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Set and forget modem and wireless router with awesome reach! A few flaws in software, but great
I bought one early January from Wireless 1 for (with 5% off P5OZZIE applied) for under $175. The VR2800 had been recommended to me on Whirlpool forums, as I don't have aircon, live in Brisbane and need a modem for FTTN, plus a good router for a network of around 20 clients, and good wireless reach. I took a punt on this (and a SPA122 for VoIP), instead of the VR2800, due to budget restraints.
It does all of the above. It runs quite cool and I'm happy, did turn on a fan underneath it during near 40 degree weather. It is quite heavy and has ve...ntilation holes under and on top so I'm not worried about it overheating. It arrived with latest firmware 170425 preinstalled. Have successfully Skyped, talked on my SPA122 ATA and IP phone (SPA922), and played Wii-U through it. Not one wireless dropout (can't say that for TG-789 it replaced – don't think it could handle more than 10 clients), nor internet drop out in two weeks yet. Maximum Line Rate is around 4Mbps slower than TG-789 if you add both together, the download is faster by 4Mbps though: • TG-789 – 41.69 / 69.3 • VR2600 – 33.58 / 73.2
Dont bother buying this
This router was always heating up and dropping out pings and packet losses
It was a waste of money and i will never by from tplink agian
The support was grate when i had touble using ppoe on it but other then that it wasnt working and it was easily hackable
Bought this router a few months ago and has been working great. Its dual mode and one of the latest routers with all the different options and configurations available in the latest devices. You have options to use your own 5G/LTE usb modems, supports both RJ45 and RJ11 and 2.5/5Ghz guest network and supports upto 8/10 devices with no issues.
As a Chinese, I thought I'd like to support the product from my own country. Well its a mistake, got it fom MSY for 230AUD and put it on my NBN fttp, and realize this is a dsl version.
Wireless: not very stable connections especially we had more than 20 devices connected to it simultaneously, 5ghz drop out of connection a lot. Literally every 3 hours.
Wired: not much to fault. But this is one hell of expensive model/router for wired connection.
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Badly designed product with terrible support
I purchased the TP-Link VR2600 as it was a very high-end ADSL/VDSL router with (supposedly) a range of additional functionality and much better WiFi range.
Firstly - don't waste your money. I got no better WiFi range than the TP-Link VR600 router it replaced, which was less than half the price. I couldn't find any other functionality on the VR2600 which was markedly better than the VR600 and in fact most config settings were identical (and all issues below were present in both)
Apart from the upgrade being a gross waste of money, the pr...oduct also has various seriuos flaws. 1) The USB 4G failover service is flaky at best, and the logging is just terrible. Many facets of the router are not logged - every other router I tried had better, more informed logging which is critical trying to diagnose a problem 2) When configuring DHCP reservations, the router logs a bunch of gratuitous ARP requests from my Sony android TVs and a number of other devices. There is a log entry for each device every five or so seconds. It doesn't do this on Netgear, Netcomm, F@stncom, Cisco or other routers I tried, just the TP-Link.
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A badly flawed product based on good hardware.
Based on the router-only Archer C2600, the VR2600 is TP-Link's premium combined modem-router product. Or so it was probably intended.
At the time of purchasing, I was initially encouraged to discover that TP-Link had written specific firmware for Australia. That, I thought, would iron out some of the annoyances in other recent releases such as the VR600, which is sold with UK restrictions on its wifi channels. The VR2600 operates strongly on all 5 Ghz channels.
There, sadly, the good news ends.
Connecting over an NBN FTTN connection..., it will establish sync but simply won't deliver any internet service. TP-Link support advised a 'fix', which involved programming set maximum speeds into the bandwidth controls. That kludgy work-around did enable an internet connection, but the problems weren't over. Once connected, the VR2600 seemingly ignored all uPnP, ALG and port forwarding settings. If that is gobbledegook to you, the simple version is this: If you do anything other than straight web browsing or email - such as telephony, Skype, or serving any data of any kind outside your home network - it won't work. Attempts using a Siemens Gigaset VOIP phone - which is famous for navigating around nearly any network problem - repeatedly failed.
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