it decided to instead just error and refuse to work. The internet informed me that such errors were fatal. The years this modem served me it served well and if you can grab it cheaply then ask the better. Don't purchase however if you're desiring great WiFi coverage.
Fantastic router at a great price
This has been an excellent router for me. Gives great signal strength and handles multiple high bandwidth streaming fantastically. The router server is also excellent and has a clean menu - setting up ports for forwarding in games was incredibly easy and so much more intuitive than my old net gear router.
Not a fan of the glossy finish or the weird round shape with the plastic plate in the middle but as long as you dont mind looks this is a really solid router for the price
btw does not support openwrt or any custom router software as far as im aware
Great coverage, good reliability and easy to setup
I have over 10 devices connected to this router including home monitoring XiaoMi devices. I need to reset it about once a month as it can become non-responsive. Otherwise, I'm happy as it gives great coverage inside my 2 storey house. It's very easy to setup despite having lots of powerful features. I have owned this for 3 years and still going strong. Hope it's compatible with NBN when it comes around.
Good value router
Makes for a nice price sweetspot in the Archer range. Easy to set up with a nice settings page and offers both 5Ghz and 2.5Ghz networks. The TP-Link Tether app is useful for managing data, creating guest networks and controlling different devices. One small con is that the modem router cannot stand vertically on its own.
Good simple modem/router
This device just works. It's cheap, it's simple, and it does everything it says on the box. It hasn't missed a beat since I installed it.
It sets up 2 wireless networks, one on each band (2.4GHz and 5.2GHz). I connected to both networks from my phone and it just connects to the stronger signal. There's also a guest network feature which I don't need.
The web interface is a bit simple, making it easy to setup, but it's lacking features if you need to customise your network. This wouldn't affect most people.
The device itself looks like, it has 3 antennas for a clearer signal, it's slim.
Excellent router modem
Great modem router combo, nbm ready, very stable internet, was a breeze to set up, had a dummy mode on the router which made it a bit easy to set up. Extea menu option let's you see which device is linked to your Wi-Fi. Also dual band function availablebto use
Decent router for household...
This device can sometimes (once in 2 - 3 weeks) stop operating properly, and must be reset to work again. The Wifi coverage is normal; outside the household, the Wifi is poor. The Wifi speeds mainly depend on who your internet provider is and not because of the router. If you're looking for an affordable and decent router, this router isn't too bad.
Replaced a Billion 7300g and have found it reliable for my ADSL2 connection. Recently switched to wireless internet but still used as a wifi device as it provides good signal. It was the best value modem at the time but may look to upgrade once NBN arrives in my area.
Came with TPG
Decent router, for free for which it was given by through TPG ADSL 2+'s plan. Able to cover up all of the signals at home, however setup was quite complicated since it was really vague. Having someone come in and set it up was also time costly. Would recommend this product despite these external factors.
Weak wifi signal, frustrating
This modem is easy enough to set-up and download speeds are fine, however airplay devices completely drop out over and over again, I would recommend purchasing an alternate modem with a stable connection to multiple devices. The distance for speed signal is extremely short, in a 5 metre space there are constant disconnect. Not very happy with this product
Good all rounder modem and router with multi frequency wifi - average wifi power/penetration
Great price to feature ratio - Good modem (in terms of reliable connection) and stable router with acceptable wi-fi performance in both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies. Unfortunately this is "just" and ADSL 1/2+ modem and not VDSL compatible, so I'm guessing it soon be redundant in Australia as more and more people connect to the NBN. I plan on using the operator provided modem and continuing to use this modem/router as a router and wifi device only when the NBN passes my home. While the wi-fi performance is acceptable in terms of speed the wifi...is not hugely powerful - in my home I still require the use of a wifi repeater in order to get a decent signal in the rooms furthest from the router. This may be a problem for some, if you have a small home or unit, its probably a non issue and for tech heads who don't mind using a repeater it makes the weak penetration issue effectively void.
Questions & Answers
Can this M/R also connect to desktop PC by cable (I im trying to avoid Wi-Fi through the house by either using a cable from the modem router to the desktop PC, or being able to password protect the Wi-Fi and only having the Wi-Fi available for Apple TV when needed).
Can you also please tell me the time it takes from switching the unit on to NBN/Internet being available. The one that Ive been provided by iiNet takes up to 15 minutes and sometimes much longer. This is a long time to wait when sometimes you just want to jump on and do something immediately or if you wanting to watch a movie on Apple TV and have to wait 15 minutes minimum, longer quite often and sometimes having to turn it off and on again so I may as well go back to VHS :-)
I am not needing a modem router for use on many devices within the house. Just the PC with the modem router connected and the Apple TV which is in another room about 16 m from the Apple TV device to the modem router by the PC.
At the same time wanting to have good speed but not for gaming or multiple devices at the same time. Thank you in advance I appreciate any help you can give me with accurate information.
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