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!
- VR600V (VoIP)
- Verified purchase
Excellent Modem router with NBN FTTC support
Excellent modem router for large homes even double stories. It has really good coverage and easy setup.
Product finish is of good quality too. Configuration UI is pretty decent and has all the parameters that one needed.
I have Dodo NBN FTTC and this modem router is compatible with it. Product description from TP link miss this information but it is compatible.
However, I faced quite a bit of problem getting it connected with the dodo. I put everything as in my old dodo supplied modem but it just gets disconnected. I even talked to a dodo t...echnical support person and even they were affirm that all the settings are correct. I found out that if I plug any Ethernet cable into lan3 the internet was getting disconnected. I took the cable out and it got connected. Not sure if its my copy of the device or I am missing some settings. I am just using lan1 and lan2 for Ethernet connections along with a network lan hub.
A really good device for a national disgrace called NBN.
- NBN comes in different flavors: FTTN, FTTB, FTTC, FFTH, HFC, UFO, BLACKJACK, and other jargons
- Not all modem routers support all NBN connection types
- Not all modem router manufacturers explicitly state NBN compatibility of their devices
-Of those modem routers that do support all NBN types, not all provide VoIP phone connection over NBN.
Need a device that is versatile and just works with any infrastructure installed at any home.
The solution:...TP Link VR600v Version 2.0 (EU) Yes indeed, after much research found this device that supports all NBN connection types (clearly noted on the dedicated TP Link NBN Compatibility Checker webpage) and supports VoIP phones and cordless VoIP phones. Ensure you buy the "(EU)" build "Ver. 2.0" or above. To check this, somewhere on the product box you will find a black printed sticker which has the specific product model number and other details. Look for the two keywords mentioned above. Installation for NBN: Connect your modem router to NBN blackMagic box using an ethernet cable. Ensure ethernet cable is plugged to the LAN/WAN port on your modem. The out of the box guide tells you how to setup your device, real easy if you read it. Connect your PC/laptop wirelessly to modem using the password provided on a tiny card (check your modem's box), go to 192.168.1.1 (type it in your web browser), assign a username and password for accessing modem settings in future (write it down and keep it safe), and then continue with Quick Setup. The default Quick Setup is a wizard tool for configuring quick DSL connection. Pick some Australian DSL provider when prompted and get over with wizard. For NBN connection, while you are still in modem setup page, select "Advanced" settings, then choose "Operation Mode", then select "Wireless Router Mode" and click Save. Then run Quick Setup again. During this 2nd round of wizard, you will need to enter 3 details provided by your NBN service provider: VLAN ID PPP Username PPP Password (Get these from your internet service provider aka ISP) In case your ISP does not have VLAN ID, you will notice that you cannot disable VLAN during the Quick Setup wizard, no problem! Move on and when wizard has completed, on the menu go to Network >> Internet >> Uncheck VLAN ID. Done! Reboot your device.
- VR600V (VoIP)
- Verified purchase
Decent performance, nice range of features and excellent value
I bought this TP-Link VR600v / AC1600 router to replace my TP-Link TD-W8970 in preparation for moving to FTTB NBN using VDSL later in the year.
It was a cinch to setup for my existing ADSL 2+ account and hasn't dropped the connection in a month. The management interface is well laid out and has a great cross section of features. The dual band wireless signal has been robust over a range of 15m and it passes Gigabit Ethernet traffic without a hiccup... I've been streaming from multiple UPnP devices and a TVHeadend server whilst on a video confer...
Great WiFi modem for ADSL 2+, ready for NBN (I hope)
Wow! What a bargain, $140 from Amazon delivered within a week... compared to $199 in store!
I selected the TP-Link AC1600 VR600V because I needed a new WiFi modem and it had to be NBN READY... for when we decide to switch over. Our internet connection had be playing up (disconnecting and restarting frequently plus 10% less speed than normal), after installing this and finding we still had problems, I decided to check the ADSL filter up in our roof space... sure enough, bad crimped connections were the problem and a bit of spraying with DeOxit l...
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?
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.
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 :)
We live in a area where its sometimes hard to get the network but since we got this everything went the best. I even get coverage from little far from my house.
- Verified purchase
Awesome router with great WiFi performance
Super fast router, great signal throughout the house, great NBN sync speeds, and super cheap ($100 for this?).
