Reliable, sleek and fast WIFI
I owned many routers, they either die or poor wifi. So after reading many reviews I set my mind on this router. The router is amazing.
Wifi is very reliable and its very fast as it supports 802.11ac. Its not the cheapest router around but for the feature and quality it is worth the money. No more frustrating than buying a sub $100 router and doesn't work or require restarting.
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Good wifi modem
Purchased this modem as the old modem provided by my ISP was having issues.
Easy to set up, but wifi range is only marginally better than what I was using previously.
Easy to use system menu which allows a good level of customisation.
For the price I paid, I am happy with the product.
Perfect for NBN
I bought this when I got NBN, and its been nearly 3 years, it works like a charm. I keep it turned on all the time, day and night. It never loses the signal. Although every couple of month it requires needs to be restarted but thats about us. It is a lot cheaper than the other routers.
Good modem router
Bought this when I was still using ADSL and the modem and router work flawlessly, never had a hiccup.
When NBN came, I still use this as my wireless router as it never skipped a beat. The android app for this router is also an excellent addition to controlling the router and changing passwords/SSID names
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Terrible product - do not go near it
The connection speed was less than 1/10th that of my 3 year old modem/router which cost half as much. This was both on wireless and direct cable (ethernet) connection. The setup is simple but simplistic and the diagnostics revealed nothing. Their web site trouble shooting was of no use - despite following all the steps no impact. I recorded download tests from a variety of sites typically obtaining less than 0.6Mbps download. I then swapped out my old DSL 2870B to compare again - bingo download speeds of 6-8Mbps. Both modems were sited in the...exact same place in my house on the exact same line. I tried swapping cables and filters, no impact. This product is shoddy and inferior and should be voided at all costs. I am returning for immediate exchange for another brand
OK modem, router.
I purchased the D9 about 12 months ago and immediately upgraded to the August 2015 firmware (a must). Set up was easy for my adsl connection and wifi range is great and cover 20 metres easy, constant and stable connection at all times and now I have changed to NBN I changed it from modem to router mode and still great, has many settings for tweaking in the UI, easy to use, highly recommended, also has app TP link tether to access settings through your smartphone that also works great. Very happy with the D9.
UPDATE, Now April 2018, it started ...
Fast, But Not User Friendly Enough
TP-Link has certainly come a long way to plant its name into the market. Many of their devices offer impressive networking performance rivaling leading manufacturers in the game. Having recently moved, I now have dropped my cable connection for a cheaper ADSL connection, and needed a modem. As my Airport Extreme was also getting old, I decided to look for a modem/router combo that offered USB 3.0. The Archer D9 caught my eye.
Looking at its specs, it was definitely one of the rare products currently available that offers USB 3.0 without cost...ing and arm and a leg (or, a kidney, if you know what I mean). Unfortunately, where the numbers and figures line up and look unbelievably good for its price, I shortly found where the savings were passed to the consumer. The network disk functionality is not the most user friendly compared to my past experiences with Belkin and Apple. There is no exFAT support. This isn't the biggest issue as a network disk; you'll just need to use NTFS to not have a 4GB file size limit as inherent in the FAT32 file system. Unfortunately, if you are a mac user, this means you cannot unplug your external hard disk every now and then and plug it to your mac directly. Sure there is software out there that allows macs to write to NTFS, but still, it's something to think about. Your network disks do not appear as a network device; you will need to connect to your router's address each time to mount your disk. I haven't tried mapping the disk on Windows yet, so I'm not sure if there are any inconveniences on that front, but certainly if you're using a mac, this would be a turn off (you will need to "Connect to Server" each time). On Belkin and Apple, you will see your router as a server or device on the network itself, but appears to not be the case on the Archer D9.
Questions & Answers
I am searching for a new modem and right now I use ADSL 1, will this work for ADSL 1 and what is the range on this modem? (The current modem right now shows a reading of 54Mbps and I can download at speeds up to 1.5MBps but sometimes the wifi goes out and it fluctuates a little too much (and yes I am aware of peak times))
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