6TP-Link AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v

TP-Link AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v

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6TP-Link AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v
4.0

67 reviews

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73%15%12%

Number of Connected Devices 6.647 devices
Build Quality
4.1
Value for Money
4.5
Ease of Setup
4.3
Reliability
4.0
Wi-Fi Range
4.1
Widespread coverage
Stable NBN connection
Rarely drops out

Reviews

67 reviews
Fartikus
FartikusMid North Coast, NSW22 posts
  Verified VR600v
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BackstageRebel
BackstageRebelMid North Coast, NSW60 posts
  VR600v

Fantastic, Fairly User-Friendly. Great Coverage

Really happy with the quality of this modem router.

The user interface is great, and fairly easy to navigate - we only needed a little help from our phone company to configure it initially.

Our house is quite spread out, and reception can be patchy, but this modem covers the necessary areas really well. Really great quality and reasonably priced too. Show details ·  1

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Noe
NoeSouth East Queensland, QLD32 posts
  VR600v

Poor wifi range/ Dropouts

Voip capable modem/router. next higher in range to VR 500v. Regular line droputs noted necessitating restart. Three antennas but does not help with wifi coverage and range. Only suitable for small apartment and single storey house. Settings erased when there is a power interruptions. Show details
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Grime
GrimeGippsland, VIC41 posts
  VR600v
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Steve
SteveGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC13 posts
  Verified VR600v
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Jon
JonThe Mallee, VIC50 posts
  Verified VR600v

Great speed but can't hardwire to xbox

I have to admit it has great speed and works great from the other end of the house, however the main reason I brought was for the xbox but can't seem to get access to xbox live when the xbox is hardwired to the modem, it will only allow the xbox access by wifi  Show details
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Greg
GregSydney Surrounds, NSW
  VR600v

Real Good

Took 15 minutes to set it up, No tweaking or fiddling, The VR600 gets 55mbps on a 50mbps internode connection (FTTP), the old modem (D1500) was lucky to get 20mbps Show details
Alex
Alex11 posts
  VR600

Great affordable modem + router unit!

This unit is great.
I have switched from the ASUS DSL-AC68U model to the TP-link VR600 due to constant wifi dropouts.
I am really happy with this unit, its been an absolute workhorse, great wifi performance and provides stable NBN connection. I wish I bought this earlier, it would have saved so much frustration.

Great thing about this unit is that it used a Braodcom chipset which is known for its reliability.
Highly recommend this one! Show details

Nabeel Aziz
Nabeel AzizGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC16 posts
  Verified VR600v
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rezz110Melbourne2 posts
  VR600v
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sunny
sunnySidaknee29 posts
  Verified VR600v
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Peter P
Peter PGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC34 posts
  VR600v
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airsolaja
airsolajaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC71 posts
  VR600v

Suggested by a company but not impressed

I don't know if this is the network, provider or NBN system that makes internet today worse then 3 years ago. The company instaling NBN suggested buying TP-Link, and the internet is just so unpredictable, on weekends it is so slow that I do not understand the point of having NBN? The box of the router does not have any hook so I can hook it up on the wall, they assume that I will have a shelf to put it on? Show details
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Kieren A.
Kieren A.Murray Region, NSW10 posts
  VR600v

Great range and speed. Reaches the sheds!

What I can I say it was cheap and looks great in the kitchen. Has a fantastic range and well out does any NBN bottleneck with fibre to the node connections. Show details
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Tejash
TejashPerth, Western Australia6 posts
  VR600v

Excellent and good enough for domestic use (5-6 devices)

My previous modem used to be D Link python which was a great device, however after a year and half, it started getting dropouts frequently for some reason. After going through quite a few attempts and checks with D-link technician over the phone, D-link offered me a refund. I had a chat with Mate communicate service tech who recommended me of TP-Link VR600V after a couple of questions. I bought this router from Officeworks and since then I haven't looked back.

The router is easy to set up with a very few time dropouts so far (barely 2-3 in last six months).

I would rate this router for ease of set up, reliable and affordability. Five stars from me :) Show details

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Questions & Answers

BLD
BLD · AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v

Have had this for over a week. Multiple calls to Telstra, two technicians on the job, an email to TP-Link support but still unable to connect to DSL (FTTN). Does anyone know how to set this up for Telstra ISP?

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Roger B. · AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v

I have recently connected a TP-Link AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v to NBN through Spintel. I have a 50 Mbps subscription. While I seem to always be able to get acceptable minimum speed of 40 mbps on fixed wired, my WiFi only achieves around 25 Mbps Max. My question is how do I tweak the router to get a better speed from the WiFi? I expected wifi to be around the 40mbps mark. I am happy with the range and probably would not require a signal extender.

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Bobbydazler · AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v

Does it work with FTTN?

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Features:

The TP-Link Archer VR600 has super speedy Wi-Fi, with 300Mbps at 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps at 5GHz - making it great for downloading large files, online gaming, and high-definition streaming.

The TO-Link Archer VR600V uses dual Wi-Fi bands to give you speeds of up to 1600Mbps - 300Mbps at 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps at 5GHz. This model also provides phone support, letting you add up to six digital handsets and 2 analogue telephones or fax machines to your VoIP network.

Both modem routers have the following features.

  • Beamforming technology strengthens the wireless range and betters its performance on 5GHz band for both modem routers.
  • They have three detachable antennas that help provide a reliable wireless connection and great range.
  • You can access and manage the routers on iOS and Android smart devices via the Tether App, which gives you parental controls and media sharing capabilities.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers said that the modem routers had great Wi-Fi performance - saying that the connection rarely dropped out - and provided a stable NBN connection.
  • They also liked the widespread coverage, noting that it provided them great signal wherever they were in their home or office.
  • Reviewers appreciated the host of features that the models had, particularly the ability to turn the LED lights on the device off.
Compare all TP-Link AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v listings
CategoryRouters and ModemsRouters and Modems
Price (RRP) $209$199
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, Mobile App Control and Parental Controls
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps1,300 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 36.8 x 216 x 164 mm36.8 x 215.8 x 163.7 mm
NBN CompatibleYesYes
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)
ManualDownload manualDownload manual

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