Works great on Aussie Broadband FTTN and the ability to turn the lights off is awesome.
Purchased in March 2018 for A$100.00.
- Verified purchase
Good enough for NBN
Needed something NBN compliant once it rolled into my area, this was a decent budget unit that does the job. Pretty simple to set up - mostly automated. Aesthetically sleek design and easy enough to find the relevant buttons and ports.
Get dropouts maybe once a month or less, pretty reliable.
Wi-fi range is so-so, I can connect with varying signal strength depending on the range obviously, though I've seen better.
The UI and internal settings could be a lot more involved and expanded sadly, no ability to block individual IP's or certain other tweaks that you may be interested in.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
- VR600V (VoIP)
- Verified purchase
Bought this router modem when I was having an issue with the TPG modem which they provided. now all good. it is working perfectly, smoothly. would recommend anyone to buy and try.
Purchased in January 2019 for A$199.00.
so far so good
i just want to point out buying a new router wont help if the device on the other end have outdated wifi chips and if your isp dont support the speeds your router clams to output then whats the point in Australia really. my provider is LETSBEMATES there really good and with the tp-link i run power line adaptors on my main pc and i get 84 mbps after 6:00pm so far so good
Purchased in May 2019.
Excellent Router with a good price
Bought this router modem when I was having an issue with the provider supplied model (TPG/Huawei). I was thinking of changing the old modem but unfortunately I will lose my VOIP as I don't have the configuration for this. Instead I use the VR600V in bridge mode and use the old one as a modem only. The quality of the connection did change and much better than Huawei, I would like to use the VR600V as my modem-wi-fi but need to research on how to activate/settings of the VOIP.
A great product!
We signed up with TPG for an NBN package and they supplied us with the TP-Link modem. It is an easy to use product where you literally just plug it in. The support service provided by TPG also made tracking the NBN route easier. I can recommend this if you are looking for an easy to use modem.
Bought a period of time, sometimes will be inexplicable drop line, probably a few minutes.
Sometimes a reboot is needed to fix the problem, whether it is a router problem or a carrier problem.
When you go to the room and close the door, the signal is very erratic.
But it's still a good product, at least for most of my time.
It's a good choice.
The surface is relatively smooth, will absorb dust and leave fingerprints traces, and the phone screen like。Quick settings make it easier, the list of ISPs is selected, it pre-selects various settings for that provider.Great WiFi RangeThe 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi series have been improved, the TP Link theter app is great, it's easy to set up and manage the connection easily.
Beautiful Outside But Beautiful Inside!
This not only a beautifully designed router, which saves space and delivers the great benefits promised on online reviews.
Set up was a breeze when I selected "Basic", no hiccups, no problems at all.
Note that I have Comcast/Xfinity Basic Internet service: 3Mbps down and 0.78Mbps Up. Not very fast at all but, when I replaced my older Netgear WNR2000v3 ( has was working but I wasn't happy) with this TP Link, it's like I have new pc and higher internet speed.
Great router for the price. Good 2.4/5ghz combo
Simple to set up modem. Quick set up makes it easier (such as choosing from list of Australian ISP's, which preselects various settings for that provider).
Option to setup VPN to work with router is a great little feature.
Only downside is, whilst our phone line is stable, I do like the idea of having an auto rebooting late night/early morning for a resync (as I find it works a bit better). This modem has the feature. But it is not auto rebooting at all, despite all settings being correct.
Easy to setup - mater of fact it is preconfigured for a wide selection of aussie ISPs all you need is your ISP username and password.
Seems to handle 12+ devices being connected without any issue.
Had no issues transferring from adsl to nbn FTTN
The device very lightweight not sure if this is a pro or a con
Questions & Answers
I need a modem/router for NBN FTTN, home landline, 1 pc connected, one smart tv. What is suitable? I'm with Telstra but have hopeless buffering problems when downloading or streaming on tv.
This will suit youe needs more than enough. Just don't put it very at the other end of the house. If you don't need the phone support you can buy the non voip version TP-Link VR600
Nabeel Aziz this may be the solution to your problem, We noticed that the unit was dropping Internet connectivity on occasion but enabling SRA within the DSL settings fixed that issue. We’re not sure why TP-Link decided to disable SRA by default.
Which is better the TP-Link VR1600V or the TP-Link VR600V?
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