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Good router but break after few months
In general, this modem router is easy to setup and provide good wifi signal, however, it doesn't last long, dhcp function has stopped working, hard reset doesn't help either, this is the first wireless router that only last few months, TP-link confirmed the fault and now waiting for a replacement, otherwise, this is a good modem router.
This router is very good quality, though definitely not inexpensive, but it does provide fast reliable internet unlike from Belkin which we experienced many failures and slow internet.
However this router does have its own issues as well. It crashes and will not work as well during rainy days, or it will not reach places such as my room.
Also we have a TCL Smart TV which requires WiFi to watch Netflix. However the internet provided by router is apparently not strong enough to be used by the tv so pretty much my monthly subscription to Netflix and Stan has gone to waste... :(
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.
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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))
If I was you I would look for a second-hand Adsl 1 modem (gumtree) until your ready for NBN then get the latest modem/router I dont know if the AC1900 will work for you. GL.
|Category||Routers and Modems|
|Frequency Band||Dual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)|
|Features||Beamforming, External Antennas, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||1,300 Mbps|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||4|
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11 ac|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Dimensions||86 x 221 x 86 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
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