Stable NBN connection
Rarely drops out
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Try getting warranty service from TP-Link "support"
The initial purchase was fine but when it died after six months contacting TP-Link support was a nightmare.It is a case of "this is the way we do things, take it or leave it."
Over 2 hours of time wasting fault finding loosing chat connection and then basically palmed me off twice.
I explained I was more than happy to pay return postage to their base but no they don't do that,you must trouble shoot with them even if the router is dead.They absolutely insist and put it on the user however technically weak they may be, to solve issues with a frit...
Purchased in January 2021 at Amazon for $145.00.
- AC1600 Archer VR600v
Cheap and easy to set up but NOT reliable or powerful
Purchased July 2019. Connected no problems to the NBN modem and running on a 100/40MB connection.
WiFi power is not up to scratch - my older routers have all had more powerful WiFi and I've had to install an additional mesh system where I have never needed in the past 20 years at this house.
VOIP capability is solid - using connected to AussieBroadband and never had an issue with call quality. It was easy to set up and simply works as expected.
Wired Ethernet connection for zoom calls was mostly OK, but many intermittent problems (freezing..., breaking up). Swapping out router for older model reduced these problems so would appear to be an issue with the VR600v not my 100/40 NBN plan. Today it simply stopped working - power LED blinking and no longer able to start-up despite letting powered off for 10+ mins, factory reset and 30/30/30 reset. 18 months old so NOT HAPPY about the quality. After I left this sit powered off for 1/2 a day, it has begun working again so closely monitoring for further issues. I have also since discovered that it's covered by a 3 year warranty so that gives me some comfort that if it does fail again I can potentially get it replaced.
Purchased in July 2009 at eBay for $154.00.
- AC1600 Archer 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
Purchased in November 2020.
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
Purchased in October 2020 at Office Works for $199.00.
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!
Purchased in June 2020 at eBay for $156.00.
- AC1600 Archer VR600v
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.
Purchased in May 2020 at eBay for $169.00.
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.
Purchased in April 2020 at Officeworks for $225.00.
- AC1600 Archer VR600v
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...
Purchased in February 2020 at Officeworks for $225.00.
Great WiFi modem for ADSL 2+, ready for NBN (internet yes, *VOIP no)
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 been 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...
Purchased at Amazon for $140.00.
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?
Purchased in April 2019 at eBay for $300.00.
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.
Purchased at Jaycar Electronics for $129.00.
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 :)
Purchased in February 2019 at Officeworks for $228.00.
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.
Purchased in July 2019 at Officeworks Physical store for $250.00.
- AC1600 Archer VR600
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 $100.00.
- AC1600 Archer VR600
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.
Purchased in March 2018 at eBay for $106.00.
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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
This modem will be fine for you. As already addressed by others, keep your modem close to your devices as buffering issues can be the result of poor wifi signals.
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?
Don't have any experience with the vr1600. However, from what I read it's pretty much a VR600 with voip.
I think VR1600v is an old model and does not have an external antennas. I think vr600v will be better in performance. I have it and it is working really good. See my review of it too.
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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.
|Category||Routers and Modems||Routers and Modems|
|Frequency Band||Dual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)||Dual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)|
|Features||Beamforming, External Antennas, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service||Beamforming, External Antennas, Mobile App Control and Parental Controls|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||1,300 Mbps||1,300 Mbps|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||4||4|
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n||802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n|
|DSL Support||ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2||ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||0||0|
|Dimensions||36.8 x 216 x 164 mm||36.8 x 215.8 x 163.7 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual|
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